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Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

) #24 of 16,319 Restaurants in Shanghai $$$$ European,
Somewhere in Shanghai, Shanghai 200070, China
+86 21 6323 9898
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good4%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“oysters” (4 reviews)
“high tech” (3 reviews)
18:30 - 23:00All hours
European, Contemporary
Somewhere in Shanghai, Shanghai 200070, China
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

The entertainment coupled with fantastelic food was overwhelming. Staff were fantastic, food was ridiculous but in a good way. The whole experience was something that my wife and me even years after still talk about and remember, cherish and recommend .

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 6 May 2016

How can I describe happiness? Everyone has his own criteria and own opinion so it is difficult to describe. Same for Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, a multi-sensory dinning experience that can not be described accurately with words, you have to try it by yourself! I...More

1  Thank Kdna82
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I decided three months in advance to book ultraviolet for my stay in Shanghai. At the minute seats were released I attempted to get two seats but for three days was unsuccessful so I mention this as you may find it difficult. That being said...More

Thank Lus10tig
Reviewed 20 March 2016

It is a mix between great and sophisticated cuisine... with show. Reservation must be done with at least 3 months in advance and the price is 1,000 american dollars per person. Ultraviolet only works with a maximum of 10 persons per night! A fantastic experience!

Thank Wankenne
Reviewed 15 March 2016

what to say more about ultraviolet? this is a truly unique experience. all your senses are involved. the Food is extraordinary with perfect Service a lot of fun and Memory forever...

Thank hirnograph
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

With the food and experience. The experience with my friends here was one of the best experiences of my life. I just wish I could say the food was the best of my life. I found out that I don't have as discerning a pallet...More

Thank joeut1722
Reviewed 26 January 2016

It completely blew me away - food by texture, taste, servings and the whole experience. Thanks from T892 UVB - will see you again .

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Amazing experience, together with my spouse. Very hard to get a reservation, and expensive. But absolutely worth it!

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best restaurant I have visited. I have been twice and both meals rank as the best I have eaten. Takeaway the theatrics of decor, sounds, smells, collection etc.. and you are still left with amazing food at core of proposition. The restaurant...More

2  Thank Topcat212
Reviewed 21 December 2015

A wonderful evening at Ultraviolet. I was a bit concerned about whether the reality would live up to the hype but it was extremely well executed with lots of nice touches in terms of presentation, service and surroundings. For this type of cuisine, perhaps the...More

Thank Peter S
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Rachael d
Do they cater for vegans?
31 August 2016|
Response from Wankenne | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't do anything special. The whole menu is special! You have absolutely no choice, it is a succession of more or less 12 plates of culinary art. When you pay one thousand dollar per person for a menu, you don't... More
How expensive are we talking? My husband and I would love to go, but we just need to budget for it!
7 January 2016|
Response from MMB-UV | Property representative |
Ultraviolet 20-course set menu is 4,000 CNY including wine/drink pairing on Tuesday and Wednesday; 6,000 CNY including prestige wine pairing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more details feel free to visit... More
Alan F
Need a coat and tie
19 October 2015|
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Response from CTann | Reviewed this property |
No. Their dress code is "be yourself". While we were in top hats and tails, the guy opposite was wearing a Polo shirt. I think you could go as dressy or as un-dressy as you like.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$585 - US$878
European, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Somewhere in Shanghai, Shanghai 200070, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6323 9898
Conceived by Paul Pairet for over 15 years and opened in May 2012, Ultraviolet is the first restaurant of its kind uniting food with multi-sensorial technologies in order to create a fully immersive dining experience.
A single table of ten seats only. A dining room of high-end technology. A 20-course "Avant-Garde" set menu.
All guests sit together. The experience unfolds as a play. Food leads.
Each course is enhanced with its own taste-tailored atmosphere: lights, sounds, music, scents, projection, images and imagination... And food.
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