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“Coconut Paradise got a big thumbs up from my Thai wife” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coconut Paradise

Coconut Paradise
No. 38, Fumin Road, near Yan'an Road, Shanghai, China (Jing'an Temple)
021-62481998
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Ranked #186 of 12,563 Restaurants in Shanghai
4.0 of 5 stars 130 Reviews
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Jing'an Temple
Nantong, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Coconut Paradise got a big thumbs up from my Thai wife”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The food in this restuarant is great. Not super hot and pitched at the non thai market. Having said that the dishes were very close to Thai cooking, full of all the correct flavours, that all present could eat. The fact that we ordered a lot and ate a lot spoke for itself.
Booking is a must and we wondered how they would know who had booked and who had not. As usual in an organised chaos, typical Chinese / Thai way we stood by the bar in a packed restuarant and about five minutes later we were sitting at our table upstairs. A miracle or good management?
Price is about middle of the road. Service came quickly and efficiently.
On the down side is the toilets and wash rooms, very small and not the cleanest!!
Toilets aside a great meal and we would definately go back

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Food - Great Bookings - Questionable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Great food with a fantastic mix of flavours and if it is warm you can sit outside under the trees. They need to think further about the timings of their bookings - our table was not ready until quite some time after our booking. Maybe looking for some extra drinks orders?

Visited September 2012
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“This ain't Paradise!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I don't even know where to start. Oh , yeah maybe first thing i should say is that i can't kill this taste of disgusting shrimp that was served in some kind of maggi-glue sauce and called braised king prawn in garlic. Than pineapple fried rice arrived with frozen peas and not chili how traditional Thai cuisine dictates but way to much pepper. Red Snapper was in the same sauce that shrimp, but it was called 3 flavors sauce. All of the three flavors were crap.
I can go on and on, but it's just a waste of time. This place have nothing to do with Thai Food and the sad part is that it wasn't cheap. It was one of the worst foods i ever ate in my life.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
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“A good Thai in Shanghai but you need to wait...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I would like to say that it is one of the best thai food in Shanghai even though you need to wait a couple of hours!!! Yes, this is one of our worst experience of all also. We booked a table for 7:30pm and started ordering 9pm. If it is busy, just say, we do not have space.
On the other hand, the ambience is perfect, a little bit dark in and outside the restaurant but not so disturbing.
Food is good but the menu is nearly the same as Lost Heaven Restaurant. I would rather prefer one of their menus shall change otherwise the thai food quality will seem to take the inspiration from Yunnan food.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai, China
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“Best Thai in Shanghai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I've been many times at Coconut Paradise. I must say this is the coolest thai in Shanghai. Good food, great atmosphere, beautiful garden and very nice people!!! Try the Crab!!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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