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CHAR bar and grill

#28 of 11,670 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: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 234
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
World class panoramic window, food and service

I was recommended that Char gets the best view in the city. I and my party had some drinks on the rooftop terrace then moved to the restaurant just near the window side. Then the food and service are not disappointed, we enjoyed several shared cold appetizers, i.e the crab salad was a sensation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
JJswift
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Frankfurt, Germany
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I was recommended that Char gets the best view in the city. I and my party had some drinks on the rooftop terrace then moved to the restaurant just near the window side. Then the food and service are not disappointed, we enjoyed several shared cold appetizers, i.e the crab salad was a sensation, the foie gras cream actually was... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We went for drinks and were not disappointed. The drink menu was extensive with a number of interesting combinations I had not seen previously. They served a complimentary and very yummy peanut combination: plain, honey-roasted and wasabi- coated. We also ordered dumplings which were very good! And, to top it off, the view is remarkable, overlooking the bund.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Char Grill offers an outstanding selection of the finest meat. Choosing from an enormous menue, you get the best beef ever. Service is very friendly and helpful, choosing the right knife and explaining the differences between the various salts that are offered. Accompanied by a breathtaking view over the Bund.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have had the opportunity to dine at CHAR on several occasions and have always been extremely satisfied by everything that makes it a true culinary experience: the food itself, the presentation, the environment, the setting, the service and so on. I recently returned and feel compelled to make a review. It is not my usual habit to write reviews... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Super city view which I and my husband have never ever seen, the level of the service was a spot, very attentive, friendly and great wine recommended by the wine director. The wagu beef was delicious, cooked to perfection. After dinner we went up to the bar upstair for enjoying a night cap. Shanghai was our destination but to be... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Fantastic views of the Bund and a great staff make this a must-go bar in the Bund area. Drinks are pricey but well made. Food options are minimal and small portioned, so get your dinner elsewhere before arriving.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Astonishing view and location! The bar is fun and they have good finger food dishes to have a quick dinner while enjoying the best view ever. Problem is with the restaurant: extremely expensive also considering the rest of the market in Shanghai, without being awesome. We went there for the burgers and hello!!! We are out of burgers.. Disappointing..

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Nice, France
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I had some drinks on the roof terrace then dinner downstairs the fabulous steak house last Saturday. Everything was outstanding, the view is one of the best, scallop carpaccio comes with a sensational smell and taste, shared the T-bone steak with my wife which was both tasty and juicy although it seems to be a little over portioned. The manager... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

...of Shanghai during our entire visit. The drinks were excellent, but the views are the reason to go. From the outside patio, you can truly see all of the city and the river. We were there at sunset, which made the vista more impressive. Highly recommended!

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Taiwan
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3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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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, 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?