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Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

#21 of 15,996 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
European, Contemporary
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Somewhere in Shanghai, Shanghai 200070, China
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+86 21 6323 9898
18:30 - 23:00
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Shanghai, China
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This was a great experience. The Service was top notch. The ambiance was perfect for this type of meal with the surround visuals changing with every course. I could swear I smelled the seashore when eating the oyster dish, The food was perfectly prepared and there were so many courses I lost count. Each course was different and paired with... More 

Thank davep386
Coppell, Texas
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518 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

We are not foodies but we enjoyed this unique experience. The 10 lucky guests this evening were all Westerners. We had the UVA+ menu, the + for top beverages. The host, Carles, was especially wonderful. The entire staff was focused on every detail. The interior is unique and not easily described by words and pictures. It is a true artistic... More 

Thank Lynn_Lyon
Karlsruhe, Germany
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Thanks to my friend Sebastian (founder of #chefstalk) a reservation at the Ultraviolet restaurant in Shanghai was confirmed on very short notice (a lucky break -they had a cancelation). To make a long story short: This evening was the ultimate dining experience I've ever had. This dining ‘happening', designed by french chef Paul Pairet, is truly mind-blowing: each of the... More 

1 Thank gobalbiztraveler
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Blew my socks off. Innovative, evocative, immersive. I wouldn't consider it a restaurant though, more of an experience.

2 Thank Catherine B
San Jose, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

No question, this is by far the best restaurant evening I have ever had. This cannot be considered a simple "meal", it involves a carefully crafted experience which onvolves all of the senses. Not to be missed.

5 Thank CTann
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is far from what you'll experience ever again! Hard to make a reservation. You have to do that online, 3 months in advance (full within a few minutes/hours) but worth it. About 20-25 dishes complemented with a drink (set menu). Just perfect, you will not see any imperfection! The wall, lights, sounds, staff, atmospehere, and fragances will make it... More 

3 Thank Lisanne-76
Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very innovative presentation of cuisine and wine paring . Different Multi-media video and audio presentation matching each course of food. 3.5 Hours of process of 8~10 courses and one on one service made customer feeling Super VIP or Celebrity. The presentation and process are over-emphasized and the food quality is not put at the highest level(though not bad, monocular type... More 

4 Thank Dennis C
Shanghai, China
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Yes it's expensive, but it is so so worth it, at least once in your life (hence the title!) It's not just the food- which is amazing!- but the whole experience. From the moment you step into the meeting place, every part of your night is carefully and thoughtfully curated, leaving you constantly wondering what might be coming next. Food... More 

2 Thank McDeee
Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Luckily I manage to get a table. And this is simply the best moment I. Never enjoy in a restaurant. The dishes only are already worth 3michelin stars but add all the atmosphere and magic and you have something unique and wonderfull. I can only say thank you for this moment, it was the best dinner I had.

5 Thank Matthieu B
Shanghai, China
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

More than a restaurant : an incredible journey ! I will never forget ! Congrats to Paul, demonstrating again that Stars are not necessarily the ones you know !

2 Thank epaget

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$584 - US$875
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?