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WHISK Cafe

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Upside down cake is to die for

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
jessica_luna_sun
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Alicante
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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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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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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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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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 

Great Neck, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I have been here many times and I almost always get the same exact thing. They have delicious gnocchi. It is nice and warm but not to creamy either. They also have very nice chocolate-banana shakes. They chocolate ice cream sandwiches were also very good too. I hope I can return soon.

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

Hi Kohn, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience here at WHISK! We are very meticulous in regards to keeping our quality and tastes consistent and at the highest quality. We hope to see you again in the future and try out some of our other great menu items! More 

Sherbrooke, Canada
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61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It is said to be one of the best venue to taste cholocate - to some extent i can't deny. Not bad but the portion is really pathetic and price is skyhigh. Ironically, when i was thirsty after finishing chocolate and asked for a cup of water, I was told i had to buy bottled water...The restaurant really did a... More 

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Neal222, Public Relations Manager at WHISK Cafe, responded to this review

We thank you so much for visiting Whisk Cafe and taking the time to comment about your experience at our cafe. We have taken your thoughts very seriously and have now changed our policies on have regular filtered water available at no charge. We hope that we will never hear such a complaint again and continue to improve the experiences... More 

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Additional Information about WHISK Cafe

Address: No.1250 Huaihai Middle Road, Shanghai, China
Phone Number: +86 21 5404 7770
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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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.