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“Very best food theatre”

Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet
Ranked #6 of 17,731 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $590 - $885
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Jing'an
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 December 19, 2013

These people have taken the concept of culinary to the next level. The food theatre is at its best. It is also quite expensive, however it is worth it. The meals, service and ambience deserves a 10 star rating. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Paul Pairet is truly amazing in conceiving a new concept in Culinary. The concept is not about private dining rather it is social dining. It is truly an experience that should not be missed by anybody who loves food very much. Amazing service and quality of food was spectacular. The ingredients were rich and the dishes served were tasty that I wanted more.

Date of visit: November 2013
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4  Thank PennyOswol
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

This is an absolute must for a foodie visiting Shanghai! Head Chef Greg and his staff will take your taste buds to a place they have never been while capturing every other sense you possess an infuse them for an unforgettable evening. You won't be disappointed!

Date of visit: November 2013
4  Thank Jasonwatkins
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

At first you might wonder about the price of a single meal. But all I got to say to you is that it will take the whole evening! and 22 courses and 12 drinks are more than worth it! Be part of the privileged 10 people who dine at this amazing dinning extravaganza.

Date of visit: December 2012
3  Thank AJaySarika
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

I'm struggling to describe just how good Ultraviolet is. This restaurant is worth the visit to Shanghai alone. The concept is brilliant, the food quality is of the very highest standard. Not cheap for a meal but to experience this evening it was worth very penny. Nothing was too much trouble for Chef Paul or the host for the evening Sacha (David Beckham lookalike). My wife was diary intolerant and a menu was worked out just for her. I am teetotal and again non alcoholic drinks for each course was served to me. I cannot tell you the level of detail and the planning that Ultravoilet puts into each dinner but everything is thought of. 10/10 and a must do.

Date of visit: November 2013
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2  Thank Dmbcw
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

No doubt, its expensive, but worth every Yuan. You get to this old neighbourhood and stop inside a parking lot and from here the magic starts.

It's a tour with the Austrian Mr. Sascha Speckemeier as host and the inventor Paul Pairet in the engine room - and 23 other gastronauts to provide the scene. All this for 10 guests.

The journey starts and it is a super well coordinated experience. Sound, smell, texture, food, breeze, wine, video. Everything is so amazingly set up and it was a spotless performance. 22 courses (I wasn't counting, so it's a guesstimate) and various vine, drinks, liquors, fluids - your are in for the full treat.

I will not tell you more - just go for it and experience for yourself. It cannot be described, its a feeling that will last for very long, probably your entire life.

My best description is that it's like: "being inside a modernist multimedia gastro artwork and you have to eat your way out!" It's the escape you will need to do once in your lifetime.

Date of visit: November 2013
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3  Thank hoerup
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