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Element Fresh Restaurant

#126 of 12,617 Restaurants in Shanghai
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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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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
Good option for western food, casual dining

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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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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389 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Kfar Saba, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I was told about the place by a vegetarian, so I was in doubt. Terrible mistake!, great place with wide options in the menu. I ordered pasta and my partner a beef sandwich. The table besides us tasted hummus... So there are a number of different types of meals and ours were just great! Not the cheaper place in town,... More 

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Shanghai, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We eat at the Jinqiao Element Fresh regularly. Whether we have breakfast, lunch or dinner we are never disappointed. The service is good - they provide western style training for their staff- and the food is fresh, healthy and consistently good. It's not cheap but sometimes we just crave food from home and this hits the spot. We often get... More 

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Shanghai, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

This Element Fresh, like others in Shanghai, is a reliable place for breakfast and lunch. I like their egg and toast with fresh squeezed (real) fruit drinks. Very wholesome ! The decor (light wood, simple, airy) makes a happy environment. I always feel comfortable there. The patrons are a good mix of Western and Asian people. It is a social... More 

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Hoogland, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The West Nanjing branch of EF is my favorite choice if I feel like a good dish, without thinking hard on choices. It offers a mix of Western and Chinese food and serves fast, good quality. My choices were the pumpkin soup or the salmon salad and both are excellent. The cook actually delivered at the table, making the service... More 

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Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Regulars at the Nanjing branch of EF, we were relieved to find this branch at the end of a busy morning Christmas shopping with the kids. The place was busy, but not full, and extremely noisy - indeed the kids commented that it sounded worse than the school canteen. However, the food was good,as it usually is. And when you... More 

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Southampton
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

lovely selection of healthy fresh food. Choice of western or chinese dishes, all looked good. I had a warm open sandwich which was tasty and on another visit had a salad. Relaxed atmosphere with helpful staff who dont pester you. I was also offered an English magazine once i was seated which i think is a nice touch. Juices and... 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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