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CHAR bar and grill

#25 of 15,879 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
££££
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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Metro Manila, Philippines
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always fancied Hotel Indigo. I feel that it gives you a "feel" of the city it sits in. The property in Shanghai along The Bund is no exception, and on top of the hotel, is Char Bar and Grill - where steak is fabulous, and the view of The Bund at night is amazing. A must visit not only... More 

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Hawaii, Guatemala
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yesterday, my friends and I joined Char's Steak master Class. We had a great day learning all about meat and steaks directly from the head chef! Will Colmenares, who really made this class so enjoyable, interesting and fun! He really took the time to explain everything to the detail and answered all our questions! We also had a chance to... More 

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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I stayed at the Indigo Hotel again and this bar is a fantastic place to watch the city skyline from or not depending on the weather / haze!

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1 Thank Mark C
Willmer C, Manager at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi Marc C Thanks for your review of the great views from our CHAR Bar, I know some times Shanghai weather can be a bit complicated to predict but even so our team at the bar and the great location where we are in the city, still makes sure that you are not to be disappointed with the visit. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

overly priced for a mid range meal - even with some fun stunts thrown in! Loads of great eating places in Shanghai but this isn't one of them.

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2 Thank BigglesandBadger
Willmer C, Manager at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi Wallacewoodroffe I am really sorry that we were not able to meet your expectations, We can guarantee that all our products are to the highest quality available on the market and in a city like Shanghai that is already hard to say. We have selected the best beef and sea food products available in the city and we have... More 

Bend, Oregon
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great place for a special meal, especially if you are wanting an excellent cut of beef, expertly prepared. Service was good. But the place is pricey; expect to pay a lot for what you get.

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1 Thank Susanna727
Willmer C, Head Chef at CHAR dining at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi Susanna727 Thanks a lot for your review, I will make sure that my team in the kitchen know of your complements on our cooking skills and our products. For us is great to hear that all our efforts on making sure that we have the biggest selection, of probably the best available beef cuts and brands in the city,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. The view is stunning, the steaks are great and service very friendly. Expect the evening to be pretty expensive. The room is lovely and has a casual feel. View from most tables is very special. I'd recommend going to the balcony as it is breathtaking. Steaks are very tender and nice -... More 

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1 Thank DMG087
Willmer C, CHAR Head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi DMG087 Thanks for your review of CHAR dining and Indigo Hotel, we are very happy to hear that you have great time on your visit and that you enjoy our hotel. Here are CHAR we have make sure that we only have the best available cuts from the most reputable brands in Australia to make sure that we deliver... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

An exquisite elegant experience that I will remember for a long time! The elegance, the quality, the unpretentious top notch luxury, the top quality of the dishes served, the complete lack of compromise on the choice of the finest ingredients from the furthest reaches of the world, the highly courteous and attentive staff, the fine details of the table setting,... More 

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1 Thank gad133
Willmer C, CHAR Head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Dear gad133 What can I said to such an amazing review... let me start by saying THANKS for taking the time to write this review, we are very happy to hear that we have been able to deliver such a great experience on your visit.I will make sure that our front of the house and culinary team hear your review... More 

New York City, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Thought the food was good, service was just okay and great views (though you can get that from the bar). Nothing really to complain about but also did not seem that special to me so for the price, would rather eat at some other places in Shanghai (Mr. & Mrs Bund, M on the Bund, etc)

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

Hi Parkynyc Thanks for the review, and I am very sorry to hear that we did not manage to meet your expectations on your last visit, it will be great to know a bit more of your experience and to understand what could we have done better on this occasion. We take all reviews and comments very serious as we... More 

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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We spent our last night of our business trip here. The restaurant is located in the Hotel Indigo and had a spectacular view over the water and the staff were extremely friendly. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! Can highly recommend!

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1 Thank Eaglemaniac17
Willmer C, CHAR dining Head Chef at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi Eaglemaniac17 Thanks a lot for your great review, our front of the house and culinary team will be very pleased to hear your comments. We keep working very hard to deliver the best possible service and food products available in order to make great experiences. hope to see you soon at CHAR dining and Bar sincerely More 

Portland, Maine
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216 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is located in a very chic Intercontinental Group Indigo hotel. The food is really very good some of the better steaks in SH. However we go there often to hang out at the bar and better yet the outdoor terrace is the observation space in town for a nice cocktail and watching the river traffic go by. Must visit.

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Thank CS1Portland
Willmer C, Manager at CHAR bar and grill, responded to this review

Hi CS1Shanghai Thanks for your review, we have been working very hard to get our hands on what we consider are the best available beef cuts in the city, and we are working with the best Australian brands in order to deliver the best steaks. We are very pleased that you have a great experience at CHAR and that you... 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
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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

Neighbourhood Profile
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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