In Shanghai, there are many restaurants decorated with childlike themes, such as Teddy Bear and Barbie. These restaurants are not only child-friendly, suitable for families with kids, they are also very popular among adults.
The following restaurants are carefully selected and recommended. These restaurants have children’s play areas with various toys to keep your kids amused. There is crockery with cute designs, and light, plain dishes with no strong flavors are available, so there will definitely be something that your children can eat.
Barbie Café 芭比旗舰店餐厅
It is located on the top floor of Barbie Shanghai. Barbie Shanghai is the first Mattel Barbie flagship store in the world, with the largest and most comprehensive collection of Barbie dolls and licensed barbie products. Its resturant is also the world’s first barbie-themed restaurant.
Guests will love the brand-new Barbie-themed dining experience and fun there created by celebrity chef David Laris. Everyone, both children and adults, will indulge in the perfect pink surroundings and have fun. It serves healthy, delicious and seasonal food and drinks.
Address: 550 Central Huaihai Road
Teddy Bear Family Coffee and Restaurant 泰迪之家
This restaurant offers southeast Asian food and afternoon tea. Almost every food has an image or theme about Teddy Bears, such as Teddy coffee and Teddy cookies. It is indeed a small world of Teddy Bears. Adults are recommended to order a “Bear Cappuccino” and order their children a cake in the shape of a bear’s paw. One will undoubtedly have a blast while bringing kids to the world of teddy bears.
The first floor is the exhibition area, and you can find various Teddy Bears (some are limited editions) that the restaurant owner collects from around the world. The second floor is the dining area, decorated like home, with Teddy Bear table cloths, old TV set, and picture frames. Another feature of the restaurant is that you can learn to make your own Teddy Bear there.
Here is the “Mini Teddy Museum”, which is full of the toy children love, the Teddy Bear. The sofa, dining tables, windows and even stair edges are covered with teddy bears. The children are welcome to play with the bears at any time.
Address: 6201A, Cloud Nine Shopping Mall, 1018 Changning Lu
Tel: 021 6473 0645
Buddy Bear Restaurant 芭迪熊主题餐厅
This restaurant, catering to children aged 1 to 12, is more like a fairy world. There is a big pirate ship once you step inside the restaurant. Children play happily there, and there are special attendants. The decoration is lovely, with themes of bears everywhere, and the atmosphere is merry because there are magic shows, story-telling, and some other performances. Children can also learn to make their own bears at the restaurant.
Address: 6th floor, Times Square, No 2, Zhangyang Road, Pudong District
Tel: 021 5836 8611
Danbo Fun 蛋蛋屋
The logo of this restaurant is “I Love Eggs”. It serves simple Japanese-style meals and various flavors of omelet rice (蛋包饭, pronounced as dan bowl fan). Soups, spaghetti, coffee and desserts are also available. The restaurant décor is refreshing and adorable like a cartoon land, and with main colors of white and yellow; the light bulbs and even the chairs look like eggs.
Address: B2, Cloud Nine Shopping Mall, No 1018, Changning Road, Changning Street
Tel: 021 3372 7079
Shanghai Wild Water Aquarium Restaurant 水野水族餐厅
The ambiance of this restaurant is any child’s dream. The folded napkins, the unique shapes of the chopsticks, and the small sauce plates are shaped like fish. In the entrance of the restaurant there is a big fish tank, which holds many colorful and swimming tropical fish. One can view these fish from anywhere; it is as if the guests are in an aquarium.
Address: Room 102 on “Zheng Da Wu Dao Kou” Square, Number 1 in Lane 1199, on Mingshen Road, Pudong New Area
Party Town 派对新地
The Party town restaurant is located on the Zhang Jiabin Creative Street, 35, Jinyan Road, Pudong District, adjacent to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. The New Party and Earth restaurant contains a dining area with an Antarctic theme, a champagne bar with Shanghai’s first theme music, and all of the retail supplied has different cartoon themes. The New Party and Earth restaurant is a fantastic place for you to combine entertainment and relaxation together!
Address: 35-49, Jinyan Road, Pudong New District
Hefeng Nongjia 鹤峰度假村
This restaurant is almost like an amusement park for children. Children can have their photos taken with peacocks and Sika deer. This variety of animals makes the children feel as if they are visiting a zoo. In addition, the restaurant uses the theme of a “waterfall with a bridge” as background decoration. The foods served in the restaurant are grown by the owner and the foods served are both healthy and delicious.
Address: 490 Heli West Road, Pudong New District
Thousand Leaves Tea Restaurant 干叶子茶料理
Take your kids to visit this restaurant to experience “Do It Yourself” fun. Firstly, one can make cake, tea, cotton, sugar, and gourd sugar by themselves. Secondly, one may squeeze the sugar cane to make juice. Thirdly, learn how to make a hot pot and a large variety of different kinds of sauces. Finally, make a steaming bun flavored with red beans, tea flavored dumplings, and nori cookies. This a great place for your child to practice his or her creative cooking skills.
Address: 359 Xinhu Road, Changni District