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CHAR bar and grill

29-31 Floors, top of Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, No.585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road, Shanghai 200010, China (The Bund)
+86 21 3302 9995
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Ranked #85 of 12,598 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Neighborhood: The Bund
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Suzhou, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Char serves a great selection of beef cuts from Australia, from a European perspective of meat, they are qualified and cooked to perfection. Decent wine list which offers reasonable priced wine from Europe and Australia. The most impressive thing, I got to choose the knife which was called "a weapon" by my wait staff, dinner also accompanies with wide options... More 

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Middle East
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Char is located at the top of the very groovy Indigo Hotel on the South Bund. We were searching for a restaurant that had great Bund views and excellent food. char certainly exceeded our expectations. The service was probably the best we have ever experienced, the food perfect. It is an expensive restaurant , but we all felt that the... More 

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Nanchang, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

First start at the CHAR bar on the 30th floor. Get there a little early to have a seat near a window. I ordered an el diablo. Tequila, lime, agave and Jalapeno's. It was perfect, very spicy and light on the sweet. We went down to eat in the restaurant and they were able to transfer our bill down with... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Amazing views, great atmosphere, fantastic service. Me and my partner both had steaks. They came out with a box of steak knives so you could choose which type of steak knife you wanted. That was a nice touch (go for the japanese one). I had a wagyu beef steak and steak tartare, which were both amazing. Definitely recommend.

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Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

You can't fault the food at Char. I had read here in trip advisor that many consider it very expensive but I looked at shanghai's RedBook guide fit 2015 which rated it well. This spacious restaurant is interesting and primarily a meat restaurant. They have comfy sofa seats and proper tables has a separate bar on a different floor and... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Booked 2 months ago to have several friends here to celebrate the new year! Service was very friendly and attentive, we ordered free flow wines package with dinner so my glass was never empty. The steaks are the reason we came for, the foie gras was yummy, the wagyu steaks were cooked to perfection. This is the dining destination if... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

if you are keen for photo op of the Bund North side and the 2nd tallest bldg in the world, then visit Char Bar and Grill. However, don't let the very poor service and expensive drinks dampen your mood with the beautiful view!

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Hong Kong, China
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18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

An absolutely wonderful place for a fantastic view and awesome top quality steaks. Service is friendly, efficient and attentive without being too intrusive, which is a hard find in Shanghai. The restaurant is on the lower level and the Bar on top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Had a wonderful meal here during our recent stay at the Indigo Shanghai. Food and service were excellent. The bar is especially nice with it's terrace offering amazing views of the Bund and the Pudong skyline. Nice mix of Western and Chinese hip crowd.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We just had our last dinner in Char before going back to England for X'mas, I have nothing to say about the view since we're million times here. Food is fabulous as its used to be, king prawns are freshly served with the cocktail dressing, and foie gras jam was very tasty, in particular every time we order steaks to... More 

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Address: 29-31 Floors, top of Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, No.585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road, Shanghai 200010, China
Phone Number: +86 21 3302 9995
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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