About Kathleen’s Bistro
Bund Tastes. Bistro Prices.

Kathleen’s Bistro is a fine-casual restaurant serving a menu of fine dining favorites – along with sushi and pizza! – in a fun, casual setting, all at Bistro prices.

Located in the heart of Shanghai’s financial district in Lujiazui, Pudong, Kathleen’s Bistro is a great spot for a business lunch or dinner, after-work happy hour or weekend meals. We also do office and private catering and deliveries too!

Created by the same team who brought you K5 atop the Shanghai Art Museum in People’s Square and Kathleen’s Waitan on the Bund, Kathleen’s Bistro brings customers the expect same fine-dining standards of service and cuisine, in a relaxed environment.

About Us

Tony Yi leads the team at Kathleen’s Bistro. A seasoned restaurant professional, Tony first began working in Kathleen Maoming (2000), through its years at Kathleen’s 5 and was most recently general manager at Kathleen’s Waitan.

Ben Chen
is Kathleen’s Bistro’s executive chef, a role he held at Kathleen’s 5 and Kathleen’s Waitan, where his cuisine consistently won 5 stars from customers ranging from diplomats to Fortune 500 companies, and from proposing couples to wedding celebrations.

Kathleen Lau
opened her first restaurant in Guangzhou in 1996 – Kathleen’s. That was followed by Kathleen’s Maoming (1999, which later became Blue Frog), KABB [Kathleen’s American Bar & Bistro, in 2000], Kathleen’s 5 (2004) atop the former Shanghai Art Museum, Kathleen’s Waitan (2013) and now, Kathleen’s Bistro. In between, she also found time to start a magazine (That’s Shanghai in 1999) and write a book (Riding the Dragon: A Practical Guide to Living in Shanghai, 2004).

Our Neighborhood

We are right in the heart of Shanghai’s financial district, surrounded by the city’s most famous skyscrapers, and some unexpected surprises, too.

The Skyscrapers
Shanghai’s past, present & future

1.   - Jin Mao Tower (1999, 420 meters) – The Past: a stainless steel pagoda, with Art Deco references, neatly captures Shanghai’s traditional Chinese and Concession-era past. Fun fact: the building was designed around factors of 8, China’s “lucky” number, because it’s a homonym for prosperity.

2.   - Shanghai World Financial Center, aka “The Bottle Opener” (2008, 492 meters) – The Present: built by a Japanese developer as Shanghai opened up to international investment. Fun fact: The rectangle in the top was originally supposed to be a circle that was supposed to contain a ferris wheel!

3.   - Shanghai Tower (2015, 632 meters) – The Future:  A wish for the future: transparent, open and green, with spaces designed for people to enjoy greenery and landscape. Fun fact: Shanghai Tower will have the longest single elevator journey in the world – 580 meters in less than one minute!

4.   - The Pearl Tower (1994, 467 metres) – Space Age! Not technically a skyscraper (it’s a TV tower), the Pearl comes from somewhere deep in a space-age future. Fun fact: The three pearls are said to come from a Tang Dynasty song by Bai Juyi about “Pearls, big and small, falling onto a jade plate”.

Aurora Museum

This jewel is a must-see: designed by Tadao Ando, the six storey museum features ancient Chinese pottery, jade, blue and white porcelain and Buddhist sculptire, from the Neolithic to the Qing. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 9.30am-4pm. Tickets RMB 60. 99 Fucheng Road, just across the street from Kathleen’s Bistro.

Kathleen's Bistro, 184 Fucheng Lu, near Citygroup Tower, Shanghai   Reservation & Events: (+86) 21 6660 0989 or 136 6161 4714