Shanghai Chic

Hit and miss Chinese food in a raunchy black and red setting Reviews

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The impressive lobby of Ibn Batutta Gate hotel is certainly impressive, with its high ceilings and hanging Arabic lanterns, but bizarrely the restaurant itself has taken on a strange boudoir design; though modern and clean, it’s more reminiscent of a VIP club than a space for fine dining. Curtains separate private rooms, leaving the option of private intimate booths, ideal for dates, or a table out in the open. The tables are dressed with table runners, chopsticks and plates for show, which are cleared away in advance of the food arriving.

Although the menu to contains Western versions of Chinese dishes (think sweet and sour chicken, done the Britis way) or chicken in black bean sauce and kung pao chicken, it’s a pleasant surprise to find that they have a few authentic dishes on the menu including xiao long bao – the steamed soup dumplings come in the traditional wooden pots with vinegar and chili and although the pastry is slightly too thin, and you may end up in a sticky mess, the delicious taste transports you to People’s Square Shanghai. Other dishes on the menu include Sichuan chicken and meaty Peking duck, complete with crispy skin.

By Time Out Dubai Staff
Time Out Dubai,

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Details

  • Location: Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 444 5613
  • Travel: Gardens Cross Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

User reviews:

Posted by: H. Shamil on 11 May ' 13 at 05:04
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great experience

Posted by: Wong on 24 Sep ' 11 at 17:36
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

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
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

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
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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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