UnTour Shanghai Food Tours
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Our walking culinary tours are designed to get visitors off the beaten path and into authentic local shops where they can eat shoulder to shoulder with locals. Since 2007, UnTour Food Tours has taken over 18,000 guests to our favorite mom-and-pop-owned shops. UnTour Food Tour has been featured in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic, Monocle, CNN, The Sunday Time Travel Magazine, Samantha Brown Travels, The Guardian & more. We also offer tours in Beijing, Chengdu and Hong Kong. Come explore China's tastiest authentic cuisine with us!
Shanghai, Shanghai Region, China

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Night Tours
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James_P3388
Burlington, VT21 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
I have been living in Shanghai for a few years and had yet to have visitedto this small neighborhood of awesome and authentic Korean restaurants. We had an awesome guide who was ethnically Korean but grew up in Shanghai. She introduced us to all the foods, some history and cultural facts about all the stops and was overall keeping everyone engaged. By the end of the tour, I was extremely full, satisfied and a little tipsy (thanks to the soju). Would have never found this place yet alone know where to go and what to order. Check this out, even if you have been living in Shanghai for a while. I guarantee there will be some things you haven’t tried in you regular Shanghai routine!
Written April 7, 2021
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Hi James - thank you so much for joining our K-Town Tour! We love showing off Shanghai's most delicious neighborhoods, and we're so glad you were able to discover something new after living in Shanghai for some time! Hope to see you again on another tour!
Written April 8, 2021
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Cruiser597561
1 contribution
May 2020
We booked this tour to celebrate my husband's birthday with 4 other friends. Kelvin who led the tour was great. We had a fantastic time learning about the history of speakeasies in Shanghai while enjoying delicious cocktails. The tour included an introduction and cocktail making class from the master distiller at Shanghai's own Peddler's gin. Also had delicious noodles and fried dumplings.
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who would like to see a different side of Shanghai's nightlife, whether a visitor or a long time Shanghailander.
Written May 25, 2020
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Thanks so much for joining us for your husband's bday :) We're so glad you enjoyed the Shanghai Speakeasy & Cocktail Tour, our newest tour offering! We hope you'll eat (and drink!) with us again soon.
Written May 29, 2020
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Monkbird
18 contributions
May 2020
The Shanghai Speakeasy Tour was a great delve into some hidden gems of the SH bar scene. Starting with a shot of Bijou in the street to get us going the evening just got better and better. We had a private Negroni cocktail mixing in collaboration with the guys behind Peddler's Gin before setting off on our walk around the beautiful former French Concession to the two Speakeasys. Great selection of cocktails at both, and special food served at one to boot. We also stopped at an amazing local noodle bar between the two bars to help line our stomachs, and here our tour guide had arranged for pre-bottled cocktails to be delivered there. Kelvin, our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of SH and the food and drink we were enjoying. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended
Written June 14, 2020
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Thanks so much for joining us for our new Speakeasy & Cocktail tour. We're so glad you had a great time learning about the city's history and saucy past. We hope you'll eat (and drink) with us again soon :)
Written June 18, 2020
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Joana M
1 contribution
Jun 2020 • Friends
I did the Shanghai speakeasy and cocktail tour. What an amazing experience. Despite being in Shanghai for one year, I got to see new secret spots in the city and try amazing drinks. Kelvin , our guide, gave us plenty of information and was super cool to hang out with! Could not recommend this enough!
Written June 8, 2020
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Hi Joana - thanks so much for joining us for your Speakeasy & Cocktail tour. We're so glad to hear you found new spots and enjoyed your tour with Kelvin! We hope you'll eat with us again soon :)
Written June 11, 2020
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abroad91
Ottawa, Canada70 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
Kelvin is a fantastic tour guide. I attended with some friends and we had an excellent time. Kelvin is personable and knowledgeable, and he really made it a great tour. UnTour has awesome tours of Shanghai and I look forward to seeing more of the city with them again soon! Do note, the speakeasy you’re includes lots of drinks, so make sure you’re prepared!
Written June 27, 2020
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Operations M
Thanks so much for joining us on your Speakeasy Tour! We're so happy to hear you had a great, and we hope to see you again on one of our food tours :)
Written June 29, 2020
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Explorer307000
Leeds, UK5 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
A very interesting, informative and tasty tour. Our guides were friendly and knowledgable. K-Town is a lively place that our guides navigated perfectly. We really had a fantastic tour and highly recommend it. We will do some of the other tours.
Written June 12, 2021
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Thanks for your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour of Koreatown - we look forward to eating with you again on our other Shanghai tours. Or come visit us in Beijing :)
Written June 17, 2021
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Rachel F
5 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
I attended the Korean food tour in Shanghai with my husband and two other friends. We met 4 other lovely people and were lead by an amazing tour guide,Sylvia.
Food was delicious, alcohol was refreshing. All was traditional Korean.
Sylvia was friendly, spoke great English and Chinese and offered great information about all of the dishes.
I would recommend this trip!
Written July 16, 2021
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Hi Rachel - we really appreciate your review of your experience with Sylvia! Thanks so much for recommending the tour. We hope you'll eat with us again soon in Beijing or Shanghai :)
Written July 23, 2021
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rc33
Sydney, Australia167 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
Absolutely loved this tour. It is balanced between tasting at local eateries and a cooking class.

Nyima was our guide today and she was phenomenal. Not only did she explain everything really well she was very personable. People on the tour were so friendly as well.

We started off trying a Jianbing (Chinese crepe) which absolutely delicious. We continued with trying all sorts of dumplings (soup, pan fried, pan fried buns, boiled, steamed). Make sure you don't eat before this tour as you will be full after this tour. You'll learn some history about the city as well as some interesting food facts. The walking is not too strenuous and enough stops allocated.

The cooking class was heaps of fun and we made prawn dumplings. Great teachers there and enjoyed seeing the handiwork once it is cooked. Although mine weren't the prettiest it was nice to see the finished product. You get to enjoy eating it afterwards. You are handed a sheet of the places visited and a couple of recipes.

Highly recommend you do this tour to familiarise yourself with Chinese food if first time here or even if you've been to Shanghai before. When meeting on the tour recommend taking the easy to navigate metro as much quicker than a taxi.
Written November 26, 2017
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domerloveswa
Bend, OR208 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
My wife & I did the night tour and had a great time. The group of 14 felt a little big but ended up being just fine as we had 2 very good tour guides. The tour stops at 3 places to sit & eat but foods come from more than just those 3 locations. Lots of variety with foods, maybe about 15 different dishes total. This would be a great thing to do on your first night in Shanghai to get the low-down on where to eat for the rest of your stay.
Written April 10, 2016
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Jacqueline M
Chicago, IL23 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Disappointing.

My bf and I did the "night markets" tour of Shanghai. We cannot speak to the other tours. But... generally, here's how we felt:

This experience felt more touristy than authentic - the "strip" where the food vendors were situated felt more like Vegas that authentic Shanghai.

Went to 3 different restaurants on tour. Each restaurant seemed to treat our small group (fewer than 8) as a nuisance than a welcomed guest. We were put upstairs in a storage area at first one. Second one, they dragged a table outside the restaurant. Third, was the friendliest. We actually were integrated with the locals!

We ate many things including grilled veggies, crayfish, snake (tourist trappy), bao/Chinese steamed buns, ma po tofu, a few pork dishes, lamb kebobs, and two types of noodle dishes.

Tour guide's food knowledge and sharing of Shanghaiese culture was just average. Would have loved to have learned about the cooking techniques, the ingredients in the sauces, the history behind the dishes, etc.

The noodle vendor on the street had probably the best dishes (rice noodles and wheat noodles both great) as were the traditional Chinese dumpling and pot stickers with the vinegar dipping sauce that our guide purchased for sharing at the first restaurant. We would have rather walked around the streets of Shanghai to experience that culinary side instead of the restaurants which weren't welcoming nor a great taste experience.

This was definitely NOT the highlight of our trip especially at about $75/per person.

Better to have a personal guide walk around with you for a few hours at a lower price who can translate for you as you experience all the dishes and flavors.

I hope to hear UnTour Shanghai makes some improvements to their Shanghai food tour experience in due time. It's overrated.
Written March 28, 2016
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Thank you for taking the time to review UnTour Shanghai. We appreciate it when we receive constructive criticism from our guests if a tour didn't live up to your expectations. We will consult as a team about your experience and see what we can do to improve our offerings in the future. If you make it back to Shanghai, do let us know.
Written March 29, 2016
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