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el Willy (Donghu Lu)

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    • ADDRESS:
      20 Donghu Lu,
      near Huaihai Lu
      东湖路20号, 近淮海路
    • PHONE:
      5404 5757
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Xuhui
    • METRO:
      8 mins walk from South Shaanxi Rd
    • HOURS:
      Mon-Sat, 11am-3pm,
      6-23pm,
      Closed on Sunday
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$$$ $
    • WEB:
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      el Willy is the eponymous restaurant of Guillermo "Willy" Trullas, and it's a wildly popular, mid-range Spanish joint. Willy's cooking is more contemporary than traditional Spanish -- he does "juicy rice", not traditional paella -- but stops well short of molecular fine dining. It occupies the first floor of the lovely Diage house, including a spacious outdoor terrace with plenty of seating, and is consistently packed. Good wine list, and, courtesy of The Willy, plenty of personality.
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    ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • Saturday Market @ el Willy

      Every Saturday from 10am-3pm, Spanish restaurant el Willy hosts a an organic market with fresh vegetables from Fields China and French breads from Daniel Boulangerie.
    • El Willy Lunch Sets

      Lunch at The Willy's place isn't as comprehensive or imaginative as at dinner, but it's still real nice. Comes either as a starter for 58rmb, a main for 68rmb, or both a starter and a main for 78rmb. On the menu: traditional fisherman's...
    • Happy Happy Christmas

      el Willy Spanish restaurant is doing it's typically sexy, happy Christmas Eve. This year it's a dinner of French Gillardeau oysters, premium iberian Ham with toasted bread & tomato, concentrated consommé with truffle dumplings, low...
    • el Willy 'Sexy Cookbook' Launch party

      One of Shanghai most popular chef's launches his cookbook. el Willy, Three Years in China is a 200-page book that explains Willy's history and his adventures in China, since he arrived in 2007, including 32 recipes that have been...
    • Thanksgiving

      el Willy's cooking a happy, sexy, Spanish Thanksgiving dinner of "turkey with 'special' stuffing," "corn and porcini mushroom soup," "fines herbes salad with roasted fall vegetables & walnut dressing," "el Willy's Deviled Eggs", and much...
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    For el Willy (Donghu Lu) on May 27, 2015
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    jacky123
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    Posted 1 Reviews
    I would like to try something different food ,so this time I known el willy from enjoy shanghai,and
    I decided to have dinner with my GF,the restaurant is on the Bund NO.22,is not very far from my company.When we arrived ,the hostess bring us to the table ,we could see the colorful decoration in all the restaurant that made the restaurant different .We tried the famous 5j ham cut by hand,and the sexy tapas,live mussel, sear foie gras ,suckling pig,steak and paella,and the end ,the nice waiters suggested us to order the traditional catalan cream.We had a very nice dinner before we left ,Chef Willy came out to say hello to all the customers and stopped in our table ,checking all thing is good or not for us ,and have a little chat with us ,let us feel so warm.
    everything here ,we are feel perfect.so i think we will suggest to some more friends to come.
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