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Lots of choices for dining availble

We are staying at the Marriott Hongqiau Hotel in Shanghai and Laowai Street is only 15 minutes away... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Bit of a tourist trap.

Everything in one street and even a fake market at Pearly city. Western bars and food available... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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  • Average28%
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  • Terrible3%
19 Jul 2018
“Lots of choices for dining availble”
29 May 2018
“Bit of a tourist trap.”
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Hongmei Road, Shanghai, China
Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

We are staying at the Marriott Hongqiau Hotel in Shanghai and Laowai Street is only 15 minutes away by walking. It offers a wide selection of restaurants.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RA_Travel_5
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Everything in one street and even a fake market at Pearly city. Western bars and food available. Makes for a pleasant evening out

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Foreigner Street is located in a nice area of Shanghai. It's clean and well situated near Longxi Metro Station. There is a variety of food choices, such as Thai, Mexican, American. The food is really good. This is an awesome place to hang out with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Arlette G
Reviewed 3 April 2018

In spite of rumours that Laowai Jie is going to be dismantled, it is very much alive and kicking. Laowai Jie is the restaurant row fairly close to Hongqiao Airport. It is stretching a good 480 meters. Good collection of different restaurants - brew pubs,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Reslimpan
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

1st time here and tickled they actually named this street as "foreigner street". There are a couple of western restaurants but many chinese/local restaurants too. It's ironic because 90% of the patrons seem to be local Nothing special

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank bcheong
Reviewed 17 March 2017

A nice escape in the west side of Shanghai featuring many English style pubs, East Indian and Mexican. Calm compared to most of Shanghai. Lowai refers to "foreigners" who are the main clientele here

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Tripreviewer91
Reviewed 12 March 2016

My colleagues and I had dinner a few times here, but only as we were staying nearby on Gumei Lu. As the name suggests (Laowai = Foreigner), this is a walking street full of foreign restaurants and bars just of Hongmei Lu, just after getting...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank jayanth13
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I stopped over here with a group of co-workers for an after meeting lunch. There are a lot of restaurants here so this was a decent place for the group to come to a consensus. We decided on Thai food. Like every restaurant I have...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Toddb62
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I went out here with a friend to try Fat Cow. There were plenty of restaurants to choose from but we were quite hungry by the time we got there. Its is not really a spontaneous trip. It took us about 45 minutes to get...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank CPax99
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Laowai Street is quite a short street with lots of Western Restaurants. If you get tired of Chinese Food, go to the Fat Cow for a Burger or to Bastiaan's for some nice German food and awesome Shakes. Decently priced. As a foreigner who lives...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Doris K
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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and
entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of
residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle
pockets that have their own unique attractions. The
schools have formed pockets of international
communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang.
Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have
built up over the years to cater to these communities.
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