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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 #94 of 12,596 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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Nanchang, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Top Contributor
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54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

For having got married in Shanghai 12 years ago there is no better place to celebrate with an so existing view of Shanghai

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Shanghai, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Very sorry. I came here over the last 3 years many times and food quality from its original seemed to go down and up over time. But Ris visit marked a negative. Bad steak quality and fatty fries, almost stinky. Of course whilst food quality degrading the price is increasing. I will now not return although I live in the... 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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