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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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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 11
    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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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Shanghai, China
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Innovative dishes alongside excellent classical food such as Jamon. Nice garden when weather allows.

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taipei
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280 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Trying to be too clever for its own good. I have no idea why this restaurant is so highly rated, if our Saturday brunch is anything to go by. A real confusion of flavours and poor basic ingredients plus arrogant service meant we left halfway through the deal. Where the idea of a hot dog on a brunch comes from... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Tapas bites are a bit too fancy, resulting in high prices compared to quality of the food. The garden is nice, however quite some noise as a result of construction works adjacent to the garden.

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 970 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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Additional Information about elEFANTE Happy Restaurant & Bar

Address: DongHu Road 20 | Near to Huai Hai Road, Shanghai 200031, China
Phone Number: +86 21 5404 8085
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai
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
Average Prices: USD $25 to $50
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

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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 to $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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