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Paulaner Brauhaus (Xintiandi)
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    • ADDRESS:
      Xintiandi,
      North Block,
      Lane 181 Taicang Lu,
      near Madang Lu
      太仓路181号, 新天地北里, 近马当路
    • PHONE:
      6320 3935
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Huangpu
    • METRO:
      8 mins walk from South Huangpi Rd
    • HOURS:
      Mon-Fri, 11am-2am
      Sat-Sun, 10am-2am
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$$$$
    • WEB:
      -
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      Paulaner is the most successful German restaurant chain in Shanghai and boasts multiple grandiose outlets on both sides of the Huangpu, including one in Xintiandi (although that one's mainly for tourists). All your standard German dishes are available herein.
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    • Valentine’s Day

      All Paulaner outlets are offer surf and turf sharing platters for Valentine’s Day. 488rmb for two, available from noon on the big day.
    • New Year’s Eve

      Shanghai's biggest German chain is doing hearty portions of international dishes and a Bavarian New Year's atmosphere. Live band! Lucky draw for a chance to win an iPad! Special 4-course set menu is 958rmb per person. Tickets available...
    • Christmas Eve

      Paulaner in Xintiandi's doing a Christmas set menu! For a nice little Bavaria-via-Shanghai-flavored Christmas. Comes in at 958rmb per person, check the flyer for the menu.
    • Weekday Happy Hour

      Paulaner Xintiandi's happy hour offers buy-one-get-a-refill on all their alcoholic beverages, including their beer. Getting a refill means that you can't pass your additional drink to a friend. Only the buyer can get the second drink....
    • Chinese Valentine’s Day Sharing Platters

      Gernman resto and brewery Paulaner celebrates Chinese Valentine's Day at all three of their China venues with specially designed sharing platters, ideal to split with the much-loved second half. From 398rmb. Details on the flyer below.
  • Worth another try
    For Paulaner Brauhaus (Xintiandi) on July 18, 2016
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    SHUK
    Joined Jun 29, 2016
    Is British
    Posted 3 Reviews
    From the other reviews I’d read about this place I wasn’t exactly thrilled that my friend had the bright idea of us having dinner here. Being the nice accommodating guy I am I obviously went along with it although my fake smiles and happiness were all too easy for her to see.

    We went last Saturday, maybe 7-ish? The place was packed! For better or for worse, rightly or wrongly, this is certainly a popular multi-floor restaurant.

    Getting a table was a little problematic, my friend wasn’t really happy with the space they found us tucked away in the corner at the end of someone else’s table but luckily as we were getting seated we quickly moved to another newly cleared table opposite. I noticed there didn’t seem to be many small ‘couple’ type tables, just bigger group tables. They had a live singer on the 2nd floor, nice touch, I’m always up for a little live music but obviously there were no tables available. Did I mention this place was packed?

    I’ll be honest, I’m already ‘two sheets to the wind’ when we arrive so I would have been more than happy to have sat in the corner consuming bog-standard beer eating a burger but I’ll try to make an effort. Menus came, I got my friend to translate the Chinese, and we settled for a chicken grill based dinner for me, she had the fish.

    Here comes my first moan - the beer! I was surprised at the somewhat lack of choice. This restaurant is German? For anyone who has spent their life under a rock I’ll just let you know that Germany, along with many other European countries that surround it, make damn good beer. I was expecting more. Also, moan number two! In complete contrast to the above where are the cheaper beer options? I’m seeing this a lot, seems very cool and trendy to have only expensive beer. I never was good at following fashion. There’s times I want an expensive beer, there’s also other times I just want something to wash down the food. Having a standard beer option would have been nice. I’m not trying to sound like a ‘penny pincher’ but 80 rmb for a beer annoys me!

    So back to the food, we order and I was surprised at the time it took. It came very quick! I’m wondering whether that is a good or bad thing (the place was packed). You be the judge. Contrary to some of the other reviews here, I’ve got to say we both thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I had three lovely chicken pieces with an array of vegetables and the like. You could definitely taste the various flavours and herbs that were enhancing the dish. Yes and we both even done that ‘tasting each other’s food’ thing that’s so annoying.

    So to sum-up some of ‘our’ positives and negatives…..

    The beer! Come on! I’m not a beer connoisseur, give me a cheaper option. For those people that are, give them more choice.

    The chips! We didn’t order any, far too expensive, 80 rmb? (or was it 60?). Anyway, far too expensive for a damn fancy potato.

    Going for ‘pee-pee’! I had to do a slalom through the 1st floor and repeat for the 2nd floor to eventually find the toilet.

    A little pricy?

    I enjoyed their food and I will go back (earlier so we can get on the 2nd floor).

    I left a happier man than the man that arrived (she paid!).

    Oh and one last thing, I saw the chips, huge portion, they looked like heaven. Forget the damn price, next time I've got to try them, begrudgingly!
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    Christyrocks6
    Joined
    Posted 11 Reviews
    To start, we accidentally walked in through the back of the restaurant (where the patio is- entry was wide open to walk through, so we assumed it was the entrance) then realized it was not the entrance once we did not find a front desk. We then walked through to the other side of the busy restaurant to be seated by a hostess. They seated us at an end table next to a big group we didn't know. It's all good, they were very nice and seated us so quickly. There was live music playing-not German, but current hits type music. They were great, but it would've been nice to hear something a little more festive.
    Anyhow, I liked the cheesy sausages and sauerkraut. The mashed potatoes were a little too bland for me, but everything else was filling and satisfying. Beer was decent too! It was noisy so, I'd maybe consider this a fun social place to throw back some beers and eat sausages. A little too loud for a date night, unless you and your date prefer to take selfies the whole night rather than have conversation ;P It's pretty casual of a place, so no need to get decked out. All in all, I'm not mad at this place.
    Not so good
    For Paulaner Brauhaus (Xintiandi) on May 18, 2015
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    Benoitvdm
    Joined Feb 21, 2015
    Is Dutch
    Posted 5 Reviews
    When me and my friend arrived the staff friendly gave us a table.
    We ordered mushroom cream-soup, stuffed fried pork, fried perch filet and two beers
    The mushroom soup was disappointing, the bowl was full of soup on the outside and the soup itself didn't look good either. It looked like milk with some oily stains on top. I could taste mushrooms but the soup was just fluid as milk, normally a soup like that should be a little thicker. My stuffed fried pork (128RMB) was ok but quite greasy, I got a lot of french fries with it and they were perfect. The perch filet of my friend was full of bones so my friend only ate half of it.

    The service was good but the food was disappointing and too expensive. For that money I rather eat a good pizza.
    I think this place is good to have a German beer on a terrace in Xintiandi but if you want to have some decent food you should go somewhere else.

    Such a joke!!
    For Paulaner Brauhaus (Xintiandi) on April 15, 2014
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    *Audrey*
    Joined Apr 2, 2013
    Is French
    Posted 8 Reviews
    My friends and I came out of Paulaner Xintiandi really pissed off, especially because of the service. Why the waiters here have to be so rude and unprofessional?

    First at arrival, we were standing outside waiting for the waiters to come to us and direct us to an available table but they did not seem to care at all about us new customers. So we went to them and asked for an outdoor table. One of the waiters told us to look around by ourselves. We found a table and they gave us the drink menus. We then waved at them for at least five minutes to get the food menus but it was like some of them were pretending to be busy and not to see us. My friend had to get up to get the menus by herself. Then, same story to get someone to take our order… Finally, we order (note that the waiter is impolite and makes zero effort to sketch even a little smile) and also ask for three glasses of water. Dishes are served one by one, but hey, they are rarely served all at the same time in Shanghai so we pass on this unpleasant detail. Half an hour later, we are still waiting for the water. We ask another waiter for it and he asks us in Chinese if we ordered bottled water, we ask him to just bring three glasses of common water (“开水”), he nods and we think that this issue will be solved soon. Once again, no water… I ask again and finally, one waiter quickly puts a cup of hot water with ice cubes on the table before to leave. We asked for three glasses… I call him again to complain and at this moment, he starts getting rude and tells us that he was very nice already to give us one because this cup of water is usually charged 60 kuai!! At first we think we misunderstood and ask him to repeat the price in Chinese but no, he insists on the price of 60 kuai, what a joke!

    Food was bad value for money as well. I had a Greek salad: feta cheese was not tasty and there was more onions than tomatoes and peppers in the salad. Another friend got a chicken breast with mashed potatoes but portions were small for the price he paid (120 kuai). He would have got bigger portions and even tastier food at Shanghai Brewery on Hengshan Road. Besides, beers are incredibly pricey (around 80 kuai a pint).

    At last, when I asked for a fapiao, the waiter told me to go ask inside by myself. Well, too bad for you Paulaner, you lost four customers…
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