Voting Now Open in the That's Shanghai 2022 Food & Drink Awards

By That's Shanghai, February 3, 2023

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That's right, it is time once again for our glitziest and most glamorous event of the year, the 20th edition of the That’s Shanghai Food & Drink Awards, which will take place at the end of this month.

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, send us a message saying ‘Vote’ and then click the hyperlink to enter the voting channel, or simply tap the 'Vote' button at the bottom of the screen:

Vote Now in That’s Shanghai's 2019 Food & Drink Awards!


First of all, select the category which you want to vote for. Then slide down to the bottom to see the nominees and vote for your favorite.


During the voting period (February 3-19), each person / account can vote for one nominee in each of the 50 categories.

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!

Win Prizes!


Vote in a category on the main voting site, and you are eligible to enter our That’s Shanghai Food & Drink Awards lucky draw, with hotel stays and dining vouchers to some of the cities hottest venues up for grabs!

Simply message us on WeChat with a screenshot of the 'Vote Success!' pop-up that appears each time you vote for a nominee.

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 select the relevant category, type the name of the venue and submit.


The deadline to submit open votes for Bar, Club and Restaurant of the Year is February 19 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 a venue to be nominated for an award?

Simply message us on WeChat with the following information: 

  • Category

  • Nominee Name


Flash Voting

As well as the main voting site, we'll also be running daily flash voting during the voting period (February 3-19). You'll only have 48 hours to vote in each flash vote – 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 total votes from the main voting site – so be sure to vote on both!

Please note: A friendly reminder – 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!

What Date is the Flash Vote for My Category?

Fri Feb 3

  • Brunch of the Year

  • Burger of the Year

  • Hotel Brunch of the Year

Sat Feb 4

  • Italian Restaurant of the Year

  • Italian Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year 

  • Hotel Italian Restaurant of the Year

Sun Feb 5

  • Mexican Restaurant of the Year

  • Spanish Restaurant of the Year

  • Latin American Restaurant of the Year

Mon Feb 6

  • Pizza of the Year

  • Southeast Chinese Restaurant of the Year

  • Hotel Shanghainese Restaurant of the Year

Tue Feb 7

  • Contemporary Chinese Restaurant of the Year

  • Northwest & Central Chinese Restaurant of the Year

  • Hotel Cantonese Restaurant of the Year

Wed Feb 8

  • Indian Restaurant of the Year

  • Middle Eastern Restaurant of the Year

  • Southwest Chinese Restaurant of the Year

Thu Feb 9

  • Korean Restaurant of the Year

  • Japanese Restaurant of the Year

  • Hotel Japanese Restaurant of the Year 

Fri Feb 10

  • Vegan or Vegetarian Restaurant of the Year

  • Thai Restaurant of the Year

  • Vietnamese Restaurant of the Year

  • Southeast Asian Restaurant of the Year

Sat Feb 11

  • French Restaurant of the Year

  • French Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year

  • Hotel French Restaurant of the Year 

Sun Feb 12

  • Chef of the Year

  • Mixologist of the Year

  • Contemporary Restaurant of the Year

Mon Feb 13

  • Wine Bar of the Year

  • Hotel Buffet of the Year

  • Hotel Bar of the Year

Tue Feb 14

  • Café of the Year

  • Bakery of the Year

  • Ice Creamery of the Year

Wed Feb 15

  • Rooftop of the Year

  • Steakhouse of the Year

  • Hotel Steakhouse of the Year

Thu Feb 16

  • Craft Beer Bar of the Year

  • Sports Bar of the Year

  • LGBTQ+ Venue of the Year

Fri Feb 17

  • Craft Cocktail Bar of the Year

  • Casual Cocktail Bar of the Year

  • Whisky Bar of the Year

  • Live Music Venue of the Year

Sat Feb 18

  • New Restaurant of the Year

  • New Bar of the Year

  • New Club of the Year

Once again, make sure you are following us on WeChat to take part in the flash voting:


Here We Go! 

That's it! The main voting site and first flash vote categories are now open. So good luck to all nominees... and may battle commence!

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