It is time once again for our glitziest and most glamorous event of the year: the 19th edition of the That’s Shanghai Food & Drink Awards will take place on December 15. And, just like every year, you the readers vote for your favorite restaurants, bars, chefs, cafes, mixologists and more.
How to Vote
Vote now by following us on WeChat, which you can do by scanning the QR code below:
Once you’ve added our account, tap the 'Vote!' button at the bottom of the screen to start selecting your favorites:
How Do I Vote for Restaurant / Bar / Club of the Year?
Votes for Restaurant, Bar and Club of the Year will be accepted on an open vote basis. Simply type in your favorite and tap the vote button once you’ve chosen the venue.
The deadline to submit open votes for Bar, Club and Restaurant of the Year is December 5 at 11.59pm. Any submissions sent after that will not be counted. One open vote per category only.
I Can’t See My Favorite on the List! How Can I Vote For It?
Don't see your favorite on our voting page? First up, it's not too late to nominate (see below). Write-in votes will also be accepted for each category – just scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your nominee in the open vote section:
I Want to Nominate / Be Nominated! How Can I Do That?
Would you like your venue to be nominated for an award? Email your nominee name, logo, photo, website and category to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daily WeChat Voting
We’ll also be running daily WeChat Flash Voting for select categories on our account from November 19-December 5. You will only have 48 hours to vote for each non-open vote category – so act fast!
The daily WeChat flash votes will be tallied up and awarded on a weighted scale, with 100 votes going to first place, 50 votes to second place and 25 votes to third place. These votes will then be added to the overall total.
Please note: We monitor for suspicious voting patterns, and reserve the right to disqualify any venue we deemed to have cheated. No buying votes – you have been warned!
I Can’t See My Favorite on the Flash Vote List! How Can I Vote For It?
Is your choice not listed in the daily WeChat vote? Message our account “[Category]: [Your Choice]” and we’ll count it as a write-in vote. One write-in vote per user only. Submissions sent after the vote closes will not be considered.
What Date is the Flash Vote for My Category?
Fri Nov 19
Brunch of the Year
Burger of the Year
American BBQ of the Year
Hotel Brunch of the Year
Sat Nov 20
Pizza of the Year
Italian Restaurant of the Year
Italian Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year
Hotel Italian Restaurant of the Year
Sun Nov 21
Taco of the Year
Mexican Restaurant of the Year
Spanish Restaurant of the Year
Latin American Restaurant of the Year
Mon Nov 22
Xinjiang Restaurant of the Year
Shanghainese Restaurant of the Year
Hotel Shanghainese Restaurant of the Year
Tue Nov 23
Cantonese Restaurant of the Year
Hotel Cantonese Restaurant of the Year
Hunan Restaurant of the Year
Wed Nov 24
Indian Restaurant of the Year
Sichuan Restaurant of the Year
Yunnan Restaurant of the Year
Thu Nov 25
Korean Restaurant of the Year
Japanese Restaurant of the Year
Hotel Japanese Restaurant of the Year
Fri Nov 26
Vegan or Vegetarian Restaurant of the Year
Thai Restaurant of the Year
Vietnamese Restaurant of the Year
Southeast Asian Restaurant of the Year
Sat Nov 27
French Restaurant of the Year
French Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year
Hotel French Restaurant of the Year
Chinese Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year
Sun Nov 28
Chef of the Year
Mixologist of the Year
Contemporary Western Restaurant of the Year
Middle Eastern of the Year
Mon Nov 29
Wine Bar of the Year
Hotel Buffet of the Year
Hotel Bar of the Year
Tue Nov 30
Café of the Year
Bakery of the Year
Ice Creamery of the Year
Wed Dec 1
Rooftop of the Year
Steakhouse of the Year
Hotel Steakhouse of the Year
Thu Dec 2
Craft Beer Bar of the Year
Sports Bar of the Year
LGBTQ+ Venue of the Year
Fri Dec 3
Cocktail Bar of the Year
Casual Cocktail Bar of the Year
Whisky Bar of the Year
Live Music Venue of the Year
Sat Dec 4
New Restaurant of the Year
New Bar of the Year
New Club of the Year
I Missed the Deadline for the WeChat Flash Vote!
Missed the deadline to vote via the daily WeChat posts? Simply tap the ‘Vote!’ button at the bottom of our WeChat page, where the polls will be open 24/7! The deadline to submit votes is December 5 at 11.59pm. Any submissions sent after will not be counted.
Golden Fork Dining Tour
To coincide with the Awards period, That’s Shanghai is launching the Golden Fork Dining Tour, with 20 selected restaurants creating special menus that will be promoted over our website, WeChat and social media to a specific Shanghai F&B loving audience, reaching tens of thousands of followers, and sold over our e-commerce platform.
For more information, please contact us by email at billyxian@th
For sponsorship opportunities please contact Christy via email at christycai@t