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Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge

#52 of 11,715 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
People’s Square
Bar, Contemporary, Tapas
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231 Nanjing Rd West (Inside People's Park), Shanghai 200041, China
+86 21 6318 0220
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Barbarossa F&B Group has developed multiple F&B concepts in Shanghai...
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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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere

Located inside People's Park it is beautiful. A little bit of a walk to get to but worth it. They have some signature drinks. The selection of tapas is terrific. Very relaxing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Shelly H
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Shanghai Region, China
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Shanghai Region, China
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Located inside People's Park it is beautiful. A little bit of a walk to get to but worth it. They have some signature drinks. The selection of tapas is terrific. Very relaxing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The bar on the second floor is pretty good and crowded after working hours. Lots people come for the happy hours. The food was okay, but I think too pricy for what they served. Can come to have a look but I hardly visited here when I was in Shanghai

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Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear LHsiang Thank you for your feedback, it is very important for us thus its helps us improve, We will continue to work hard to offer the best price/quality for our guests, according to our privileged location in Shanghai. We hope to see you soon in Barbarossa. Best Regards, Pablo More 

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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very nice location unusual for Shanghai. The restaurant is located in a pArk; inside the reataurant is really cool. The food is good but There is not a big choise. After the dinner it is possible to have. Drink in the lounge bar upstairs. It Was very funny.

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Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Vickyrock, First of all thank you for spending your time to write a review about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, We are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant. We well noted your recommendation about our food variety. We hope to see you in Barbarossa Best regards, Pablo More 

redditch
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A great location by a lake in peoples park, downstairs is more like a cafe/bar and upstairs is a morrocan haven. A definite place to visit in Shanghai

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Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Shann , First of all, apologies for our late reply, we are really grateful for your positive comments about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge. We hope to see you soon at our venue to enjoy our tapas selection at the first floor. Best Regards, Pablo More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Our great weekend started here, truely amazing place inside the center of shanghai city probably a must visit place with bunch of friends and partner very romantic with beautiful terrace, we reserve a table for drinks after dinner and we are not disappointed we got a nice spot, very good service and very nice drinks too a lot of cocktails... More 

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Dear Devscholz, Thank you very much for spending time to write a review on Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge. We are really happy knowing you have enjoyed your weekend in our venue. We hope see you Best Regards, Pablo More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Excited to discover this gem so close to my hotel, hidden away in People's Square. We visited last week and thoroughly enjoyed the Tapas: we had 6 different dishes, a mix of hot and cold and they were all very good. We had planned a meal but were pleased with our selection. Great interior decoration and planning a daytime lunch... More 

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Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Val, Our warmest greetings from Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, we are really grateful for your review in Trip Advisor, helping us to share your experience with the rest of the readers. I hope to see you soon Best Regards, Pablo More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Its been awhile since the last time we visit this place, Big changes on the deco and the concept still great morrocan style w/ spanish touch tapas, happy hour are still the best, very good balance of alcohol, specially my fav mojito's, Our service staff are doing great and always pushing us to order more until the last minute of... More 

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Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Jmex First of all our apologies for our late reply, thanks a lot for sharing your good comments about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge. We are happy to know that you were satisfied with our happy hour time and our Shisha selection. We hope to see you soon Best regards, Pablo More 

Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

this is the place that i always go for decent shisha experience ,and also only place that i recommend to the ones who is asking me a good place for shisha and warm wibe, here offers all of them perfectly over years in shanghai with a consistently perfect service ,Take metro line1 to peple's square station,exit 11.

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Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Serana, Thank you for sharing your great experience and all you positive comments about our establishment, we are happy to see you recommend us to your friends, we hope to see you again soon. Best Regards Pablo More 

Syracuse, New York
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I had lunch on a Saturday afternoon at Barbarossa with a friend and colleague, and was so delighted with the food and service. The small plates provided an opportunity for us to sample a wide variety of foods and all were great. We sat by the window, overlooking the pond in People's Park, watching the men play cards and surrounded... More 

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Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Amy, First of all, thank you very much to share your opinions about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, We are delighted that you have enjoyed your experience at our restaurant, including the views and our food. We hope to see again in the future, Regards Pablo More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great place for a post dinner cocktail prior to hitting a club. The outlook is beautiful in a park with a small pond. Staff very helpful, get table upstairs overlooking Pond for full effect.

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Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Stuart, Thank you very much for your time spent writing this positive review about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, and sharing your positive comments with the rest of Trip Advisor readers. We are really pleased that you had enjoyed the views and our cocktails selection in our second floor Lounge Bar. We hope see to you soon in Barbarossa Restaurant... More 

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Additional Information about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 231 Nanjing Rd West (Inside People's Park), Shanghai 200041, China
Phone Number: +86 21 6318 0220
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > People’s Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Bar, Contemporary, Tapas

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 Nanjing Rd West (Inside People's Park), Shanghai 200041, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > People’s Square
  • Neighborhood: People’s Square
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6318 0220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Bar, Contemporary, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in People’s Square

Neighborhood Profile
People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.