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Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

) #26 of 16,387 Restaurants in Shanghai $$$$ European,
Somewhere in Shanghai, Shanghai 200070, China
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good4%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“oysters” (4 reviews)
“truffles” (3 reviews)
“five senses” (4 reviews)
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European, Contemporary
Somewhere in Shanghai, Shanghai 200070, China
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Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Yes it's expensive, but it is so so worth it, at least once in your life (hence the title!) It's not just the food- which is amazing!- but the whole experience. From the moment you step into the meeting place, every part of your night...More

2  Thank McDeee
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Luckily I manage to get a table. And this is simply the best moment I. Never enjoy in a restaurant. The dishes only are already worth 3michelin stars but add all the atmosphere and magic and you have something unique and wonderfull. I can only...More

5  Thank Matthieu B
Reviewed July 23, 2015

More than a restaurant : an incredible journey ! I will never forget ! Congrats to Paul, demonstrating again that Stars are not necessarily the ones you know !

2  Thank epaget
Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Well. ..its not the usual kind of restaurant that I normally go to, but this place it's truly stunning and unique in its set up. After the first amazement at the decor and the bright colours, I did not know what to expect as far...More

2  Thank Nicka2000
Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Ok, it is a lot of money. There is no way around it. However, I would gladly give up 4-5 average, premium meals out for one that you won't forget. Everything is timed to perfection. The food is amazing. The service is fun and light...More

3  Thank t-bird2002
Reviewed June 30, 2015

I enjoyed the night very much. This is a whole complete entertainment for the night. Yes, off course, the main thing is the dinner/ foods but I enjoyed the whole ‘night’ involved in the dinner. I tired both UV-A and UV-B… and now so interested...More

6  Thank Shakky_O
Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

This is what's possible when a great artist/chef and his team are free to conceive the ultimate dining experience. Like El Bulli, this is a indescribable gastronomic journey and an beautiful assault on the emotions and senses, but one where the food on your plate...More

5  Thank David S
Reviewed May 15, 2015

One of the single best culinary experiences I've ever had. The menu is whimsical and playful, especially when paired with the other theatrics - LED screens, temperature, music, etc. It should be considered a must try, but the cost a little prohibitive!

2  Thank emmalm92
Reviewed May 10, 2015

Excellent place for food, wonderfully brilliant staff! Great place! Awesome food!.I never forget this restaurant.............

4  Thank Zhang H
Reviewed May 6, 2015

Heston is just beginning - Paul Pariet is the Genius WILL WE BE BACK: Yes absolutely definitely it would be the reason for going back to Shanghai - I want to book the whole table and have just my friends - with no cameras maybe...More

3  Thank davidkerrie
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Rachael d
August 31, 2016|
Response from Wankenne | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't do anything special. The whole menu is special! You have absolutely no choice, it is a succession of more or less 12 plates of culinary art. When you pay one thousand dollar per person for a menu, you don't... More
January 7, 2016|
Response from MMB-UV | Property representative |
Ultraviolet 20-course set menu is 4,000 CNY including wine/drink pairing on Tuesday and Wednesday; 6,000 CNY including prestige wine pairing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more details feel free to visit... More
Alan F
October 19, 2015|
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Response from CTann | Reviewed this property |
No. Their dress code is "be yourself". While we were in top hats and tails, the guy opposite was wearing a Polo shirt. I think you could go as dressy or as un-dressy as you like.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$599 - $899
European, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Digital Payments
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
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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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