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“A Total and Sublime Immersion”

Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet
Ranked #6 of 17,655 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $582 - $873
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Conceived by Paul Pairet since 1996 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.
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The experience at UV is hard to describe because it is so unique and touches all senses. While our intention was to fully indulge in great food in little portions; it was so so so much more as every aspect was appealing to the eye, nose, ear, company, provoked a typical style, a grand atmosphere, perfect service, wonderful interactions, etc.
A culinary adventure which brings to live what it means to really go with the flow and to enjoy every second, every bite, every sip of it.... Highly recommended if you are capable to set yourself free and to follow blindly Paul Pairet and his team as your guides. Magic!

Date of visit: June 2013
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2  Thank annavanacker
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

If you are remotely interested in food and willing to pay the price, I strongly suggest you go to this restaurant. Quite amazing overall. I don't think there's another restaurant like this anywhere in the world. It is worth the price.

Date of visit: June 2013
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1  Thank MrJoeG
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Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

A dinner at Ultraviolet is so much more than a dinner. It's an enchanting journey for each of our 5 senses. To say that Paul Pairet is a genious is an understatement. Each dish is served in an unexpected way, and surprises are neverending. One could think that what's around would enable the food to taste better. Well, no! Close your eyes and you'll realize you do have in your mouth a fireworks of unexpected tastes and textures like you never had before.
There's only one problem with this place: the time you need to wait to get a seat... As a matter of fact we have already booked our next journey planned towards the end of August. In the meantime we will try to survive

Date of visit: May 2013
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2  Thank Aureliochine1
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Paul Pairet and his team have crafted an event, not just a meal. It doesn't even do it justice writing a review as you simply have to experience it to believe it. Let's just say you're whisked away on a magical mystery bus from Mr & Mrs Bund, and after 5 hours of tingling sensations you're returned right where you started, a little inebriated and heavier, but a whole lot happier. The one problem is it really can't be topped, so even the best restaurants you visit after feels a little less, well, tame.

Date of visit: March 2013
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2  Thank onefootforward
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Paul Pairet and his team work together to present course after course of tasty surprises. The whole evening has been planned well with perfect execution of choreography. The evening caters to around 10 diners and bookings must be made months in advance. My favourites were "micro fish no chips" for taste and for fun factor "hibernatus gummies". The experience was a delight for all senses.

Date of visit: April 2013
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5  Thank AshleyHolidays
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