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Yi Cafe-Pudong Shangri-La Shanghai

No.33 Fu Cheng Lu, Shanghai 200120, China (Lujiazui)
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Ranked #21 of 12,422 restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lujiazui
Description: Yi Cafe features 10 open-kitchens and a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere.The walk-through design evokes a public market, while gourmet showcases and spectacular live cooking stations present delectable cuisines. Expect a wide variety of dishes from China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, Middle East as well as Europe and North America.
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87% Recommend
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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Absolutely the best buffet dining experience in shanghai and abroad Unlimited choise of many cuisines trendy presentation and first class chefs Fabulous food !

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I am personally a big fan of the Shangri-La's F&B, I think they do a great job in the quality and service. I often go for the Sunday brunch's at Shangri-La, they have a great variety of food. All the food stations are well placed. I love the Indian food section, the Chef is always smiling and alwaya a step... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

We used to frequent Yi Cafe years ago but stopped when they changed chefs and especially pastry went dramatically downhill. Recently we were told that there was a New look and general improvement so we went back. I am happy to see the fresh look, it's more fun and quirky, food was good and desserts and pastries excellent. Kids love... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We had a choice for the buffet or a la Carte. We chose the latter and were not disappointed. Great food and staff. The place was quite busy but the Manager found time to drop by and say hi.

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Charleston, SC
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45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

If there is one tiny criticism is that it gets very busy! But, the food choice , and quality, is amazing. Try the "Indian" food!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

i was here with some of my muslim friends.. we were here for lunch.. as for me, i really enjoy the variety of the food.. but sadly my muslim friends having a hard time deciding which food is halal and which food is not.. perhaps the management can put a sign for halal food so it will be easier for... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is an elaborate and beautiful room/building in Pudong attached to a very good hotel. While we thought that the food was of an ok standard the reality is this is a reminder of those bad days of "how much can I eat today at the buffet"......so if you want to eat and eat and eat this is for you......choices... More

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Vada, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Located in the main hall of the ShangriLa hotel, this high-class all-you-can-eat buffet features a huge variety of Asian food. You can find the guy who prepares the colorful noodles (it's really a show to see how fast he can do this), the sushi freshly prepared for you, a huge selection of dumplings, Indian food, and many many cakes, desserts,... More

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Shanghai, China
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18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My family has been there many times during our 5 year stay in Shanghai, and we have always had a great experience there. The service is excellent, as is the food and variety. Is it expensive? Yes, but it is worth it to indulge a little every once in a while for a special occasion or "just because." Part of... More

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

This was a really lovely meal, the variety is huge, the service was great, atmosphere really pleasant. You can only eat so much ( at least for us) though and it did feel quite overpriced - nearly $100US each - for a good buffet. Definitely worth a visit if you have money to burn, why not. But you can have... More

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Dear lookinoutallover: Thank you for your time to share these gracious feedbacks on our Yi Cafe, we truly appreciate your high esteem of our Yi Cafe's sumptuous buffet. Yi Café has 10 show kitchens and invites guests on an international culinary journey in a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere. We are honoured that you enjoyed our other restaurants too. We look forward... More

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