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“The Place for Breakfast in China”

Element Fresh Restaurant
Ranked #36 of 17,110 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Asian, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Jing'an
Description: Element Fresh - enjoying fresh food! Most famous for great salads, sandwiches, juices and smoothies, Element Fresh also offers a variety of Asian dishes and a creative dinner menu. Every year since the first Element Fresh restaurant opened its doors in 2002, readers of popular magazines have awarded us top honors for our food and service.We are passionate about bringing you the fresh food in China to you.
Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you are not into rice, lettuce, tomato and mystery items for breakfast (a typical Chinese breakfast), highly recommend Element Fresh. About 20 or so items on the menu for breakfast. Pancakes and French Toast are very good. Their lunch and dinner menu is good, but their breakfast stands out. They have many locations in Shanghai and is a pleasant break from a Chinese restaurant.

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

As expats in Shanghai EF is a regular place to eat. The salads are superb and the Tandoori Chicken Wrap is a family favourite. The Raspberry Rage smoothie is fast becoming legendary!

Quite often other choices are poorly seasoned and whilst we regularly have good lunches here, we've rarely had a good dinner.

Unfortunately, time and time again, EF lets itself down with service. It's so frustrating when you approach a member of staff to ask for salt, the bill, another drink (whatever) - only to be told that "they'll get someone who can help".

We had lunch at the Xiantindi branch (insist on a table upstairs!) yesterday and, as is becoming normal in our experience, the food arrived at staggered intervals. Our daughter's food arrived more than 20 mins after ours - each time we asked...... "it'll be here in 5 minutes...." - "just 5 minutes more...." - that 5 minutes lasted for 20 minutes.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Rich breakfast choice. Friendly service. Free WiFi with mains connectors. Great city view from the patio.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

The salads available here are AMAZING! That's what i get everytime I brunch here... can't not get the salads that are so amazing... they are bit pricy but there are well worth it and giant!

Thank Ji R
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Everything we ordered tasted great and the price was reasonable. My lamb wrap had excellent flavor and the flat bread it was wrapped in was so soft and tasty. My wife's seafood entree tasted great and came with a side of very good soup (a sort of asian vegetable soup) and some spicy pickled something-or-other that also tasted great.

Thank Laura J
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