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SmartShanghai.com is the largest and most respected English web magazine and city-guide in Shanghai. With this app you have access to our huge listings database and curated content right on your phone.

- The Full Directory: Search over 16,000 listings for restaurants, shops, and services. Print taxi cards and save venues you like to easily access them in the future

- Works Offline: All venue listings are stored on your phone and are automatically updated whenever you have a WiFi connection, allowing you to access addresses and phone numbers even when you don't have an internet connection.

- Location Based: Browse venues nearby, or see nearby happy hours, roof-top bars and more.

- Editorials: Catch up on the latest news, reviews, guides, party galleries, and in-depth articles.

- Events: Shanghai’s best events calendar. Discover dining promotions, nightlife parties, live music, community events and more.

- Classifieds: Browse Shanghai’s most trafficked classifieds for housing and jobs, and use our Buy & Sell marketplace.

- Essentials and Emergency information Critical information about living in Shanghai, including emergency contacts.

- SmartReviews: A hand-picked team of Shanghai residents review restaurants anonymously on behalf of SmartShanghai and report back with photos and reviews.

What’s New

Version 4.0.0

The time has come! We are very excited to finally — finally! — launch an overhaul of the SmSh mobile app. This version is a brand new design that was programmed from scratch here at SmSh HQ to make Shanghai’s best city-guide app even more useful. We’ve kept all the best features: a huge offline directory, a smart location-based search, curated event listings. And we’ve added plenty of new features this time around. We’ll be pushing new updates frequently from now on, so please reach out and let us know what you think.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
258 Ratings

258 Ratings

Shanghai Laowi ,

Indispensable app for foreigners in Shanghai

This app does a fabulous job of making Shanghai easily accessible for foreigners, with listings for bars, restaurants, shopping and other attractions. It has an easy-to-use interface that helps you filter results and interacts well with the maps feature to help you either find things nearby or navigate to your location. (Some of the maps locations aren't perfect, though, and it's not always 100% up-to-date on closures or new openings, so don't become completely trusting!) Also, it will generate taxi cards for all of the locations, so you can easily show a taxi driver or passerby the Chinese info-- and it's also copyable, so easily pasted into a map, text message or wechat. All in all, highly recommended -- it will help open up the city in a convenient and user-friendly way.

abbaybayy ,

Would be 5 stars but...

I really enjoy this app, it’s extremely helpful, but my favorites STILL aren’t popping up and when I search things it says “no results:(“ every time! Why?! 😭😭😭

ToriWho ,

Love it!

I never take the time to write a review but I noticed these reviews are really outdated. I love this ap and I travel to Shanghai almost monthly. I couldn't live without this ap and the taxi directions. It could be enhanced with a map to show where the venue is, but I have had it for a year and never had a problem with it. Go buy it. Best money you could spend if you are going to Shanghai.


SmartShanghai (Shanghai Huangfei Consulting Ltd.)
106.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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