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Former French Concession
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No.1250 Huaihai Middle Road, Shanghai, China
+86 21 5404 7770
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10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Really tasty pizza

Ate for lunch on a Sunday and the spicy pizza which had jelapenos, chicken, cheese spices and tomatoe was really good. Cool place to hangout for ex pats also going by the clientele. Fair wine list and Belgium beer to enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Geelong, Australia
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Paris, France
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely one of my favorite dessert place in shanghai. They got a very nice selection of chocolate and tiramisu. The pasta and pizza are amazing too...

1 Thank quinn a
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous upside down cake! Must try!!! The place is a really cosy place and can eat nice Italian food and enjoy friendly atmosphere with family & friends.

1 Thank Shabs25
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were at the end of 14 days all across China, with Chinese meals for lunch and dinner. We were definitely ready for something different and while walking saw this place. First, it had a fabulous wine cabinet with well-priced Chilean and Australian options. You will appreciate this very much if you have suffered through some Great Wall Chinese wine!... More 

1 Thank pmow
Geelong, Australia
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Ate for lunch on a Sunday and the spicy pizza which had jelapenos, chicken, cheese spices and tomatoe was really good. Cool place to hangout for ex pats also going by the clientele. Fair wine list and Belgium beer to enjoy.

1 Thank Murdy31073
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I went because my kids had been there with friends. They said everything chocolate was good. And it really was! I had chocolate blended drink, the kids had the ice chocolate. The cheese cake and chocolate moose were awesome. I was also really impressed with the pizza. One of the better pizzas I had in Shanghai. Actually reminded me of... More 

2 Thank John R
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We went to lunch and also to take an afternoon coffee with cake, chocolate cakes are amazing but price is high, some seats has minimum check fee, and they do not accept cards. Location is not special, just the cakes worth the visit.

Thank Perry71
Shanghai Region, China
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My friends have talked a lot about Whisk, so I was expecting a pretty good place for dinner with a big group. First off, reservations. My friend called and made a reservation for 10 people the day before; however, 10 minutes before 7:00 pm on the day of the dinner we realized that we would not make the reservation in... More 

Thank lenazh0u
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Great food, excellent desserts. The Tuna Salad and any pizza are our favorites. And we never have bad service there. One of the best chocolate chip cookies in Shanghai. If you love rich chocolate, you will love this place.

1 Thank Darren F
Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Whisk is a popular choice amongst international school kids and expats. I first discovered Whisk four years ago, since then I've been kind of a regular guest. The ambience is very cozy and relaxing. It is a great place to go to with friends, family, your special other half, even solo! Be sure to save room for dessert and treat... More 

Thank jessica_luna_sun
Shanghai, China
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

« Winter is coming » and I think we all agree that a hot chocolate is always welcome, and if with it you can add a chocolate cake, it's heaven. Hidden on Huai hai lu near the subway station « Changshu lu », this « chocolate venue » serves hell of chocolate cakes. Let's say the bad things first :... More 

1 Thank Yannick L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.1250 Huaihai Middle Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5404 7770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Former French Concession

Neighborhood Profile
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.