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DongHu Road 20 | Near to Huai Hai Road, Shanghai 200031, China
+86 21 5404 8085
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great outside lunch spot

Our hotel recommended this & it was a sound choice in the French Concession area clearly frequented by local expats. Space is great, some nice greenery & plenty of room between tables. There were about 10 of us & all were content with dishes from Spanish to Italian. There starters were tapas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
brett w
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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  • Russian first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our hotel recommended this & it was a sound choice in the French Concession area clearly frequented by local expats. Space is great, some nice greenery & plenty of room between tables. There were about 10 of us & all were content with dishes from Spanish to Italian. There starters were tapas & antipasto. I had a memorable pork with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This restaurant used to be El Willies (which moved) and this place is now called Elefante. The menu might have changed but amazing food I must say. We picked a few items of the menu one better than the other. Picked a wine which was one of the cheaper ones, but amazingly good. The portions are not small considering they... More 

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Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We went to El Willy sister restaurant Elephante on Donghu Lu on Sunday for brunch. We haven't eat at El Willy since it has moved to the Bund, but I remember it was good in terms of food and ambience. So when we have friends came for visit, we thought of it again. Bearing the name of El Willy, we... More 

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Guilin, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have been here many times. It's recommended in any season; in summer you can take a table outside to enjoy the cozy backyard in the center of Shanghai. Enjoy the Spanish cuisine, wine and lovely background music. The place is closed on Mondays.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Please be aware that following a lunchtime visit to " elefante", my friend and I were violently sick the following day. We ate the set menu including smoked chicken - we think that the chicken was to blame. Please be warned. We intend to report the episode to the relevant authorities.

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Shanghai
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

After 5 o 6 times, we found that the dishes are always surprising in the brunch. We asked to the Chef and he say that they don t repeat menu. Only after 6 month they can repeat a dish. They are adapting to the different seasons so i really recommend it to the TripAdvisor readers.

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Singapore, Singapore
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424 restaurant reviews
870 helpful votes 870 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

There are a number of restaurants here bearing the same address and this eatery is inside a small cul-de-sac. Look out for the huge multi-colored paper mache elephant at the main walkway. There have an outside patio but we chose to sit inside due to the smokers there. If you are wearing heels, be careful as your heel may fall... More 

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Shanghai
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is the 3rd time we come to this place and brunch is really good. 5 middle size dishes including soup, salad, nice squid and great rissoto. Also fair price and free for the kids. Very recommended.

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Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

El Efante was recommended by a friend and truly lived up to the expectations. The restaurant looks great inside, the terrace outside was perfect since the weather was very gentle. We ended up sharing eight courses and all were very good, as the first course we had oysters and they are great. The other dishes had some very interesting combinations... More 

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Shanghai
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Tastes were good specially meloso rice and the cream caramel with icecream was really amazing. Rest of dishes were quite correct,may be a little price. Anyway definitely is a good place in Shanghai for Mediterranean food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: DongHu Road 20 | Near to Huai Hai Road, Shanghai 200031, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5404 8085

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?