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“An Amazing Experience”

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 August 11, 2014

This definitely goes in my top 3 fine dining experiences, making it the #1 on my list of all time. I've heard a lot about this but didn't know what to expect and was completely blown away by the food and the experience. They really do appeal to all your senses with visuals, sounds, smell, taste, and feel. It is quite a long meal but things are well paced and I found myself eating stuff I normally wouldn't eat (i.e. raw fish). Everything was pretty much amazing and delicious. You can really see the thought and effort that was put into everything.

You usually have to make reservations 3 months in advanced but you can always be put on the wait-list and get emailed when spots open up as people sometimes cancel as the date approaches. We were lucky and got our reservations made one day before. There's also 2 menus but I heard the difference really is more fancy drinks with the more expensive menu.

Definitely would recommend this as a one time experience as it is quite expensive but totally worth it.

Date of visit: August 2014
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5  Thank rememberwhenwe
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

It is rare for me to be as blown away by one meal as we were by Ultraviolet. "Everything that everyone else said plus some" was our experience. Truly, for once in my life, this is beyond words. All I can say is: it is absolutely worth it! The food, the drinks, the service, the performance art, writing on the walls, sliding down the fireman pole... truly if I say too much, it will ruin the surprise. Suffice it to say: Go! Definitely go!

Date of visit: April 2014
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5  Thank BethinVT
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was the most amazing culinary experience in my life. Unprecedented. We were blown away.

I'd call it a meal, but it was much more than that. It was like a show. An experience. Something we will remember forever. We were hesitant with the ridiculously steep price, but totally worth it and we want to go again. 22 courses, amazing flavors and presentation each one.

For people who like molecular like Bo Innovation down in Hong Kong, this place takes it to another level.

Date of visit: October 2013
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1  Thank pjc845
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

I do not want to give any spoilers but OMG, you totally need to try this place. They will stimulate all your senses while having a magnificent dinner. One in a lifetime experience because of their price tag and because the second time probably it wont be as good!

Date of visit: February 2014
3  Thank LucyChangHK
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were a large group travelling to Shanghai for a 50th birthday celebration. Ultraviolet was successfully booked 6 months out. Our group was an ungainly number (!) and the fabulous staff, both floor and back of house managed our reservation issues wonderfully.
The service is seamless, one fabulously choreographed ballet with food as the star performer,
supported by wonderful theatrical flourishes from beginning to end. Where we can dine next after this extraordinary event??
Ah we'll have to do the UV"A" menu next time!
Many thanks to Sacha, Colin and Chef Greg, Chef Fred and of course Chef Paul himself

Date of visit: June 2014
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3  Thank homebeijing
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