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  • Sun with Aqua is one of those places on The Bund where you can go for lunch or dinner. The romantic deco full of cherry blossoms everywhere and low lights could be suitable for dates. However, if you don't need too much intimacy I would suggest seating on the bar that goes around the open kitchen. It is a pleasure to see the delicacy of the chefs while cooking.

    I went there for lunch on a week day with my partner in crime (booking required because it is always full). There are several set menus to choose with interesting options. We decided to pick the Chef´s sushi variety with tempura plus Udon (you can also choose soba) and the beef option from the teppan grilled combo meal. The last one comes with miso soup, pickles, salad and rice. The price includes coffee and ice cream.

    Fresh niguiris, crunchy panko tempura and a comforting broth with noodles: what else do you need in a single meal? The beef with smoky garlic also was amazing, so tender!

    It is pricier than other Japanese restaurants but you have Liujiazui´s view as a bonus and the high quality and freshness of the ingredients they use, especially the fish –and definitely this is very important.

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    Delfina joined the Argentinean Foreign Service in 2012, and was posted to the General Consulate in 2016. Her hobbies are taking photos, traveling and cooking all sort of dishes. She aims someday to open a small restaurant based in organic, regional and self farmed ingredients.
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