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“Make sure you go.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet
Ranked #20 of 16,794 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $583 - $874
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: The Bund
Description: Conceived by Paul Pairet for over 15 years and opened in May 2012, Ultraviolet is the first restaurant of its kind uniting food with multi-sensorial technologies in order to create a fully immersive dining experience. A single table of ten seats only. A dining room of high-end technology. A 20-course "Avant-Garde" set menu. All guests sit together. The experience unfolds as a play. Food leads. Each course is enhanced with its own taste-tailored atmosphere: lights, sounds, music, scents, projection, images and imagination... And food.
London
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Make sure you go.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

This is probably the most unique dining experience in the world. I won't go into detail as surprise is important but it was a wow evening and one I will not forget unlike many of the meals I have had including the overpriced French Laundry in Napa.
It takes dining to a different level and in a few years has to become one if not the top restaurant in the world.
So if you are planning a trip to Shanghai then book it and if you cannot get a booking then fit your dates to when you can. It was that good.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David&Jane
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
tokyo
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Good value good experience ! here is the best restaurant in my life!!! and only one restaurant made me wanna eat everything!!!

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Thank Yoshida_101
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Braunschweig, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is a unique experience for all senses! Worth every penny, you will find no better and more unique dining event in Sh and probably also not in other places of the world. Also, very personal service and a staff which make you feelmthat they are proud to work for UV!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Rudi75
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Shanghai
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

We went in December 2012. It was simply an amazing night from beginning to end. The food (which is fantastic) is just a part of the whole sensurory experience. It costs alot but is well worth it. I cannot recommend Ultra Violet enough

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tim B
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Shanghai
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163 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“The Best in Shanghai!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

Local food not withstanding....this is an out of this world dining experience. Pairet has done a fanatical job of creating a purely sensual experience unlike anywhere else. You will need to break the piggy to eat there and that is if you can get a reservation. 3 months out and already full. Only restaurant sure to get Michelin *** when they get done here with their guide.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank DineAboutWorld
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