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Kaiba Tap House

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Former French Concession
Bar, Pub, American
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169 jianguo Zhong Lu, Shanghai, China
862164666240
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Description: . In 2008, 2009 and 2011, Kaiba has opened 3 locations under its own name....
. In 2008, 2009 and 2011, Kaiba has opened 3 locations under its own name. Kaiba, Belgian Beer Bar, Kaiba, Belgian Beer Garden and Kaiba Tap House. All of these locations are focused on bringing the tradition, quality and selection of Belgian Beer to Shanghais undeserved premium beer market, encouraging choice and quality in a welcoming and comfortable environment that meets the needs of Chinese and Expats.


The position we have taken for our first concepts is in the premium import beer market, provided customers with the opportunity to experience the largest selection of highest quality beers available in Shanghai.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good but busy during weekends

Good but very busy during weekends. Good place for a beer under an old rooftop in the back of the commercial area of tianzifang !

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Chastagner C
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Shanghai Region, China
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large group of expats went here for Free Flow brunch. Starts at 1130am and they don't kick you out until 330pm. All you can drink Stella beer (and other types). It was about 190RMB and included a breakfast entree. I had eggs Benedict and it was yummy. Service was slow but there was like 20 of us.

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Thank Beth H
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good but very busy during weekends. Good place for a beer under an old rooftop in the back of the commercial area of tianzifang !

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Thank Chastagner C
Shanghai Region, China
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

I remember coming here at the beginning of the summer to say goodbye to a friend who was moving for a new job and I always remembered about going back. On a Sunday cool evening it was nice to have a great beer with a snack as the week was coming to an end. Chill spot.

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Thank stphoenix5
Sint Gillis Waas, Belgien
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great variety of Belgian beers at reasonable price, and they also serve food. With the beer you get a nice portion of Belgian fries. I mean Belgian, not the French fries.

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Thank Filip N
Hangzhou, China
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162 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I have visited Kaiba several times. I go there to enjoy their Belgian beers. Beer selection is excellent and they do stock also other than Belgian beers. Last time I had a bottle of awesome strong ale from the US. Their food is not as interesting. Pizza is pretty average. Fries are so so. Mussels are ok. Service in Kaiba... More 

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Thank Abramis
Shanghai, China
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

On Friday, April 24th, the Austen Morris Associates team went out to have a celebration for our first quarterly meeting of the year at Kaiba in Tiaikang Terrace. We had a great time eating and drinking at Kaiba. The outdoor porch set a relaxing atmosphere for the social event. Although Kaiba is located in Tianzifang, don't worry about experiencing noisy... More 

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Shanghai, China
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Kaiba has been one of the catalysts in bringing better beer to China. Starting in 2009 at the original Kangding Lu location, this is one of the three locations in Shanghai, and for me the best because of the small patio. This Kaiba is inside of a residential area butting up against the touristy Tianzifang area. It may require a... More 

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Philadelphia, US/ Xiamen, China
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Kaiba knows just what it wants to be. No pretense, no corporate fingerprints (looking at you Belgian Beer Cafe), no posh crowd, just a two page menu, fine-printed with beer. Good beer. Very good beer. And lots of it from around the world. At reasonable prices and poured into the right glasses. It is my standby to hang out with... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Once you've found it :) A 5min walk north from the Subway-Station (Dapuqiao) you'll find a complex of multiple bars. Just look closely at the signs that say 'East Area' 'and Kaiba 2F'... You can sit both outside and inside. Staff is friendly. Not real Belgian (thick) fries but still quit tasty :) Enjoy!

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Chorzow, Poland
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164 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There are plenty of restaurants in the around area, but once you have finished you food (with restaurants kitchens opened noo too late usually) it is a good idea to continue meeting with friends in this bar. Large selections of Belgian beers will keep you stay longer and enjoy friendly meeting. Outside terrace is nice, it is always better for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 169 jianguo Zhong Lu, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: 862164666240

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 23
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

Description

. In 2008, 2009 and 2011, Kaiba has opened 3 locations under its own name. Kaiba, Belgian Beer Bar, Kaiba, Belgian Beer Garden and Kaiba Tap House. All of these locations are focused on bringing the tradition, quality and selection of Belgian Beer to Shanghais undeserved premium beer market, encouraging choice and quality in a welcoming and comfortable environment that meets the needs of Chinese and Expats.


The position we have taken for our first concepts is in the premium import beer market, provided customers with the opportunity to experience the largest selection of highest quality beers available in Shanghai.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Former French Concession

Neighborhood Profile
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.