Low budget Short-term Apartments in Shanghai

Are you in need of a short term apartment in Shanghai but a little financially challenged? I’ve done a little poking around and found some options that won’t burn a hole in your wallet.

As we know, some foreigners when arriving in Shanghai for the first time need to stay in short-term accommodation whilst waiting for long term accommodation or for short stays. Short-term housing can be a blessing as it allows expats to take their time to settle into the city, work out the lie of the land and get their affairs sorted before finding a new place. While Shanghai is full of quite expensive, modern and luxurious serviced apartments, some people need lower budget serviced apartments for a short term stay.

Some clever entrepreneurs have found ways to provide short term low budget accommodation however BEWARE, scams are not an uncommon phenomena in China, and there sure are some carefully crafted serviced apartment scams floating around out there. I’ve written an article about service apartment scams in China, which you can check out here: http://adriennefarrelly.tumblr.com/post/34219550301/serviced-apartment-scam.

Before signing anything, make sure you’ve done your research on the apartment you are looking to move into. Additionally, check out expat forums such as Shanghai Expat, Asia Expat, China Expat, Shanghai Mamas etc. to see what other expats have to share on the topic, good or bad—knowledge is powerJ

While there are scammers out there, we’ve found a couple of lower-budget options that seem above board and worth checking out:

www.homeyshanghai.com

www.shanghai-extendedstay.com

www.shanghaistay.net

www.myhome400.com/en

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Adrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping expats find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at  +86 13122 810 421 or  manager@shanghaiprops.com. Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8. Shanghai Properties

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Summer Camps in Shanghai

The Plum Rains are over and summer time is upon us. If you’re spending the holidays with your kids in Shanghai then you definitely need to enroll them into some of these fun and fabulous summer camps and school holiday programs. These programs are an amazing way to get some alone time in your Shanghai Apartment while giving your kids something productive to do.

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Awesome Kids

Awesome Kids Summer camp exists with the vision of providing something unique and awesome to the little citizens of Shanghai. The summer camp provides programs such as oil painting to tae kwon do, so if variety is what you’re kids are looking for, then there’s no better place to spend the summer than at Awesome Kids. Fun fact: Each week, the Awesome Kids camps employ themes such as “mad scientist” and “awesome kids got talent day”.

Website: http://www.awesomekidsclub.com.cn

 Sports for Life

Sport for Life offer a mixture of sports, arts and team games, and are led by team of international instructors.  Children swim every day, and sports such as soccer, tennis, and basketball will feature prominently, as well as other fun team games. The arts and craft sessions provide a chance for children to explore their creative side, using a variety of materials with which to experiment! Drama and games includes a range of activities giving children opportunities to find new ways of expressing themselves and learning how to work with others in groups. Activities are selected based on the ages of the children, facilities and the weather, and are held indoors and outdoors accordingly.

Website: www.sportforlife.com.cn

 Active Kidz

Active Kidz is a community-based organization dedicated to providing quality sports and recreational programs for children of the international community in shanghai. With three locations in Gubei, Minhang, and Pudong, Active Kids provides a range of activities such as: football, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, cooking, arts and crafts, team games, skateboarding, and much more.

Website: http://www.activekidz.org

 Colorbox Creative Arts Center

For young children the Colorbox camp features art lessons alongside music, singing, physical movement activities, stories and quiet time. For slightly older kids, Colorbox emphasizes a focus on art. Their classes begin with free-drawing practice before working on a variety of projects, ranging from making papier-mâché puppets and rubber stamps, to sculpture and Impressionist painting.

Website: http://www.colorboxarts.com/en/index.php

 Zooligans

If you want your little ones to get a head start with learning Mandarin then early education centre Zooligans’ summer camp is ideal. They offer a programme for toddlers involving lots of water play, sensory-based arts, singing and dancing. Being an immersion learning program, all songs, music and play are conducted in Mandarin, with an English speaking teacher on hand to help translate when required

Website: http://www.zooligans.org

 JZ School

The JZ school is one of the most well-known music schools in Shanghai, and during the summer, they offer a variety of musical activities to keep your children engaged during the summer. The JZ school offers summer sessions in: rock band camp, musical theatre, ballet, “young musical stars”, and arts and crafts.

Website: http://www.jz-school.com

 

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Adrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping expats find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at  +86 13122 810 421 or  manager@shanghaiprops.com. Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8. Shanghai Properties

 

International Schools in Shanghai

Expatriates moving to Shanghai must search through the limited information online and decipher which is the best school for their children. Some families enroll their kids into local schools; however the most expats decide to look for schools that mirror their own country’s educational system. International schools in Shanghai offer expatriate families the choice of educating their child using various curriculums from different countries such as Britain, America, Germany, France, Holland, Korea, Japan and Singapore. Since Shanghai has such a large and vibrant international community, the city boasts a good number of international schools to choose from. Here are some helpful insights into International Schools in Shanghai. Knowing about the schools is essential before you start searching for your Shanghai Apartment.

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American-based Curriculum

Shanghai American School (SAS)

The Shanghai American School is not only the largest international school in Shanghai, but also the largest international school in China. With over 3,200 students spread across two campuses, one in Puxi and the other in Pudong. SAS is quite diverse with over 40 different nationalities represented in the student body. SAS offers an educational experience in line with American standards. Students at SAS are exposed to a rich academic environment and generally score well above average on standardized tests. More than 98% of SAS graduates go on to universities in the US and around the world.

Pros

1. SAS emphasize fostering well-rounded students by encouraging student involvement in enriching extracurricular activities. The facilities at SAS are known for being state of the art. The campuses include multiple black box theatres and performance centers that are known to house professional musical and theatre groups from China and around the world.

2.  Chinese language programs are integrated into the curriculum ensuring that students have a working-knowledge of the local language.

Cons

1, Getting a spot at SAS is rather difficult and usually there is a wait list to get in at the Puxi campus.

 Info

Website: www.saschina.org

Tuition fees: $19,983-$31,798 USD/year

Curriculum: Advanced Placement courses (AP), American high school diploma, and IB Program.

Concordia International School

Concordia International School provides a college-prep American-based curriculum. The learning environment is based on a Christian context. Located in Pudong, Concordia boasts several newer buildings and facilities that are of a high-caliber.

Pros:

1. Concordia is known to have an active parent community with many avenues for parents to get involved in the school community.

2. Smaller class-sizes foster a close-knit environment and help to individualize learning.

Cons:

Concordia emphasizes an English speaking environment, which could make it difficult for students who struggle with English; ESL programs are not offered.

Info

Website: www.ciss.com.cn

Tuition fees: $12,700-$21,300 USD/year

Curriculum: Advanced Placement courses and American high school diploma.

Shanghai Community International School

With four campuses scattered around Puxi and Pudong, the Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) enrolls around 600 students per campus, which as indicated by the school’s name really makes each campus a tight community!  With over 60 nationalities represented in the student body, SCIS follows an American-based curriculum, while at the same time promoting a very strong international environment by exposing students to educational features from other countries. SCIS has a reputation for having one of the top athletic programs in Shanghai; SCIS’ basketball, volleyball, and football team have long winning streaks! SCIS also provides a large range of after school activities for students ranging from Model UN to choir groups. SCIS was voted by Shanghai Cityweekend as one of the top schools that build character in their students!

Pros

1. SCIS is recognized for having excellent Early Childhood Education Programs

2. SCIS strives to be a responsible institution by implementing efforts to foster a “green” campus and by actively engaging in community service projects.

 Cons

Tuition costs for upper-year students are among the most expensive in Shanghai.

Info

Website: www.scischina.org

Tuition fees: $13,888-$33,497

Curriculum: Advanced Placement courses (AP), American high school diploma, and IB program.

SMIC

SMIC is a unique international school that was founded by the Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and is essentially a bilingual school with an English division and a Chinese division for students. In the English division, SMIC follows an American educational track and incorporates elements of Chinese educational philosophy in order to give students a unique educational perspective. SMIC’s vision is to create a community of global citizens.

 Pros

1. SMIC has one of the lowest tuition fees among international schools in Shanghai, making SMIC an affordable option for parents who want to expose their children to high-quality education.

2. Small class sizes and tight-knit faculty fosters an increased sense of school spirit.

Cons

Compared to other international schools, SMIC has limited activities and electives for students to choose from.

Info:

Website: www.smic-school.cn

Tuition fees: $ 12,000-$14,440 USD/year

Curriculum: Advanced Placement courses (AP).

Livingston American School

Livingston American School was established in 2001 as part of a former U.S. congressman’s mission to establish schools with American traditions in five cities around the world. As one of the newer international schools in Shanghai, Livingston American School’s enrollment is expanding every year. Livingston American School also offers a unique bilingual Korean and Japanese preschool option.

 Pros

1. Offers a comprehensive ESL program for non-native speakers

2. As a new school, students benefit from small-class sizes and receive more individual attention from instructors.

Cons

While Livingston’s student body comes from all over the world, the majority of students attending are from a Korean background, making Livingston not as diverse as other international schools in Shanghai.

 Info

Website: www.laschina.org

Tuition fees: $11,823-$26,255 USD/year

Curriculum: Advanced Placement courses (AP).

British Curriculum

British International School Shanghai (BISS)

The British International School Shanghai is one of the most prestigious international schools in the city. With two campuses, one in Puxi and the other in Pudong, BISS aims to keep ratios within 25% for any nationality, giving the school a very international feel.  The sports, arts, and technology facilities are all first-rate, which allow students to participate in a wide-array of extracurricular programs. Graduates from BISS often matriculate to top universities in the western world.

 Pros

1. BISS is considered to be one of the most accommodating schools for children with special needs.

2.  BISS has a unique Dutch program where students can take one hour of  Dutch per day!

 Cons

BISS’s campus in Pudong is quite far and could be a hassle to reach for parents with children at other campuses.

 Info:

Website: www.bisshanghai.com

Tuition fees: $9,307-$17,513 USD/year

Curriculum: National curriculum of England, A-levels and IB program.

 Dulwich College

Dulwich College is an international school that is associated with Dulwich College in London. The Pudong campus boasts around 1,350 students from over 40 different nationalities.  The campus is nested in large open green space, which is a pleasant contrast to the urban feel of the city. Dulwich is known to be a very academic-oriented; students are encouraged to strive for high levels of academic achievement. In addition, Dulwich has high-quality facilities and offers extensive extracurricular programs in both athletics and arts.

 Pros

1. The school’s location is quite central, making it convenient for many families.

2. Staff and teachers are quite accommodating and are known to exhibit a high level of professionalism.

 Cons

Dulwich offers a limited selection of secondary foreign languages from students to choose from (French, German, and Chinese).

 Info:

Website: www.dulwichcollege.cn

Tuition fees: $12,192-$40,978 USD/year

Curriculum: National curriculum of England and IB program

 Shanghai Rego International School

The Shanghai Rego International School is located in Puxi and follows a British curriculum but also offers SAT testing for students. With the majority of students being non-native English speakers, Shanghai Rego International School provides extensive language programs in tangent with the school’s English-language structure. Students are given the option of participating in sports, arts, drama, and language activities outside of the classroom.

Pros

1. Only British-curriculum based school in Shanghai that offers SAT testing to students.

2. Offers a specialized language program that promotes the usage of students’ mother tongue, in tangent with taking classes in English. Languages included are: Dutch, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese.

 Cons

In 2012, there was a scandal with Shanghai Rego International school’s teachers having illegal or no visas, which almost caused the school to shut down.

 Info:

Website: www.srisego.com

Tuition fees:  $18,258-$29,832 USD/year

Curriculum: National Curriculum of England up to A-levels, IB Program, and IGCSE.

Yew Chung International School of Shanghai

Yew Chung International School is a bilingual school (English and Mandarin) with headquarters based in Hong Kong. The Pudong campus follows a British educational tradition, and also focuses on student’s achievement of competency in both English and Chinese.  The school offers a great deal of sports and arts programs and also offers academic enrichment opportunities.

Pros

1. Yew Chung International School of Shanghai is recognized as one of the best international schools in integrating Chinese language into the school’s curriculum.

2. The location of Yew Chung International School of Shanghai is relatively convenient.

Cons

1. The school offers a limited amount of sports programs compared to other international schools in Shanghai.

 Info:

Website: www.ycef.com

Tuition fees: $11,902-$42,878 USD/year

Curriculum: National curriculum of England

Non-English International Schools

Eurocampus

The Eurocampus is located in Qingpu district and is composed of both the German and French school of Shanghai. Both schools have students from varying nationalities; however students must be proficient in either French or German in order to attend the schools. Both schools have extensive extracurricular programs and impressive arts and sports facilities. Both schools also offer students the opportunities to take academic and language courses in English and Chinese.

Deutsche Schule (Eurocampus)

Info:

Website: www.ds-shanghai,de

Tuition fees: $10,449-$19,294 USD/year

Curriculum: Based on the Ringen curriculum.

Lycee Francais de Shanghai

Info:

Website: www.lyceeshanghai.com

Tuition fees: $7,515-$19,546 USD/year

Curriculum: French Baccalaureate

Shanghai Japanese School

The Shanghai Japanese School provides a Japanese-based education, with the language of instruction being Japanese. The School predominantly caters to Japanese expats, with a few students from other Asian countries that are proficient in the Japanese language.

Info:

Website: www.srx2.net.cn

Tuition fees: 80,000 yen/month

Curriculum: Based on Japan’s national education system.

Shanghai Korean School

The Shanghai Korean School caters to the children of Korean expats in Shanghai and teaches based on the Korean education system. Students must be proficient in the Korean language, in order to attend this school.

Info:

Website: www.skoschool.com

Tuition: Inquire at School

Curriculum: Korean National Curriculum

For a complete directory of schools you can visit http://www.shfamily.com/articles/2012/06/01/essential-school-guide-shanghai/

Information regarding the different types of curriculums offered, and the difference between Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate is described in-depth here http://www.shfamily.com/articles/2012/06/01/international-education-shanghai/

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For a list of some of the concerns with International schools in Shanghai and problems that students face can be found here

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Houses in Pudong: Jinqiao

Jinqiao

Jinqiao Export Development Zone was developed in the early 1990s to provide tax incentives for large multinational companies. Soon international schools, villa compounds, supermarkets, dining and entertainment areas mushroomed to support the growing number of families moving into the area. With such a large presence of expatriates it is considered the most Westernised area of Shanghai with pavements, tree lined streets and sports grounds. The area has the highest concentration of Villa compounds in Pudong that are medium to high priced.

Luxury Villas

Luxury Villas in Pudong are villas that are of medium to high quality, have good facilities and management and suit western standards and taste therefore have a high number of expatriates living in them. The three areas that have a combination of luxury and local villas are Jinqiao, Kanqiao and Zhang Jiang. The area of Jinqiao has the highest number of luxury villas and is the most convenient to live in with expatriate focused facilities such as shopping, dining and entertainment followed by Zhang Jiang which is a 15 mins drive south/east of Jinqiao. Kanqiao is the more remote area with the least number of luxury villas and facilities but still has a thriving expatriate community.

The defining difference between a high, medium and lower end luxury villa compound with be the quality of the villa’s construction, the interior design, the grounds and facilities as well as its management and maintenance.

Prices for high end luxury villas in Jinqiao with very good management and facilities range from 60,000rmb to 90,000rmb per month. These villas are from 400-600sqs with 4 to 6 bedrooms. Compounds with these villas are Seasons, Willownbrook, Regency Park, Vizcaya, Tomson Golf and Green Villas. More medium end luxury housing ranges from 40,000 to 59,000rmb and can also be found at Seasons, Regency Park, Vizcaya, Tomson Golf, Green Villas and Greenhills. Lower end luxury housing is also known as high end local housing. Facilities and management can be of a poorer quality in some of these compounds. Families on budgets from 25,000 to 39,0000rmb can find a villa or townhouse at Eastern Villas, Tomson Golf Villas, Shimao Lakeside and The Greenhills.

 Jinqiao Area

Seasons Villas-This compound has had some pretty bad press due to some units having high levels of formaldayde but it really is case by case. It seems some landlords used some suppliers with pretty shoddy standards and have ended up with fixtures or furnishings with high levels on it. Some villas are perfectly fine and have no or little bad stuff floating around inside. I strongly urge anyone planning to move in there to get a quality air test done by a trusted company such as Pure Living http://www.purelivingchina.com/ Don’t expect landlords to cough up the cash for tests though as they are generally in denial. Many villas are now finished and there are around 40 expat families living there mainly from the USA, Canada and Australia. The clubhouse is open now and besides great facilities it has a well stocked mini supermarket.  Within walking distance to Yeuw Cheung.

Green VillasProbably one of the best villa compounds in Pudong, this compound is owned and built by the Government developer who developed the whole Green City area. As it is developer owned there is a professional centralised maintenance and management system. Given it is one of the oldest villa compounds in Pudong its club house is looking a bit shabby by now and could probably do with a total new fit out. Imported prefab Nth American styled villas make up the first few phases but later phases are locally designed and built French, Spanish and UK styled villas which can be a bit of a hit and miss floor plan wise.  Some of the older villas in the earliest phases are a little aged and even though they upgrade them well they can seem quite tired. Within walking distance to Dulwich and Concordia and supermarkets and dining.

Tomson Golf Villas – A huge sprawling compound on the border of Jinqiao and Zhan Jiang with many phases that hold properties from small townhouses to small castles all with different floor plans and interiors. Inside the compound is a 18 course golf course and clubhouse. The compound has a small club with gym, indoor/outdoor pools and kid’s play area. All tenats get a card to use these facilities and can dine at the golf clubhouse but golf membershp fees are extremely high so most landlords do not provide a card to tenants. The management is highly organised and professional with many years experience dealing with expatriates. Prices vary enormously due to the different sizes, phases and styles. Overall quite good value for money compared to compounds in central Jinqiao.

Vizcaya –Spanish styled villa compound with fabulous resort styled pool. Villas have open plan western and closed chinese kitchens. Terracota and tiles are the vogue throughout villas. Basements can have some issues with mould but some are treated. Popular family compound with well priced villas, great facilities and good management.  Set in excellent location within walking distance to Dulwich and Concordia, supermarkets and dining. Rental prices are market value.

Regency Park –This compound’s first phase villas have the most practical floorplans but are a little dated. The next few phases saw castles being built and the newer phases have better sizes with very attractive interiors. Very grand luxurious clubhouse with lots of bling however quite practical and of high quality Good management and nice grounds. Rental prices are market value. Within walking distance to Yeuw Cheung.

The Greenhills –This is more of a local Chinese compound with older villas and townhouses, many have been renovated to different quality and standards. Some have been well done but many are a little shabby and too local. The compound shares the facilities for Willowbrook. Rentals of villas are fine but townhouse’s are over market price in comparison with other compounds.

Willowbrook – This is the newer phase of Greenhills (on the left of the entrance) and has some large beautifully renovated privately owned villas with good sized gardens. Management is very attentive to tenants needs but sports facilities are a little run down. There is a small kindergarten in the sport’s club as well a centre with a cafe, small store and the Shanghai Community Centre on the 2nd floor which is a great resource centre for expatriates. The smaller villas are quite well priced but the larger villas tend to be above market price.

Eastern Villas – This is a medium end local housing compound where you can find some good bargains. The villas are older and more Chinese styled but you can find some nice layouts and interiors for a good price. There are no on site facilities and management is fine but more local so far few English speakers and less good quality tradesmen.  Still, if you want to live in the Jinqiao region but don’t quite have the budget for it, this is the place to be.

Shimao Lakeside Duplex/Triplex – A nice local compound set around canals and lake. Some nicely done units and some a little “blingy”. There are generally problems with basement mould smells if landlords haven’t used mould proof paint. A little more of a local management and clubhouse facilities but fine for the money you are paying. You can get some well priced spacious units here.  Within walking distance to Dulwich and Concordia.   

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Agreed, finding a house in Jinqaio is an uphill task! With the support of our real estate experts for expats, your search for comfort will be a breeze.

Check out Shanghai Properties for your relaxing home in the quiet Jinqiao area of Pudong. Alternatively, call me at 131 2281 0421 for housing advice or any detailed information on finding your perfect home!

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Adrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping expats find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at  +86 13122 810 421 or  manager@shanghaiprops.com. Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8. Shanghai Properties

Celebrate the 4th of July, 2013 in Shanghai!

Hello All!

Well, I have been away awhile attending to some private stuff but am back onboard and writing up some more helpful advice for new arrivals coming to Shanghai. My last post was about New Year festivities and this one will be about the fabulous events around Shanghai celebrating 4th of July, 2013.

If you are going to be one of the many expats spending 4th of July in Shanghai you will be planning for some tasty American food. To help you out I’ve compiled a list of places to dine with family and friends. Hope you have a very enjoyable and delicious dinner at one of these great venues and if any of these places taste like a real American meal! So get out of your Shanghai Apartment and have some fun this day.

4th of July Festivities

The Apartment-No.47 Yongfu Rd

 What: Party it up at one of Shanghai’s coolest spots with 2-for-1 burgers all day and ladies night starting from 9pm and onwards.

When: July 4th

Price: Ranges

Dress code: Stars & Stripes

http://www.theapartment-shanghai.com/?page_id=22

Downstairs at URBN Hotels – 83 Jiaozhou Road

What: Eat as much as you like at this Outdoor BBQ with a selection of imported beef and fresh organic salads with accompaniments.

When: July 22nd

Price: 200RMB a person (Book at +86 21 5172 1300)

http://www.urbnhotels.com/blog/its-on-saturday-summer-bbq-at-downstairs..html

AmCham’s Annual Buffet Celebration – Eudor Station Restaurant, No. 6 Fang Yuan West Road Chaoyang (opposite of Lido Place)

What: With the hometown American atmosphere and summer Garden, celebrate Independence Day with traditional American food, beer, wine, and a live ban “Overrive, as well as lucky draw prizes.

When: July 2 from 5:30-8:30pm

Price: 300RMB for members; 450RMB for non-members (contact Wendy Wu at july4@amchamchina.org) http://amchamchina.org/event/1442

Blue Frog-131 Tianyueqiao Road

What: For those who can’t wait, get some incredible burgers and other American style food at Blue Frog! Buy one get one free all day, plus happy hour from 4-8pm.

When: July 1st, all day

Price: Ranges from 60-90RMB (but you get two for the price of one!)

http://www.bluefrog.com.cn/

Southern Belle – 433 Changle Road, near Xiang Yang Bei Road

What: For those who can’t wait for July 4th, here’s All-You-Can-Eat BBQ, including pork ribs, beef tenderloin kebabs, quarter chickens, chicken wings, burgers, hot dogs, and more with unlimited Budweiser draft for 50RMB

When: July 2nd from 6-10pm

Price: 150RMB

http://www.southernbelle.com.cn/events.asp

Bubba’s Annual July 4th Bash – 653 Waima Road, near Wangjia Matou Road

What: Live music, cold beer, crawfish, pizza, BBQ, West Coast Oysters are what you’ll find here at the Cool Docks.

When: Saturday, July 6th from Noon till 5pm till…

Price: Ranges depending on what you eat to how much you eat

http://www.bubbasasia.com/node/921

Stubb’s 4th of July Party – 550 Jianguo Xi Road, near Wulumuqi Nan Road

What: Southern celebration with deals on drinks and special food promotions are just the beginning of this all-out bash. Get ready for live music, line dancing and a few songs to celebrate. Live music starts at 5pm.

When: July 4th from 10:30am till late

Price: Happy hour all day, special deals of BBQ plates & sliders

http://www.thatsmags.com/shanghai/events/view/15454

American Restaurants in Shanghai

Malone’s
Specialties: Malone’s is an old American cafe in Shanghai. Its big hamburger is the signature dish. Besides having delicious food, diners can also play darts, billiards or watch televised sports games in the restaurant.
Address: No. 255, Tongren Road, Jing’an District (near West Nanjing Road)
Operating hours: 11:00 – 2:00 (the next day)
Average cost per person: 100 – 200RMB

Rendezvous Cafe
Specialties: Rendezvous offers American food at very reasonable prices. The western style breakfast, hamburger and steak are recommended.
Address: No. 1486, West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District (near Tongren Road)
Operating hours: 7:30 – 22:00
Average cost per person: 40 – 60RMB

California Grill
Specialties: It is located on the 40th floor and has a beautiful view. The American steak and lobster soup are tasty. A special dessert named Cuban Cigar is worth trying. It is made of caramel pudding, ice cream and cigar-shaped chocolate sticks.
Address: 40F, JW Marriott Hotel, Tomorrow Square, No. 399, West Nanjing Road, Huangpu District (near North Huangpi Road)
Operating hours: 11:30 – 14:30, 17:30 – 22:30
Average cost per person: 300 – 600RMB

Hooters
Specialties: Hooters offers American style fast food. Potato chips, sandwiches, chicken wings and chicken hoecakes are recommended. The waitresses having a high proficiency in English will help a lot when English-speaking diners make the orders.
Address: Various

Operating hours: 10:30 – 24:00 (to 1:00 the next day on weekends)
Average cost per person: CNY 100 – 150

Element Fresh

Specialities: Element Fresh has a spacious and comfortable dining hall as well as some outdoor tables. It serves authentic and fresh American food, such as sandwiches, salads, and noodles. Food delivery is available!

Locations: Various

Operating Hours: 7am-11pm

Average cost per person: 80RMB

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Wishing you all good eats,tasty drinks, and lots of fun on your 4th of July celebrations!

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Adrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping expats find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at  +86 13122 810 421 or  manager@shanghaiprops.com. Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8. Shanghai Properties

 

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