Chinese Valentine’s Day, or Qixi, is a perfect excuse to treat your significant other to a romantic evening. In Shanghai, you have more pick of fancy dinners, cute dates, and everything in between. To help plan this special day, here are some of the best date spots for Chinese Valentine’s Day in Shanghai. Oh, and impress your date by telling them the story behind Qixi, which you can read here.
Paulaner’s Chinese Valentine’s Day Special
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If you’re looking for a cozy place to relax with your loved one, Paulaner Brauhaus Shanghai is offering a special for couples. Enjoy a beer flight and four beer bites while you listen to live music in a warm and welcoming setting.
Paulaner @ Expo’s Chinese Valentine’s Day Sharing Platter
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Relationships are all about the give and take, but when it comes to food sharing isn’t always that easy. That’s why Paulaner is providing a two-person Bavarian platter this Chinese Valentine’s Day. The selection includes tenderloin, chicken, sausages, prawns, vegetables and more.
Cloud 9’s Sky High Tapas
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Enjoy delicious food and a beautiful view of Shanghai from the 87th floor of the Grand Hyatt. Cloud 9, which offers a 360-degree view of Shanghai, will be serving sangria and a special set-menu of calamari, prawns, seafood paella and decadent desserts for you and your love.
Mr & Mrs Bund’s Qixi Festival
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If indulging in chef Paul Pairet's creative French fare with a side of sweeping Bund views is your idea of a perfect date, you are in luck. Expect set menus featuring some of the restaurant's signature dishes for an evening you won't soon forget.
RIINK’s Skating Date Night
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Want a place where you can eat, drink, dance and skate with your loved one? Well, look no further. RIINK is offering couples a special that includes two pairs of skates plus drink and food discounts. Even if you’re single, RIINK still has you covered with a special shot on the house.
Qixi Festival Dinner at Mia Fringe
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Treat your partner to a romantic candle-lit dinner at Mia Fringe. The eatery is offering five delicious dishes such as marinated salmon, hand-made beef tortellini and Surf and Turf combos. You and your boo will also receive complimentary matching bracelets and sparkling rose wine upon arrival.
Paulaner at Xintiandi Chef Special
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Sharing is caring, so Paulaner at Xintiandi has tasty platters for couples to enjoy together. Expect beef tenderloin, lamb chops, tiger prawns and more. Live music and a cozy atmosphere complete night out with your special someone.
Chinese Valentine's Day at The Bull and Claw
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Spoil your better half with an array of surf and turf options at The Bull and Claw. Even better, each entree comes with free Prosecco. With all of that on offer, you'll have no trouble at all setting the mood.
Qixi at M Glam
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M Glam is offering cocktails, house wine and M's iconic pavlova this Chinese Valentines Day. Treat your special someone to this deal as Blank Portrait, an acoustic duo serenades the both of you for the evening.
Radisson Blu's Chinese Valentine's Day Dinner
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Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World is offering a package of dining experiences for Chinese Valentine's Day. First, their revolving restaurant on the 45th floor is offering a tempting set menu featuring dishes like oysters with champagne foam, duck consomme, seabass fillet, delicious desserts and more. Then, the Window's on the Park restaurant is offering a crawfish buffet, sparkling wine, chocolate and roses. Couples that purchase the package will receive both meals, a one-night stay in a junior suite, and two breakfasts.
Qixi at M on the Bund
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Spending one of the most romantic nights of the year on one of the Bund's most gorgeous terraces sounds like a dream. At M on the Bund, this can be a reality. The restaurant is offering a five-course dinner with wine pairing for couples. Enjoy quality time in an ideal setting with your love.
Qixi Festival at Polux
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You and your partner can revisit the moment you fell in love at Polux. The French restaurant is serving a romantic dinner that includes a signature Chinese Valentine's Day cocktail. You can be sure both you and your better half will enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and relaxed mood that comes with a dinner at Polux.
Ambrosia Teppanyaki's Chinese Valentine's Day Celebration
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A beautiful view, delicious food and a table-side performance is a great way to spend Chinese Valentine's Day. That's why Ambrosia Teppanyaki is offering a tasty ten-course meal with a breathtaking view of the Huangpu River and the Lujiazui skyline. Chefs will also be preparing the dishes in a live cooking show in front of couples. All of this makes for a date you'll never forget.
Chinese Valentine's Day at Kobachi
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Enjoy views of the Bund from the 56th floor and a special Chinese Valentine's Day menu at Kobachi. The dishes, crafted by Master Japanese chefs, include sushi, sashimi and grilled items. The warm and intimate atmosphere is the perfect place to spend time with your loved one.
Qixi Jie Dinner at Stone Brewing
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Love is ALE you need this Chinese Valentine's Day at Stone Brewing Tap Room. You and your partner can kick back and enjoy each others company with a three-beer pairing dinner. Expect delicious food, wonderful desserts and fantastic beer.
Chinese Valentine's Day at Three on the Bund
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Three on the Bund is offering Chinese Valentine's Day deals at each of its six award-winning restaurants. Each restaurant will be serving an exclusive set-menu filled with mouthwatering dishes sure to spark romance. Some restaurants are also offering exclusive packages for couples. For instance, The Cupola's 'Romance of a Lifetime' package comes with champagne, flowers and a violin session for RMB10,000. For a less extravagant evening try Shinpaku's limited-edition sake for RMB1,000, or attempt to win two free bottles of Pierre Jouet Champagne at Jean-Georges. However, no matter which restaurant you pick, the experience will be one you'll never forget. Book your spot soon.
Qixi Festival at Tacolicious
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If you and su amor share a mutual love for tacos and margaritas then Tacolicious is the place for you. The restaurant is offering a Chinese Valentine's Day special that includes chips, loaded fries, two tacos and two frozen margaritas. This is perfect for taco-loving couples... or single people that are just really hungry.
Chinese Valentines at Shanghai Slims
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This Chinese Valentine's Day Shanghai Slims is offering a romantic three-course meal for two. Enjoy homemade bread, two delicious entrees, a dessert and drinks with your 'Egg McMuffin' on this romantic day.
Flair's Rooftop Romance
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Reserve your eyes for the stars, the city and your darling as you experience an amorous moment at Flair. Chef Simone presents a menu full of fresh flavors for the occasion including a bottle of PJ Rosé Champagne. The couples will also get a tailor-made USB key with DJ's love song collection as a souvenir.
Chinese Valentine's Day Celebration at Odelice!
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Odelice! invites you to a romantic evening inspired by a real-life romance. The restaurants exclusive Qixi menu is reminiscent of the owner's first date where they shared a chateaubriand roast. Throw on your best berets and experience love, French-style.
Chinese Valentine's Menu for Meat Lovers
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For lovers and meat lovers on Chinese Valentine’s Day, 37 Steakhouse & Bar offers a six course menu for two. Start with a glass of champagne, then savor the each delicious and fresh course including a divine, decadent Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse. Afterwards you and your lover can take a stroll on 37's beautiful outdoor terrace.
Jin Xuan Valentine's Delights
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Chinese Restaurant Jin Xuan is a great place to bring your lovebird for a night on the town. Located on the 53rd floor of The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, it provides a sparkling city view with impressive cuisine. This Chinese Valentine's Day, the restaurant is serving a special six-course meal and wine pairing.
Chinese Valentines at The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
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The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund is offering a variety of Chinese Valentine's deals for couples. Each of the hotel's restaurants is offering a Qixi themed dinner from a delicious buffet to a decadent nine-course meal. For couples looking to go the extra mile, the hotel is also offering two package deals. Package A features a one-night stay in the Deluxe Panorama River View Room, breakfast for two and a couples massage for RMB4,640. Package B features a stay in the Deluxe Panorama River View Room, breakfast for two and dinner at Pelhams for two for RMB5,600. However, no matter what you choose, Chinese Valentine's Day at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund will be something you'll never forget.
Chinese Valentine's Day at The Fellas
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If the most romantic movie you've ever seen is Lady and the Tramp, go live your best spaghetti eating fantasies out IRL. The Fellas is offering a romantic Italian dinner just for you. Each dinner comes with a complimentary cocktail and a beautiful view on the terrace.
Chinese Valentine's Day Sweet Set Menu at Canton
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Occupying the entire 55th floor of the Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Canton is one of the most recognized Cantonese restaurants in Shanghai. Offering an elegant and trendy dining environment with panoramic views of the Bund and Lujiazui this is the perfect date venue for this Chinese Valentine's Day.
Chinese Valentine's Day at D.O.C Gastronomia Italiana
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Say you care with a welcome glass of Prosecco followed up with one of D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana's most delicious meal deal entrees. They have a killer terrace for hours of open-air flirtation.
Chinese Valentines at El Willy
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El Willy's Chinese Valentine's Day menu is full of sexy little nibbles. Enjoy deliciously romantic food like foie gras, caviar, Australian beef and more that is sure to excite your tastebuds.
Chinese Valentine's Dinner at Latina
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If you're looking something a bit different, Latina is the place for you. The heat of the grill and the night will ensure this Qixi is one to remember. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat barbecue with free flow special with your loved one. Get there early, because the first 30 ladies to show up get a surprise gift.
Chinese Valentine's Day at Commune Social
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Commune Social is offering an eight-course meal for couples this Chinese Valentine's Day. Enjoy delicious food and two complimentary glasses of cava. Moreover, if you reserve a table between 5.30-6.30pm the price goes down by RMB200. However, tables are limited, so make sure you RSVP soon!
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