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CHAR bar and grill

#31 of 11,715 Restaurants in Shanghai
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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Beautiful view on the Bund, and very nice crowd!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
tingyanl2015
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Hong Kong, China
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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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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Taipei, Taiwan
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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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Shanghai, China
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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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Shanghai, China
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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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Guangzhou, China
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food was good but not outstanding, service was excellent. What we really wanted was the view of Shanghai at night and we got it with a high price tag attached to it. The restaurant is quiet with nice ambience, beautifully decorated and low light.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The bar is situated at the top of the Indigo hotel on the Bund. As I was hosted at the hotel, I visited the Char Bar (I did not try the restaurant however) nearly every night. You go to the Char Bar more for the panorama than the drinks (or maybe both). The view (especially at night on the Pudong... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Paired with CHAR Bar the views of the Bund are great. The food and cocktails are good and the steak was seasoned perfectly. A great choice in Shanghai if you are looking for a break from local cuisine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is one of the best steak house in Shanghai and one of the most expensive as well. Unfortunately the steak in china at least double of the prices in USA. This is a common fact like 50 to 60 usd for a steak in USA considered as expensive ,in china you should be prepared to pay over 100 usd... More 

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Additional Information about CHAR bar and grill

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

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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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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.