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Element Fresh Restaurant

#32 of 15,930 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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JingAn District NanJing West Road 1376 ShangHai Shopping Mall DongFeng 112 Room | Shanghai Center, Shanghai 20040, China
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+86 21 6279 8682
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great salads and weekend all day breakfasts, Element Fresh have been experimenting with their menu. To be honest the new choices can be hit and miss. Not sure the Lina tag is worth that much. Go with the tried and trusted. Big American. Classic Cobb. The new winter soup is good too.

Thank Warwick John F
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i used to love a lot element fresh, but we are disappinted at our last 3 visits, each visit the salads were bland and not that tasty, the meat comes with the salads were chewy, the pastas were too much boiled, lost its texture and even became soggy, this is from a very long time customer almost from the very... More 

1 Thank Scentofawoman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for salads , quesadillas, and smoothies. Sandwiches aren't really worth the price. Not overly impressed with the steak sandwich. Element fresh also varies depending which branch you go to. Nanjing west road is one of the best in my opinion. Overall quite costly but when you have a feeling for something fresh, no better place in China.

Thank Joey W
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh and good, try it! From fresh juices and sandwiches its all good and tasty. Quick bites to eat and convenient to shopping and walking for the rest of your day. Healthy good convenient food!

Thank BrianQuaglia
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

My date and I visited and truly enjoyed the experience. We had the Caribbean salad, a Salmon sandwich, seafood miso starter soup and fresh juices and smoothies! Every single item was delicious all the ingredients were fresh! The salad crunchy, the shrimp in the soup - yummmm - and the juices, clearly prepared following order! Would highly recommend. Prices are... More 

Thank Gwen23_12
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Healthy is normally boring, however this place has a very creative menu. Good service with English speaking personnel. You want cleanse your body or just have a bite to eat, then chose from the food choices. YOLO so eat healthy this time.

Thank Marco C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Easy healthy western food in China- if you are vegan you can easily alter the dishes to be suitable and something for everyone. Makes a nice change to most of the restaurants you come across.

Thank holly176
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

A very nice quaint little vegetarian restaurant nestle in downtown Manette. Opened in Sept. It was raining and this was the perfect little cozy place to have a quiet meal and conversation. The service was excellent. Our server was very personable. Our food was delish! The wine that was recommended was very good as well. Everything was top notch. I... More 

1 Thank cissy2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Great healthy spot we stopped at for lunch. Loved the many choices of fresh juices and we all really enjoyed our lunches.

Thank LeezS2
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Was not easy to find American style breakfast in Shanghai. This place actually had decent bacon and eggs, pancakes and coffee and fresh squeezed Orange juice. You Will pay for it though!

Thank Kevin H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Asian, Chinese, American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: JingAn District NanJing West Road 1376 ShangHai Shopping Mall DongFeng 112 Room | Shanghai Center, Shanghai 20040, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Jing'an
  • Neighborhood: Jing'an
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6279 8682
Element Fresh - enjoying fresh food! Most famous for great salads, sandwiches, juices and smoothies, Element Fresh also offers a variety of Asian dishes and a creative dinner menu. Every year since the first Element Fresh restaurant opened its doors in 2002, readers of popular magazines have awarded us top honors for our food and service.We are passionate about bringing you the fresh food in China to you.

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Staying in Jing'an

Neighborhood Profile
The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple, while the main artery of excitement and entertainment is West Nanjing Road. Close to the Former French Concession, the area has a similar draw for foreign residents but displays a more commercial character. Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing Road, but areas off the busy street have the same quiet cafes and independent boutiques that many people think of as distinctive of the Former French Concession. Jing'an is less encased in amber, though, and it's possible to immerse yourself more fully in the energy of China's most bustling metropolis here.
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