Enough with the $1 lunches! It’s time to show the “To Get Rich Is Glorious” side of Shanghai. In addition to being the biggest city in China, with a population of nearly 20 million, Shanghai is also the richest. And there is a large segment of businesses that cater to China’s new rich.
One such place is Fortune Restaurant. I think this place exist just so newly minted Chinese millionaire can take their friends there to show off their wealth. I’m pretty sure they don’t go there for the food because it’s merely OK. For the prices they are charging, I expected a lot better.
Fortune Restaurant is impressive, with its 20 foot ceiling and a wait staff that outnumbers the diners. The price of the dishes range from expensive to insane. Our five course dinner came to the equivalent of 1.3 months salary for the average Chinese factory worker. Don’t expect to see many factory workers dining at Fortune Restaurant.