Bored by the hotel-style all-day dining experiences now so familiar to diners all around town? Then you haven’t yet visited Jing An Shangri-La’s Café Liang & Mezzanine.
Named after the dual concepts, spaces and experiences represented in the restaurant, Liang(两, “two” in Chinese) simultaneously recognizes the intersection of East and West that Shanghai has become. Dining is an informal, interactive process here, with chefs whipping up meals that span everything from traditional Chinese claypot noodles to grilled items to fresh traditional Chinese claypot noodles to grilled items to fresh organic salads. Those with more refined tastes can sample from the cheese and charcuterie stations, while kids and those with sweet tooths are sure to enjoy the ice cream, pastry and chocolate stations.
All revolving around a unique, train-station style specials board that hangs overhead and tick-box ordering system that simplifies meal selection, this is one of the Jing An Shangri-La’s most vibrant filled with life, positive energy and an atmosphere welcoming to all.
Things get a little more intimate upstairs, where the mezzanine floor offers up modern Japaneses fare in a variety of styles, all expertly prepared. Key to the Japanese Café concept here are trio of grills: traditional yakatori, robatayaki and irori grills sit front and center on this floor, providing diners with fare fresh off the fire. A sushi and sashimi counter puts out fresh cuts of imported fish, and sake tasting nights help to flesh out a more delicate side of the dining experience.
As one united venue, you can of course order from any of the a la minute stations no matter if you’re inside, outside, upstairs or downstairs at this 250- seat venue; those in a hurry can even sample from the Grab-n-Go counter, where fresh pastries and coffee come out all day alongside sandwiches and other quick bites in slickly designed packages.
L1: International Tick Box Buffet
Deli Style Grab and Go
L2: Modern Japanese Café
Dress Code: Casual
Smoking: Piazza only