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“Wrong on map”

Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #34 of 16,864 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: People’s Square
Description: Barbarossa F&B Group has developed multiple F&B concepts in Shanghai, Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge being one of them. Barbarossa has been open since March 2005. It is one of the earlier concepts that entered the western restaurant & bar scene in Shanghai. Barbarossa has become one of the market leaders. It is also considered as one of the most well known tourist 'must visit' spots in Shanghai. Barbarossa is a 3 floors stand-alone building sitting beside a small lake inside the People's Park in downtown Shanghai. It is located near the Shanghai Government headquarters, JW Marriott hotel, the Shanghai Art museum and the City centre Porsche show room.
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“Wrong on map”
Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Cab driver took us close to correct place. I trusted map on my gps in conjunction with trip advisor and it was wrong 1/2 mile out so we ended up in wrong park. Asked local municipal guard and he took us to Barbarossa in his electric buggy with blue and red lights flashing, obviously wouldn't except even a tip, what a town ! Food ok, service good. Clientele quite young average age -30. Nice setting.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Really nice place to chill out”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Went here with a lot of friends and we had a really nice time. The reastaurant is beautifully situated in a pond which makes the atmosphere lovely. We tried most of the cocktails and drinks and they were all tasty and not at all expensive. We were offered to pay a huge amount of money to get a private table but we denied and stayed close to the bar where there were several small bartables. It is also possible to take some fresh air on the terass overlooking the pond, beautiful! Something special worth visiting.

Visited June 2012
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“nice place”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Very good place. I went there with my friends after dinner, not many people there, maybe because it's workday's night. Waiters are nice and helpful.
We had some drinks and a hooka set. Actually i don't know how to tell hooka good or not, but all of us enjoyed it very much.

Visited May 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Gem hidden in the People's Park”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We admired the park from our hotel window and were told about a nice bar in the park. Wandering just before lunch we fell upon this delightful restaurant with bar / lounge overlooking a cosmic pond (the floating foliage is fabulous.). The food was good, can't beat a few beers, and the service couldn't have been friendlier. The menu was diverse enough we'd like to go back. Don't miss out on the seasoned chips, a.k.a. French fries.

  • Visited September 2012
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“I like this place.”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Great beer, great snacks, and meals. This shisha is the best in China. The general manager is a great guy that really cares about the customers. His customer service is embraced by the staff that are hard working.
Located in a park in central Shanghai, Barbarossa is enjoyed by an awesome mix of upscale locals and international visitors.

  • Visited September 2012
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