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Kathleen's Waitan Rooftop Restaurant & Cocktail

#99 of 15,970 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Hongkou
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4F, 200 Huang Pu Road, Shanghai 200080, China
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+86 21 6660 0989
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11:00 - 01:00
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Mon 16:30 - 01:00
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 01:00
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Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Customer service was fantastic and was only outdone by the views from the restaurant...even sitting inside and not on the rooftop (due to weather). Host called me the day before to confirm and to tell me that we have have to wait a few minutes for our 7pm reservation and would going to the bar be OK while we waited... More 

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Thank Melanie S
Patrick C, Public Relations Manager at Kathleen's Waitan Rooftop Restaurant & Cocktail, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Kathleen's Waitan, Melanie. And we are delighted to report that the spring weather has finally arrived. See you on the terrace! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go early evening for a good seat so that after dark you can enjoy night view of the Bund area. So beautiful! The food was also perfectly cooked and delicious. It was not traditional Chinese but very US/international. I had halibut and my colleagues had salmon. Delish! We also enjoyed appetizers and dessert. We had fun as a work group... More 

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Thank ShanStorm
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Had lunch after a tourist city tour. It is a very nice place, quiet, with very good food and an amazing visit of the Shanghai skyline.

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Thank Fernando C
Patrick C, Public Relations Manager at Kathleen's Waitan Rooftop Restaurant & Cocktail, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments, Fernando -- glad you enjoyed Kathleen's Waitan! More 

Shanghai, China
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Nice spot in the north of the Bund to enjoy sunrise or sunset and the bund view. Located in old Sassoon warehouse building. Service is good and the food is ok, but nothing with a taste that one would grave. The best dishes they have are the desserts like pannacotta and cheese cake.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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336 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here on a recent business trip to Shanghai. Sat outside as it was a nice day with decent air quality. I had the tomato soup which was really good. I only had the soup but the menu has many offerings that looked good. Service was very friendly and efficient. Very enjoyable. Close by our Shanghai office so I'll... More 

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Patrick C, Public Relations Manager at Kathleen's Waitan Rooftop Restaurant & Cocktail, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Kathleen's Waitan, Cynthia G. Let us know the next time you come to town! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The restaurant has a STUNNING view of the Shanghai skyline. The food is good but service seemed a little slow. The bar is full service with a decent looking wine menu. For those in town for business, they also host small gatherings for a happy hour and cocktail reception that worked out well for my company.

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Thank CherylW_13
Patrick C, Public Relations Manager at Kathleen's Waitan Rooftop Restaurant & Cocktail, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Cheryl. Please spread the word about Kathleen's Waitan in the Bay Area! More 

Hamburg, Germany
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Nice location to have a decent drink or dinner. Good view in the river, easy music in the background, all good. With dinner starting at 200 RMB and a 500ml Hoegaarden for 90 RMB it is not a cheap location but worth a visit...

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Patrick C, Public Relations Manager at Kathleen's Waitan Rooftop Restaurant & Cocktail, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Hennack. We look forward to welcoming you again soon to Kathleen's Waitan! More 

Shanghai, China
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant had a great terrace with view to the Lujiazui area, the pearl tower is right in front of it and most of the west side buildings can be seen from there. The food is very good and prices are not crazy, the ambient is nice and can be elegant in the closed area. Very nice place to have... More 

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Patrick C, Public Relations Manager at Kathleen's Waitan Rooftop Restaurant & Cocktail, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Pedrochavoya! We look forward to welcoming you again soon at Kathleen's Waitan. More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

yes you can eat hear but we didn't. It's a great place to start the evening with great views across the Bund

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has the most beautiful view and offers a delicious western and Japanese food. Ideal for a romantic dinner, a business dinner or to bring visitors in town who want a break from chinese food! Anyway, if you want the view on Shanghai you have to eat western. The food was a great surprise the first time I went... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$65
Cuisine
European, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
16:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4F, 200 Huang Pu Road, Shanghai 200080, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Hongkou
  • Neighbourhood: Hongkou
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6660 0989
Description
Stunning Views and Waterfront Terrace Dining are what is best known about Kathleen's Waitan. Our friendly service and delicious contemporary food completes the experience. A must for any visit to Shanghai.Open Everyday from 11am - 1amLunch (Mondays - Fridays) 11am to 2:30pmBrunch (Saturdays & Sundays) 11 - 3pmAfternoon Tea 2:30pm - 5pmDinner Everyday from 5:30pm - 10:30pmBar Opens Everyday until 1amHappy Hour after 10pm

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Staying in Hongkou

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Hongkou
History oozes out of every fiber of the city, but Hongkou is a particularly notable neighborhood. Shanghai was a safe haven for about 20,000 Jews during the Second World War, and traces of this heritage can still be found in buildings and park monuments. Historic foreign relations aside, this neighborhood throws you into traditional Shanghainese life without taking you too far away from the city center. Some of the city’s best-preserved, ancient longtangs (laneway communities) and shikumen (Shanghainese lanehouses) are still in use as actual residences here. If you like to be surrounded by local faces, Hongkou is a great area to spend your time in. The football stadium, Duolun Lu and the North Bund area await should you need some entertainment.
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