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“One of a kind” 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 12,435 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 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“One of a kind”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I won't say too much about the whole experience as part of the pleasure is to be surprised and amazed by what's coming .... bu let me say: wow ! what a show, I have never seen anything like it.
Everything, from the atmosphere to the staff to the decor to the food and to the drinks (I asked for non alcoholic pairing) were absolutely magical and full of creativity. The staff are absolutely lovely and the food is out of this world!
It is such a one of a kind experience that the price is worth paying.
Make sure you book online 3 months in advance though!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A Total and Sublime Immersion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The experience at UV is hard to describe because it is so unique and touches all senses. While our intention was to fully indulge in great food in little portions; it was so so so much more as every aspect was appealing to the eye, nose, ear, company, provoked a typical style, a grand atmosphere, perfect service, wonderful interactions, etc.
A culinary adventure which brings to live what it means to really go with the flow and to enjoy every second, every bite, every sip of it.... Highly recommended if you are capable to set yourself free and to follow blindly Paul Pairet and his team as your guides. Magic!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

If you are remotely interested in food and willing to pay the price, I strongly suggest you go to this restaurant. Quite amazing overall. I don't think there's another restaurant like this anywhere in the world. It is worth the price.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“This has to be the best restaurant in the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

A dinner at Ultraviolet is so much more than a dinner. It's an enchanting journey for each of our 5 senses. To say that Paul Pairet is a genious is an understatement. Each dish is served in an unexpected way, and surprises are neverending. One could think that what's around would enable the food to taste better. Well, no! Close your eyes and you'll realize you do have in your mouth a fireworks of unexpected tastes and textures like you never had before.
There's only one problem with this place: the time you need to wait to get a seat... As a matter of fact we have already booked our next journey planned towards the end of August. In the meantime we will try to survive

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai, China
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29 restaurant reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Unlike anything you've ever experienced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Paul Pairet and his team have crafted an event, not just a meal. It doesn't even do it justice writing a review as you simply have to experience it to believe it. Let's just say you're whisked away on a magical mystery bus from Mr & Mrs Bund, and after 5 hours of tingling sensations you're returned right where you started, a little inebriated and heavier, but a whole lot happier. The one problem is it really can't be topped, so even the best restaurants you visit after feels a little less, well, tame.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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