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Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

#22 of 15,953 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
The Bund
European, French, Contemporary
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Somewhere in Shanghai, Shanghai 200070, China
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6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sao Paulo, SP
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300 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

It is a mix between great and sophisticated cuisine... with show. Reservation must be done with at least 3 months in advance and the price is 1,000 american dollars per person. Ultraviolet only works with a maximum of 10 persons per night! A fantastic experience!

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Aarau, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

what to say more about ultraviolet? this is a truly unique experience. all your senses are involved. the Food is extraordinary with perfect Service a lot of fun and Memory forever...

Thank hirnograph
Hartsville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

With the food and experience. The experience with my friends here was one of the best experiences of my life. I just wish I could say the food was the best of my life. I found out that I don't have as discerning a pallet as some, so the food wasn't the type I enjoy. I have no regrets of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

It completely blew me away - food by texture, taste, servings and the whole experience. Thanks from T892 UVB - will see you again .

Thank Jan L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Amazing experience, together with my spouse. Very hard to get a reservation, and expensive. But absolutely worth it!

Thank Freek S
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best restaurant I have visited. I have been twice and both meals rank as the best I have eaten. Takeaway the theatrics of decor, sounds, smells, collection etc.. and you are still left with amazing food at core of proposition. The restaurant is VERY expensive and reservations are VERY tough but this truly is a gem. It... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A wonderful evening at Ultraviolet. I was a bit concerned about whether the reality would live up to the hype but it was extremely well executed with lots of nice touches in terms of presentation, service and surroundings. For this type of cuisine, perhaps the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo does it slightly better but in terms of all round experience... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This was a great experience. The Service was top notch. The ambiance was perfect for this type of meal with the surround visuals changing with every course. I could swear I smelled the seashore when eating the oyster dish, The food was perfectly prepared and there were so many courses I lost count. Each course was different and paired with... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We are not foodies but we enjoyed this unique experience. The 10 lucky guests this evening were all Westerners. We had the UVA+ menu, the + for top beverages. The host, Carles, was especially wonderful. The entire staff was focused on every detail. The interior is unique and not easily described by words and pictures. It is a true artistic... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Thanks to my friend Sebastian (founder of #chefstalk) a reservation at the Ultraviolet restaurant in Shanghai was confirmed on very short notice (a lucky break -they had a cancelation). To make a long story short: This evening was the ultimate dining experience I've ever had. This dining ‘happening', designed by french chef Paul Pairet, is truly mind-blowing: each of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$600 - $900
European, French, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Somewhere in Shanghai, Shanghai 200070, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
  • Neighborhood: The Bund
  • Phone Number: 021-63239898
Conceived by Paul Pairet for over 15 years and opened in May 2012, Ultraviolet is the first restaurant of its kind uniting food with multi-sensorial technologies in order to create a fully immersive dining experience.
A single table of ten seats only. A dining room of high-end technology. A 20-course "Avant-Garde" set menu.
All guests sit together. The experience unfolds as a play. Food leads.
Each course is enhanced with its own taste-tailored atmosphere: lights, sounds, music, scents, projection, images and imagination... And food.

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Staying in The Bund

Neighborhood Profile
The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai International Settlement run by the British and Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has endured over time and is now found in the five-star hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive restaurants that can be found within the historic buildings. A cultural center has built up away from the water and some of Shanghai’s best art galleries and museums are housed close to the Bund. Nighttime views of Pudong and the rest of the city also make for a great backdrop at the many rooftop clubs.