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“Lovely decor”

Thai Gallery Shanghai
Ranked #81 of 16,954 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $32
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Jing'an
Shanghai, China
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely decor”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

I really loved the decor of this resturant, it truly feels like you are eating at a gallery. However, the food is only fair. I am huge fan of thai food. I found that the food did not have very strong thai flavors. One thing I hate about some resturants is that they would bring the main course before the appetizer. This happened and we had to send the main back because it got cold. The service is also only fair.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Sabrina W
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Odessa, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great ambience and authentic Thai cuisine”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had the tom yum soup, which was spicy, but good. My companion had a fish main course that was nicely prepared and the grilled prawns with yellow curry were amazing with the pineapple rice. We paired our Thai dishes with Singha beer, which was a little pricey, and had a mango dessert, which was the perfect way to end the meal. The service was fast and friendly and dinner for two was about 400 RMB. I love the Thai art, the flora and the lighting, creating a mystical ambience. If you are near the People's Square, this is a "must try" for Thai cuisine. They text you the address in Chinese after you book your reservation, which I thought was a nice touch, as you can just show it to the taxi driver.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank HDWhatley
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Buzzing Atmosphere. Great Food”
Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere was great. The food was one of the best in Shanghai. The waiter Gomer provided excellent service. A hit in the Jingan Temple area with a lot of great restaurants!

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Thank PatGMrFoodNow
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Shanghai, China
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Rarely have I been so disappointed by a restaurant.”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

I eat at the Bali Laguna restaurant regularly and it has become my favourite Shanghai venue. So, it was with great expectations that I decided to visit its sister restaurant the Thai Garden. The restaurant is open plan, in a pleasant neo-industrial building with unpainted concrete and exposed services, it doubles as an art gallery and the pictures make for a pleasant back drop. The noise generated by the other diners is ear splitting, as the acoustics are dreadful; a little sound absorbing material in between the reinforced concrete roof members would not detract from the minimalist intentions of the designer and would make for a quieter environment, or perhaps it is intentional and the management are keen to be rid of us as soon as possible, so that they may hand our table to the next victims.

We were shown to a table on the, mercifully, non-smoking second floor and perused the menu, which looked good, although I had to use the torch on my phone, in order to see the menu, courtesy of the very subdued lighting. One of our party is vegetarian and she was pleased with the selection of suitable dishes. We ordered drinks and waited, and waited but had to order again before they arrived, the beer and Prosecco were both warm and so we had to wait for them to cool in an ice bucket before they reached a drinkable temperature. In the meantime we ordered our food and it began to arrive after a further wait but then this is a busy restaurant and one must be tolerant.

When the dishes did arrive however, they were all stone cold; the waitress took away the rice, microwaved it for a few seconds and re-presented it, still cold. We mentioned the problem to the waitress and she said that she would “warm it up”. We asked to speak to the manager; he was suitably contrite and when I asked if I should leave, or would he like to try again, he took the second option. We waited again, then pints of beer arrived on the table “compliments of the management” we were told. Now, this really is an insult, neither my female guest nor I, drink beer, we were drinking Prosecco and it does not mix with huge mugs of draught lager. The food eventually returned to the table and was mostly passable, the red curry with duck, particularly good but everything else was average and not sufficiently spicy or Thai flavoured to be anything but mediocre.

A very disappointing experience but as this establishment comes so highly recommended by other TA reviewers, I shall give it another chance and try again, who knows, perhaps my next review will prove to be excellent.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Philip B
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London
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Thai food in a buzzing atmosphere with good service.”
Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Great Thai food in a buzzing atmosphere with good service. Stylish restaurant in CBD. The Thai staff are very pleasant and happy to give their recommendations. Using their help saves trying to use the menu boards that are a bad idea, unwieldy ESP as the low light means you need to manoeuvre them under the candlelight! The food was very good, portion side about right.

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Thank thompsonandthomson
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