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elEFANTE Happy Restaurant & Bar

DongHu Road 20 | Near to Huai Hai Road, Shanghai 200031, China
+86 21 5404 8085
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Ranked #175 of 12,559 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $50
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Singapore, Singapore
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498 reviews 498 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
505 helpful votes 505 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Ningbo, China
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Columbia, South Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have been coming to this location since this was El Willy. Each time I have been here I have been very happy with my experience on all levels. Back on my first visit I expected a let down with the change from El Willy which was probably my favorite Shanghai restaurant for many years. Far from a letdown. In... 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 - 50
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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