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“Perfect date restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of ElWilly

ElWilly
Ranked #28 of 16,873 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $60
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: The Bund
Description: “el Willy” cuisine focuses in Spanish traditional, contemporary tapas & rices with a fun twist. The structure of the menu follows the Chinese Yin Yang structure of a meal. All the food is designed to be shared family style & to be eaten comfortably with chopticks.
shnaghai
1 review
“Perfect date restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

We went here on the basis of recommendations from others to the restaurant's new location on the South Bund. My expectations were fairly high, but were actually exceeded. Not only is the location good, the restaurant atmospheric and the food excellent - what really stood out for me was the service, which was far and away the best I have ever had in Shanghai. And could teach 5 star restaurants in Europe a thing or two too.

Great, modern tapas struck a line between a modern twist on things and staying respectful to the original dishes. This is my first review, can't usually be bothered to leave on but El Willy and its staff deserve it...

  • Visited November 2012
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Shanghai, China
1 review
“Highly recomendable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Yesterday i had a dinner at " El Willy" and I was really surprised.

I heard it was very good, but surpassed my expectations.
The food is delicious!!, mix typical spanish dishes with modern cuisine (bravas,crispy pork,scallop ceviche,canelones...). I´m spanish and I tried several spanish restaurants before, nothing compares to El Willy.
The service really good, fast and careful, and the restaurant manager absolutely lovely.

The atmosphere is very nice!.The restaurant has beautiful views to the Bund,wood decoration and soft light. The perfect place for a romantic dinner or enjoy with friends.

Highly recomendable

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank sara g
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Panama
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“great Spanish restaurant in Shanghai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

....i try in lunch time and i feel service and cuisine is very good,design is not very impressive i prefer old location for sure is one of best Spanish restaurant in Shanghai ,try it !!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Vallach
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stumbled on this gem of a place by accident after asking at the tourist info office across the street where we could find dinner before our evening boat tour of The Bund. We were told there are 3 restaurants in that building over there and we luckily chose El Willy!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank moosesmom28
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Harndrup, Denmark
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very good Spanish restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

I loved it.
Fantastic Tapas
We tried a lot of different dishes and everything was very tasty

Great service

  • Visited September 2012
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