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Element Fresh Restaurant

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Chinese, 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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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good for fresh general produce

Very good for fresh general produce and a nice sandwich. Good to keep you going when on the move visiting Shanghai, particularly when traveling with kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
MichaelG959
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I went here for dinner when I was in Shanghai on business, as the one at the Shanghai center is right next to the Portman Ritz Carlton, where I was staying. I fancied a break from Chinese food, so went here for dinner on a Wednesday night. The setting is nice and the service is OK, they were actually a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very good for fresh general produce and a nice sandwich. Good to keep you going when on the move visiting Shanghai, particularly when traveling with kids.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I've been frequenting Element Fresh since they opened at The Portman...always enjoyed their breakfasts. The past few visits have been less than satisfactory: 1) Few of their staff speak English ..orders are misplaced / delivered late. I've noted this in the past. I believe, in trying to reduce costs, that they are hiring inexperienced staff and management. 2) Element Fresh's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

There's a saying in China, 如果你能吃中国菜,你是最健康,因为中国菜有毒。。地沟油! It means that the food in China is not safe but if you survive here, you can survive anywhere. So, welcome to element fresh. Very fresh, as the name says... With the only place I found where you get juices, shakes from real original and fresh fruits and vegetables. And the sandwiches, yummy! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Whenever I am in Shanghai I go to Element Fresh. Great sandwiches and overall great food. Simple but tasty. Portion size is perfect and the food is yummy. try the chicken sandwich and also the hummus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Element Fresh is one of my favorites in Shanghai. They have a lot of innovative dishes, combining middle East with European, American and Asian dishes. I especially like their spinach salads (in winter), their couscous salads and the Mexican 'Quesadillas'. In my opinion it is one of the best managed chain restaurants in town, with professional service and healthy offerings.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

the atmosphere was fantastic,clean and organized.recommended for health food freaks and healthy take away meals

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Business lunch was catered in by Element Fresh. Good tasty food. Large selection. Had hummas which was tasty and Goat cheese salad. Large portion, Almost large enough to share. Sandwiches are fresh and wide selection. Would recommend trying.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice food , comfortable and clean surroundings but I do think over priced, salad , sandwich and a drink each hits over 300rmb ..... It's good but not that good .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Went there with my family and enjoyed their comfort food. Western style, it offered a wide variety of food, since salads, sandwiches, pasta, etc. A nice place to go, if you want good and fast service, good food, and a pleasant environment. It's located in the French part of town.

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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
  • Neighborhood: Jing'an
  • Phone Number: 021-62798682

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, American, Asian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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Staying in Jing'an

Neighborhood Profile
Jing'an
The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple, while the main artery of excitement and entertainment is West Nanjing Road. Close to the Former French Concession, the area has a similar draw for foreign residents but displays a more commercial character. Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing Road, but areas off the busy street have the same quiet cafes and independent boutiques that many people think of as distinctive of the Former French Concession. Jing'an is less encased in amber, though, and it's possible to immerse yourself more fully in the energy of China's most bustling metropolis here.