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CHAR bar and grill

29-31 Floors, top of Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, No.585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road, Shanghai 200010, China (The Bund)
021-33029995
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Ranked #67 of 12,499 restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: The Bund
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The breakfast buffet is delicious!!!! Skip the eggs and whatnot, and just go for the buffet. We would eat at 9 or so and be set until 1 or 2 pm. Service is top notch. No complaints whatsoever!!! Dinner on the otherhand....oof. We got to the restaurant late, and were initially assisted by a young man. When we had perused... More

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Shanghai, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I came here quite a number of times. Used to be no 1 steak house in town. Usually steaks are very good and cooked to the point. Nice selection of knifes and salt. The view is of course outstanding. I will come back

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Espoo, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The title says it all (this review is about the BAR not the restaurant). Had a quick bit to eat and drinks on the patio on the 30th floor during late Sunday afternoon. Service was great and the sliders were tasty (2 small burgers). But what makes this bar is the view - it is hard to beat. The bar... More

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Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Head to the Indigo Hotel in the south Bund, then up to their bar on the skyscrapers roof. They have a great patio that looks back up the Bund and over the river to the Pudong skyline. One of the best views of the Skyline on the Bund. The website says they open at 5pm but we were there before... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great view from the river side, make sure to book a table at the window. Food was delicious, my friends all enjoyed beefsteaks ie the wagyu and dry-ages, I loved my lamb shank very much, service was friendly and attentive, even got someone's able to recommend the wine, not expensive. Went up to the bar upstairs, the view is so... More

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We live in shnaghai and often we take our visitors to this place. Great outside terrace and fantastic view of the Bund. Good place to go and have some drinks before eating out. Be mindfull that they only open after 5 PM!

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Char is the excellent venue to dine in shanghai, I just had my birthday dinner here. We're sitting at the table with breathtaking view, food was not cheap but quite fair to what I've paid ,I had the wagyu filet it was yummy, great service maids, my Pinot noir was served in a perfect temperature, it's an exception as many... More

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Shanghai, China
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

There are many Shanghai restaurants with great views of the Bund. This one is particularly good as it presents a slightly different angle - you get to see both sides. Food was superb (but expensive). I had the tuna and was amused to be offered the steak knife selection along with my beef-eating friends. For entertainment, I chose the largest... More

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Shanghai, China
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We hosted an event at Char and we knew we would get great decor and excellent views. What we also got was outstanding service, great attitude from the staff and a sense of hospitality that contributed to our fantastic evening. Will go there again and recommend it as our preferred venue for entertaining in town. Thank you Bradley, Karina and... More

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Shanghai, China
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We like coming here and do so probably twice a month on average. Bart and everyone in the service team (and even new faces) go out of their way to make us feel good and comfy...and they know what we like...so we don't have to think too much about decision-making. There's a really nice menu, and of course there is... More

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