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WHISK Cafe

No.1250 Huaihai Middle Road, Shanghai, China (Huaihai Road)
+86 21 5404 7770
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Ranked #91 of 12,481 restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Huaihai Road
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Huaihai Road
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Shanghai, China
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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

Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
274 reviews 274 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

While the prices are through the roof in this place, their food is definitely high quality. Be sure to have a diet plan if you want to come to this place because their desserts will clog your arteries and give you a heart attack...in a good way. The desserts are super delicious. I even took an extra chocolate cake home.... More

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

Hi Alice, Thank you so much for taking the time and writing about your experience at WHISK! Setting a fair price has always been a challenge for us since we use very high quality natural ingredients that often need to be specially imported and are heavily taxed in China. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our products and... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The pasta dishes were all good (though their spicy seafood one was not spicy). All the ones we ordered all used penne which was cooked well and the pizza was simple, thin crust and delicious. The standout were the desserts. All these were absolutely incredible. The chocolate banana cake, the chocolate cheesecake, the molten chocolate, the list goes on... Nothing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Whisk known for it's deserts - well think again, this place does great pizza's. So a great place to go to for pizza and deserts, that is for sure. The Chocolate Molten Cakes being exceptional. The risottos not so - then again to make a good risotto takes seriously a master - anything less is a gloopy mess. It is... More

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London
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We didn't have a full meal here so I can't comment on the mains, but we did order the most beautiful focaccia with hummus. Honesty I think it's the best focaccia I've ever had. Then we had a chocolate brownie with ice-cream, which was very good but not quite as good as the one we had sampled at Lillian's Bakery... More

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Shanghai
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Maybe it's all about the desserts, maybe we shouldn't have gone for dinner. The food was below average I thought. It was poor quality western food. It wasn't awful, it just wasn't what you go to a restaurant to eat. We had the antipasto and pasta. The pasta dishes were uninteresting and quite plasticky. We did have a hot chocolate... More

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We did buy 2 cakes (tiramisu, chocolate tart) and 2 cup of chocolate. Good presentation but cakes was very cold and very hard. It was not fresh cakes. Hot chocolate did not taste good. Very strange taste. We did not like at all. We did spend 200 rmb for nothing. We dont recommend this adress at all. Overpriced and not... More

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