If you cannot take spicy food, it's advisable to choose another restaurant. On their walls, they hang a lot of awards. Also, it is quite crowded on a weekday night. It's a wonderful experience to taste Hunan spicy dishes.
The specialty here is supposed seafood and steaks. I have to say that I am pretty loyal to Hyatt, which is why I tried this restaurant with my wife and her friend who was visiting from out-of-town (late September 2013). Nothing "bad" happened, but I won't be back. We were party of three, and ordered one of the surf and turf dishes (for two) - RMB780 I believe, and a tuna entre for about RMB260, and a cheap bottle of Tuscan wine for RMB440.
None of the food had much taste at all. Many of the meats were tough. Also, the service was shockingly poor for a Hyatt. It was difficult to get someone to come take our order, and not once did anyone ask us how the meal was going or if we needed anything. A waiter did come by periodically to refill our wine glasses (but not our free water glasses).
I'm not writing this review in any sort of frustration -- I had kind of seen the other reviews and wasn't expecting much. But for a total bill of RMB1702 (nearly US$300) for not much food, not tasty food, and essentially no service, I would not recommend this place. The only good part about the restaurant is that it's on a high floor so you get a view of the city, and they were able to take my reservation the same day (probably because The Grill isn't very popular....). If you want a good view of the city, there are other and better restaurants.
Favorite Dish: None really. Tried the lobster, fish, lamb, steak and pork sausage. The pork was not bad. The rest was bad.
The House of Roosevelt: congers up a grand elegant venue with some style and grace. Whilst this may still be true of the floors below, the Roosevelt Sky bar is working on a different theme: a little tacky and following the Shanghai occasional habit of just being too expensive for what it is.
My experience in June 2013 was that the wine was too expensive (glasses start from 80 RMB) with service which was slow and needed prompting. When pushed on why they add a service charge for poor service I only received an apology, certainly not a refund. I'll be avoiding this place until I hear some good reports again.
This is a decadent brunch with great champagne and some amazing food, from a buffet to an a la carte selection, this is one of the best chilled out Sunday brunch options in Shanghai.
Great for a luxury lunch or dinner option too.
Favorite Dish: Everything from the buffet areas
the food is great + ENGLISH MENU :-)
this is part of a chain of hot pot restaurants.
apparently quite famous in shanghai.
the one i went to was huge and expect to wait to be seated during the dinner period.
but they will sit you down at a small table first and serve free drinks plus nibbles.
i am led to believe if you have to wait that women can get a free manicure. really!
service is excellent and a treat is to get broad noodles made at your table.
oh and you get to mix your own dipping sauce too :-)
Favorite Dish: it's hot pot...what can i say lol :-)
this restaurant oozed ambience. dimly lit with soft music. a great place to chill out or somewhere romantic.
wine list was very nice.
quality of food was excellent.
it is also open for breakfast.
after hours it turns into a small club.
Favorite Dish: i had grilled norwegian salmon with a wine reduced sauce. superb.
both fish and vegetables were well cooked - lots of flavour.
sadly this cafe is now closed :-(
this place is heaven in shanghai, modest and plain from the outside but a haven from the hustle and bustle on the inside. so relaxing with an earthly elegence.
the coffee isn't real hot but it has a lot of flavour. true to the meaning of paying for the experience and ambience.
it is small and cosy and intimate....you'll forget where you are.
buy the english shanghai daily newspaper from the magazine stand near by and relax :-)
shhhhhh you'll want to keep this place a secret ;-)
Favorite Dish: the ambience
It is located in the Cheng Huang Temple area. There are many restaurant, range from Chinese, Japanese to Western. We choose to taste from street vendors and finally we enter the Old Cheng Huang Temple Chinese Dim Sum food court. Here, they serve more than 1000 kind of food that look nice and taste good. Not to miss.
This very small restaurant located on Huaihai Road is very popular among locals. It is one of the few places in Shanghai that serves yellow croaker noodle soup. This is a very delicious Shanghai-style noodle soup with fish that warms you up during the winter. A must try! Seating is extremely limited, so it is actually best to go during non-lunch and non-dinner hours such as 2 or 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The menu posted behind the counter is in Chinese only (see photo).
A culinary trip to Shanghai is not complete without a visit to the Wang Chao restaurant (王朝大酒店), which is a famous restaurant known to locals. Here you can taste Shanghai cuisine at its best. This place is always packed, especially during the weekend and holidays. It is highly recommended to make a reservation in advance through telephone. Everyone knows that this place serves some of the best dishes in Shanghai.
Favorite Dish: Too many to name! Check out the photos as well as the web site below. When you sit down at the restaurant, their menu has photos of all the dishes.
This restaurant does not have a show as such but is a truly gastronomic dining experience with local cuisine at it's best. You will need to book or be patient and wait in line for a table with plenty of chairs to take the wait off your feet, but well worth it! We had a private room very near the rest rooms....very handy...lol The ambience is very Shanghai and the service was faultless as you come to expect in this very modern city with so many restaurants.
Quick and convenient or we were eating here late?...lol
Favorite Dish: Yes you can get many Canton style dishes here, but eating a late dinner with locals was a little one sided tending for their Shanghainese taste buds but not to worry the chilli fish was delicious!
A very large restaurant with which we were lucky enough to have one of the many private rooms. Certainly has a very nice China feel here and the staff were very good, especially when rabbit turned up a little late looking for his room....does anyone speak Engrish??? LMAO
Favorite Dish: Very Shanghainese food here which Shirley just loves eating from jelly fish, bamboo, eel, fish, assorted salads, frog, tofu, buns, some plates that rabbit did not know lol, but the ginger beef was the winner!!
Nice restaurant with it's indoor outdoor flow but the air conditioning was more refreshing inside away from the high Shanghai humidity. Plenty of Italian and Western food here, there is something for everyone.
Favorite Dish: Had a very nice afternoon, lost count of how many Carlsburg's but Shirley just loved the coffee and cheese cake!
Favorite Dish: Very pleasant buffet dinning experience with a fantastic selection of different foods! We started with fresh tuna from the sushi bar but then Rabbit found two chefs shucking fresh oysters....wow and after eighteen decided to go onto the scallops from then onto hot meats including lamb chops and sausages. There is plenty of Western foods on offer with equally Chinese for Shirley......but make sure you leave room for the desert bar, just heavenly!
The Hotel is truely a mixture of ancient and modern decore built in a Gothic Style, it once was...more
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Great hotel with the best service in Shanghai. Hang out at the Long Bar and feel the vibe of the old...more