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SUN with AQUA

2nd Floor, 6 on the Bund | 6 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Rd, by Guangdong Rd, Shanghai, China (The Bund)
021-63392779
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Ranked #221 of 12,499 restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: The Bund
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Neighborhood: The Bund
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Sweden
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

The sashimi is great, and the different beef options are fantastic, served with fried garlic slices and wasabi mustard. The chefs work in full view of the visitors. Highly recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The presentation and quality of the sashimi at Sun and Aqua is fabulous! I always sit at the bar, where you can see the many chefs busily at work. I have overheard people who sit at the tables complaining about various aspects of the service. I'm in Shanghai, not North America, and find service extremely good compared to many other... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The sushi presentation was very pleasing. I asked for a napkin, took them 30 minutes to find a drink napkin, then they brought me "table cloth" to cover myself with? I just wanted a regular napkin. Asked for ice water, brought room temperature water. Asked for description of the fish being served off the preset menu. Noone could answer...

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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I like to go to Sun with Aqua at lunch time but each time you call to get a reservation the staff will tell you that it is full (they are not even checking). I have already tried to book several times and they always tell me "No sorry, we're full" and then I went directly on spot and they... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I usually go there once a month with my wife as we both like Japanese food. Never had any disappointment regarding food or service. We always seat at the counter around the open kitchen where you can see the chefs preparing the dishes. Only the freshest products especially for the fishes and seafood. Service is efficient and always done with... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

First visit to Shanghai and was invited to have dinner at this restaurant. We ordered a variety of dishes to share. I would normally have avoided sashimi while in China, but as this was a high end restaurant, I decided to take my chances. The sashimi was very fresh and melted in your mouth. We also ordered the Kobe beef,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Really enjoyed the dinner here - very fresh sashimi, wagyu beef done perfectly, a good selection of drinks and great service. The restaurant has a great setting for a good meal and can do for a special occasion. We were sat in a corner with no view (unsure if there is any Bund-view at all) but the food presentation compensated... More

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Rovigo
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Located on the Bund, Sun with Aqua has live sharks swimming at the entrance... it's dramatic! And the grey, Japanese-minimalist, natural rock inspired and clean wood decor at Sun with Aqua adds to the delightfully impressive atmosphere. A stream of water runs through the restaurant, ensuring that the "qi" energy flows throughout Sun with Aqua. The food, especially the sushi,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Food was disappointing. Very bland. Asked for chicken breast and received dark meat chicken leg. Portions tiny. Wanted spicy tuna roll, got mild. Not one good dish.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

First of all this restaurant is BEAUTIFUL! The setting on the Bund is breathtaking and the interior is beautiful. We had a fantastic meal in a private room. We tried a bit of everything... Teppanyaki, sushi, tempura and it was all fantastic. Highly recommended for a great view and great meal!

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