Poke Poke: Sushi Bowls on Shanxi Road
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Poke Poke: Sushi Bowls on Shanxi Road

Sabina Olsson and the OCA tasting team take on Poke, a delicious Hawaiian "sushi bowl."

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Charlie’s: Delicious, Fast, Casual Burgers
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Charlie’s: Delicious, Fast, Casual Burgers

Ben Haller brings you a taste of Charlie's, an affordable burger option in Puxi.

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Sweetruck, Koreatown
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Sweetruck, Koreatown

Take a trip to Shanghai's Koreatown, where Catt Kim reviews a popular ice cream truck.

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Good Study Cafés in Shanghai
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Good Study Cafés in Shanghai

Café on Air: Satisfying the Hungry Mind, but not the Rumbling Stomach
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Café on Air: Satisfying the Hungry Mind, but not the Rumbling Stomach

Cafe on Air is a quiet coffee shop tucked into Shanghai's French Concession. City Lights reporter Sabina Olsson reviews the cafe for OCA.

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Taiwan Comes to Shanghai
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Taiwan Comes to Shanghai

Savannah Billman reviews the Shilin Night Market, a Taiwanese food paradise in Shanghai.

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Pree Ice Cream Lounge: Overpriced but Aesthetically Pleasing
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Pree Ice Cream Lounge: Overpriced but Aesthetically Pleasing

Sabina Olsson takes a trip to one of Xintiandi's most upscale ice cream bars and reports for OCA.

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Lost Everything Takes Over Julu
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Lost Everything Takes Over Julu

One of Shanghai's biggest restaurant chains has a new location with lots to offer.

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The Market’s Grand Opening
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The Market’s Grand Opening

Jose Sanchez reviews the Grand Opening event of The Market , exploring what makes this international market in a traditional Shanghai neighborhood so unique.

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Bowl’d Over
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Bowl’d Over

It's both healthy and delicious: City Lights co-editor Rae Dehal reviews one of Shanghai's best up-and-coming cafes.

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Quinta’s昆塔斯: Restaurant Review
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Quinta’s昆塔斯: Restaurant Review

Brunch on Yong Kang (永康)
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Brunch on Yong Kang (永康)

Hungry Lung’s Kitchen is located at 144 Yong Kang Lu basically at the end of the street and opens at 11:00 am

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Restaurant Review: Seesaw Cafe
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Restaurant Review: Seesaw Cafe

CH2: Comfort Food Revamped
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CH2: Comfort Food Revamped

Do finals have you craving comfort food? If you're in desperate need of some classic Mac n Cheese, head over to CH2.

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Brunch For the Hip and Trendy: A Review of Liquid Laundry
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Brunch For the Hip and Trendy: A Review of Liquid Laundry

Looking for somewhere to brunch? In desperate need of a great Mimosa, or a great Bloody Mary?

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American Apple Adventure
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American Apple Adventure

Apple is never America’s top fruit, but it is grown literally everywhere. That explains why autumn is always associated with these round, red things. For most Chinese, apples…

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Who’s Your Pumpkin?
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Who’s Your Pumpkin?

Get your costumes ready it is that time of year again, Halloween. Halloween falls on the weekend this year so there are many events happening within NYU Shanghai…

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1921 Gucci
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1921 Gucci

Tucked away in the upscale IAPM mall is Shanghai’s very own Gucci restaurant, 1921 Gucci. The restaurant joins the growing trend of restaurants opening under designer’s names like…

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一条街的日与夜
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一条街的日与夜

我不知道这是如何一种微妙的体验,只有当我行走在世纪大道宽敞而平坦的路面,被拥挤而孤独的的写字楼环绕时,才想念起了浦西那片盘落有致的街道,那里没有横平竖直的道路,有的是一种夹在在回环之间的情调。

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Where to Eat in Tel Aviv
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Where to Eat in Tel Aviv

If you are not in Tel Aviv at the moment and think that this article has nothing to do with you, think again. As Danielle Sanger, a good…

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London Food Guide
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London Food Guide

Delhi Grill – Lunch Special £6 While London has no shortage of Indian food, finding a place that is both cheap and tasty can be a bit difficult.…

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Restaurant Week- Shook!
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Restaurant Week- Shook!

With its exclusive location on the Bund, promises of sweeping views of the Pudong skyline, and gourmet food, my expectations for lunch at Shook! were high. Shook! describes…

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小辉哥食评 – Review on XiaoFaiGo Hotpot
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小辉哥食评 – Review on XiaoFaiGo Hotpot

The Hotpot here in Xiao FaiGo 小辉哥 is served individually. We tried the tomato stock with bones and tomato stock with spicy and sour pot. The beef slices…

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Restaurant Week- The Cut
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Restaurant Week- The Cut

Any restaurant basing its menu around quality steak and endless fries is guaranteed to pique my interest, and the dreamy IAPM mall’s The Cut is certainly no exception.…

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Ciao Firenze, Buon Appetito!
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Ciao Firenze, Buon Appetito!

What do most people think of when they think of Italian food? Pizza, pasta, or, in my case, GELATO! You could do the Audrey Hepburn thing — sit…

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Save Room for Restaurant Week
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Save Room for Restaurant Week

Get your taste buds and wallets ready for the 7th Biannual China Restaurant Week: Autumn Edition, beginning Sept. 3. During the eleven-day extravaganza, many of Shanghai’s best and…

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A Guide to Eating Deliciously in Paris
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A Guide to Eating Deliciously in Paris

Paris can be perplexing for tourists. After all, some of the landmarks in the city are the most photographed places on earth. Watch out to avoid being trapped…

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Five Must Try Desserts
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Five Must Try Desserts

Make Your Own Magnum 25RMB Magnum has recently opened up a pop-up shop located in K11 Art Mall’s Sky Garden. Join the somewhat crowded queue to create your…

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I Scream, You Scream
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I Scream, You Scream

  Whether it’s Carvel soft serve or Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food, there’s no denying China can’t quite satiate those ice cream cravings. Unfortunately, we’re stuck with few…

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Ultraviolet: The Ultimate Dining Experience
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Ultraviolet: The Ultimate Dining Experience

What a night. They didn’t take me to a little island in Greece like in Mamma Mia, but I was taken to a whole new league of dining.…

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Photo Tour of the Crystal Galleria
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Photo Tour of the Crystal Galleria

Newly opened mall, Crystal Galleria, in Jingan brings a new definition to food court. “QPQ: The Urban Market” is two floors of communal seating, offering cuisine spanning from…

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Rooftops and Terraces and Patios, Oh My!
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Rooftops and Terraces and Patios, Oh My!

  Spring is here and skies are clear! (At least, we’re hoping for low AQI levels.) Soak up some Vitamin D with a cocktail or canapé in hand…

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Who Let the Dogs Out? Review of Dog House
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Who Let the Dogs Out? Review of Dog House

Move over Bikini, there’s a new spot for gourmet hot dogs in town. While it is technically a hole in the wall, Dog Town is located in the…

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To Juice, or Not to Juice?
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To Juice, or Not to Juice?

My lifestyle in Shanghai often revolves around street food and alcohol, so I wanted to give my liver and bloating stomach a break by trying out a one…

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: How to Conquer Yongkang Lu
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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: How to Conquer Yongkang Lu

  Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo… Deciding on where to drink on Yongkang Lu (永康路) is sometimes a daunting task. After all, you’re given an entire street’s worth of…

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Spread the Love: Review of Spread the Bagel
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Spread the Love: Review of Spread the Bagel

Formerly found in cafes around the city and via delivery-service, Spread the Bagel’s outstanding selection of bagel sandwiches were finally united in one impeccably adorable storefront this recent…

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Say Cheese: Review of Co. Cheese Melt Bar
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Say Cheese: Review of Co. Cheese Melt Bar

As its name would suggest, Co. Cheese Melt Bar specializes in, you guessed it, grilled cheese. A quick glance at the menu had me thinking, how great could…

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The Chuan Lady: Fulfilling 268’s Midnight Cravings
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The Chuan Lady: Fulfilling 268’s Midnight Cravings

Over the course of this semester, most people at NYU Shanghai have tried, or at least heard of, the famous street barbecue stands opposite FamilyMart, and beside the…

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Study in Style
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Study in Style

While it may only be the start of another semester, homework, tests, and projects are just around the corner. For those of who who need a change of…

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From The Cookie Jar: Strictly Cookies
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From The Cookie Jar: Strictly Cookies

Strictly Cookies has established itself as NYUSH’s number one cookie and guilty but amazing pleasure distributor. You know you are an NYUSH student when you crave one of…

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Best of Shanghai 2014
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Best of Shanghai 2014

As the year comes to an end, it comes time to round up the best eats, drinks, and deals around Shanghai for any budget. Best Restaurant Budget: Wai…

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Cheap Eats: Sunflour Bakery
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Cheap Eats: Sunflour Bakery

By now most of us have grown tired of the options Lujiazui Café offers; one can only eat so many white bread sandwiches. For a more promising café…

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Gather Around the Fire Pit: A Review of Chi-Q
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Gather Around the Fire Pit: A Review of Chi-Q

The newest addition to Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Three on The Bund chain is a partnered effort between Jean-Georges and his part-Korean wife Marja Vongerichten. When Marja’s traditional Korean recipes…

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Heating Up For Winter: Chinese Hotpot
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Heating Up For Winter: Chinese Hotpot

As winter approaches, people in Shanghai and many other cities around China start to experience their annual craving for hotpot. Nothing warms people up better in a cold…

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Brunch by the Park
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Brunch by the Park

This restaurant’s name tells you two things about it: it may involve Asian cuisine, and it’s by a park. Those two features piqued my interest, resulting in me…

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The Minds Behind the Supper Club
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The Minds Behind the Supper Club

Last week, OCA covered Shanghai Supper Club’s October dinner. This week, we got in contact with the minds behind the whole shebang: Camden Hauge, Clara Elizabeth, and Katie…

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You’re the Apple of My Pie
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You’re the Apple of My Pie

Where to Find Fall Foods in Shanghai When it comes to the fall season, Americans have a certain affinity for pies, mashed potatoes, and pumpkins. Thanksgiving is dedicated…

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Hunting and Gathering Comes At a Price
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Hunting and Gathering Comes At a Price

Hunter Gatherer is a new ‘concept’ cafe and market that has sprung up on Anfu Lu. The latest in a mob of green health-food restaurants, you’ll find everything…

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Stuff Your Face Full With Stuffing: Thanksgiving in Shanghai
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Stuff Your Face Full With Stuffing: Thanksgiving in Shanghai

Now that Halloween has come and gone, the holiday season is officially upon us! Being so far away from home during this time of year may be difficult…

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A Tale of Two Suppers
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A Tale of Two Suppers

When the Shanghai dining scene feels a bit lackluster, consider trying a new concept: Shanghai Supperclub. An RSVP-only event, the underground Shanghai Supperclub holds two dinners every month…

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Tap That: Review of Brunch at Liquid Laundry
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Tap That: Review of Brunch at Liquid Laundry

The easiest and quickest way to judge a place, especially a restaurant, is by its bathroom. And although bordering on sexist, the touch of wit (compliments of Burt…

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Eating with @loueatsmore
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Eating with @loueatsmore

Meet the lovely Louise Paulin, the foodie behind instagram account @loueatsmore: OCA got a chance to sit down with Lou and ask her a few questions about herself…

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Culinary Delights in Hangzhou
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Culinary Delights in Hangzhou

Hangzhou, a peaceful oasis outside of Shanghai, boasts beautiful sceneries of mountains and lakes. You’re bound to build up an appetite after hiking or exploring West Lake, so…

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Trick or Treat 2014
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Trick or Treat 2014

It’s almost that time of the year again! No, wait, not that one, it’s Halloween! Christmas may be over two months away, but Halloween will be upon us…

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The Sun Has Set on British Brunch: A review of glo London
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The Sun Has Set on British Brunch: A review of glo London

For a British multi-story, multi-concept restaurant including a bakery, gastro grill, and rooftop, glo London sells itself short with its overpriced and underwhelming food. Shelling out 218 RMB…

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Gentrification At Its Prime: Zhong Plaza
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Gentrification At Its Prime: Zhong Plaza

I happened upon this enchanting plaza about three months ago when wandering around a lillong (traditional Shanghai lane houses) community off of Nanjing Xi Lu. A prime example…

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Eating High in Shanghai
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Eating High in Shanghai

One of the things that Shanghai does better than much of the rest of the world is food. Shanghai boasts many sensational street snacks from your morning jianbing…

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For the Night Owls
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For the Night Owls

Shanghai’s nightlife is as diverse as the city’s inhabitants, even as diverse as NYU Shanghai’s student body. That means there is a place somewhere in the city for…

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