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Mr Willis

#148 of 11,661 Restaurants in Shanghai
#160 of 12,717 Places to Eat in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Huaihai Road
International
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3F, 195 Anfu Road, Shanghai, China
021-54040200
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Western Surprise

This was one of a number of restaurants recommended by a friend who lives in the area, but I did expect the food to be so good.i can understand locals frequenting this place,great atmosphere with outlook over a veranda to the tops of plain trees. We had lunch for 7 & it wasn't busy so cannot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
brett w
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This was one of a number of restaurants recommended by a friend who lives in the area, but I did expect the food to be so good.i can understand locals frequenting this place,great atmosphere with outlook over a veranda to the tops of plain trees. We had lunch for 7 & it wasn't busy so cannot comment on the service.... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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141 reviews 141 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went to Mr.Willis three times in a week for dinner, because it was conveniently located for meetings with old friends during a short visit. We found that the atmosphere was consistently pleasant, and the place well filled, but the food was a bit uneven. All appetizers that we tried were good, but some main courses were flops, such as... More 

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Shanghai, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Excellent atmosphere. Intimate and cozy with lots of comfort food. Love this place for brunch and dinners. Aussie Craig Willis aims to please. Book ahead because of its popularity. Oh complaint is that the main hostess always seems stressed and can have an attitude if you're late or change the booking. Food is consistently good.

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Shanghai, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Living in Shanghai for almost 8 years, have we visited this place regular. It's always a good evening, with great food and for a reasonable price. Heads up for this owner and his staff, perfect service, waiter William is the best. Snapper tartare, scallops with lentilles, chicken liver pate, seafood couscous, the best meat in town and many more dishes... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I always enjoy this Restaurant, the food is always great, very nice atmosphere and service wonderful. Craig the Chef is a wonderful and talented guy and also gives a lot back to the Community and especially the underprivileged, so always great to support him too. Food is always delicious, using the freshest ingredients. On the 3rd floor above Baker and... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Mr Willis is a real find. Beautifully cooked Western food, served by friendly staff with impeccable courtesy. Will return definitely.

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Shanghai Region, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Though I work very close to Mr. Willis I don't often get to go but it is always a treat when I go. I've been a number of times for business and pleasure and will continue to go back. The food is exceptional, good wine and great location. It isn't cheap but for Shanghai and the quality, it's worth it.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

After a week in Shanghai I was craving bacon and eggs , simple to the point . Easily wanted, not easily found. Turn to web and find Mr Willis , pictures and reviews all said go !! Honestly the best Eggs Benedict (if you could even compare to that ) I have ever had. English muffin, eggs just perfect, smoked... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

yes the food is good but pricey, i went here because i loved discovering new restaurant and hopefully to enjoy the experience, Personally i think the workers here are terrible, you cannot feel the passion when it comes to service, i mean this is not cheap restaurant. The manager or the Head Foreign Waitress who looks very old is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went alone Sunday evening without a reservation fearing they would be full. The restaurant turned out to be well visited but still with a few empty tables. For starters I had the olives, bread and cheesesticks. The olives were very good but the bread was somewhat plain and the cheesesticks were downright boring/not worth eating :-/ For the main course... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?