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Shanghai Chic

Nominated for Best Chinese Comments

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An intimate, dark interior greets diners at the Mövenpick’s Cantonese and Shanghainese restaurant. Wooden dividers split up the high-ceilinged venue, offering semi-private dining, ideal for a quiet rendezvous, with gold-framed contemporary artworks and red curtains adding to the modern, chic feel. Although the menu is by no means long, it still manages to offer a particularly good fish selection, as well as more unusual dishes including the likes of jelly fish and frogs legs. The dim sum platter is a good way to kick things off, offering a bit of everything, and the black cod, cooked in a variety of ways to your liking, is recommended. Everything is well presented and of a high standard, although it’s the simpler dishes that really stand out, such as the string beans with dried shrimp. Service is friendly and attentive, and prices are rather reasonable for fine-dining of this standard. The only thing Shanghai Chic doesn’t have going for it is its isolated location, meaning you’re only likely to dine here if you’re already in the area.
Open daily 6pm-11.30pm; also open for lunch Sat noon-3pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta, The Gardens, www.moevenpick-hotels.com (04 444 5613).

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Posted by: H. Shamil on 11 May ' 13 at 05:04

Amazing Ambience, artistic interior, highly recommended for a calm romantic evening away from the busy life of dubai. ver good service from all the staff. the food was fab and we enjoyed alot.

Posted by: swic on 10 Nov ' 11 at 12:21
  • Best for: Romantic

Great experience

Posted by: Wong on 24 Sep ' 11 at 17:36
  • Best for: Romantic

Service take long. Portion is extremely small. Attitude is good. Very expensive. Doesn't worth to go again.

Posted by: Lezel Martin on 08 Mar ' 11 at 14:07
  • Best for: Romantic

Amazing cuisine and friendly authentic service.......I spent an evening there with my husband and will surely be back.

The team took care of us and it was simply put, one of my best recent dining experiences!

We will be back for sure!

Posted by: Silvia on 11 Feb ' 11 at 06:48
  • Best for: Romantic

Food came cold to the table and portions were small. So we did not like the food. Service was very good and it is in a very beautiful setting, it is a shame that they could not manage to have good food!

Posted by: joost on 04 Jan ' 11 at 07:44

this was an nice experience ,great service and delicious food for reaonable prices.

i can recommend this chineese restaurant to all , the taste of the food is for sure one of the best in Dubai.

Posted by: Luke on 13 Dec ' 10 at 07:59
  • Best for: Romantic

Last week I tried Shanghai Chic with my wife and have to say I am a fan. I really enjoyed the attention to detail and aslo got a visit from the chef.
I am looking forward to another visit to try some more deliciuos menu items

Posted by: Frank on 09 Dec ' 10 at 11:34
  • Best for: Family friendly

Absolutely stunning ambience, great value for money. Try the Beijing Duck. Staffs are very pleasant. Will definately recommend it to everyone, who loves Asian food.


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