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CHAR bar and grill

#32 of 12,681 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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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 226
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wagyu

Definitely try out the wagyu, not sure the 2000+ one for 200g is valued for money but the Tagima filet was impressive, tender and melt-in-mouth. Also the banana cheesecake was perfect. Incredible view from the rooftop bar, get a night cap is a must to do after dinner. Service both in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Wenya T
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Taiwan
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  • Bar scene
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Taiwan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Definitely try out the wagyu, not sure the 2000+ one for 200g is valued for money but the Tagima filet was impressive, tender and melt-in-mouth. Also the banana cheesecake was perfect. Incredible view from the rooftop bar, get a night cap is a must to do after dinner. Service both in the restaurant and bar are warm, friendly and attentive.... More 

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Christchurch
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Very good bar with great staff and some of Shanghai's best views. The grill prepares good quality but very overpriced steak. I have had better for much less in Shanghai. The service in the grill is good, but they seriously need to look at those prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The location of the restaurant is fantastic, the atmosphere is good and the staff are great. Unfortunately my meal was not up to the same standards. I ordered a t bone steak rare and it came out medium well. For the money spent on the steak this was more than disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Just finished my dinner here, great pouilly fume to start with a cold cut board, then a Bordeaux grand cru(merlot based) to go with a multiple steaks platter, it was so sensational. Service was very friendly, and the sommelier did a fantastic job. Ended up with a bottle of champagne on the rooftop terrace bar, an excellent evening. We will... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Malang, Indonesia
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17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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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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