Wuguan Tang (五观堂素食)
This elegant, serene restaurant has been a mainstay on the Shanghai vegetarian scene for years. On the seasonal, handwritten menu, you’ll find lovely vegetable dishes that look simple on the surface, but shine in their thoughtful creation. Roasted scalloped potato (kǎo tǔdòu, 烤土豆) is an iconic example, the spud cooked to mellow sweetness and driven to new heights with a golden crust. The space itself feature elegant dark wood tables and low ceilings, creating an intimate environment that fits the food.