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CHAR bar and grill

#24 of 15,910 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
South Bund
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29-31 Floors, top of Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, No.585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road | Near Dongmen Road, Shanghai 200010, China
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is situated high up and most abel have a fantastic view of the Bund and Shanghai City - which is stunning. The service was excellent and the menu choice is huge. I ate the Crab cakes to start and the grilled King Prawns for the main - all of which was presented really well and extremely tasty. The... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner. Besides an exceptional view on the Bunt, the restaurant offers fine dining par excellence. The service was amazing, wine selection awesome and the food outstanding! Although more expensive than other restaurants it was definitely worth it and you would pay more for a similar experience in Paris, London or New York! A true experience that lasts... More 

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Shanghai, China
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

We got a business dinner last November. It was my first time and the moment I arrived I already liked the setting. Modern decoration but cozy. The meat is wonderfully done. We had some appetizers like Spanish ham, prawns..... we also had a great dessert. The wine was also great. I would certainly cone back.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

I've always fancied Hotel Indigo. I feel that it gives you a "feel" of the city it sits in. The property in Shanghai along The Bund is no exception, and on top of the hotel, is Char Bar and Grill - where steak is fabulous, and the view of The Bund at night is amazing. A must visit not only... More 

Thank Barry F
Willmer C, CHAR dining Head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi Barry F I completely understand your comments about the "feel" of the hotel, definitely it have a great personality and a very good vive, we keep working very hard to make it unique, friendly and with a touch of fashion. With regards of CHAR, we try to do the same here delivering an authentic experience, together with great products,... More 

Hawaii, Guatemala
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Yesterday, my friends and I joined Char's Steak master Class. We had a great day learning all about meat and steaks directly from the head chef! Will Colmenares, who really made this class so enjoyable, interesting and fun! He really took the time to explain everything to the detail and answered all our questions! We also had a chance to... More 

Willmer C, CHAR dining Head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Dear SVWALL Thanks a lot for your beutiful review and comments. I am really happy that you have the opportunity to participate and enjoy our Beef Class. As I mentioned I am happy to share my passion for the products and help people understand more about beef and what we do at CHAR dining. I hope that you and your... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I stayed at the Indigo Hotel again and this bar is a fantastic place to watch the city skyline from or not depending on the weather / haze!

1 Thank Mark C
Willmer C, Manager at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi Marc C Thanks for your review of the great views from our CHAR Bar, I know some times Shanghai weather can be a bit complicated to predict but even so our team at the bar and the great location where we are in the city, still makes sure that you are not to be disappointed with the visit. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

overly priced for a mid range meal - even with some fun stunts thrown in! Loads of great eating places in Shanghai but this isn't one of them.

2 Thank BigglesandBadger
Willmer C, Manager at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi Wallacewoodroffe I am really sorry that we were not able to meet your expectations, We can guarantee that all our products are to the highest quality available on the market and in a city like Shanghai that is already hard to say. We have selected the best beef and sea food products available in the city and we have... More 

Bend, Oregon
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Great place for a special meal, especially if you are wanting an excellent cut of beef, expertly prepared. Service was good. But the place is pricey; expect to pay a lot for what you get.

1 Thank Susanna727
Willmer C, Head Chef at CHAR dining at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi Susanna727 Thanks a lot for your review, I will make sure that my team in the kitchen know of your complements on our cooking skills and our products. For us is great to hear that all our efforts on making sure that we have the biggest selection, of probably the best available beef cuts and brands in the city,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. The view is stunning, the steaks are great and service very friendly. Expect the evening to be pretty expensive. The room is lovely and has a casual feel. View from most tables is very special. I'd recommend going to the balcony as it is breathtaking. Steaks are very tender and nice -... More 

1 Thank DMG087
Willmer C, CHAR Head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi DMG087 Thanks for your review of CHAR dining and Indigo Hotel, we are very happy to hear that you have great time on your visit and that you enjoy our hotel. Here are CHAR we have make sure that we only have the best available cuts from the most reputable brands in Australia to make sure that we deliver... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

An exquisite elegant experience that I will remember for a long time! The elegance, the quality, the unpretentious top notch luxury, the top quality of the dishes served, the complete lack of compromise on the choice of the finest ingredients from the furthest reaches of the world, the highly courteous and attentive staff, the fine details of the table setting,... More 

1 Thank gad133
Willmer C, CHAR Head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Dear gad133 What can I said to such an amazing review... let me start by saying THANKS for taking the time to write this review, we are very happy to hear that we have been able to deliver such a great experience on your visit.I will make sure that our front of the house and culinary team hear your review... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$43 - $116
Steakhouse, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-31 Floors, top of Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, No.585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road | Near Dongmen Road, Shanghai 200010, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > South Bund
  • Neighborhood: South Bund
  • Phone Number: 862133029995

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Staying in South Bund

Neighborhood Profile
South Bund
This waterfront area below the most famous section of the Huangpu River has undergone multiple phases of development that started when the Waterhouse Hotel opened its doors. Though it’s been slower to catch on than people expected, every year something new and exciting opens up and gives people a reason to keep calling the South Bund the "Next Big Thing." There are a couple of landmark hotels and restaurants of excellent quality that serve as anchors, and multiple annual events such as beer festivals, art and fashion fairs and music shows take advantage of the wide spaces, waterfront location and the tiny man-made beach to host huge crowds of people. Wandering about the newness, one can stumble upon authentic Chinese life in the stone gates of people’s residences or the street markets.
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