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#29 of 15,876 Restaurants in Shanghai
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The Bund
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5F, No.22 Zhongshan Dong Er Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 5404 5757
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Place is great. Very simple and cozy ambience. Food is good but a lot of elements what don't belong to Spanish cuisine. Oh well, lets call it fusion if you want. Still, food flavors are good, presentation is very innovative. Portions are sufficient for to be called 'tapas'. Very good experience.

Thank Nickolai S
Warsaw, Poland
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place offers excellent Spanish food with quite amodern touch, original, tasty and very interesting. The atmosphere is great, the service excellent and the views stunning. it is a place to enjoy the night in Shanghái and near excellent bars for the drinks afterwards.

Thank Josean_41
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere in El willy it is really nice. Elegant and cozy at the same time. When you book ask a table to the window, because of the great vue on the bund. I came differents and I always went back home full and satisfied. The food is nice, a right combination for fusion and spanish. The tapas are so... More 

Thank Begoniaceae
Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and superb food. Not only Mediterranean style also kind of Japanese fusion with the smoked salmon appetizers on a fried filled puff....a real explosion of different tastes in your mouth. Perfect food on a very high level and no standard though. Price according to quality and location higher but this is okay. This is your place for a... More 

Thank thoerge
Helsingborg, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not have spotted this restaurant without being directed here (not very visible from street), but I have made sure I will find my way back now! Located on 2nd (or 3rd?) floor facing the Bund, you get a nice view if you have reserved your table in time (pre reservation is highly recommended). Funny interior and modern, fresh... More 

Thank Scrambledeggslover
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a break from Chinese food, this is a very good option. I was just visiting the city so felt a bit odd going out for Spanish cuisine in Shanghai but was very pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent. Very impressive. In fact, it was better than most of the food I've had actually in Spain.

Thank TCLANCY_88
Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

World class food with great service and wonderful view of the Shanghai skyline. With every visit to El Willy you are in for a real treat. Its one of my absolute favourite restaurants not only in Shanghai but anywhere!

Thank Fredrik-Lundqvist
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Trying to take Tapas to the next level ElWilly has a great location and comfortable absence. The food while different and unique presentations of typical tapas dishes, is fresh and flavorful. The price however, reminds you that you are on the Bund. In terms of value, the combination doesn't work. There are other Spanish restaurants which provide the same level... More 

Thank Kevin P
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite Brunches in Shanghai, I'm just surprised it never seems to make it on to the best brunch lists and doesn't seem to be fully booked. The deal is you order 5 dishes each for around 200rmb. Add free flow cava for 100rmb. You can order paella but costs an additional 100rmb. I think this... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We liked this restaurant - thought it had good food and enjoyed having tapas after many Asian and French type meals over the prior weeks. Also think the pricing was decent for a Western type restaurant (6 plates, 2 cocktails and a jug of sangria for $100). Its a fun atmosphere as well.

Thank parkynyc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$60
Spanish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5F, No.22 Zhongshan Dong Er Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
  • Neighbourhood: The Bund
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5404 5757
“el Willy” cuisine focuses in Spanish traditional, contemporary tapas & rices with a fun twist. The structure of the menu follows the Chinese Yin Yang structure of a meal. All the food is designed to be shared family style & to be eaten comfortably with chopticks.

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Staying in The Bund

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The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai International Settlement run by the British and Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has endured over time and is now found in the five-star hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive restaurants that can be found within the historic buildings. A cultural center has built up away from the water and some of Shanghai’s best art galleries and museums are housed close to the Bund. Nighttime views of Pudong and the rest of the city also make for a great backdrop at the many rooftop clubs.
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