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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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  • 94
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 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
Never seen anything like this

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2013
heimo0609
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Vienna, Austria
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New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Adelaide, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
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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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China
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I was quite skeptical before going as I usually don't agree with hype surrounding many of the places in this town. It is a bit of a show going on as well during the dinner and I can understand that some dislike that. I personally felt it was a good distraction and during the 3h-3h30 the dinner took I never... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I tried menu A. And the whole experience- plus the nice ending where Chef himself was behind the doors cooking- was absolutely brilliant! Food is sooooo good kings & queens will go down on their knees for more! I'm coming back again!

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Shanghai
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

so so experience... sorry to my friends but they invite me to this experience of dining and l didn't like... Great looking restaurant with lovely interior, it looks and feels high end. The menu had some good dishes, but unfortunately also several below average (or maybe expectations for this price range?)

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Shanghai
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

I don't understand why people call this restaurant a fine dining restaurant!!! It is a very interesting place, kind of like a great show but culinary wise it is a different story. It is now my second visit there and i was as desapointed as much as my first visit. I will recommend this place if you want to entertain... 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 654 - 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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