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WHISK Cafe

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

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    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 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 23, 2015
Murdy31073
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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.

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Shanghai, China
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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 

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Alicante
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

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.

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Shanghai Region, China
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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 

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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.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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 

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Shanghai, China
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11 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I've been here for over 5 times.Chocolate therapy cake is my favorite. And there's hot chocolate and white chocolate with cramberry(forget the name) drink is also really good. Also pizza here is delicious! Stew rice is too salty for me, upside down cake is too sweet. Remember to bring water here, or it costs. And it doesn't offer wifi.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I stopped by for a coffee and dessert in the afternoon. Its a great spot for an afternoon pick me up! I got an espresso con pana and a tiramisu- easily one of the best I've ever had. Its a great place if you're craving western food

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Yes the chocolate here is amazing - the hot chocolate is to die for and the chocolate mousse is exceptional, but we actually head there for some very good pasta and risotto dishes. Great as a casual dining location for laid back weekend lunch. Top tip, pace yourself! Sooo many visits where we've failed to touch desert at all due... More 

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Whisk021, Public Relations Manager at WHISK Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Andy, We truly appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review on us. Yes, we do pride ourselves on our Chocolate products and it is dearly unfortunate that you didn’t get a chance to get to them! We also appreciate your positive comments on the pasta and risotto. We hope to see you again in the... More 

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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, Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
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.