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Blue Marlin Bar & Restaurant (Thumb Plaza)

$$ - $$$
Century Park
Bar, International, European, Pub
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Thumb Plaza, Unit 17, 199 Fangdian Lu, near Dingxiang Lu | Pudong, Shanghai, China
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Shanghai is divided by a river called Pu, so east side of the river is Pudong and west - Puxi. Historically Puxi is older side and it's more lively, and Pudong is newer. This was my small Geography and History lessons, now about Blue Marlin. It's usually opened till late night, which is probably the most positive part of the... More 

Thank christine_ariuna
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Great summer location, food good, great cocktail list...wine is a little pricy for China. Casual dining, sports bar, outdoors and indoor dining, pool hall upstairs, dance floor - open late

Thank Brett L
Singapore, Singapore
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

3 of us had very different dietary requirements - I am a meat lover, the other 2 were vegetarians - one is ok with fish, the other is pure 100% vegetarian. The restaurant manager came around to ask if we needed assistance and after a little discussion, she helped us with our order tailoring to all our needs. Food turned... More 

Thank KevinC_SG
Shanghai Region, China
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2016

Having a good Caesar salad outside the USA can be a difficult task. Every place does it differently, and most seem to come with eggs on them. I'm fine with that -- as long as I read it in the description. Well, the salad I got at the Blue Marlin was nothing like the description. The description said cherry tomatoes,... More 

Thank Just_Another_Gringa
Heusden, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2016

I certainly enjoyed the food (grilled tuna salad and lamb shanks), and the live band did a good performance, but was so loud I couldn't hear myself thinking. So instead of hanging around a bit longer and have a few more drinks, we left in a hurry after we finished our meals.

Thank cjoziasse
Shanghai, China
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Good live music. A good place to meet other foreign ppl. I didn´t tried the food, so i can´t give a rate for it. We go there from time to time to take some drinks and enjoying the really good phil band.

Thank Maverick2601
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Great place to hang out, courteous staff and live music. Variety of food (in the bar lounge) is a little above average however can improve. Have great deal of cocktails and mock tails. Family place and can enjoy pool, snooker and dart game. There is a restaurant adjacent to it which belongs to Blue Marlin which is peaceful and relaxing.

Thank Zeeshan Z
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Dine at blue Marlin, located at the big thumb plaza. The place serve nice and decent western food. Price is a little on the high side. The place is divided into two sections, one of which is located in the live band section. If you prefer somewhere quieter, request for the closed section.

Thank David O
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390 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice place, but created for European people. Restaurant and pub with live music. Quite high prices as for me, but I like it.

Thank expat72
Shanghai, China
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2015

You have a lot of western dished available in the menu. The food is good and price acceptable. Good quality.

Thank Juando88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $17
Bar, International, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thumb Plaza, Unit 17, 199 Fangdian Lu, near Dingxiang Lu | Pudong, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Century Park
  • Neighborhood: Century Park
  • Phone Number: 8668867876
Blue Marlin known throughout China as a growing chain for great food, drinks, and live entertainment. Live bands and DJ's play music until the late hours. Come have dinner, drinks, and dance the night away. This is your "Home Away From Home".

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Century Park

Neighborhood Profile
Century Park
Shanghai residents see Pudong’s suburbs as the place that grown-ups retreat to when they’re ready to settle down and stop living in the cramped confines of a refurbished lanehouse. The areas around Century Park are some of the most desirable as they are in close proximity to the Metro Lines, granting easy access to the heart of Puxi. The park itself is a huge draw, it’s one of Shanghai’s biggest and there are sports fields tucked into one of its corners, but five-star hotels, museums and great malls make life in the Century Park area easy for the homesick foreigner. And if living in a Western bubble in China isn’t your thing, there is plenty of local flavor to be had in between the major development. Some of Lujiazui’s futurism can also be seen in buildings and sculptures throughout the neighborhood as well.
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