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Element Fresh Restaurant

#32 of 13,168 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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Kunming, China
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Tried their drinks. If I am honest, they have a really light flavour and heavy price. They cost so much for Chinese price and have such a light flavour, they must be making a lot of profit.

Thank L P
Shanghai, China
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141 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since this is close to my hotel, I alway eat here to try different food and to save a bit of money. A nice chain with decent and clean food with a nice relaxing environment. Good selection of food and friendly staff

Thank WMBandit
Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

THe first time I tried to go to an Element Fresh was some 10 years ago in Shanghai and it was upstairs in some building I could not find. Now, there are many in major cities in China.... and no wonder. This is one of those businesses that, in my opinion does everything right (well, as much as humanly possible).... More 

Thank valtraveler10
Beirut, Lebanon
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great International food. You can have western food, Chinese, Mediterranean, etc... Prices are not cheap, but the quality is excellent. Service is generally quick.

Thank eliasaoun
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I have been in Shanghai a week, I have experienced all sorts of traditional foods, from dumplings to eel to fish to duck blood soup. So, I'm not a sheltered traveler. I went shopping at the big Super Brands Mall and happened into this restaurant, that looks like it was plucked from the Century City Mall in Los Angeles and... More 

Thank Michael W
Bucharest, Romania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We love everything about Element Fresh! We enjoy their wide variety of healthy food and we like to come back any time, be it for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!

Thank monix306
Hong Kong, China
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I went for a work lunch here during my visit to Shanghai. I ordered a salad, which was rather sumptuous, and also a fresh carrot juice. I particularly liked the place firstly given the number of veggie options across different cuisines - Asian, Thai, Continental. Service was pretty quick and quite a large restaurant, so you don't have to wait... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

I love to try new foods and especially new cuisines.... However, 2 years living in Shanghai leaves me yearning for fresh, healthy food- produce especially. I probably come here once every two weeks- but it's a bit pricey. They do have a happy hour for selected drinks - not everything- which is Buy one get one- a bonus if you're... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Element Fresh is clean and warm environment . Their menu is reach and offer variable choices for healthy lovers as well. Service is good and welcoming atmosphere

1 Thank Kamela T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Great concept for the Shanghai eater, what they do they do right good healthy wholesome fresh food ,service could be a little bit better ,but not bad for a great snack

Thank enjoy_your_time_88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Gluten Free, Chinese, American, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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: 021-62798682
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.