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Le Saleya

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No.1 No.570 Nong, Changle Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200036, China
021-64261262
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Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: If you are looking for authentic French food in Shanghai seek no more! Le...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A slice of Paris in Shanghai

We came to the restaurant taking advantage of a dining promotion running for the Christmas Season and Chinese New Year and we were pleasantly surprised to find a veritable French Bistro in Shanghai (former French Concession area). Cold weather forbid us to take advantage of the large patio where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the restaurant taking advantage of a dining promotion running for the Christmas Season and Chinese New Year and we were pleasantly surprised to find a veritable French Bistro in Shanghai (former French Concession area). Cold weather forbid us to take advantage of the large patio where I guess we could have enjoyed a great dinner al fresco... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Saleya used to be one of our usual hangout places on Sunday to enjoy lunch with family and friends in the garden patio. Over the years, we have noticed a rather unpleasant trend this restaurant has developed. You would not believe how rude and arrogant the chef is. We had issues with our orders and wanted to ask a question,... More 

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

First visit, came with business colleague who has been here before. As it was Sunday we failed to make a booking and were unable to sit outside. but that was not a worry as the service was great as well the food. Great selection with set lunch and desserts were equally as good. Was impressed to find such a place... More 

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Thank Philip M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

For years keeping up quality! Great food and also the owner is a real restaurant holder, understanding how to give you a great time in his nice restaurant!

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Thank Sheriff72
Shanghai, China
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

This place is a great value for everything, so french and well done, started with a lentil with panfried foie gras, a scallop carpaccio with sea urchin, then we moved on with crispy beef cheek, and an amazing lobster cornouaille style, great choice of desert and the wine list is serious, with great representation of every region in France. I... More 

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Thank Alexandre I
Beijing, China
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Best French Cuisine in Shanghai! Amazing Chef he's changing the menu all the time! Very creative and excellent! Very nice welcoming, staff & owners are great! A real heaven in Shanghai with the huge terrace and nice French Style decoration! Highly recommended you won't regret it!

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Rochester, NY
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Went to Saleya on a recommendation and it was the best I ever had! Food was fabulous, Julia, our server was the best and we sat and enjoyed three hours of pure bliss from starters to dessert! Would recommend to anyone in Shanghai!

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Thank Eric R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nice food on nice old dsitrict .Very good service and fantsatic atmosphere with warm and casual staff.

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Thank PierreDUBAI
Shanghai, China
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420 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and friendly atmosphere in a nice little french bistro. Good wine list and possibility to dine alfresco. Will come back for sure.

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Thank Francesco P
Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's a nice place to have casual French meal in Shanghai. French boss, French chef, French staff, so it's very French, in a casual way. Their duck is my favorite, really tender and juicy; veal and fish are delicious too. The prices of wine are reasonable. The outdoor dining area is perfect when the weather (and air quality) is nice.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.1 No.570 Nong, Changle Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200036, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: 021-64261262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 21
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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Staying in Former French Concession

Neighborhood Profile
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.