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Le Saleya

#195 of 15,922 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Former French Concession
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Nong NO.1 NO. 570 Changle Road, Shanghai 200031, China
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The Netherlands
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended by my french friends and I've been there for brunch with my girl friends many times when I lived in Shanghai from 2008 - 2011 and went back there for brunch with family a year ago. Their brunch menu is more or less the same but each dish is amazing! Better make a booking before going, especially... More 

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Shanghai, China
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere of the garden is really nice and cozy, we ended up eating inside, to me a bit less cozy. The Chinese waitresses are friendly, but the French waiters are really great and helpful. The food was fabulous especially the starter (filled mussels). The portions are a bit small, but then again it is a French restaurant and the... More 

Thank sorayaaaa93
Shanghai Region, China
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

The space is super cosy itself. It has a nice terrace outside, but also fine, rather simple indoor design. The food was really French, therefore mostly small portions, but the taste and quality is absolutly worth. Their home-made bread is also good. The service was a bit inconsistent. The chinese waitresses really try to be kind and helpful, yet they... More 

Thank balazs j
Shanghai, China
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

nice outdoor seating, a little noisy but nice probably a bit more quiet inside. Good food nice choice. Delicious bread (and it's a french who speaks) service could be better, a bit slow to get the order.. but it can easily be fixed. One issue with the bill, again can be fixed. Just check everything.

Thank PascaleV
Shanghai, China
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I was so impressed with the quality of the food at Saleya! I'd wandered in off the street with not particularly high expectations and had the pate followed by the confit duck. I was extremely happy with both. The duck in particular was superb with a crispy, salty skin and juicy meat underneath and served with a very simple green... More 

Thank Traveller074
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67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great staff, grey ambience. Menu changes frequently based on fresh ingredients available. Beet Ravioli was fantastic! As was everything else.

Thank Bill H
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We have little by little become addicted to this place, first with colleagues then friends and now with the kids. Authentic French fare (GREAT foie gras au torchon and steak tartare by the way). Attentive service from both the local and French crew: I sincerely don't understand the complaints about service in some of the reviews, everybody is consistently nice... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

French food in this restaurant was very authentic and excelent. For me was little bit disapointing that all what I have ordered was flooded with cream. I try to eat healthy, so my first choice was asparagus with egg and second course Sickling pig with cabbage. It wasn´t written on the menu that both dish will be in cream sauce.... More 

Thank Alena V
Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We hade an authentic French food (great!!) in an authentic French atmosphere - all visitors were ex-pats (with a few Chinese wives).The service was superior and wines excellent (although the price was related to distance from Paris), however the troubles started at the end of our dinner. The hygiene rules in China are probably different that rules enforced by EU.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We were kindly greeted at the door by the manager and seated at a table at our preference. Disclaimer before you think I am mean: I usually get along with waiters and waitresses pretty well and tip them well accordingly. I don't bring an attitude to table when it's one with food on top. However, I should have drafted an... More 

1 Thank Yuxiao X

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $21
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nong NO.1 NO. 570 Changle Road, Shanghai 200031, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: 021-64261262
If you are looking for authentic French food in Shanghai seek no more! Le Saleya is just the place you want to be.Visiting Le Saleya is like being beamed up to the South of France in a family style establishment where owners get their hands dirty; where waiters run everywhere shouting out your order loudly, where the wine flows to pair traditional French dishes and ravish your palate; and where the kitchen door is widely opened, just because there is nothing to hide. Quite the opposite indeed. Proud of our sourcing and savoir-faire we love to share our methods, our kitchen stories, and our passion with our guests. There’s even a tiny special guests and friends’ kitchen table for the purists and the foodies that want to find out what being first in line during a “coups-de-feu” feels like.In January 2014, Le Saleya unveiled the next chapter in the restaurant’s history: a significant redesign, the extension of our terrace and a brand new menu designed by our Chef Philippe Charon. French style Suckling Pig, Pan-fried Goose Liver, Croustillant de Joue de Boeuf just to cite a few of our signature dishes that are to be washed down with a Pouilly Fuissé, a Bordeaux or a Côtes du Rhône, the epicurean way…Le Saleya is all about generosity, conviviality, memories, and a shared pleasure around the table. It shows a certain lifestyle and French tradition so rare to find in China.

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.