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“Definitely an incredible experience”

Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet
Ranked #11 of 17,666 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $618 - $927
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 A single table of ten seats only. A dining room of high-end technology. A 20-course "Avant-Garde" set menu. 3 Michelin stars. 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 November 10, 2014

We discover this place by accident, and what a great discovery it is.
We enjoyed one of our best evening dinner in a restaurant.
Everything, every detail are so amazing.
The food is delicious, of course, there are many many dishes, with a new wine each time but when you live you have not eaten neither drunk to much :)
What really worth the experience is the whole concept: the music, the decor, the service.
You are 10 guests. You also exchange with the other guests, and that's very nice.

What I preferred was the sound experience.
I am french, living in Shanghai, and I also enjoy the very french atmosphere. There is really something very special there.

I highly recommend to try UV.

Date of visit: April 2014
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2  Thank Marguerite D
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Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is number one in shanghai on trip advisor absolutely im agree with food and service side, but its really overpriced , it should be at least reasonable.

Date of visit: October 2014
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25  Thank helengorde
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Reviewed October 24, 2014

Its my job to travel around and once I find a good restaurant in a area I eat there each night. Perfect restaurant, food is good.

Date of visit: July 2014
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2  Thank mandylouise80
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went to the Ultraviolet for a special birthday. We had an amazing dining experience. The combination of food, drinks and ambience is above and beyond any other dining experience we ever had.

We had "Menu A" the original. Is amazing the perfect orchestration of the different elements activating each one of the five senses.

I will stay away from any technical feedback as in our opinion this is not cooking, is art!

Paul and team thanks for an amazing dinner we will try to come back soon if we are able to find an other spot!

Date of visit: February 2014
6  Thank GianlucaPettiti
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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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