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Mr Willis

#126 of 15,925 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Former French Concession
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3F, 195 Anfu Road, Shanghai, China
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Shanghai, China
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They really know how to cook chicken. They make chicken perfectly tender, so moist, so tasty. However, the beefs in the neighbouring tables looked so good, that will go to taste after the weather cools down a bit.

Thank mwt888
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the best brunch I have ever had in Shanghai. Great food and portion is just nice. Chicken is really tender and excellent taste. Service - maybe the restaurant is too busy thus service is so-so. And because the restaurant is so popular, they are very strict with the timing of their seatings. If you are on the 1st... More 

Thank Scobbydoo1601
Hong Kong
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76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The roast chicken is to die for - the thing to order every time! Service is good. I always bring out of towners here, a guarantee of good food, good atmosphere and great services (which is so rare in big metro cities these days, especially in Shanghai). Two thumbs up!

Thank Syyl
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72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Mr Willis, food was good, wine flowed well and the staff were both friendly and attentive All in all worth a visit

1 Thank Smithyfoo
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this restaurant in the heart of the French concession . Very lively atmosphere and excellent , attentive but not over-beating service . Very good menu and although I was steered by my host in the direction of the chicken dish , it certainly did not disappoint - wonderful taste and critically not a hint of any dryness .... More 

1 Thank Dorlcote
Bangkok, Thailand
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136 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

A colleague recommended this restaurant on a recent business trip to Shanghai. So glad they did! Mr Willis was a delightful meal. We ordered the pate/rillete appetizer, the roasted suckling pig and the saffron risotto. I would say that the suckling pig and pate were better than the risotto - it was a bit on the dry side. But still... More 

1 Thank Kate_singer
Shanghai, China
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Good buzz in this place at weekends. Menu is varied and prices are reasonable. Worth a visit. Can also order the pizzas from their pizza restaurant downstairs (La Strada)

1 Thank DJK803
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Awesome simple and tasty food and excellent service. Homelike atmosphere and international guests. The restaurant was full and very busy but we didn't have to wait very long between the dishes. The only negative was that the chairs, at least mine, was very uncomfortable.

Thank jimvisser
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Best international menù with Italian and Australian plate. Good and fast service .I love the lam ribs...and pizza too

Thank Emanuele D
Aurora, Illinois
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is awesome! Their menu is very Western but with delivery with an Eastern flair. As others have stated, the Margarita Pizza is outstanding, The Roast Chicken is excellent and even the T-Bone, fantastic. It in a complex with a few other bistros all owned by the same restaurateur who knows the formula. If your looking for a little... More 

Thank Mark L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3F, 195 Anfu Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: 021-54040200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Former French Concession

Neighborhood Profile
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.