Sources say that Shanghai will be opening in the large former Gingerfruit/Pudong/Mecca space on Market Street tomorrow. Building owner and Shanghai native, the 83-year-old Francis Tsai, has completed a more significant remodel of the space this time around, in an attempt to turn things around once and for all. He's added a stone-topped, smaller "island" bar with room for 14 in lieu of the former predominant central bar. His PR also details a "living room style lounge," floor-to-ceiling, "accent curtains," and room for 130 diners total.
Opening Shanghai 1930 chef Leo Gan is in charge of the menu, creating "genuine Shanghai food" with organic, local ingredients. Beyond the lengthy a la carte menu, Tsai says there's a $70 four-course prix fixe menu for two available, and "late night" snacks, served until 11:45 p.m.