The Name Shanghai means 'on the sea' and the city lies on the east coast of China, just south of the Yangtza river.
In the 1930's, Shanghai was called the ‘Paris of the Orient’. It was a city of shows, restaurants, clubs and gambling – certainly somewhere it was hard to feel lonely. People from all over the world were throwing themselves into Shanghai parties. It was these new immigrants who fuelled the fantastically opulent and innovative dinning culture in the town, a huge and varied range of different chinese cuisines were being introduced to the city, while native food was being subsequently transformed into a taste and a style of west meets east in order to compete. Shanghai, was one of the melting pots of the gourmet world during the 1930's. Visit us now in the heart of Oxford to experience Oxfords best Chinese.