While Chinatown is mostly noted for its no frills smoky eateries serving up excellent food in not quite so up to par surroundings, Cotton, a new jazz bar and restaurant in the boutique Shanghai... Read More
While Chinatown is mostly noted for its no frills smoky eateries serving up excellent food in not quite so up to par surroundings, Cotton, a new jazz bar and restaurant in the boutique Shanghai Mansion Hotel, is a breath of fresh air and welcome addition to the Yaowarat Road scene. Rattan armchairs, old gramophones, and various antiques help make up a decor that harkens back the days of the Shanghai 1930's. It's a great spot to have a drink and listen to Thai jazz artists, and there are also plenty of savoury creations from the kitchen. Recommended menu items include the deep fried angel mushrooms, crab meat with broccoli, and the thousand gold shrimp rolls. While you are here, make sure to check out the mansion hotel itself, with its spiral iron staircases and checkered tile floors, it is pretty atmospheric.
- Chinatown/Yaowarat's Best Restaurants: "To get here, the most traffic free way is via the MRT metro train, taken to the terminus station at Hualamphong. From here, walk down to Yaowarat Road and the commemorative gate, and head west on Yaowarat. The mansion is on the right, just before the Padungdao corner with T & K Seafood."
- Best for Chinatown/Yaowarat's Best Restaurants Because: For some nostalgic Shanghai of old decor, Cotton is fabulous.