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Element Fresh Restaurant

#133 of 12,643 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Jing'an Temple
American, Asian, Healthy
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JingAn District NanJing West Road 1376 ShangHai Shopping Mall DongFeng 112 Room | Shanghai Center, Shanghai 20040, China
021-62798682
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Element Fresh - enjoying fresh food! Most famous for great salads...
Element Fresh - enjoying fresh food! Most famous for great salads, sandwiches, juices and smoothies, Element Fresh also offers a variety of Asian dishes and a creative dinner menu. Every year since the first Element Fresh restaurant opened its doors in 2002, readers of popular magazines have awarded us top honors for our food and service.We are passionate about bringing you the fresh food in China to you.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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  • 53
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Healthy and tasty

To take a break from the chinese food i visit this restaurant while in shanghai, fresh food, fruits and vegetables, the hummus is always very good and the pita bread too. The meat is ok and the pasta too! Good wine selection and the fruit smoothies provide an injection of vitamins (that are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Elena M
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oderzo
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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396 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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oderzo
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

To take a break from the chinese food i visit this restaurant while in shanghai, fresh food, fruits and vegetables, the hummus is always very good and the pita bread too. The meat is ok and the pasta too! Good wine selection and the fruit smoothies provide an injection of vitamins (that are absolutely needed in an active city like... More 

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had nice wines here with a collegue, good music and nice ambiance. Close to the Dorsett hotel, nice walk of around 10-15 minutes along the park. (Save area). English works OK in this place. Will look forward to have drinks there again.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Been there for 1st day to try out. Went there for straight two more dinners after !!! Best food I had in whole shanghai in my two visits. All types of food in one single Roof & complete fine dining experience. Must visit to anyone visiting Shanghai !!!!

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Calgary, Alberta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Super find in Shanghai Centre. If you're hungry for a salad or a sandwich, this is your place! They also have a decent wine, beer and cocktail menu -- I stopped by for a late lunch and the staff was friendly and efficient, making my lunch a relaxing event.

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Victoria, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is by far one of the worst restaurants in Shanghai. Most Element Fresh restaurants are managed well but this one is just a disaster. The last time I dined here I asked for soft poached eggs, and then they arrived hard. I had cut into them and then sent them back and asked for soft. They took them away... More 

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NH
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

if you have a need for some western food while in shanghai, stop over by the portman (ritz carlton). Element fresh can be found throughout shanghai. as a chain you will find it very reliable and with lot to choose from. multiple salads, greek food, excellent salmon. you can get soda's water or whatever you want. the servers all speak... More 

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Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Not a bad selection of interesting appetizers, salads, sandwiches and pastas. Mediterranean influences such as feta and nuts in salads, hummus appetizer plate with olives and veggies, etc. Beer and wine selection is OK. Portions are quite large. Staff all speak pretty good English!

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Miami, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My wife liked element fresh quite a lot. It is mainly salads and sandwiches and juices. It appears to do very well as it was crowded whenever we passed it. Element Fresh is conveniently located within the Ritz Carlton Hotel complex.

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Hamburg, Germany
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I was invited to this restaurant, otherwise I would never have gone. People who go there probably want exactly that type of food that I only like when it is prepared properly. Which it wasn't. To keep the bill low for what I suspected from looking at other people"s food, I shared a starter and had the pasta. Maybe the... More 

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Shanghai
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33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I often find myself writing more about value these days when so many restaurants are trying to gain our attention to eat and experience and return for more. I like element fresh and it's consistency in execution and also it's locations and experience. Except for dining in first floor XTD location. Tables fit uncomfortably in the space and too near... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: JingAn District NanJing West Road 1376 ShangHai Shopping Mall DongFeng 112 Room | Shanghai Center, Shanghai 20040, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Jing'an Temple
  • Neighborhood: Jing'an Temple
  • Phone Number: 021-62798682

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Asian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating

Description

Element Fresh - enjoying fresh food! Most famous for great salads, sandwiches, juices and smoothies, Element Fresh also offers a variety of Asian dishes and a creative dinner menu. Every year since the first Element Fresh restaurant opened its doors in 2002, readers of popular magazines have awarded us top honors for our food and service.We are passionate about bringing you the fresh food in China to you.

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