Street Signs: Jiashan Road

By Anouska Panda 2021-10-21 15:35:11

District: Xuhui
Cross Streets: West Jianguo Road and Zhaojiabang Road
Nearest Metro Station: Jiashan Road, Line 9 and 12


Jiashan Road is located in the quiet, vintage heart of Xuhui District. When you find yourself entering this particular area, you’ll notice the warmth and serenity this place holds. In the morning, it is a common sight to see the daily lives of a diversity of people unfold before your eyes. The elderly might be holding a pack of groceries and walking home, kids will be heading off to school and many will be on their way to work.


1. Looking for a place to explore? Jiashan Lane Market is your place to go. This is one of the most intimate spots on Jiashan Road with its peaceful yet bustling ambiance. The market was established in 2012 with the aim to bring high-quality, local food to Shanghai’s expats and locals! Jiashan market is considered one of the best places to go for artisan food and drinks. The market is held on the first and third Saturdays of every month (depending on the pandemic situation), if you’re interested to visit, make sure to follow their Wechat official account: JiashanMarket.

Address: 259 Jiashan Road


2. With the odor of freshly baked bread wafting through the mildly occupied café, Bunlife serves a variety of mouthwatering items such as sandwiches, quinoa avocado salad, basil chicken spinach roll, basil chicken noodles, smoked salmon with boiled eggs and coffee as well. Of course, they also offer a range of bread assortments with different, unique flavorings such as sea salt bread, French sausage, cinnamon bread, and baguettes. In addition, Bunlife doesn’t disappoint with its delicious pastries which include lemon tart and blueberry pie. If you’re looking for a chill place to unwind, this one is for you!

Address: 259 Jiashan Road, Daily 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

3. In collaboration with the Finnish visual artist Kim Simonsson, IYouth studio presents the exotic Just in Time “Moss People” exhibition. With its lighted minimalistic interior, the exhibit displays a selection of remarkable sculptures, each one with a different expression from the next. However, these aren’t just any ordinary sculptures. They are made out of a distinctive combination of stoneware, paint, and green nylon fiber, which gives the figures their polished, mossy surface. It truly is a sight to see and definitely a place to snap a few pictures for the ‘gram! 

Address: 07-309 Jiashan Road, Daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


4. Need a new bike? Specialized has it all set up for you. As soon as you enter the store, a large showroom comes into view which showcases a range of the brand’s bikes for children and adults. The bikes come in a variety of radiant colors and exclusive features. Specialized offers repair services for damaged bikes as well!

Address: 221 Jianguo Road, Daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


5.When in the mood for Japanese, make sure to check out Kuromon, a dining and sake bar! Apart from drinks, they also serve appetizing snacks such as fried chicken, charcoal grilled peaches,and many more. 

Address: 508 Jiashan Road, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.