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elEFANTE Happy Restaurant & Bar

#201 of 12,616 Restaurants in Shanghai
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DongHu Road 20 | Near to Huai Hai Road, Shanghai 200031, China
+86 21 5404 8085
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic brunch.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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Shanghai
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Shanghai
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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378 restaurant reviews
605 helpful votes 605 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
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43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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Ningbo, China
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22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

excellent food, good tapas, just ane advice if they tell you one paella is for 3-4, except if you are on a diet dont buy it. PAella is so delicious that 2 people will finish it easy. At the end nice place, in my opinion a little bit overpriced. But probably the best Paella in town

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The restaurant is amazing with a outside area. It was to hot so we stay inside for dinner. We could be anywhere in Europe. Service perfect with great tapas but I am here to say please order the Paella and the burrata cheese. With the Paella on the table you understand that you are in a Spanish restaurant. If in... More 

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Shanghai, China
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41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Came across this place by chance. As it's set back from the street it could be missed. Thankfully we saw it and were able to enjoy a lovely tapas lunch on a hot Shanghai afternoon. Lots of outdoor seating but would need to reserve to ensure a seat. We had to sit indoors but that was no hardship, in fact... More 

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Shanghai, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Just visited for the 2nd time in 3 months El Elefante and decided that my first impression is not a one-off. Adding to Todd's review I will note that the customer service is improved and although this type of restaurant attracts difficult clients the team seems to manage very well. The patio / terrace area is well balanced and you... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Love the tapas and the Beef main course(gd for 2, as per menu but could serve 4 small eaters) Love the bone marrow, tuna with Lime sorbet, scallop n a fish in coconut milk. I never enjoy coconut milk but this is out of the world. Must go restaurant. Waitress taking order was so fluent. Comprehensive wine list too. Pls... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?