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Le Saleya

No.1 No.570 Nong, Changle Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200036, China (Jing'an Temple)
021-64261262
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Ranked #480 of 12,442 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price range: $11 - $23
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Jing'an Temple
Description: If you are looking for authentic French food in Shanghai seek no more! Le Saleya is just the place you want to be.Visiting Le Saleya is like being beamed up to the South of France in a family style establishment where owners get their hands dirty; where waiters run everywhere shouting out your order loudly, where the wine flows to pair traditional French dishes and ravish your palate; and where the kitchen door is widely opened, just because there is nothing to hide. Quite the opposite indeed. Proud of our sourcing and savoir-faire we love to share our methods, our kitchen stories, and our passion with our guests. There’s even a tiny special guests and friends’ kitchen table for the purists and the foodies that want to find out what being first in line during a “coups-de-feu” feels like.In January 2014, Le Saleya unveiled the next chapter in the restaurant’s history: a significant redesign, the extension of our terrace and a brand new menu designed by our Chef Philippe Charon. French style Suckling Pig, Pan-fried Goose Liver, Croustillant de Joue de Boeuf just to cite a few of our signature dishes that are to be washed down with a Pouilly Fuissé, a Bordeaux or a Côtes du Rhône, the epicurean way…Le Saleya is all about generosity, conviviality, memories, and a shared pleasure around the table. It shows a certain lifestyle and French tradition so rare to find in China.
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Shanghai, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There are many good French restaurants in Shanghai and this is not one of them. Positives: The service was good and the atmosphere was nice. The food overall was very average, at best. A bit disappointing considering it's a basic menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I have been there for diner with 4 friends and we really enjoyed the place and the moment. Nice atmsophere, cuttest patio of Shanghai, great wine menu. Meat was super tender, and the portions were generous. I love french food and will definitely go back to this cool venue.

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Shanghai
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Great food and great atmosphere is this typical french bistro with nice outdoor. Good french chef. Loved their desserts! Good set lunch menu. Highly recomend!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We went there with some friends a first time and everything went well. Then when we returned the chef had changed and he was terrible. Add also the fact there was only one other table when we were here, although it was Thursday evening. Very honestly, I am not that picky in terms of restaurants but this was like the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Was there twice, as the owner gets the meat from his own butcher shop, it's frech and no risk to eat it french style rear. Enjoyed but it's not really cheap, count around 300 to 400 RmB per person for starter, main dish, dessert + Beer, more if you take wine

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

There's something about French restaurants... you either like them or hate them. In part because the personality of the management team or proprietor is a fundamental for a French establishment. And patrons can never be indifferent, in good, or bad. Expect to be gently bullied if you're not yet "part of the French connexion", but pass that, mock back and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I'm not usually picky with food or service and I never feel necessary to write a review. But after what I experience last week I feel very impelled to share something with fellow shanghai visitors. So here's my story: before going to shanghai I was researching about french restaurant in Shanghai and come across to this restaurant. so Me and... More

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Shanghai, China
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40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Popped in with a friend for a light early evening bite - great friendly staff who explained the menu.......limited range of wines by the glass but what was offered was good.......blackboard menu.....great snails and simple but tasty cod and mashed potatoes in olive oil. Casual, friendly and good value.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

For the 6 or 7 times during my trip I went to your place and u did an amazing job . Renovation is great , The new menu is really cool . I will come back next week

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Shanghai, China
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I was there for lunch with a colleague. Fortunately we arrived quite early and were able to seat on the terrace as later on it got packed. Service was not warm and really basic although most of the waiters are foreigners. There were not enough lunch set menu papers to go around for all the tables so a waiter had... More

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