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KABB Bistro Bar (Xintiandi)

#131 of 15,975 Restaurants in Shanghai
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$$ - $$$
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No 5, North Block, Xintiandi, 181 Taicang Rd, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 5465 3856
07:00 - 02:00
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Beijing, China
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rabb's eggs Benedict with salmon were absolutely delicious, nicely cooked and served. Service is rather Chinese, without saying more. But Mimosa... very acidic sparkling wine (not sure, maybe even Chinese) and an orange juice from the can, where it shall be a freshly squeezed one. Otherwise a vibrant place in a nice corner of Xin Tian Di.

Thank Yeliel
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67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

KABB serves delicious steaks and other type of western food. The restaurant is very popular and sometimes service suffers as a result of it. Be patient, the waiters are very busy and it's accepted to call one loudly. In summer the outside is a great place to enjoy the food and do people watching.

Thank kobusm913
Beijing, China
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Early 2000's I first visited Xintiandi just as the area was starting. The concept was to utilise some of the historic architectural designs of Shanghai so creating a 'chic' lifestyle and dining experience for a city that saw itself on the way up. At that time I was not too impressed - not so much going on that would take... More 

Thank BJBruce
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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427 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We stumbled across this place on a cold and rainy november day, attracted initially by their lunch deal. The food was better than we had expected and we both enjoyed our meals. The place has a great informal atmosphere and the staff couldn't do enough for us.

Thank Hannikins
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I visited there by myself and my feeling and experience for this shop was not good as much i expected. Food was normal, price was little expensive but normal in the new world area and the service was not good. Menu is just ordinary. Anyway i do not satisfied this shop at all. 혼자방문, 비추, 가격은 심천지 대비 소소 서비스... More 

Thank Juhee S
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Nice grill resturant in Xintiandi, the hamburger is really good. the service is not the best in town but this is quite normail in Shanghai.

Thank Luca M
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145 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Nachos which is the Kabb chef's special. All corn chips, lacking beef and cheese. Chicken strips were 100 times better. Good service. Baby high chair was not safe. Baby tray tilts forward, so food and plates fall of easy.

Thank kiwiawayMelbourne
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Came by for brunch after being away several years. Pancakes last time were great and were what I was looking for this time, but they let me down. Overcooked, stiff. Dumped some sliced bananas in syrup and called it banana pancakes. Disappointing.

Thank Stephen M
Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Quite often I head to Kabb in Xintiandi for a beer or four after work. The happy hour deal on beer is perfect for the end of the day - 2 for 1 beer deal. The food is not too bad without being great. The outdoor area is nice in the warmer weather except that quite often there are tables... More 

Thank Matthew M
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121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast/brunch and we were thoroughly impressed. We were a party of 7 and we were worried it might be slow or poor service. Not the case- the food arrived very quickly and the waiters were very attentive. Everything was amazing- the omelet , the frittata, the burrito and the salmon Benedict. The Bloody Mary kit was a nice... More 

Thank Rob C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 5, North Block, Xintiandi, 181 Taicang Rd, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Xintiandi
  • Neighbourhood: Xintiandi
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5465 3856

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Staying in Xintiandi

Neighbourhood Profile
The refurbishment of a block of old shikumen into a carless entertainment center called Xintiandi, filled with restaurants, shops and bars, turned this area below South Huangpi Road into one of Shanghai’s most fashionable areas. Luxe condos house people who can afford the high-end brands that fill the malls and shops along Madang Road. The pleasant Taipinghu Park provides the area with green space and is also home to Shanghai Fashion Week twice a year. It’s not all glitter and glamour, though, as the rise of Danshui Road has given the Xintiandi area a shot of toned-down character. Small bars and cafes, mostly owned by locals, have people hanging out in a formerly quiet, unassuming part of the neighborhood.
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