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Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

#21 of 15,970 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
European, Contemporary
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Somewhere in Shanghai, Shanghai 200070, China
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+86 21 6323 9898
18:30 - 23:00
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Blew my socks off. Innovative, evocative, immersive. I wouldn't consider it a restaurant though, more of an experience.

2 Thank Catherine B
San Jose, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

No question, this is by far the best restaurant evening I have ever had. This cannot be considered a simple "meal", it involves a carefully crafted experience which onvolves all of the senses. Not to be missed.

5 Thank CTann
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is far from what you'll experience ever again! Hard to make a reservation. You have to do that online, 3 months in advance (full within a few minutes/hours) but worth it. About 20-25 dishes complemented with a drink (set menu). Just perfect, you will not see any imperfection! The wall, lights, sounds, staff, atmospehere, and fragances will make it... More 

3 Thank Lisanne-76
Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very innovative presentation of cuisine and wine paring . Different Multi-media video and audio presentation matching each course of food. 3.5 Hours of process of 8~10 courses and one on one service made customer feeling Super VIP or Celebrity. The presentation and process are over-emphasized and the food quality is not put at the highest level(though not bad, monocular type... More 

4 Thank Dennis C
Shanghai, China
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Yes it's expensive, but it is so so worth it, at least once in your life (hence the title!) It's not just the food- which is amazing!- but the whole experience. From the moment you step into the meeting place, every part of your night is carefully and thoughtfully curated, leaving you constantly wondering what might be coming next. Food... More 

2 Thank McDeee
Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Luckily I manage to get a table. And this is simply the best moment I. Never enjoy in a restaurant. The dishes only are already worth 3michelin stars but add all the atmosphere and magic and you have something unique and wonderfull. I can only say thank you for this moment, it was the best dinner I had.

5 Thank Matthieu B
Shanghai, China
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

More than a restaurant : an incredible journey ! I will never forget ! Congrats to Paul, demonstrating again that Stars are not necessarily the ones you know !

2 Thank epaget
Manama, Bahrain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Well. ..its not the usual kind of restaurant that I normally go to, but this place it's truly stunning and unique in its set up. After the first amazement at the decor and the bright colours, I did not know what to expect as far as the food is concerned, ....The result was simply wonderful, a concoction of high end... More 

2 Thank Nicka2000
Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Ok, it is a lot of money. There is no way around it. However, I would gladly give up 4-5 average, premium meals out for one that you won't forget. Everything is timed to perfection. The food is amazing. The service is fun and light hearted. This experience could so easily be a stuffy, pretentious one, but it is the... More 

3 Thank t-bird2002
Shanghai, China
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I enjoyed the night very much. This is a whole complete entertainment for the night. Yes, off course, the main thing is the dinner/ foods but I enjoyed the whole ‘night’ involved in the dinner. I tired both UV-A and UV-B… and now so interested in UV-C… The price keep raising, so hope UV-C would be still that I can... More 

6 Thank Shakky_O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 581 - US$ 871
European, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Somewhere in Shanghai, Shanghai 200070, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6323 9898
Conceived by Paul Pairet for over 15 years and opened in May 2012, Ultraviolet is the first restaurant of its kind uniting food with multi-sensorial technologies in order to create a fully immersive dining experience.
A single table of ten seats only. A dining room of high-end technology. A 20-course "Avant-Garde" set menu.
All guests sit together. The experience unfolds as a play. Food leads.
Each course is enhanced with its own taste-tailored atmosphere: lights, sounds, music, scents, projection, images and imagination... And food.

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