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Urban Thai

) #227 of 16,387 Restaurants in Shanghai €€ - €€€ Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
938 Changle Road, Shanghai, China
+86 21 3250 3863
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“green curry” (6 reviews)
“thai food” (12 reviews)
“curries” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
938 Changle Road, Shanghai, China
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry to give one star, I don't usually do this but we were very disappointed by this restaurant. We went there because it was top rated Thai in Shanghai so it had to mean something. The place is really really small, it has like...More

Thank isavacchi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While this location is quite small (less then 10 tables) it is intimate and the food was great. The service was professional and polite. We really enjoyed our meal and will definitely return on our next visit to Shanghai

Thank Andy F
Yoan L, Propriétaire at Urban Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your feedback Andy... Truly appreciated

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A small restaurant with limited seats, but it feels nice and cosy ! The food was served pretty fast and the taste is quite good. Slightly to the salty side for the tom yum soup, but the green papaya salad was delicious. Green curry was...More

Thank leciel83
Yoan L, Owner at Urban Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Leciel83, Thanks for the honest review. Next time you come if the Tom Yum is still to salty according to your taste please do not hesitate to ask the kitchen to make a new one. We will be happy to do so.

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

อาหารไทย รสชาติปานกลาง ไม่มีอะไรพิเศษ ถูกปากต่างชาติ แต่ธรรมดามากๆสำหรับคนไทย อาหารรสชาติไทยผสมจีน ไม่ใช่ไทยแท้ This restaurant was so so for me because I order 4 dishes and taste and favor not exactly same the original.and too oily food for me.More

Thank alizbynana
Yoan L, Owner at Urban Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Ali, I apologize for the poor experience you had at our venue. We do our dishes according to our Thai Chef whom was born and raise in Chanthaburi. We should have asked you during the diner if it was good according to your taste,...More

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Urban Thai is a very special treasure in the heart of Shanghai. The food is authentic Thai. Very cosy and super service. But is small restaurant so... you'll be lucky to find a place. Truly for Thai food lovers

Thank gdsshanghai
Yoan L, Owner at Urban Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello GDS, always nice and heart warming to read such nice review. After 6,5years in Shanghai our goal is still the same... try to please every single customer with mummy's food :)

Reviewed 7 December 2016

It's a small little shop that sits maybe 20 people or so, but the food is excellent (with the exception of the Pad Thai). I tend to always order takeout from here and always the same dishes (Papaya Salad, Pandan Chicken and a good serving...More

1  Thank Garrettwang
Yoan L, Owner at Urban Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Garrett, we try our best to stay up to our customer expectation. I would love to hear your feedback on the pad thai. please do not hesitate to reach out to me on PM

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Best of the best in town!! Delicious and very Thai!!! Great on the money and amazing Try the coconut jazmine rice, the shrimp soup and the pad Thai!!! You can't miss this place if you are in town

1  Thank Mike M
Yoan L, Owner at Urban Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Mike :) We are happy you had a great time. hope to see you soon again

Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stumbled across this restaurant after finding nothing that appealed to us. Urban Thai fit the bill perfectly and we enjoyed a very good dinner in a splendid atmosphere. Small and quaint with quick service.

1  Thank rickleduc
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Me and my friend have previously visited Urban Thai at another location and it was lovely, however, this time we were very disappointed. Firstly, I ordered some coconut rice with my curry which didn't arrive for 5 minutes, when I asked, there was some correspondence...More

Thank properfoodie
Yoan L, Propriétaire at Urban Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Hello Properfoodie, Thanks for your message and please accept our deep apologies for the bad experience ou and your friends encountered. We have currently changed the computer system and there seems to be a problem between the order and what the kitchen got. Being opened...More

Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

First time i visited Urban Thai Changle Lu, i was impressed by the service and staff. Clean place,delicious Thai food and very reasonable price. Definitely will go back again and try other locations.

Thank Kamela T
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,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 938 Changle Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 3250 3863
You want to escape Shanghai without having to fly away for an authentic experience.Many award winning Urban Thai welcomes you to enjoy a unique taste of Thailand.Mummy, Our beloved Thai Chef (we call her that way because she is kind of our mum to all) will take care of you. Preparing traditional curries, pad thai, fish cakes… Also, Come and enjoy our famous drinks.As TimeOut said“Urban Thai makes the best Thai iced tea in Shanghai”.Step by to have a beautiful Thai experience in our little and cozy restaurant.
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