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“Consistently good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Citizen Cafe & Bar

Citizen Cafe & Bar
222 Jin Xian Rd, Shanghai 200040, China (Nanjing West Road)
021-62581620
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Ranked #603 of 12,561 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price range: $25 - $69
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Nanjing West Road
Stow, Ohio
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I have been here at least a half a dozen times with different people and the food is always good. The set menu for lunch is a good value for the caliber of food and service. They only accept cash. The seating is comfortable and the coffees are nice.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“GReat great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Food is consistent,..same menu... never get tired of their chicken wings, thai salad and spicy nachos... they have martinis for 45rmb... try the basil martini or ginger martini.... just off changle and Shanxi rd...in a cute little one block street full of antiques and boutiques

Visited November 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a great atmospheric cafe...I can spend hours writing or reading here (until the three o'clock crowd comes in and makes it too noisy!) They have wonderful specials and the deals between 3-5pm are really great so the cafe gets especially crowded then. Also great shopping in the hole-in-the-wall stores surrounding this cafe :-)

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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“A gem in Shanghai's French Concession”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

The Citizen Cafe & Bar is a real find in The French Concession district of Shanghai. Small but with a great menu and wine selection - and fantastic cocktails. I chose the Beef Filet and was delighted with both the size of the cut (moderate by western standards but generous by most Chinese standards) and the quality. The ambiance is cosy and chic - and by 8 pm the tables were full with people popping in to book for later. Service was prompt and friendly and it's not too expensive. After 5 days of mostly Chinese cuisine (which I loved) it was great to drop in for a western meal.

Visited May 2012
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Fab Cocktails & Wonderful Western Meal - and not expensive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Located in the very cute Jinxian Rd in old French concession area, (and close to our hotel Villa Moller) this was a real find! There's a lovely atmosphere inside and things started well when I ordered a fab Lychee Martini for 50CNY. Some lovely western food options - which are all beautifully presented. We had Caesar salads followed by Fillet Mignon and a glass of wine and then coffee. The total bill for the two of us was around 700 CNY - and it was very good food. The only downside is they don't accept foreign credit cards so you either need a local one or cash. (There's a cash machine nearby). But apart from that, it's a very good value option for dinner and we really enjoyed the food. Well done guys!

Visited May 2012
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