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CHAR bar and grill

#27 of 12,530 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, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 270
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  • 37
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  • 13
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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
Great food and service, spectacular view on the roof top

We went to the bund on the Cniese new year eve, but none of those fabulous were opened. A friend of mine recommended CHAR and I must agree the food here was great, from a foie gras pate, octopus salad to the wagyu steak for sharing, everything was so yummy. Wait staffs are very knowledgeable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Alexis W
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California
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California
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the bund on the Cniese new year eve, but none of those fabulous were opened. A friend of mine recommended CHAR and I must agree the food here was great, from a foie gras pate, octopus salad to the wagyu steak for sharing, everything was so yummy. Wait staffs are very knowledgeable and efficient. Don't miss a... More 

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Thank Alexis W
Shanghai
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169 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a great location, beautiful views over the Bund, a good menu but they are just slow. We booked for dinner at Chinese New Year. The restaurant was not busy but we were told it would take 40mins to prepare our main course. The explanation given was that everything is prepared freshly and that is how long it... More 

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Thank Fiona C
Shanghai Region, China
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Our go-to place for a great steak has once again disappointed us. It's a long crazy story but after three attempts the kitchen was unable to make a steak as ordered that we could eat. At these prices that neR 1800 RMB in steak. If the steak was from Austrailia the cow must have been running away when shot. I... More 

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1 Thank Foodgremlin
Shanghai, China
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This is a regular stop with out of town visitors. The patio has great views, as does the inside, and the cocktails are very nice. However, I have also been for dinner a number of times and am usually let down: world class prices but average food. There are many better steakhouse / grill house options in town. You will... More 

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Thank t-bird2002
Kuusisto
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I just love steaks. I have eaten in milloin different places. This one goes to top 3 without any question. Steak was just as good as it can be. Service is nice. If S'hai has good air quality, the view is fabulous. Worth to visit, but remember to have lots of cash with you.

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Thank Tonnionni
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

A surprising little find in the Indigo Blu Hotel. The offering of steaks and sides was extensive. Better yet, the service was attentive but not pretentious and the team has obviously been trained in the finer points of taking orders for steak (including how to offer good accompaniments, level of doneness (and knowing the options)). The salt platter was a... More 

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1 Thank ThePrincelyTraveller
Beijing, China
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I love to come here for the cocktails which are very delicious and well done, especially the signature cocktails. The view overlooking the Bund is also great from the outside rooftop bar. Service stuff is attentive and experienced.

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Thank NicCan136
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Best steak i have ever eaten.The atmosphere is relaxed and the view is spectacular.Choosing your steak knife and your salt to season your meal is a lot of fun.

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Thank Andre B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

The rooftop bar has amazing views of the Shanghai skyline along the river. The drinks are expensive, but I recommend stopping in for a drink and soaking in the view!

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Thank Tina P
Dana Point, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Wow, what an amazing place!! Definitely one of the best steaks I've ever had by a long way. Sides were also delicious & accompanied the steak perfectly along with a couple of very nice bottles of red. Great bar to enjoy a pre-dinner drink before moving to your table for the amazing food. The view over the bund jus tops... 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, Scenic view
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.