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“Percent lazy spot”

KABB Bistro Bar (Xintiandi)
Ranked #150 of 17,016 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Xintiandi
Maghera, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Percent lazy spot”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Nice warm atmosphere inside. Not too hectic but unfortunately this changed throughout the course of our brunch. When its busy it really is cramped. Outside was impossible to get seated. If you want to get seated outside you have to put your name on a waiting list and either stand outside or grab a drink in the bar. The drinks menu is good but the bew world wines are far too expensive. Cocktails are a reasonable price.
Food is outstanding and really packed full of flavor and well seasoned. The service tried hard and this showed. Will absolutely be back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Good Western food”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I liked this restaurant. Pleasant environment and atmosphere if a little claustrophobic as the tables are very close together and the food was the same quality as a good UK or US steakhouse. Of course you pay for it and our $70 per person meal was double any other meal I had during my week in shanghai and what I would expect to pay in the UK or the US but they make the point that steaks are imported from Australia so I don't think the prices are unfair. The food was well presented and my steak was perfectly cooked - I suppose my only complaint was that the pepper sauce did not have any peppercorns which is pretty trivial. Drinks were 2 for 1 which helped. Service was polite and efficient. In summary it's a good place to go if you're from the West and after a week of Chinese food you fancy a change.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Chris P
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Shanghai, China
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Always good for European food”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

It is great if you really long again for a steak or a better-than-fastfood hamburger.
Quality of the food is very good and prices are European but fair.
Can be busy as it is in Xintiandi

Visited April 2013
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Thank 324Ricardo1
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New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Western Food in Xintiandi”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Kabb is located in Xintiandi (right next to the Xintiandi Style mall). Its a good place to grab 'Western food', mostly American. The menu varies, but includes soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and pasta to name a few. We have tried several dishes, including the Spinach Cheese Frittata (brunch), Egg Sandwich (breakfast), Cesar Salad with Chicken, Greek Salad, French Toast (just okay) and Pumpkin Soup. The hamburgers and steak dishes are not bad neither. The outdoor is very popular when its nice out. Its frequented by foreigners and locals, so its a good mix. The beer selections are not bad, but pricey. Overall, Kabb offers good food, not superb but the service and ambience is good.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Cristina B
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Seattle, WA
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Western food find”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great location in Xintiandi (a bit difficult to find, but worth the effort). Beautiful dining space, excellent customer service and lovely food (had breakfast). Highly recommended.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Milton781
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