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Goga

#168 of 15,970 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Former French Concession
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1 Yueyang Road, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6431 9700
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18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Ningbo, China
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

If you don't mind a typical fine dining experience with A+ flavors, but very small portions and a large bill, then you will love this place. If you're like us, who live on a budget and like to leave satiated, then you will want to avoid this restaurant. We paid the same price at Wolfgang Puck's at lunchtime and received... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My first impression of Goga from the outset right after stepping out from the taxi was a little skeptical. This little restaurant doesn't look like much at first (looks like a take-away kebab shop from the outside) but as soon as we stepped in, we were warmly welcomed by the friendly host, and shown to our table in this tiny... More 

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Shanghai, China
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We've been living in China for more than 4 years already and Goga is still one of the favorite places to go. Tiny restaurant, but that's probably the only minus, oh and also the fact that they don't accept cards, yeah-yeah, cash only. But the food is super yummy. I love their sauces and dressings, every time like a firework... More 

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manchester
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Met our son and fiancé who live in Shanghai who brought us here.Fantastic food especially the salads and the crab cakes were to die for.The owner went out of his way for us and everything about this place was great.

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Thank paulgray1
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210 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant of about 12 seating so reservation is good idea. The chef really seems to care to make the experience nice. The personal touch and superior meal was worth the somewhat high prices.

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We lived in Shanghai for four years, and Goga was a mainstay. A small, lovely place with an excellent menu and very good, personal service. We are from San Francisco, and this is pretty much the ONLY place in town that reminded us of home. The menu changes seasonally. Don't be afraid to sit at the counter! Chef shared his... More 

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Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Shanghai has a lot of nice restaurants, though it's often overpriced. This one however, is outstanding and unique in Shanghai. The food is super delicious but not super expensive. They serve kind of fusion of western and Asian cuisine with a twist. I went there frequently and my favourites are the lobster roll and the rib-eye. It's feel-good-food that you... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Goga is a tiny little place in the French Concession.Reservations are highly recommended if you're trying to get a seat during peak hours. I went on a Thursday at 6pm and it was not too crowded, but seating is very limited, so on a Friday or Saturday, there will definitely be a wait. The food is tapas style fusion. Small... More 

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Thank Chris B
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Went to Goga on a week night with a friend. The menu is small but has a variety of options that are all served sharing style. They don't have much for drinks but will make you something from their other restaurant upstairs. I recommend the pork belly as it's always tasty!

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Thank Pastanotes
Cebu City, Philippines
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Wonderful food at this eatery on Yueyang Lu. Every dish has wonderful flavors from Asia, Mexico and North America. Brad Turley is still one of the best chefs in Shanghai!

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$102
Cuisine
American, International, Asian, Fusion
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Yueyang Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6431 9700
Description
California-casual, neighborhood friendly restaurant, creative sauces, quality ingredients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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