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CHAR bar and grill

#38 of 11,657 Restaurants in Shanghai
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Neighborhood:
South 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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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations

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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
A Million Dollar View , and make sure you have a deep wallet

Excellent atmosphere, great steaks, and unbeatable view from the outdoor patio. The price is a bit high.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent atmosphere, great steaks, and unbeatable view from the outdoor patio. The price is a bit high.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This restaurant is the high end restaurant of the Indigo Hotel. Being at the top of the building, the view is definitely the highlight of the place. The restaurant itself offers some very good meat. We tried a few different steaks and all of them were really good. Plus they come with some little attentions - a selection of salts,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I visited Char Grill on my last night in Shanghai. The food was excellent the service was good and the wine list was good. The best part is the view over the bund and Pudong from the balcony.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

certainly the steaks are superb offering reasonable price Angus cuts and expensive Wagu cuts ...the vibe is great as is the service, the food very good ... but nowhere near Morton quality for the $$$

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There is a outdoor balcony with a perfect view of the bund, stunning! Nice crowd and very good services!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

At the top floor of hotel Indigo, it located on the south of bund which means you can see the Puxi and Pudong bund view at the same time. The drinks were okay, the price doesn’t come cheap with the view like this. But good experience though to be a tourist. Anyway, the design of the bar is kind retro.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Char Bar at the Indigo hotel is a must visit whenever we have visitors in Shanghai. The drinks are good, if expensive, but the huge terrace gives some of the best views of the Shanghai skyline from the 31st floor. Try to avoid the cover charge by arriving before 8pm. Remember your camera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This restaurant is located in a very good position in Shanghai. The steak was good, and the service was excellent. We were arranged a very good view seat, it was suprised us.They provided different steak knives to choose, it's cute and new. We four people enjoyed the dinner with the splendid view of bund. When we finished the dinner, we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

4 of us, arrived early... the place was empty. We were given very seats with great view of the river, and the Oriental Pearl, etc. The VIEW is fantastic IF you can sit near the windows. Steak If you're a westerner and you love steak, then you know that steak in China usually sucks. (Buy it at the German chain... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Let start with the beautiful view !! Very impressive !!! After we are very good surprise with the choice of the knife , mustard and salt for the good meat we eat ! The service is medium ! Very overpriced for what we eat and drink !! Price did not mean only view !! I m sure they can improve... More 

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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>  > South Bund
  • Neighborhood: South Bund
  • Phone Number: 021-33029995

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Bund

Neighborhood Profile
South Bund
This waterfront area below the most famous section of the Huangpu River has undergone multiple phases of development that started when the Waterhouse Hotel opened its doors. Though it’s been slower to catch on than people expected, every year something new and exciting opens up and gives people a reason to keep calling the South Bund the "Next Big Thing." There are a couple of landmark hotels and restaurants of excellent quality that serve as anchors, and multiple annual events such as beer festivals, art and fashion fairs and music shows take advantage of the wide spaces, waterfront location and the tiny man-made beach to host huge crowds of people. Wandering about the newness, one can stumble upon authentic Chinese life in the stone gates of people’s residences or the street markets.