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

Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet
Somewhere in Shanghai, Shanghai 200070, China (The Bund)
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Ranked #13 of 13,011 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $608 - $913
Cuisines: French, European, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: The Bund
Description: Conceived by Paul Pairet for over 15 years and opened in May 2012, 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“The Best in Shanghai!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 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
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Truly an experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank bkl0unge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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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Thank ShanghaiJo
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“AN EXTRAGAVANZA FOR THE SENSES”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 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
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2 Thank Erling L
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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank fredmarcom
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