Anhui Cuisine is one of the famous Eight Cuisines of China; however there are few Anhui restaurants in Shanghai. The locals are generally unaccustomed to authentic Anhui food.
Differing from other cuisines, Anhui Cuisine places importance on its ingredients rather than its seasonings. Signature Anhui dishes are made of bamboo shoots, chicken and other local products of Anhui. Most Anhui dishes are greasy and salty.
Recommended Anhui Restaurants:
Luyang Renjia Hotel
Chinese name: 庐阳人家大酒店 (lú yáng rén jiā dà jiǔ diàn)
Specialties: Traditional and classical Anhui dishes form the mainstream of this restaurant. Various dishes are served with attention to detail and authentic flavor. Some Sichuan and Cantonese dishes are also available. The restaurant offers a high level of service and a pleasant atmosphere.
Address: 2F, No. 839, Renmin Road, Huangpu District (near South Fujian Road)
Operating hours: 11:30 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:00
Average cost per person: CNY 70 - 90
Hui Zhen Yuan
Chinese name: 徽珍源 (huī zhēn yuán)
Specialties: This restaurant boasts one of the most authentic Anhui Cuisine restaurants in Shanghai. Many of its signature dishes are made of Anhui local products and served on special braziers.
Address: No. 162, Weifang Road, Pudong New Area (the intersection with Dongfang Road)
Operating hours: 10:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 22:00
Average cost per person: CNY 50 - 70
Chinese name: 贵人食府 (guì rén shí fǔ)
Specialties: Being decorated like a theater, this three-story restaurant is an ideal place for you to appreciate the local features of Anhui and other areas along the Yangtze and the Huai Rivers. In additional to the Anhui dishes, the Anhui Huangmei Opera sometimes is performed in the restaurant.
Address: No. 1478, Kaixuan Road, Changning District
Operating hours: 10:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:00
Average cost per person: CNY 70 - 80