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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 #90 of 12,439 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: The Bund
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It's not every day in Shanghai that you get to enjoy steak cuts of this quality. Throw in the fantastic views and awesome staff service and you've got one of the better experiences this city has to offer. Highly recommended for locals and visitors alike.

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Recently have been this restaurant a lot as my company accommodate our clients in Indigo hotel, then we discover Char is one of the best steak houses in Shanghai. I was quickly recognized by the head waiter, a young Asian boy the 2nd time we visited, it's not only that, he would ask if I should take the same wine... More

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Shanghai, China
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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

CHAR bar & grill is located at the Indigo Hotel, the only building on the banks, so you will get a unique view of the Bund and Pudong together. It's really impressive. There is a happy hour deal at the bar, 50rmb selected drinks, but check the time slot because it's short. For the restaurant, they are focused on grilled... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I just had dinner at Char and was surprised to read the other reviews. We shared a great Tomahawk steak and bottle of Chateau Neuf de Pape, both of which were recommended by the Maitre D'. They were a great choice and we had a very enjoyable dinner. The view from the bar & restaurant is really quite something, possibly... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Always happy to take friends & important clients to CHAR bar & grill since hotel opening, especially have couple of drinks before dinner downstairs,very proud to share good foods & drinks together,and given them a good experience in Shanghai. But very very disappointed with last night experience.First, Had reservation in advance, one of friend feel stomach dose not feel good... More

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Shanghai_Indigo, Director Food & Beverage at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Dear shanghaidream Firstly I'd like to apologize for the miss-communication you begun your dinner with. I can tell this obviously has impacted the rest of your experience. I can ensure you we are constantly briefing & training our staff on the expectations when in front of a guest's, it seems we missed the mark on the occasion. As for the... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is one of the best views of the Bund and Pudong either at sunset or during the day. The hotel is on the banks on the very active Huangpu River. This one is worth the visit

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Shanghai_Indigo, Director. Food & Beverage at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Dear 4palmeras Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Shanghai is a great city & part of that is exactly what you mentioned "The view " from CHAR Bar & grill. Due to its popularity we have just opened our new sky bar terrace on the south side which now offers another 180 degree view of the... More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was a bad sign when the people next to us sent their steaks back. My octopus was tough and flavorless tho it looked good. Duck starter was disappointing and I've never been charged $12 for a bottle of water before. Stomach problems this morning and I've been in china 3 weeks without them.

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Shanghai_Indigo, Director Food & Beverage at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Dear rbfencer Firstly I was saddened to hear that we weren't able to meet your expectations on this occasion. Were so sorry we didn't hear of your illness the next day, however, we pride ourselves on the quality of the product we choose & have very strict Food safety systems in place. After tracing back the product from the night... More

arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The dinner was a disappointment. It was expensive, $270 for two of us, and not great food. They brought us someone else's order initially and we had to call our waiter over to inform them. When we got our order we were not impressed. The tables were close together and very few tables had a view of the Bund. The... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Last Saturday, we had a team of 20 people (came specially to visit the well known) eager and wanted to have drinks at the beautiful Char Bar, but was very unfortunate rejected entry by Mr Daniel who claimed that we were unable to afford the price! Story goes like this, yes we went up there without reservation, we asked to... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We did not order the expensive steaks, we are both 60 years old and we took the recommendation that start with two lobster soup, then we got a cold cut board, it's a lovely dinner. Waiters are very friendly, as we are travelers they kindly offered us a window table which was booked lately. The manager chats to us sometimes... More

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Shanghai_Indigo, Director, Food & Beverage at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Greetings Jacko_ontravel Thank you for taking the time to review our Char Dining restaurant. It was wonderful to read your feedback especially that you enjoyed the lobster bisque, which we pour out in a traditional Chinese tea pot & is one of our most popular starters. I will pass on your comments about the staff & hope to see you... More

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