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ElWilly

#24 of 15,910 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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The Bund
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5F, No.22 Zhongshan Dong Er Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 5404 5757
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Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have only been moving in Shanghai for a couple months but I can already say this is my favorite restaurant! Its a bit pricy but foodwise is totally worth it. They offer a lunch menu with a few starters and mains to choose from. Every dish is carefully presented and combining diferentes flavors. They have a salmón with cream appetizer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here in January '17 with a friend. Service was very good, available when needed but not on top of you all of the time. We ate a few tapas for a starter, with some freshly baked bread, and a paella dish shared for the main. The food flowed from the kitchen at a very well managed pace (hopefully by... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spanish tapas in China?! Why not! Wonderful atmosphere in this very popular restaurant. Great views of the Pudong Skyline if you are lucky enough to get a table close to the windows. The Dutch chef served us a surprise menu of some truly excellent tapas. Very innovative, original blend of flavours and beautiful presentation. Ask them to take it slowly... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 5th storey setting delivers an excellent view of The Bund and the Pudong skyline. The delicious tapas is complimented by brilliant service and a great atmosphere. There is a very broad range of food that suits all demands, including a large vegetarian and vegan menu also. The dessert menu has a giant platter that offers a wide array of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit and my first impression were not as positive as this last experience. Perhaps an off night for both of us but I must say my recent meal at ElWilly was superb! Spanish food with great imagination, wonderful presentation and flavor that never stops. If you like Spanish and don't mind paying a bit more for the view... More 

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good spanish restaurant in Shanghai. Atmosphere is very good and view is superb!!!... even if is not easy to get a table next to the bund Windows. Menu is very good.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5th floor restaurant overlooking the bund waterfront. You can either get there by taxi or take the subway, exit 1 at Yuyuan Gardens station and walk 800m. Food is Delish! We asked for the chefs menu so we got a taste of many dishes. On the pricy side for Shanghai. 800rmb per couple, but worth it

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere in the restaurant is great, the view is amazing and despise all the groups there, it's surprisingly unloud. I think this the type of restaurant that fits both occasions: romantic dinner, or festive evening with a group of friends. My husband and I were on a romantic date and we had a lovely view on the Bund. We... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by by Manager at Otto e Mezzo (another excellent restaurant in Shanghai) and we were not disappointed. We were offered chef's selection of tapas for dinner and this turned out to be a truly memorable experience of dining in Shanghai. Sea urchin tapas just melted in the mouth and were better than anything I... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Have eaten here twice in three days (had to go back because the first visit was so good). A real buzz to the place and the food is just outstanding. Order from the menu but don't be afraid to ask for the specials or something a little 'off piste' and they will assist where they can. The food is melt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 60
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5F, No.22 Zhongshan Dong Er Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
  • Neighbourhood: The Bund
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5404 5757
Description
“el Willy” cuisine focuses in Spanish traditional, contemporary tapas & rices with a fun twist. The structure of the menu follows the Chinese Yin Yang structure of a meal. All the food is designed to be shared family style & to be eaten comfortably with chopticks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Bund

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The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai International Settlement run by the British and Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has endured over time and is now found in the five-star hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive restaurants that can be found within the historic buildings. A cultural center has built up away from the water and some of Shanghai’s best art galleries and museums are housed close to the Bund. Nighttime views of Pudong and the rest of the city also make for a great backdrop at the many rooftop clubs.
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