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Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

#21 of 15,970 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
European, Contemporary
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Somewhere in Shanghai, Shanghai 200070, China
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+86 21 6323 9898
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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 is somehow still always the star of the show.

5 Thank David S
Shanghai, China
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2015

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

4 Thank Zhang H
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 even a race. We were fortunate to meet "Paul Pariet" the genius himself, his creations... More 

3 Thank davidkerrie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2015

Chef Paul Pairet's great idea, dishes are delicious and innovative,servers are experienced, and ultra high tech dining room, well done

2 Thank aliyealtinkaya
hong kong
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2015

Crazy fun! This is a must do in shanghai but need to book well in advance. It will be one of the most memorable meals of your life!

1 Thank olala97
Taichung, Taiwan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2015

UV – Menu B – a reflection on the evening… Shanghai has a secret, an incredible secret. Five nights a week, Chef Paul Pairet invites ten individuals to dine at his ultrachic hideaway called Ultraviolet. Reservations have to be made months in advance as the venue is pure dreamscape. Nine of my closest friends and I were lucky enough (read:... More 

10 Thank jrocket77
Shanghai, China
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was really a night to remember. The constantly changing environment is a great idea. It's not just 1 restaurant, but many :). There appears to be some sort of layering in the food that makes each taste appear in order. The kitchen appeared to be using a rapid cooling plate that made food cold instead of warm? It was... More 

3 Thank aipusen
2 reviews
Reviewed March 16, 2015

Amazing experience. You need to book well in advance and put a fair bit of money on the table, but it's worth every penny if you ask me.

Thank macgillavry
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2015

I took my mother to Ultraviolet ("UV") to celebrate Shanghai, our lives, and to provide her with an early birthday present. Booking UV was not easy. I organized my calendar three months' in advance to book two spots on March 3 which was the 1st night they open after Chinese New Year (which I think was table 763). After successfully... More 

12 Thank Glen D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$581 - $872
European, 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
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6323 9898
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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