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Lost Heaven

Travelers' Choice award winner
Neighborhood:
Former French Concession
French, Chinese, Asian, Yunnan
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38 Gaoyou Rd (south of West Fuxing Rd), Shanghai, China
021-64335126
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 611
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  • 398
    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Highly recommended

We were with a lot of guests. We had to wait in bar for our table, but it was worth of it. Food is fantastic! Service is on a high level!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Pavel Z
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Vilnius, Lithuania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were with a lot of guests. We had to wait in bar for our table, but it was worth of it. Food is fantastic! Service is on a high level!

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Melbourne
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We came back to Lost Heaven for my birthday after previous wonderful experiences at both this location and Lost Heaven on the Bund, but something fell short this time. The food was still as amazing and plentiful as ever, but the toilets were absolutely filthy. The women's bathroom in the downstairs bar had wads of spit on the floor and... More 

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Welle, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for great Yunnan folk cuisine, look no further. Delicious food in a quite dark but romantic ambiance. Whether you're in the mood for spectacular vegetable combinations, beef, pork, chicken or more mainstream Chinese food, everything here tastes great. Restaurant staff is quick and helpful and prices democratic. You may want to check for availability as we had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I would highly recommend Lost Heaven. It's unique menu offers visitors a variety of options, all with exceptional flavours. The restaurant is also beautiful with it's dark wood and stunning décor. The staff was also very helpful. It is on a relatively quiet street which is a nice change of pace in the middle of busy Shanghai. I can't wait... More 

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Amherst, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The place was awesome for family or Solo. I went solo and had an awesome time. Prepare to be dazzled! With my non existent Chinese speaking ability this was not a hindrance the staff was friendly getting me a cab after dinner and everyone was so accommodating

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

been there few times already and love it so much. the restaurants lighning is rather dark but with all the candles still enough to be comfortable. the food is authentic and very tasty. we had several different dishes to share and all where exceptional. they also serve pretty nice cocktails. the restaurant is located in french concession and therefore a... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Nice restaurant in a dark setting at the French concession. Don't have much experience with Yunan food and wished the waiters could have better knowledge of the huge menu and explain. Food was in general good and fun to go with a group of friends so that you can order more and share family style.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is absolutely a great place to invite your colleagues, start to chill out in the terrace bar before you start your dinner. The food is great, cocktails are well-done similar to European quality and the atmosphere is elegant. The only problem I have whenever I go there is the level of the noise, that's all! Therefore don't take yours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Regarded as one of the best dinning experiences in Shanghai, this restaurant lives up to its reputation. I have visited Shanghai over half dozen times and this is the second best dinning experience I have had. It is expensive though.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Upon returning to Shanghai, a year after having eaten at Lost Heaven, we could not wait to savor another delicious meal. The food is unique in that it is from the Yunan region. The crispy chicken is especially delicious, as are the samosa, and the lamb chops I think the prices are very reasonable for delicious and large portions of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Gaoyou Rd (south of West Fuxing Rd), Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: 021-64335126

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Chinese, Asian, Yunnan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm

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Staying in Former French Concession

Neighborhood Profile
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.