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Late Night Food Tour in the Shanghai's French Concession - with unbiased reviews

Late Night Food Tour in the Shanghai's French Concession

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Eat like a local on this Shanghai late-night food tour, visiting off-the-path eateries, street barbecues, and a night market. Let your guide handle navigation as you sample more than 20 street-food bites—enough for dinner. Dishes you’ll likely taste: soup dumplings, lamb skewers, and boiled crayfish, washed down by local craft beer. Your guide will also tell you about the food, history, and culture of the former French Concession.
  • Eat your way through the former French Concession after dark
  • Taste over 20 local street foods—enough for dinner—and savor craft beer
  • Follow in the footsteps of Anthony Bourdain with a local guide
  • Get a new perspective on Shanghai’s history, heritage, and culture
What to Expect
Greet your guide and group at a former French Concession subway station, and stroll towards the Xintiandi area. Your first stop will be a Uyghur restaurant for hand-pulled noodles, followed by a local eatery for the essential “xiaolongbao” soup dumplings. Continue to Zhaozhou Road street food bazaar, frequented by Anthony Bourdain, and see the border where French-style apartments give way to old stone “shikumen” houses. Try local dishes at three separate eateries as you learn how locals live and eat. Along the way, cleanse your palate with craft beer and enjoy your guide’s insights into Shanghai’s foodie culture and traditions. Your tour will finish in the former French Concession: Just ask your guide if you need directions to the subway or a taxi.
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Important Information
  • Local guide
  • Food and local craft beer tasting (enough for dinner)
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nicole wrote a review 9 Dec
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This tour is amazing! We had so much great food! Our guide Lu was wonderful! His English was great and he was very knowledgeable. Every stop we had was fantastic - all the food was amazing. We had shanghai pancakes, some INCREDIBLE noodles at a Michelin recommended place, hotpot
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briancY3262IJ wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was an excellent way to try different foods around Shanghai. Our group of 5 joined with 3 others and we all had a great time. Our guide and his American assistant were very knowledgeable and friendly. The only reason for 4 stars is how the tour ended—more assistance with
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Response from WangJ235, Manager at Late Night Food Tour in the Shanghai's French Concession
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Brian, I'm very sorry to hear that you were ripped off by the taxi driver. Friday night is usually busy to wave a taxi. Shanghai metro system runs until 1am from Friday and Saturday. Most popular lines such as line 1, 2, 10 (all close to the area we walked by) are still running by the end we finished. But your hotel is on line 13, which is a little far from the former French Concession area. I'll highly recommend you to download the DiDi app, the chinese equivalent of Uber, next time when you're here. They have english menu and start to accept foreign credit card recently. Unfortunately, taxi drivers are really bad in Shanghai. We apologize for that. We did try to get you a taxi, but failed. So we bring you to the proper place that people are waiting for taxis, where there is actually a police station close by. This was our mistake and problem of trusting drivers. I would like to thank you again for being open-minded to blend in this tour. Hope you still like Shanghai apart from a few flaw. Best, Jim Wang Jian
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Michelle C. wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Really enjoyed this tour! My fiance and I went on this with our guide, Ming and one other guest. Loved being in a small group, meaning we got more time to talk with our guide. Ming was great - he knew the city and culture well, very personable and clearly excited to be there
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Date of experience: November 2019
CARRIEJC wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I really enjoyed the variety of food/beverages/tea on this tour! Our guide Jim helped call us get a ride back to the hotel when we were finished. It was perfect and the later time slot that we met allowed us time to enjoy the city of Shanghai without being rushed!
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Date of experience: October 2019
LeighRoslyn wrote a review Nov 2019
30 contributions7 helpful votes
Ming met our small group (3) at the metro and we were at our our first stop in minutes. Noodles and pork chop. Then desserts because the dessert shop closes early! Then a beer, then barbecue and dumplings. We finished with tea and bajo and pickled cucumber, and a couple of other
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Date of experience: November 2019
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