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“The Best in Shanghai!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet
18 the Bund (Meeting Point), Shanghai 200070, China (The Bund)
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Ranked #1 of 12,480 restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Bund
Description: Conceived by Paul Pairet for over 15 years and supported by VOL Group, Ultraviolet is the first restaurant of its kind uniting food with multi-sensorial technologies in order to create a fully immersive dining experience. A single table of ten seats only. A dining room of high-end technology. A 20-course "Avant-Garde" set menu. All guests sit together. The experience unfolds as a play. Food leads. Each course is enhanced with its own taste-tailored atmosphere: lights, sounds, music, scents, projection, images and imagination... And food.
Shanghai
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“The Best in Shanghai!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Local food not withstanding....this is an out of this world dining experience. Pairet has done a fanatical job of creating a purely sensual experience unlike anywhere else. You will need to break the piggy to eat there and that is if you can get a reservation. 3 months out and already full. Only restaurant sure to get Michelin *** when they get done here with their guide.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Shanghai, China
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Truly an experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

If you are looking for a memorable place to celebrate a special occasion or life in general, this is the place to go. You will never forget this experience! Save your pennies and live it up!

  • Visited June 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best diner ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

I heard about UV so many times that I was hoping not to be disappointed... Whoa! Paul Pairet and his Crew were once again way beyond all what I could have expect.

We spent an excellent evening with excellent food, amazing people in a gorgeous place...

"It rocked me to my core" :)

Thanks again to all the super friendly staff !

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“AN EXTRAGAVANZA FOR THE SENSES”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

One amazing course after the other of gourmet food, paired with great music, wines, surround video impressions and introduced in a perfect manner by Fabien and his crew. A dining experience so much more than a ‘mere’ gourmet dinner. A new dimension has been added to fine dining.
This is something that is actually impossible to describe properly and has to be experienced.(It would also be a shame to ruin the element of surprise).If Shanghai is on your program next year, don’t waste any time but book a seat right now.
We had a fantastic time and look forward to UW2!

Again thanks to Paul, Fabien and their professional crew with our best personal regards

Kathy and Erling , Singapore

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Ultraviolet the world top new restaurant in Shanghai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Ultraviolet, an experimental new restaurant opened in Shanghai by the French chef Paul Pairet, whose aim is to deliver a multisensory eating experience that goes beyond the mere taste of the food. Served in a dining room that more closely resembles a movie theater, with 360-degree video screen walls, surround-sound speakers and high-tech overhead lighting, each dish is accompanied by a carefully choreographed set of sounds, visuals and even scents, all intended to create a specific ambience to enhance the flavors of the meal.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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