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Paulaner Brauhaus

$$$
Huaihai Road
German, Bar, Asian
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No.19-20, North Xintiandi Square, 181 Nong,Taicang Road, Shanghai, China
021-63203935
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 66
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Comfort Food

There are a lot of better restaurants in Shanghai but if you just want to go eat some reasonably good German food and great beer, this is perfect. I've been there around five times and it has never failed to deliver. It's very noisy, service is swift and food is as you would expect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Nigel B
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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240 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I went to this place twice and twice I came to the same result,.... I paid too much for bad service and poor food! My wife is German so I know how the food should taste,... And it does even come close. I have the feeling the restaurant falls fully back on their great location and the very famous Paulaner... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There are a lot of better restaurants in Shanghai but if you just want to go eat some reasonably good German food and great beer, this is perfect. I've been there around five times and it has never failed to deliver. It's very noisy, service is swift and food is as you would expect.

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Shanghai
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Excelent atmosphere, not realy German but great. Good live music and the food is realy great, schnitzel, saucage, goulash soup and naturaly real good beer in half and whole liter glasses.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

don't forget to try their pork knuckle! Delicious! good atmosphere too with live band and the restaurant is pack with mixed of local and expatriates. oh.. of course good German beer!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I was recommended to visit Xin Tian Di on my first weekend in Shanghai, then I found this restaurant at the entrance. They had a good selection of pork sausage, cold cuts and beer, we ordered a lot of food but the bill wasn't that expensive. If the service can be a little more friendly, I would give them 5... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We went to this restaurant as part of a team celebration. We had a group of around 10. The service was attentive and quick to serve. The German beer was tasty and refills arrived promptly. I personally had an assorted sausage platter with sauerkraut, I considered it tasty. I missed the mustard on the table which I would have used... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If you've been to the Paulaner in Beijing then I recommend you skip this one as you will be disappointed. To start with, they do not give you the complimentary bread basket. Instead we ordered the "pretzel tree" which comes with 4 (or so) dried out pretzels, a little tub of mediocre liver pate, a little tub of mediocre fat,... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had a corporate dinner to fill our stomachs with German beer. (Possible dislikes) 1) dishes are OK but lack a sensitive "touch". Potatoes, sausages, pork knuckles etc are all acceptable but none of the dishes hit me as "impressive" 2) The band was too loud. (Possible likes) 1) very quick waiters/waitresses. They accepted and served the beers orders very quickly... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I've visited here on three occasions. I always have the schnitzel, which is real veal. It's is fairly close to what you'd be served in Germany. The downside; the meals always vary. The forget the nuances. For example, the first time it was served with lemon wedges and capers, the second visit, no capers, the third visit, no lemon wedges.... More 

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

As I think of writing this review I wonder what on earth possess one to go to a German restaurant in China??? Then I remember, I had promised the sales team I work when I am there that I would take them to a place of their choice... And this was what they decided for. The place I would say... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.19-20, North Xintiandi Square, 181 Nong,Taicang Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Huaihai Road
  • Neighborhood: Huaihai Road
  • Phone Number: 021-63203935

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: German, Bar, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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