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Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

18 the Bund (Meeting Point), Shanghai 200070, China (The Bund)
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Ranked #1 of 12,417 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Bund
Description: Conceived by Paul Pairet for over 15 years and supported by VOL Group, 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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97% Recommend
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  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I decided to try Ultraviolet without a true understanding of what it is. Likely because it isn't like any restaurant I've been to before. There is a reason this is the number 1 restaurant in Shanghai. It is expensive and it is worth it. So many fabulous courses with an experience you will not forget. I also liked that it... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

As said by other reviewers, being too descriptive about the experience can affect the outcome when you visit, but take our word for it, this is not the Top-Rated Shanghai restaurant on Tripadvisor by chance, and I'm sure it's there to stay. Ultraviolet encompasses a 10-guests Taste - Visual - Auditive experience that is, to me, unique and never heard... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This is probably the most unique dining experience in the world. I won't go into detail as surprise is important but it was a wow evening and one I will not forget unlike many of the meals I have had including the overpriced French Laundry in Napa. It takes dining to a different level and in a few years has... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Good value good experience ! here is the best restaurant in my life!!! and only one restaurant made me wanna eat everything!!!

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Braunschweig, Germany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is a unique experience for all senses! Worth every penny, you will find no better and more unique dining event in Sh and probably also not in other places of the world. Also, very personal service and a staff which make you feelmthat they are proud to work for UV!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We went in December 2012. It was simply an amazing night from beginning to end. The food (which is fantastic) is just a part of the whole sensurory experience. It costs alot but is well worth it. I cannot recommend Ultra Violet enough

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Local food not withstanding....this is an out of this world dining experience. Pairet has done a fanatical job of creating a purely sensual experience unlike anywhere else. You will need to break the piggy to eat there and that is if you can get a reservation. 3 months out and already full. Only restaurant sure to get Michelin *** when... More

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Shanghai, China
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

If you are looking for a memorable place to celebrate a special occasion or life in general, this is the place to go. You will never forget this experience! Save your pennies and live it up!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

I heard about UV so many times that I was hoping not to be disappointed... Whoa! Paul Pairet and his Crew were once again way beyond all what I could have expect. We spent an excellent evening with excellent food, amazing people in a gorgeous place... "It rocked me to my core" :) Thanks again to all the super friendly... More

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Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

One amazing course after the other of gourmet food, paired with great music, wines, surround video impressions and introduced in a perfect manner by Fabien and his crew. A dining experience so much more than a ‘mere’ gourmet dinner. A new dimension has been added to fine dining. This is something that is actually impossible to describe properly and has... More

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