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Element Fresh Restaurant

#35 of 15,967 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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JingAn District NanJing West Road 1376 ShangHai Shopping Mall DongFeng 112 Room | Shanghai Center, Shanghai 20040, China
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+86 21 6279 8682
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Herning, Denmark
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We live close by the Element Fresh which is a chain in Shanghai. The food is really fresh consisting of dishes like salad, sandwich and many other good chioces for lunch. Espacially their brunch is very nice and recommendable. Also try their smoothies and juices. All fresh and good.

Thank mhmikkelsen
Shanghai, China
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a nice freshly squeezed mixed fruit juice and a smoked salmon bagel for lunch on their lovely outdoor terrace. Their juices are perfect and the food is of very good quality as well. Element Fresh keep their consistency all the time which is so good and important! Will be there soon again.

Thank chinaman1997
Mpls MN
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After traveling and eating like a local in China - this was a welcome restaurant. The menu (both food and drink) is expansive. I ordered a salad with grilled veggies - it was delish. My friends all ordered various items and all agreed that the food was good. The drinks were decent too. Just know that the happy hour specials... More 

Thank pnutsmommyMN
Euxton, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great restaurant to visit just prior to our return journey via PVG after a week in Shanghai with business meetings and meals. For that reason it really hit the spot. It was really healthy, hearty fresh food at a very good price in a clean restaurant in a very westernised part of the city, right behind the... More 

Thank Mjspin
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94 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this Element Fresh it is very busy most times of the day because of the many shopping choices around this area- I recommend it!

Thank kevsChina
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291 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My nephew's wife treated me to this restaurant for late lunch on one Friday afternoon, after our lunch time yoga class. We ordered the salads which was freshly made. I ordered the chicken Caesar salad, and she ordered the parson meat with couscous. I tried her salad, which was really refreshing and tasted totally opposite to that of mine. If... More 

Thank singaporeguest2009
Shanghai, China
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What to say, is the best on his kind! I miss to eat there since I moved! Best dish is the hummus! But also other dishes are great too! Keep it up!

Thank mondocorro
Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went in a large group. The service went - all those who ordered 1 type of food, received that, then a long wait before the 2nd type of food, etc. We had people at our table that were finished their food long before the final people received theirs. Also, another table that arrived well after we had, received their... More 

Thank Darlene2012
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Was attracted by the menu and entered the restaurant. Did not want to sit at the bar. Was seated outside in the mall area in a closed section despite empty tables inside. Other guests placing themselves in this section were asked to go inside. Got a menu card, then no waiter showed up anymore. Left disappointed.

Thank Elli_272
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is a western-style restaurant that uses fresh ingredients and has all very healthy dishes. If you are in Shanghai for an extended period of time and want a refreshing salad or sandwich this is the best place to go! Highly recommend! I wish there was one in the USA

Thank Allison 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 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, American, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: JingAn District NanJing West Road 1376 ShangHai Shopping Mall DongFeng 112 Room | Shanghai Center, Shanghai 20040, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Jing'an
  • Neighbourhood: Jing'an
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6279 8682
Element Fresh - enjoying fresh food! Most famous for great salads, sandwiches, juices and smoothies, Element Fresh also offers a variety of Asian dishes and a creative dinner menu. Every year since the first Element Fresh restaurant opened its doors in 2002, readers of popular magazines have awarded us top honors for our food and service.We are passionate about bringing you the fresh food in China to you.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Jing'an

Neighbourhood Profile
The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple, while the main artery of excitement and entertainment is West Nanjing Road. Close to the Former French Concession, the area has a similar draw for foreign residents but displays a more commercial character. Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing Road, but areas off the busy street have the same quiet cafes and independent boutiques that many people think of as distinctive of the Former French Concession. Jing'an is less encased in amber, though, and it's possible to immerse yourself more fully in the energy of China's most bustling metropolis here.
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