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Element Fresh Restaurant

JingAn District NanJing West Road 1376 ShangHai Shopping Mall DongFeng 112 Room | Shanghai Center, Shanghai 20040, China (Jing'an Temple)
021-62798682
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Ranked #70 of 12,422 restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Asian, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Jing'an Temple
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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Shanghai, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The ingredients are good, but when we ordered two different sandwiches, were both not enough warm when they arrived at the table. The coffee is nothing more than a classic instant coffee, even it should be a special one, and the pancakes are too big and heavy and again, when they arrived at the table they were already cold... The... More

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Ontario, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

On our 2 week visit to Shanghai, we have enjoyed 3 delivered dinners from Element Fresh. As one of the other reviewers have said, this restaurant has many branches across Shanghai. We ordered from the Gubei district. All of our meals were delivered within 45 minutes, with a small delivery charge of CNY8. The food arrived hot and fresh. We... More

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Benjamin S, General Manager at Element Fresh Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn, thank you so much for giving us 5 points and for your very kind words about our delivery service and quality. I will share your comments with our delivery team who will be very happy to read your post. I hope that you can come to any of our Restaurants in Shanghai soon in order to explore the... More

Tauranga, New Zealand
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180 reviews 180 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
451 helpful votes 451 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Element Fresh has 12 branches in Shanghai. I visited the branch in Xintiandi, a very affluent and upmarket suburb in central Shanghai. Xintiandi is renown for rejuvenated traditional 19th century Shikumen residential architecture, and the North Block of Lane 181 in the centre of Xintiandi (running from the Langham hotel toward Xintiandi Style mall)) has been fully renovated and is... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Element Fresh was certainly not my canteen when I was living in Shanghai in 2011 and 2012 and discovering Chinese cuisine and culture. But coming to Shanghai recently with French colleagues, I find this option very consensual and satisfying. Nothing too elaborated, nothing fancy, nothing too demanding for the palate, no big surprise, Western flavors, nice terrace, and cleanliness. And... More

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Benjamin S, General Manager at Element Fresh Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear friend, I am very happy to hear that you are very satisfied with our fresh and healthy food&beverage options. We only use high quality of ingredients in combination with highest food safety standards to make sure that you can completely enjoy our menu offerings. I hope to see you back soon at our Restaurant. Best regards Benjamin Seelos (GM... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

If you want good fresh food and with a broad choice, go to Element fresh. Good lunch and dinner menu's a lot of choice from western to asian. Ansd all good. Also an excellent service, a lot of attention for you and there is also WiFi available. And the price is fair!

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Benjamin S, General Manager at Element Fresh Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Leo, thank you for taking your time to write a review about our Restaurants. I am happy to hear that you are satisfied with our fresh and healthy food options and also with our service. Hope to see you soon at our Restaurant. Best regards Benjamin Seelos (GM ELement Fresh Shanghai Center) More

Shanghai, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A nice mix of western/European/Asian food. This was a go to fallback down the street from my church on Sunday. The fruit smoothies are excellent!

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Benjamin S, General Manager at Element Fresh Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear friend, Thanks for your comments about our smoothies and our food. I hope to see you soon at our Restaurant again. All the best, Benjamin Seelos (GM Element Fresh Shanghai Center) More

Shanghai, China
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you live in Shanghai this is a good place for lunch, why? they are fast they have good service, they have western style food, from pastas to wraps to great big salads to sweets like pumpkin or carrot pie. If you are visiting Shanghai and you crave some western food this is your place. Prices are affordable, they are... More

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Benjamin S, General Manager at Element Fresh Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nala, there is nothing left to say than a big thank you for this very nice comments about our brand. By the way if you are looking for some even more nice salads as you said, this month we will start with our Summer/Spring Salads. All extremely healthy, fresh and delicious. I hope to see you soon at any... More

Shanghai, China
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a great idea but the cost is just ludicrous. And although the name suggests premium quality products, there is no guarantee they are any different from every other place around. BUT, the price is just insane. Avoid these places unless you have an over-abundance of money and not much nous.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

- delicious and fresh meals (salad with grilled salmon is my favourite) - good prices - i was in 2 element fresh restaurants in Shanghai, and always the level of service, food quality and quantity was the same.

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Benjamin S, General Manager at Element Fresh Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear friend, First of all thank you for visiting different Element Fresh locations. I am very pleased to read that our two locations you visited had the same consistent level of service- and food quality. This month we will start with our Spring/Summer specials. Very delicious salads and tasty dinner sets are waiting for you. Hope to see you soon... More

Milan, Italy
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I've been numerous time at Element Fresh in different locations in Shanghai. Interior and food are fine and menu selection is wide. Service at Xintiandi branch is a disaster.

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Benjamin S, General Manager at Element Fresh Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sergio, thank you for sharing your most recent experience. It is good to know that you are trying out our different locations in Shanghai. I will share your comments with the Xintiandi Team and we will work with them to improve their overall service quality. Hope to welcome you soon again at any of our locations. Best regards Benjamin... More

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