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CHAR bar and grill

#27 of 11,691 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, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, 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
What a splendid view!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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  • Bar scene
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Stylish decor - impeccable service - superb location - wonderful food and presentation - extensive wine list. Prepare for it to be expensive.

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Sandefjord, Norge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I went to the restaurant because I knew the view would be spectacular. I had not seen the menu before I was seated, and was surprised by the prices -it was expensive even from a Norwegian perspective. But the food was good, and the view was nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

One of the best stakes I had in China! The food was really good, the bread is homemade and really good. They have all these kinds of salt to choose from. It was just awesome! The service was great! Very attentive staff. The deserts were also really good, I had a banana cheese cake that was out of this world.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Since the Bund has been cleaned up, it makes a nice evening stroll. And there's no better way to end it than with a drink on the terrace at the Char bar - the view over the river to Pudong is fantastic. The food is good, but to be honest, other places in Shanghai offer amazing food at better prices:... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It has been a while since I wanted to go to CHAR without being given the opportunity. This is really a great place for fine dinner. The food is great, not only the steaks which seem absolutely amazing but also the fish (we had grilled tuna which was perfectly cooked). Service is great at European standards (which might be an... More 

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Black Creek, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went to the Char bar to commemorate our last night in Shanghai, the staff is very friendly and accommodating. The photo ops from up there were so wonderful. The drinks were delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Nice View, good menu although I'm not a Steak eater as they have the best Steaks, the wine lists is fabulous

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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>  > The 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>  > 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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