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Yi Cafe at Pudong Shangri-La

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Lujiazui
International, Japanese, Asian
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33 Fu Cheng Road, Shanghai 200120, China
862168828888
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6:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Description: The café features 11 show kitchens set in a lively, cosmopolitan...
The café features 11 show kitchens set in a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The walk-through market-style design, with gourmet showcases and live cooking stations, presents cuisines from China, Japan, the Middle East, India, South East Asia, Europe and the West. It is the ultimate food experience offering a vast array of flavours uniquely combined in one concept.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Brilliant Return

I visited Yi Cafe again with friends and family for a birthday treat. It remains hands-down the best quality buffet with the largest variety of cuisines available. It is expensive - we paid 400RMB per person on a Saturday night, but it is absolutely worth it. Stand-outs were the carvery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Narsfweasels
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Yi Cafe again with friends and family for a birthday treat. It remains hands-down the best quality buffet with the largest variety of cuisines available. It is expensive - we paid 400RMB per person on a Saturday night, but it is absolutely worth it. Stand-outs were the carvery, tandoori ovens and new pizza stands. Desserts were fantastic.

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Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very impressed by the buffet at the Shangri La's Yi Cafe. It offered a combination of diverse Western and Asian dishes of excellent quality including valued products such as lobster. Price was reasonable and the personnel friendly and helpful.

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Thank ChristianCLE
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived a little late and the Yi Café was closing, but that didn't deter them. They brought us in, gave us a guided overview of the restaurant and where each component of the buffet could be found - and they have Japanese, Chinese, Thai etc as well as Western available. Connie and her wonderful team made us feel welcome,... More 

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Thank PerScientia
Shanghai, China
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We consider the buffet at the Shangri La's Yi Cafe the best buffet option in Shanghai (at time of this posting). It offers a selection of Western as well as Asian dishes, including Chinese, Indian and Japanese to name a few. Having lived in Shanghai for 5 years now we have been coming here for breakfast and lunch a few... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous hotel with an expansive buffet, even had delicious pastries. A must go if you are in Shanghai!!!!!

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Thank Alfawarlord
Shanghai, China
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had another memorable Sunday lunch at Yi Cafe with over 30 people in attendance. Having lived in Shanghai for 5 years now, I still rate this as the best "buffet" meal in town, with their selection and quality of food. It is expensive, but so worth it! Champagne and drinks packages are also available. I just wish they had... More 

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Thank Chris P
malaysia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

A variety of choices. But if you stay for more than 3 nights and visit more than once, it's not exciting anymore. 8-) I wonder whether a change of the variety would be more exciting. Waiters and waitresses can be encouraged to have more smile on the face. Can't find papers during the meal. Told them earl grey and they... More 

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Thank koocc2000
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Waiting staff are always attentive, helpful, friendly and professional... Kudos to the team... It is advisable that you go early before 8.00am or after 9.30am because it gets really busy during peak period as it caters to guests from both towers... But the setback of going after 9.30am is you generally get stale food in the Chinese food section, especially... More 

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Thank Joon K C
Redondo Beach, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

i had an 8 hour layover in shanghai and decided to have brunch with family here. what impressed me most about this place, among many other things, was its service, which is completely opposite from what you would expect in shanghai, or china for that matter. people working there seemed that they really cared and valued me as a customer.... More 

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Thank Ziqing W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We arrived here after making a reservation on a Friday evening at 8.30pm. As we approached the restaurant a young Chinese waitress approached us to welcome us only to be pushed out of the way very rudely by the European maitre'd who said good evening and then turned to the waitress for here to take over. Maybe he should have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Fu Cheng Road, Shanghai 200120, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Lujiazui
  • Neighborhood: Lujiazui
  • Phone Number: 862168828888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 58
  • Cuisine: International, Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

The café features 11 show kitchens set in a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The walk-through market-style design, with gourmet showcases and live cooking stations, presents cuisines from China, Japan, the Middle East, India, South East Asia, Europe and the West. It is the ultimate food experience offering a vast array of flavours uniquely combined in one concept.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Staying in Lujiazui

Neighborhood Profile
Lujiazui
When people speak of Shanghai’s futuristic skyline, it’s the financial district of Luiazui they are speaking of. Shanghai’s most iconic buildings are located in close proximity to Lujiazui’s elevated ring road and swanky eateries. Sky-high shopping and chic bars fill the highrises around the area. As is characteristic of a world-class financial business district, some of Shanghai’s best malls and hotels can be found in the neighborhood. While everyone on the famous Bund side of the river gazes in awe at these amazing structures, all the buildings here, as well as Lujiazui’s riverside promenade, offer great views of the historic buildings all along the Puxi side. The Lujiazui park often hosts music festivals throughout the year, and park goers can party and stroll in the shadow of some of the world’s tallest buildings.