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KABB Bistro Bar (Xintiandi)

#119 of 15,935 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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No 5, North Block, Xintiandi, 181 Taicang Rd, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 5465 3856
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07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Beijing, China
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Early 2000's I first visited Xintiandi just as the area was starting. The concept was to utilise some of the historic architectural designs of Shanghai so creating a 'chic' lifestyle and dining experience for a city that saw itself on the way up. At that time I was not too impressed - not so much going on that would take... More 

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this place on a cold and rainy november day, attracted initially by their lunch deal. The food was better than we had expected and we both enjoyed our meals. The place has a great informal atmosphere and the staff couldn't do enough for us.

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Thank Hannikins
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I visited there by myself and my feeling and experience for this shop was not good as much i expected. Food was normal, price was little expensive but normal in the new world area and the service was not good. Menu is just ordinary. Anyway i do not satisfied this shop at all. 혼자방문, 비추, 가격은 심천지 대비 소소 서비스... More 

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Thank Juhee S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Nice grill resturant in Xintiandi, the hamburger is really good. the service is not the best in town but this is quite normail in Shanghai.

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Nachos which is the Kabb chef's special. All corn chips, lacking beef and cheese. Chicken strips were 100 times better. Good service. Baby high chair was not safe. Baby tray tilts forward, so food and plates fall of easy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Came by for brunch after being away several years. Pancakes last time were great and were what I was looking for this time, but they let me down. Overcooked, stiff. Dumped some sliced bananas in syrup and called it banana pancakes. Disappointing.

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Thank Stephen M
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Quite often I head to Kabb in Xintiandi for a beer or four after work. The happy hour deal on beer is perfect for the end of the day - 2 for 1 beer deal. The food is not too bad without being great. The outdoor area is nice in the warmer weather except that quite often there are tables... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast/brunch and we were thoroughly impressed. We were a party of 7 and we were worried it might be slow or poor service. Not the case- the food arrived very quickly and the waiters were very attentive. Everything was amazing- the omelet , the frittata, the burrito and the salmon Benedict. The Bloody Mary kit was a nice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We only had a drink here but it was happy hour so 2 henikens for 40. Tea was more expensive that the beer. All decked out for Halloween service was very good and music too. Seems really popular and lots of people eating. Nice seating bar stools have backs on them and nice and cushioned too. Wish we had found... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Me and my boyfriend spent our first ever date here, and it was so great. Lovely terrace, great location and good drink deals. Also on another evening we experienced great food with friends. I wish they had more branches in our district!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 02:00
Monday
07:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 02:00
Thursday
07:00 - 02:00
Friday
07:00 - 02:00
Saturday
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 5, North Block, Xintiandi, 181 Taicang Rd, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Xintiandi
  • Neighbourhood: Xintiandi
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5465 3856

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Staying in Xintiandi

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Xintiandi
The refurbishment of a block of old shikumen into a carless entertainment center called Xintiandi, filled with restaurants, shops and bars, turned this area below South Huangpi Road into one of Shanghai’s most fashionable areas. Luxe condos house people who can afford the high-end brands that fill the malls and shops along Madang Road. The pleasant Taipinghu Park provides the area with green space and is also home to Shanghai Fashion Week twice a year. It’s not all glitter and glamour, though, as the rise of Danshui Road has given the Xintiandi area a shot of toned-down character. Small bars and cafes, mostly owned by locals, have people hanging out in a formerly quiet, unassuming part of the neighborhood.
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