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CHAR bar and grill

#20 of 15,975 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
South Bund
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29-31 Floors, top of Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, No.585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road | Near Dongmen Road, Shanghai 200010, China
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+86 21 3302 9995
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17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had our anniversary dinner there, and it is absolutely the best steak house ever!! Perfect dinner, amazing food and the best service. We spent a great time. The view is impressive! The chef was at our tables my times, this is the first time I saw a chef is very committed for their diners. I recommend this place with... More 

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Thank Ruth C
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First up I want to say I have no problem paying top dollar for excellent food and a great experience. It comes down to value for money. Char promises excellent steaks and the variety of cuts and styles available are impressive, as you would expect from a restaurant that focuses on steak (although you would not know that until you... More 

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Thank Shane M
Willmer C, CHAR Head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Dear Shane M Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a review and carefully describe your experience.I completely remember your table as I wanted to make sure that you and your guest have a good evening after we find out that you have an issue with your steak. I presume that maybe i was unable to explain myself... More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to CHAR grill for dinner..it's my 2nd time here, the manager Jimmy was offering an excellent service and even his team staff was great. The food amazing with great service. Hebe is also the lady amaze you. You won't be disappointed here if you are planning to host some important VIP.

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Thank maggietclin
Willmer C, CHAR Head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi maggietclin Thanks a lot for you kind review I will make sure that both our restaurant manager and Hebe hear your comments and that are able to share them with the rest of the team. Sincerely More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were dead tired after 14-plus hours of flying, but our first official stop in Shanghai was to CHAR, and it was a heck of a way to start. We got there 15-20 minutes early for our Friday night reservation, but our table was immediately ready for us. We were seated next to a window, overlooking the Bund. Perfect spot... More 

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2 Thank Matt H
Willmer C, CHAR head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi Matt H What a great review, I will make sure that my team hear about your comments. We appreciated to been able to take care of you on your last visit and we are very happy that we manage to meet your expectations. Definitely the quality imported products that we have at CHAR are just unique. Please feel free... More 

Avery Island, Louisiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view, fancy food, warm service...Impressive condiments set, especially the TABASCO Pepper Sauce served together with the oysters. Ched Willmer makes really tasty steaks, all of us are enjoyed the sweet evening, will come back in the very near future again!

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Thank hgoiii
Willmer C, CHAR dining head chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi Hgoiii It was a great pleasure to take care of you and your guest last night, I am completely agreed that TABASCO and oysters is just the touch to start your evening with a touch of spice. I am really happy that you have a great time with us and hope to see you on your next visit. Looking... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service from Char Bar, wonderful view on bund and tasty steak, the service was awesome. Claire and Jimmy took care of us very well. High recommendation for night view and steak in Shanghai.

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Thank Eric L
Willmer C, CHAR dining Head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi Eric L We are delighted with your review and very happy to hear that you have a great service from CHAR bar to CHAR dining, I have forwarded your comments to Jimmy our CHAR dining manager and he will make sure that the rest of the front go house hear your comments. Please let us know when you pop... More 

Toronto
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

CHAR has excellent service and delicious food. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and since New Year's Eve was all booked out, we booked a dinner a few days in advance. I had made a reservation online and included in the comments that it was my friend's birthday. The staff were very friendly and the service was excellent. Their menu... More 

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Thank dreamynapper
Willmer C, CHAR dining head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Dear Dreamynapper What an outstanding review of our venue. We are delighted to know that you and your friend have a great time with us. I completely agreed that our CHAR burger is just as decadent as it can be, the amount of flavor, products and the texture of the very large 260g beef patty is just amazing, we use... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I had a wonderful evening at the CHAR restaurant (we weren't staying in the hotel, the restaurant was recommended). The service, ambiance and food itself all exceeded expectations. I had the avocado ice cream as part of my prawn starter, which blew me away! Head Chef Wilmer Colmenarez came to our table and chatted happily away with... More 

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Willmer C, CHAR dining head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi anncooking4 First than anything thanks a lot for your review, for me was a pleasure to be able to catch up with you and your family and I am very happy to hear that you all have a great experience at CHAR dining. For me is always great to meet people that is passionated about food and I am... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a trip to Shanghai last Dec. Recommended by friends abour Char Bar. Nice balcony night view over the river! Nice service & nice drinks! Special thx to Alonzo! Great bartender with brilliant cocktails - Hugo is my favor! 😋

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Thank li P
Willmer C, CHAR dining Head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi Li J Thanks a lot for taking the time to write your comments about CHAR bar. I will make sure that Alonzo hear your comments and that the bar team keep making our guest have a great time. Looking forwards to see you on your next visit Sincerely More 

Singapore, Singapore
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1,768 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the hotel and went to the bar, which is half indoors and half outdoors. Smallish, but ok if not too crowded. Decent selection of alcohol but only 1 brand of cigar. The view of the bund is excellent from the 30th floor. I've been to the top of grand and park hyatt and the window view from 80th... More 

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Thank bcheong
Willmer C, CHAR dining Head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi Bcheong We are very grateful of your review of CHAR BAR, I agreed with you, for me is a great pleasure to be working and being able to enjoy this view from the bar every time, even after almost 2 years here I can not compare this view with any other place in the city. I will check with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$44 - US$116
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-31 Floors, top of Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, No.585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road | Near Dongmen Road, Shanghai 200010, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > South Bund
  • Neighbourhood: South Bund
  • Phone Number: +86 21 3302 9995

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Staying in South Bund

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South Bund
This waterfront area below the most famous section of the Huangpu River has undergone multiple phases of development that started when the Waterhouse Hotel opened its doors. Though it’s been slower to catch on than people expected, every year something new and exciting opens up and gives people a reason to keep calling the South Bund the "Next Big Thing." There are a couple of landmark hotels and restaurants of excellent quality that serve as anchors, and multiple annual events such as beer festivals, art and fashion fairs and music shows take advantage of the wide spaces, waterfront location and the tiny man-made beach to host huge crowds of people. Wandering about the newness, one can stumble upon authentic Chinese life in the stone gates of people’s residences or the street markets.
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