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$593 - $890
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European, Contemporary

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This multi-sensory experience at a secret location that combines a 20-course meal with lights, sounds and scents will give you quite an adrenaline rush...
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Three MICHELIN Stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!
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Reviewed June 7, 2022

After months of planning a trip around China we were looking for a culinary experience that would blow us away Ultraviolet did not disappoint. These guys have spent a lot of time getting this 20+ course menu spot on. I have never had such an...immersive meal, all aspects of the food, wine, smells and theatre were just so well executed. We were a bit apprehensive about there being just one table of 12 people but once the meal started we were all just along for the ride. We were so lucky to get seats on a day we were in Shanghai and I do not regret in any way booking this experience, once in a life time. Thank you for such an amazing night A******More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed January 9, 2022

This is the second time we go to UV and honestly it is still worth the experience. We had a great time with our friends. Highly recommended.

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Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 6, 2022

It's hard to find words sufficient to describe my experience at Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet. Peerless. Unparalled. Rare. Incredible. From the moment I arrived at the meeting location until leaving in my Didi, every single moment was crafted to create a lavish and decadent experience...that made me feel incredibly special and grateful. The hosts Baptiste and Collin were superb. The food was not just delicious on the palate but also stimulating to the senses, so creative with flawless execution. I would go back again and again for different menus and experiences. If you're in Shanghai and want a truly special night that you will never forget, UV is absolutely worth months of waiting for the reservation and every single yuan. Completely worth it!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed May 8, 2021

It is difficult ti describe into words my amazing gastronomic experience of this place. Our hosts David and Collin were very friendly and entertaining. All dishes served were delicious and creative. The highlight of the night was getting to meet Paul Pairet at the end...of the show. We were given a peak of the kitchen and some explanation of what goes on during dinner.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 24, 2021 via mobile

How to start, I guess with the White Elephant, the cost! UV was opened in May 2012 and at the time prices starting at 2,500rmb. Several years on and now the price begins at 4,000rmb (Tue & Wed) moving to 8,888 for the top end...experience. Seats are booked out 3 to 4 months ahead, with just 10 seats per night there’s no shortage of customers, even now when there’s zero tourists visiting this great city. I’ve been more than once, and for each visit I would include into some of the best meals I’ve had in Shanghai. People have asked why I would spend so much on a meal and even return, but why I balk at the price of a coffee in many of the beverage chains or even the cost of branded clothing and foot attire. My reply is always the same, because the dinner at UV I can see where the cost goes. Another reason is that similar fine dining venues in the city are actually similar in price, what people don’t realise is the amount of drinks that are included as well as the ‘open’ bar (shhhhh) along with the theatrical experience. It’s a night out with pre-dinner drinks, dinner and drinks, a show and drinks, and post dinner/show and drinks all rolled into one. Now we have that out of the way I can elaborate a little more on the extremely immersive experience that awaits you should you ever visit. To begin, there’s 35 staff for 10 diners, one waiter/ess per diner. This may seem like staffing rates at a boutique hotel in Central London at major lockdown during Covid but it ensures each dish is delivered in a synchronised display worthy of a Russian ballet academy. Cutlery smeared with 49% butter induced, on the verge of splitting, mashed potato, miraculously are cleaned and repositioned with the stealth of a pickpocket working the MRT at peak rush hour. Although these theatrics enhance the overall gratification of the evening, it’s the food that everything emanates from, the foundations that the cathedral to the culinary experience is built. I can’t even begin to imagine how some of the dishes are created and put together, to be honest I don’t even want to know, it would be the same feeling as finding out as a child that Father Christmas is nothing more than your drunk parents staying up late once a year hoping you’ll fall asleep before midnight so they can be fresh as a daisy the next day to handle all the family members you do your best to steer clear of the other 364. Greg Robinson and Glen use some kind alchemy that they must have obtained from selling their souls to the dark side, mixing flavours and sophisticated techniques to produce dishes that are melodious and mesmeric raised even more into the stratosphere when during the delivery of the dish scents of the theme waft through like an Italian heiress gliding through Osteria Francescana on a warm summer evening. Your every sense is triggered and during the course of the 4hrs there will likely be moments that evoke strong emotions transporting you back in time like an old tune from your school disco days. As well as the food there’s the excellent cordiality from both David and Collin whom are highly proficient in ensuring that the only important item on the menu for the evening is You! I’ll be back again soon as what is life but to enjoy. To quote a phrase - C'est magnifique et delicieux!"More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 31, 2021

You can read all the reviews. Worth every cent. The trick is to get a seat. There are a few articles on the net in how to get in. We found that some people who get in right when the gate opens, book all ten...seats. Then about a week before, they realize they can't fill the table. So they relinquish seats. And they will pop up for you if you are on the wait list. Stay by your computer. That's what we did.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed June 26, 2020

After 5 years of debating with my wife about the price, (yes, it seems expensive) we decided to book for our anniversary, this was the best decision we have ever made. This is so much more than a restaurant, Paul Pairet is truly one of...the greatest chefs, a complete genius, an artist with taste and flavor. The food is out of this world, the room brings it to another dimension and the choreography of the team is next level. The service is led by David, who directs the show inside the room with charm and entertainment and surprises.......my mind was blown! To top it off, the whole table get to enter the kitchen of Paul Pairet at the end and spend time with the genius himself, a real gentleman! Bravo Paul, Greg & David to the most extraordinary evening!More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed May 4, 2020 via mobile

Probably the best dining experience we’ve ever had. Superb food creatively served with non-stop surprises in terms of the environment. And a real pleasure to meet this talented chef at the end. Don’t have an expectation, just go. It’s absolutely worth the breathtaking price ($$$$$$)...which I didn’t think I would say. But wow. I can’t say more.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed April 9, 2020

The most incredible dining experience of my life. I have been to more than 20 Michelin 3 starred restaurants, and still nothing stands even close as a dining experience. Alinea and Per Se may have slightly better food, but nothing even close to the experience...of this restaurant. Every course is a delight to the senses, and executed with perfection. Paul Pairet is definitely the best Chef in Shanghai. If you have the opportunity to dine here, do not miss it.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2019

Now i can said i made the most incredible and amazing restaurant i ever made... Cook, ambiance, concept, light, surprise, wine... all is perfect ! Just prefect !

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2019

For not destroying I want reveal anything! My and my wife, arrived from Norway same day, meaning - pretty tired in the evening. We did not notice that at all! Tjhe experience was great - food was "out of this world" atmosphere and staff, completely...beyond!!!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2019

This was my first visit to Ultraviolet (UV) by Paul Pairet in Shanghai, and I definitely look forward to more visits to UV in the near future! The entire dining experience from the arrival at the rendezvous location to the very end of the evening...when the guests are invited into the kitchen to meet the Chef and the UV staff was magnificent! The superb experience immediately begins immediately when hosts David Steele and Collin Cao greet the guests at Mr. and Mrs. Bund. David and Collin provide the UV guests with the best of the best world-class service that exudes the highest levels of courtesy, professionalism, warmth, friendliness, attentiveness, and responsiveness. The dining experience was amazing and superbly delicious. The visual and auditory stimulation along with the awesome performance by the UV staff played major roles in providing a very unique and exciting experience. And the invitation to the kitchen to meet the Chef and entire staff of UV after dinner was mega!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2019

I have dined at Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet in Shanghai, China twice. I have also dined several times each at Mr. and Mrs. Bund, Polux, Urasawa, Paul Bocuse, the French Laundry, Providence, and Melisse. All of these restaurants are extraordinary and provide some of the...world’s best dining experiences. Ultraviolet (UV) by Paul Pairet in Shanghai ranks at the top and provides one of the most amazing, satisfying, and exclusive dining experiences ever! Immediately upon arrival at the rendezvous location, host David Steele provides the guests with the most welcoming, courteous, friendly, warm, professional, and elegant service. His world-class level of service consistently continues throughout the entire evening. This is also true of the outstanding quality and level of service provided by the entire UV staff. Being brought to an undisclosed location where UV is located also builds the anticipation of the dining experience. From arrival in the dining room to the end of the evening, the dining experience is truly amazing, delicious, exquisite, satisfying, and exclusive. The visual and auditory stimulation provided during the dining plays a major role in making the experience exciting and novel. My brother and my friend also went with me in my recent visit to UV, and they both were blown away with the amazing experience.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

Amazing - don’t want to spoiler anything...but really: it is worth it. Absolutely outstanding experience (and super tasty!)!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

An absolutely amazing and well-orchestrated fine dining experience on 13 June from arrival at M/M Bund until saying thank you and good night to the UV team. Chef Paul, Chef Greg, David, Collin, and the UV cast hit on every important detail. It’s a lot...to take in, so going back is a must. The themes, visuals, sounds, smells, pairings and food was so well coordinated. And yes, the food and beverages are ultra fantastic! Thank you very much!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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November 15, 2019|
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Response from JCW1993 | Reviewed this property |
No - I don't think it would work - the table is in a VR cave and is quite loud at times.
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June 28, 2018|
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We have enjoyed to menu A ( may 2013) and Menu C. ( april2018)UV 888 is the lucky number. The whole experience is overwelming. Just do it.
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We got dropped back at meeting point!
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5