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CHAR bar and grill

#33 of 12,675 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
The Bund
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29-31 Floors, top of Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, No.585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road | Neadr Dongmen Roa, Shanghai 200010, China
021-33029995
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 225
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 10
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Steak in Town

Been there with my girlfriend (the view makes it ideal for a couple date) and the overall experience was great. We had the tomahawk steak (1.2kg) at was just outstanding ! Definitively the dream of any meat-lover ! Normally I am quite skeptical about big cuts, but this one was just perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Riccardo P
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  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Shanghai, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I have visited this restaurant again after a year but still this restaurant only survives due to its view. Food and Beverages are way overpriced and the level of service does not match the price you pay for a meal. The kitchen delivers great food and the taste is also acceptable. However, the service should be trained better. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Been there with my girlfriend (the view makes it ideal for a couple date) and the overall experience was great. We had the tomahawk steak (1.2kg) at was just outstanding ! Definitively the dream of any meat-lover ! Normally I am quite skeptical about big cuts, but this one was just perfect.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Boyfriend took me here as a lot of people recommended to him. The restaurant provides mostly steak and a few seafood. I don’t eat beef, therefore there aint much selection for me. I ordered 2 appetizers, one as main. Food here tastes ok… cesar salad dressing doesn’t go so well with the salad, having too much makes u a bit... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

One of the most amazing views is to get to the terrace of CHAR, on top of the Hotel Indigo. We were there at 22:00 and it wasn't very crowded. Took some photos..and nobody welcomed us and asked if we wanted something. We had other things to do, so we left after half an hour, but it would be a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great location so certainly the view is unbeatable while was sitting at then window side. Both I and my wife are not entree lover, we skipped it and ordered a plateau of chef's steaks, WOW what a sensation which is combined by a filet-mignon, wagyu sirloin and cote de boeuf, I asked for medium and it was cooked to MEDIUM.... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I and my business partners had an excellent dinner in Char in the end of 2013, once again we decided to go again. There's no secret how spectacular the view is, the restaurant was almost full on a Monday evening. We ordered two chef's beef platter for 8 of us, it's definite a good ideal to share three different kind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I and my family just discovered the bar on the top floor of Indigo hotel after 5 years since we lived in Shanghai. Where you can see all the buildings over the bund. As well the TV tower, and those tallest buildings in Pudong. We're charged 100 rmb entrance fee which includes a glass of wine, it's a reasonable price... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Its been at least 9 months since my last visit. To my surprise, I had no trouble booking a table in the last minute. And on the Friday night, half the restaurant were still empty by 8 pm. Either Mr. Xi's anti-corrpution movement is taking toll on high end restaurants, or Char lost its appeal due to increased competition in... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing Bar and Restaurant. The Bar is located on the 39th floor with amazing views of both the Bund and Pudong from the outdoor terrace. I can't think of a place in Shanghai where you can actually have such a great view of both places at the same time. The bar has a great drink list and... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

An amazing view, no doubt about it. But the meals really weren't impressive enough to justify a repeat visit after the first, which was to enjoy the view and suss out the restaurant. Costly, but good food. Great service and ambience to the place. Go once, I say.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29-31 Floors, top of Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, No.585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road | Neadr Dongmen Roa, Shanghai 200010, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
  • Neighborhood: The Bund
  • Phone Number: 021-33029995

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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