Where to Celebrate Chinese Valentine's Day (AKA 'Qixi') in Shanghai

By Nassir Ali and Tom Smith, August 15, 2018

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With traditional Chinese Valentine’s Day (AKA 'Qixi') shortly coming up on August 17, That’s Shanghai takes a look at what’s on offer to ensure a romantic day for you and your loved one. 

Ambrosia Teppanyaki

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Share a meal while enjoying unreal views of the Puxi and Lujiazui skyline. You can’t go wrong with Ambrosia’s Teppanyaki’s line up for Chinese Valentine’s Day. Their nine-course special includes teppan specialties, culminating with colorful fruits and exquisite desert for RMB1,088 per couple. 

August 16-19. Ambrosia Teppanyaki, see event listing

Azul Tapas Lounge

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Spoil your other half at Azul with their romantic themed couple set. Choices include but are not limited to: scrumptious flan, divine azul scallop and grilled Argentine tenderloin. Priced at RMB588 per couple. 

August 17. Azul Tapas Lounge, see event listing

Beef & Liberty

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In celebration of Qixi 2018, Beef & Liberty transforms into “Love & Liberty.” Celebrate an unforgettable Chinese Valentine’s Day with their specially themed menu that includes Thai beef salad, eton mess desserts and several complimentary goodies for RMB369.

August 14–19. Beef & Liberty, see event listing

Bistro Burger 

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Bistro Burger’s Chinese Valentine’s Day options leave you spoilt for choice! Treat your loved one to anything from oysters to baked salmon, Spanish sausages or the classic mini bistro burger. RMB298 per couple, highly recommended to book in advance! 

August 17. Bistro Burger, see event listing.

Camelia, Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

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Head to Camelia for this year’s Chinese Valentine’s Day for a premium and authentic Italian dining experience. Their special set will leave you and your loved in awe, with the opportunity to enjoy culinary delights from several areas of Italy. Priced at RMB988 per couple plus 15 percent service charge, it includes two glasses of prosecco. 

August 16-18, 5.30-10pm. Camelia, see event listing

Canton Table 

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Canton Table present an eclectic menu ahead of Chinese Valentine's Day. Appetizers include barbequed pork with glazed honey, while mains include pan-fried scallops with black bean sauce and chilled sago cream with pomelo for dessert. RMB598 with 10 percent service charge. 

August 17, 5pm. Canton Table, see event listing.


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Chelae are offering you loved up ones their specially crafted "Lifetime Package," including eight courses Chinese Valentine’s Day dinner and two cocktails. RMB699 per couple.

August 17, 5pm. Chelae, see event listing


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The contemporary Peruvian restaurant presents an eclectic and varied menu that's sure to provide a memorable Chinese Valentine's Day. Highlights of the six-course menu include: Peruvian prawn purple causa, octupus and chorizo anticucho and Argentinian beef tenderloin. Priced at RMB888 per couple.

August 17, 5pm. Colca, see event listing.

The Cupola 

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The Cupola's "Romance of a Lifetime Package" is sure to provide an unforgettable Chinese Valentine's Day for you and your beau. The all-inclusive RMB10,000 package includes a diverse eight-course menu for two, a bottle of rosé champagne, along within a live violin session and flowers.

August 17, 5pm. The Cupola, see event listing

The CUT Steak & Fries

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Head over to The CUT Steak & Fries on Qixi for a romantic night with great food and stunning rooftop views. For RMB520 for two people, you can enjoy a couple's set meal that includes Beef Wellington cooked with mushroom, black truffle and foie gras, along with other delights.

August 17. The CUT Steak & Fries, see event listing.


Deus Cocktail Club
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Deus Cocktail Club have conjured up an exclusive cocktail called "Only Rose" to mark this special holiday. Spend over RMB200 as a couple and receive two glasses.

August 17, 5pm. DEUS Cocktail Club, see event listing.

El Willy 

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El Willy are heating things up and really feeling the summer romance vibe with their “Sexy Summer Valentine’s” ten-course menu at RMB520 and champagne priced at RMB398. 

August 17, All Day. El Willy, see event listing

Epicure on 45

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Spend your Valentine's Day at the Epicure on 45 revolving restaurant and enjoy a set menu and room packages to make your day and night extra special. Celebrate with a multi-course set menu for RMB520 per person, or upgrade to the couple's set menu for RMB988 (both prices include a 16.6 percent surcharge). Add RMB200 per person to enjoy a free flow of Mumm Champagne. Special room packages at the Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World are also available; call 6359 9999 (extension 4120) for more information.

August 17, all day. Epicure on 45, see event listing.


Bund 18
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Hakkasan, located in the illustrious Bund 18 building, is sure to provide an unforgettable dining experience this Chinese Valentine's Day. Highlights of their set menu for two includes crispy duck with imperial caviar and scallop and chive dumplings. Also includes live music! RMB888 per person.

August 17. Hakkasan, see event listing

Jean Georges 

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There a fewer classy and luxury spots to enjoy French cuisine than Jean-Georges. Delight your amor with either a five-course Chinese Valentine's early bird dinner for RMB999 or a six-course Chinese Valentine's Day tasting dinner at RMB1520 (subject to 10 percent service charge). 

August 17, 5pm. Jean Georges, see event listing.

Kerry Hotel Pudong

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Dig in with your beau with the Kerry Hotel's elite dining experience this Chinese Valentine's Day with the options including a buffet dinner and a set dinner for two. Prices range from RMB298-RMB1,314, plus to 10 percent service charge and six percent tax.

August 17, 5.30pm. Kerry Hotel Pudong, see event listing

Leonardo’s, The Kunlun Jing An

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Head over to Leonardo's with your amour this Qixi to enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience. RMB799 including two glasses of Bellini. The set menu also includes salmon tartar with beetroot and avocado, shrimps, prosciutto and homemade tortelloni. 

August 17, 5pm. Leonardo's, The Kunlun Jing An, see event listing.

Maison Papillon 

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For authentic French cuisine, head over at Maison Papillon with your loved one for Qixi 2018. Their rich and diverse menu is sure to please, with options including scampi carpaccio, black peal caviar, matsutake mushroom broth, baked king crab and Australian wagyu beef tenderloin. Dessert options include chocolate and subzero mixed berries. RMB1,377 per couple.

August 17. Maison Papillon, see event listing.


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Share the love at Mercato with their special menu curated by Jean Georges. The nine course menu is priced at RMB1,314 per couple, with the a la carte menu being available from 8.30pm. 

August 17, 5pm. Mercato, see event listing

Moka Bros 

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It's not always about a fancy dining experience when it comes to Chinese Valentine's Day. Moka Bros are hosting a fun alternative whereby you'd burn those calories and start your day off right with their Boxing Brunch. Ideal for a couple activity! RMB150 per person.

August 19, 10am. Moka Bros, see event listing

POP American Brasserie 

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Head down to Three on the Bund for POP American Brasserie’s diverse four-course Chinese Valentine's Day dinner, including Baerii caviar, clam chowder, oysters and lobster risotto. It's RMB688 per person, and you can enjoy a glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne for an extra RMB88. 

August 17, 5pm. POP American Brasserie, see event listing.

Puben by Jereme Leung

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Enjoy Chinese Valentine's Day with delicous food and a beautiful view of the South Bund at Puben Chinese restaurant. Receive complimentary Dali rose ice cream when you order Moet champagne for just RMB280. 

August 17. Puben by Jereme Leung, see event listing.


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Enjoy a four-course special at Sasha’s, located in the heart of the Former French Concession. Includes a bottle of Torresella. 

August 17, 5pm. Sasha’s, see event listing.

Shanghai Slims

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Shanghai Slims offers a vast choice for you and your other half with their tantalizing menu, including lobster salad and filet mignon. Two glasses of wine included for the price RMB598 per couple. Best to book ASAP as seats will fill up fast.

August 17, 5pm. Shanghai Slims, see event listing.

Shang-Xi, Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai 

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The Four Seasons-based restaurant have come up with a fitting menu for both lunch and dinner to ensure a romantic night with your loved one. Options include barbecued pork, marinated chicken and immersed turnips. The lunch set for two is at RMB520 plus 15 percent service charge, while the dinner set for two is priced at RMB1,314 plus 15 percent service charge. 

August 16-18. Shang-Xi, see event listing

Urban Thai 

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For a romantic dinner and an authentic Thai experience, you can’t go wrong with Urban Thai. At RMB388, their Qixi special set gives you 10 dishes to enjoy, as well as dessert and wine to share. 

August 17, 11.30am. Urban Thai, see event listing

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

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With stunning views from the Bund, the Waldorf Astoria’s Presidential Suite transforms into the ultimate romantic retreat. Perhaps the most luxury experience on this list, guests will be whisked up top to the suite by a personal concierge to enjoy a world class Chinese Valentine's Day dinner crafted by the hotel's Executive Chef, Phillippe Egalon. This once in a lifetime opportunity comes at RMB3,776 per person, subject to a 15 percent surcharge. 

August 17. Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, see event listing

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