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Mr Willis

#125 of 12,528 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Former French Concession
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3F, 195 Anfu Road, Shanghai, China
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Popular restaurant in Shanghai

Good buzz in this place at weekends. Menu is varied and prices are reasonable. Worth a visit. Can also order the pizzas from their pizza restaurant downstairs (La Strada)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good buzz in this place at weekends. Menu is varied and prices are reasonable. Worth a visit. Can also order the pizzas from their pizza restaurant downstairs (La Strada)

Thank DJK803
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Awesome simple and tasty food and excellent service. Homelike atmosphere and international guests. The restaurant was full and very busy but we didn't have to wait very long between the dishes. The only negative was that the chairs, at least mine, was very uncomfortable.

Thank jimvisser
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Best international menù with Italian and Australian plate. Good and fast service .I love the lam ribs...and pizza too

Thank Emanuele D
Aurora, Illinois
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is awesome! Their menu is very Western but with delivery with an Eastern flair. As others have stated, the Margarita Pizza is outstanding, The Roast Chicken is excellent and even the T-Bone, fantastic. It in a complex with a few other bistros all owned by the same restaurateur who knows the formula. If your looking for a little... More 

Thank Mark L
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Yummy food and service with a smile. However, there was a timing issue with courses during lunch as I ordered the lunch set and my friend ordered a la carte. I was still early into working on the starter when they brought out my main. My friend ordered soup and salad, requesting the salad as her main. The server brought... More 

Thank middleterra
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We visited Mr Willis for a charity event and were so glad we did. We tried a range of starters-the standout one being the prawns. The best dish of the evening had to be the roast chicken, it was so tasty, definitely the best roast chicken we have had in Shanghai. The atmosphere and decor is warm and welcoming too.... More 

Thank Hels S
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203 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Advised by many in Shanghai as a place to go to, we went in excited to try the famed Mr Willis. The restaurant is situated in a lovely area on Anfu Lu. The restaurant has a great vibe and you could imagine to be anywhere in the world. The menu had all the standards; pasta, pizza, etc etc. While I... More 

Thank FRParadise
Shanghai/Hong Kong
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Returned to Mr Willis after a few years and had the roast chicken dinner. Still good, still buzzing, still great service.

Thank William M
Shanghai, China
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50 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Mr. Willis is a must do on a lazy Shanghai weekend. Great starters freshly prepared egg dishes served with details for the eye followed by Mr. Willi's very own grilled chicken is always a delight. I returned there for several times, the service like everywhere in Shanghai is on higher level, but details such as how to open a champagne... More 

Thank Worldwanderer83
San Francisco, California, USA
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348 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The menu at Mr. Willis is quite eclectic. We had a sushimi stater, cheese and fig salad and a blue cheese souffle to start. All all were good tastes but quite a range of flavors and textures. The wine by the glass was a Matiwiti Sauv Blanc and it was surprisingly well -matched to all 3. For mains we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3F, 195 Anfu Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: 021-54040200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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.