Takashimaya has had a rough year in Shanghai. First, the high-end Japanese department store announced they were closing. I believe they actually closed for some time, and now all of a sudden, it’s open again.
The only noticeable difference after the resurrection is that there seems to be much less people now. The whole department store was pretty much empty and there are many more workers than customers.
The reasons to come here are its proximity to many international schools and there are good facilities geared towards kids. There is a free playground in the children’s section and there is also a Haba activity center that you can pay to enter. This is a great place to set up a play date and stay for dinner.
Wan Liang is our favorite Japanese style barbeque at Takashimaya. The decoration is all a bit dated and simple, the tables are all really close together, but the quality of the food and service is really top quality. Basically, it’s just like you are in Japan.
We had a pregnant friend in our group and the waitstaff offered to cook our food for us at another table so that the smoke wouldn’t bother her. I think that’s great service.
The food was simple, but really high quality. We will be back.
250 per person
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