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Garlic

#56 of 15,975 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Former French Concession
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No.698 Yongjia Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 5424 3332
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great to see some Turkish and Middle East inspired food here. Great atmosphere and professional clientele.

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Thank Jose L
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very good and nice restaurant, the waiters were very polite. The restaurant is very modern and clean and very well designed

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Thank Amadeus I
Shanghai, China
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176 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been like 2-3 time before on early dinner before. We came back tonight with 23 pers. The service was really good and the food was fantastic. We will definitely come back.

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Thank tingman1
Sweden
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool & classy. Great friendly staff. Our chinese company was divided, the younger ones loved it the elder ones prefer chinese food. Lovely bread and small dishes that you dip the bread in. Good barbecue. Great place to take western business partners if you want a very informal but stylish dinner.

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Thank Vasa-Eriksson
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was very good, staff very attentive and polite. Good quality food. We have two starters, two mains, no drinks for the equivalent of about £40. I would recommend booking, we were very lucky to walk in off the street without a booking and get a table, people after us were not so lucky.

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Thank Maks_family
Shanghai, China
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This place was already nice but they remodeled recently so we went back to try. Previously the Childrens play room was quite worn out with nothing fun for kids to do. Post renovation i honestly don't see much difference in the restaurant. It was already nice looking so I'm not sure what changed. The children's play room however it is... More 

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Thank eyecoin
Carrigaline, Ireland
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Group of 20 colleagues went out for a dinner, we had a variety of starters, humus, olive leaves, main course of lamb was to die, service was excellent, we wanted for nothing , raki was green but not to be trifled with, would definitely recommend it as the genuine Turkish delight

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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Was there with 2 friends and everything about it was great! Service was good, as waiters were very attentive. Food was amazing, and we made sure to order food cooked for hours/days.. haven't had any sort of meat softer. They ran out of a specific Turkish wine, which was initially recommended but the replacement wine was really impressive. I will... More 

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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I'm definitely not up on this type of food, however I know what I like. Garlic offered and great menu with many dishes I wanted to try immediately. The wine list was good but they were out of stock in many areas. Service was excellent but since we were the only guests at the time it's hard to honestly rate.... More 

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Thank Kevin P
Jinzhou,China
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Garlic is one of old favorites for a nice filling Mediterranean meal. Wood fire oven makes delicious pide, and their warm hummus with lamb and muhamarra are always top notch. The only downside would be the removal of Turkish wine from "by the glass" list and quite high prices, it's a treat rather than casual dining establishment

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.698 Yongjia Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5424 3332

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

Staying in Former French Concession

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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