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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 4.7.0

Added favorite venues lists feature as available on the site. Added notifications for eg. new private messages, which greatly helps you when looking to rent, or get rid of, an apartment, or when you're selling something in Buy & Sell.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
477 Ratings

477 Ratings

shelemenem ,


This app is the reason I love Shanghai. Bored? Need to do something in Shanghai? Just check this app. There’s always something to do in this city.

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?! 😭😭😭

App Privacy

The developer, SmartShanghai.com, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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