A Guide to Shanghai's Chicest Street

Wuyuan Road has emerged as a haven for high design and a must-visit nighttime hot spot.

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Wuyuan Road

Long overlooked, Wuyuan Road is booming with new stylish shops and restaurants. It began about five years ago, when restaurateur Lao Deng sought to open a place that could attract the growing community of local creatives. The result was Spicy Moment (71 Wuyuan Rd.; 86-21/5403-0775), a Hunanese eatery. Its success has spurred a host of pioneers to move in nearby. Read on for our favorites.