SHANGHAI RESTAURANT

Cheng Cheng's Art Salon

What: A chef. A mop-headed rambler. A painter of teapots and oversized canvasses. An antique collector. The guy in the corner booth with the flask of hot water and a stack of messy papers. An amateur philanthropist and a self-styled saver of culture. Xie Cheng Cheng is all of these things. At the moment he’s rewarding his chef’s progress in piano lessons with bonuses. Oh, and selling those hand-painted teapot sets for ¥3,000. He’s a businessman, too.

Look: It’s a jumble of Old Shanghai with a touch of cheese: beautiful, worn wood floors from razed lane housing, antique sewing machines and refrigerators, wooden screens from a bank on the Bund, Alice in Wonderland high-backed chairs painted glittery gold, baskets in the rafters...

Food: Cheng Cheng does three distinct cuisines: “Old Shanghainese”, as he calls it, spicy, Sichuan-style food, and mock-meat vegetarian food, made with the meat lookalikes from Longhua Temple.

Bill: Dinner for two, about ¥400.


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Venue Details
Address: Cheng Cheng's Art Salon, 164, Shanghai, China
Phone: 5306-5462
Cuisine: Chinese, Vegetarian or Organic
Price Range: BB
Opening hours: daily 11:30am-2pm, 5-10pm
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