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Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

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The Bund
French, European, Contemporary
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Somewhere in Shanghai, Shanghai 200070, China
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6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Conceived by Paul Pairet for over 15 years and opened in May 2012...
Conceived by Paul Pairet for over 15 years and opened in May 2012, Ultraviolet is the first restaurant of its kind uniting food with multi-sensorial technologies in order to create a fully immersive dining experience. A single table of ten seats only. A dining room of high-end technology. A 20-course "Avant-Garde" set menu. All guests sit together. The experience unfolds as a play. Food leads. Each course is enhanced with its own taste-tailored atmosphere: lights, sounds, music, scents, projection, images and imagination... And food.
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  • 98
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Taking culinary to a new level

This is an absolute must for a foodie visiting Shanghai! Head Chef Greg and his staff will take your taste buds to a place they have never been while capturing every other sense you possess an infuse them for an unforgettable evening. You won't be disappointed!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2013
Jasonwatkins
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Shanghai, China
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

This is an absolute must for a foodie visiting Shanghai! Head Chef Greg and his staff will take your taste buds to a place they have never been while capturing every other sense you possess an infuse them for an unforgettable evening. You won't be disappointed!

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

At first you might wonder about the price of a single meal. But all I got to say to you is that it will take the whole evening! and 22 courses and 12 drinks are more than worth it! Be part of the privileged 10 people who dine at this amazing dinning extravaganza.

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I'm struggling to describe just how good Ultraviolet is. This restaurant is worth the visit to Shanghai alone. The concept is brilliant, the food quality is of the very highest standard. Not cheap for a meal but to experience this evening it was worth very penny. Nothing was too much trouble for Chef Paul or the host for the evening... More 

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Arhus, Denmark
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

No doubt, its expensive, but worth every Yuan. You get to this old neighbourhood and stop inside a parking lot and from here the magic starts. It's a tour with the Austrian Mr. Sascha Speckemeier as host and the inventor Paul Pairet in the engine room - and 23 other gastronauts to provide the scene. All this for 10 guests.... More 

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New York
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I purposely did not ask too many people about their experiences further than knowing it was "amazing" because I did not want to know too much. And that proved to be a good move. This is an experience, not merely a dinner to fill your stomach. You will be transported to the riverside of Puxi with the view of the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I had huge expectations when I went there. I have heard a lot about this place, everybody told me how great it was. Once I arrived, I was totally surprised. It was even better. It was not at all like my friends told me. And that's probably the only problem about UltraViolet. There are no words which could describe what... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Expensive, yes. Once in a lifetime experience, absolutely! An absolutely amazing experience, meal, environment, service, everything. This was one of my major treats while I was away and was not dissapointed, simply amazing! The less you know about it before hand, the better!

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Shanghai, China
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Very trippy culinary experience! Paul Pairet has managed to put together a really different kind of concept at Ultraviolet. You could not ask for any more ambience; the food is extremely well thought yet seemed effortless, every single course was executed to perfection and paired with the most exquisite wines out there. If you are a food enthusiast and you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

At least now I have a very clear answer for that party question - "So what was your most memorable meal ever?" Ultraviolet Shanghai exceed expectations even though they were very high to begin with. I went with 4 mates form Sydney, Australia. We all agreed that even thought the price was approx 850USD, it was good value believe it... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Like other reviewers on this page, I do not want to share too much. I deliberately did not scan reviews before my dining experience at Ultraviolet. I was not disappointed. It truly is a dining experience, it is not just about extraordinary, exquisite food, but also about getting sensory stimulation through sounds, sights and smells that are pared with each... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Somewhere in Shanghai, Shanghai 200070, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
  • Neighborhood: The Bund

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 653 - 980
  • Cuisine: French, European, Contemporary

Description

Conceived by Paul Pairet for over 15 years and opened in May 2012, Ultraviolet is the first restaurant of its kind uniting food with multi-sensorial technologies in order to create a fully immersive dining experience. A single table of ten seats only. A dining room of high-end technology. A 20-course "Avant-Garde" set menu. All guests sit together. The experience unfolds as a play. Food leads. Each course is enhanced with its own taste-tailored atmosphere: lights, sounds, music, scents, projection, images and imagination... And food.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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