3/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu 常熟路83号3楼, 近巨鹿路 +86 21 5403 8330
noon to midnight
Xibo is the classiest Xinjiang restaurant in Shanghai. The space could double for a wine bar.
They serve a refined menu food and image, giving Xinjiang cuisine's reputation a much-needed overhaul.
In addition to standard hits like da pan ji, a spicy dish of boneless chicken and potatoes that falls apart in your mouth, this new restaurant serves traditional food of the Xibo minority, a group descended from Manchu archers who migrated to Xinjiang hundreds of years ago.
Don't forget to order the signature braised lamb with stewed pumpkin and steamed pumpkin dumplings.
The terrace is one of Shanghai's better outdoor drinking spots.