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Chai Restaurant & Bar

Former French Concession
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No.28, Lane 96, Xing'an Road, Luwan District | Opposite of No.151 Xing'an Road, Near Yandang Road, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 5386 3017
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Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Chai was the perfect spot for a cosy family dinner. Great simple food - beautifully prepared. Wonderful service and yummy cocktails. We had such a great experience we came back three days running. Great for casual and relaxed dining or just to chill out. We loved this place and Nick is a dude.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Run, don't walk to chāi, a new micro bistro, owned by Shanghai's favorite LGBT entrepreneur Nick. Outstanding food quality, in a funky quaint rustic yet charming space. The Belgian Frites are too die for. Western friendly simple bistro style menu from a Chinese guy that loves and knows his western food! Electrical charging outlets for laptops, iPads or iPhone at... More 

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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Great little bar/restaurant/cafe. Open on the weekends for brunch, and lunches, but most of the action is in the evenings. Good beer, friendly service and very good food.....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Spanish
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.28, Lane 96, Xing'an Road, Luwan District | Opposite of No.151 Xing'an Road, Near Yandang Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5386 3017

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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