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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice cool restaurant

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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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Shanghai, China
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Just go there to enjoy the outdoor dining (or lunch) in the middle of French concession. Alexandre (the Mgr) is just great. Prices are really affordable, including wines. my favourite = steak tartare !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Cool place with great atmosphere. Friendly service staff. Fragrant tea, good coffee and food. Brunch set for a good 150 rmb is value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This restaurant is very nice for the french food but also for the great terrace. The beef is incredible and wines are unique ! I recommend this restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Le Saleya used to be a popular spot for the french community in Shanghai. The focus then was more on "good time/great friends" rather than great food. Saleya 2.0 is now a full grown-up and totally revamped operation with an up-to-date, seasonal, and assertive food & wine menus. And without breaking the bank... This is Shanghai cosy bistro-gastro directly imported... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I used to go to le Saleya a lot with about 2-3 years ago. The food went downhill and I never went back again until today. After having heard good feedbacks , I gave them a chance to make it right. They renewed the place, which looks better, except that now , tables are so close to each other that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

One of my all times favorite spots in shanghai. For many years I've done here. The food is good. The service friendly , foreign and hopeful. Homy atmosphere and good wines. Certainly the greatest bistro in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Went here with our friends who eat here often (as well as their other locations.) Service, food, wine list was all very good. Got to love a small place that the owner is actively involved with the comfort of every customer. I will order a filet often and this has to be the best I've had in China so far.... 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 - 22
  • Cuisine: French, Pub

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.