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Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge

231 Nanjing Rd West (Inside People's Park), Shanghai, China (People's Square)
+86 21 6318 0220
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Ranked #195 of 12,564 Restaurants in Shanghai
4.0 of 5 stars 137 Reviews
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Tapas, Contemporary, Bar
Neighborhood: People's Square
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Barbarossa F&B Group has developed multiple F&B concepts in Shanghai, Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge being one of them. Barbarossa has been open since March 2005. It is one of the earlier concepts that entered the western restaurant & bar scene in Shanghai. Barbarossa has become one of the market leaders. It is also considered as one of the most well known tourist 'must visit' spots in Shanghai. Barbarossa is a 3 floors stand-alone building sitting beside a small lake inside the People's Park in downtown Shanghai. It is located near the Shanghai Government headquarters, JW Marriott hotel, the Shanghai Art museum and the City centre Porsche show room.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Located inside of people Park, the restaurant is an oasis in the middle of a jungle of buildings as Shanghai. The food is Mediterranean, mainly with Spanish influence. Tasty, good balance of flavours and well presented. but the tapas is a bit expensive for the portion served. Some drinks are way to expensive, slow served and with the same quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Me and my husband were today in barbarossa restaurant for lunch, where we could choose between lunch set menu or normal Spanish menu. We chose the lunch menu, which includes a soup, salad, bread, dessert, coffe/tea and had to choose a main course. Our selection was a grilled salmon and a wagyu beef burguer. The burguer was perfectly cooked at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I visited with colleagues on a recent business trip. Quite a relaxed but quiet restaurant, not somewhere for a group of friends wanting a lively night out. Decor is lovely, windows look out over the water. Service was polite and helpful if a little slow. We ordered tapas for the 4 of us to share, unsure of how much to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner last night and we tried an amazing paella with good flavour balance. We also tried some tapas, some of them a little bit expensive for the portion served but at least is full of flavours and really nice balanced. The service is quite good, awesome if compared to Chinese serving style. They have western servind and quality... More 

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Toronto, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Its my first time in Shanghai and first time on this great morrocan place, with my friends but my friends been here many times I was worried before because of the bad reviews but suddenly i was suprise its totally different for what im thinking, the deco is nice and beautiful, all of my doubt about this restaurant is gone... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Was working in the neighbourhood and had a few drinks after work. Nice place and in tranquil location in the People's Park. The décor inside is also appealing. Probabaly best for a weekend afternoon in the outside area. Make use of Happy Hour(s) to get maximum bang for your buck. It was pretty queit when we went. Only conern was... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Never ate here, but I've had cocktails here a few times. Great cocktail menu. There's a happy hour five days a week, from 5:00-8:00 when pretty much all drinks are half-price. This is also a hookah/shisha lounge, so it's decorated beautifully, with lots of cushions, ornate woodwork, jewel-toned lamps. If the weather's nice, arrive just before happy hour to get... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Barbarosa has a great atmosphere in the center of Peoples Square Park. I would recommend coming here during happy hour on the weekdays for a few drinks but definitely avoid the Shisha (hookah) at all cost. It is overpriced and poorly made. We mentioned to our server that the hookah was overly packed, causing a very poor draw and very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It's a very nice decorated place in the centre of Shanghai. They serve delicious drinks and it's a good place to go with your friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Dear owners, Please stop messing with this Shanghai gem ! Literally right at the centre of the city, this is a favourite place for so many of us. First the Mississippi steam boat shirts, now messing with Happy Hour. There is always a Happy Hour somewhere in Shanghai, but at Barbaross's it was 5-8 pm every night of the week,... More 

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Address: 231 Nanjing Rd West (Inside People's Park), Shanghai, China
Phone Number: +86 21 6318 0220
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > People's Square
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Tapas, Contemporary, Bar

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