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    • ADDRESS:
      Three on the Bund,
      2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu,
      near Guangdong Lu
      中山东一路3号外滩三号2楼, 近广东路

    • PHONE:
      5308 5399
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Bund Area
    • METRO:
      15 mins walk from East Nanjing Rd
    • HOURS:
      Mon-Fri 6pm-2am
      Sat-Sun 6pm-late
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$$$$
    • WEB:
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      Popular Bund lounge. They get busy at night, with live latin music parties, salsa nights, ladies nights, and weekday events like their Tuesday salsa party. It's a good, casual-but-impressive destination for friends and guests. The quiet window seats in the back are good for dates, and groups will dig the couches in the front. Sometimes they bring in big DJs like Questlove, but most times the music is Latin or soulful / jazzy house. They also have a cigar lounge and a molecular cocktail bar called el Lab. Note: men cannot wear shorts or flip-flops.
    • El T*U*E*S*D*A*Y

      Unico on the Bund is your home base from that Latin soul vibe every Tuesday. Their popular party invites in resident DJs with live performers for that classic pan-Latin via Cuba vibe. Salsa, bachata, merengue, and more. Free flow...
      Nightlife | Unico | Tuesdays
    • Lady Ipanema - The Carnival at Unïco

      Lady Ipanema is Unico's Thursday party inspired by the sounds of Brazil. Fusing the classics of Latin Jazz, Sambas and Soul Bossanovas with Baile Funk and other beats directly from the Favelas, their resident DJ Zulu "ensures freshness"....
      Nightlife | Unico | Thursdays
    • Sovnd of Shanghai Club Takeover - Pop Art Edition

      Observing the Basel Art Fair in Hong Kong, performance and dance group Sovnd of Shanghai is taking over Unico once again and doing a show inspired by Pop Art. "For hip-hop artists and graffiti writers, the scene is based on reality and...
      Nightlife | Unico | Today
    • Electropical

      Every Saturday, Unico hosts their Electropical party which is a kaleidoscope of rhythms, beats, and sensations. Music is Afro and Latin with DJs and live performers. DJ S.KIV on the decks and Lek Vega and Toby Senior on the drums. No...
      Nightlife | Unico | Saturdays

    ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • 2017-03-17 Finished

      Chic'n'Pop - Back2Back

      Another hot Friday night at Unico with the return of their Chic 'n' Pop. Urban and funky rhythms from DJs S.Kiv and Kadwell keeping the dance floor moving. Nu soul, disco, funk, and a little bit of hip hop the order of the evening. No...
      Nightlife | Unico | on Fri Mar 17, 2017
    • 2017-03-10 Finished

      Chic 'n' Pop - Nikodemus

      Unico welcomes in New York City-based DJ/producer Nickodemus, long-running resident of the seminal Hudson club night. Expect an eclectic, globe-trotting set from him -- Afro beat, Latin, reggae, and more. Free cover until midnight with...
      Nightlife | Unico | on Fri Mar 10, 2017
    • 2017-03-09 Finished

      Lady Ipanema - Women's Day Edition

      "Lady Ipanema celebrates Women's Day and is inviting all her friends to join her on a journey through the fascinating world of Brazilian sounds that inspired generations of artists." Beats of the Favelas from new resident DJ Zulu. All...
      Nightlife | Unico | on Thu Mar 9, 2017
    • 2017-03-03 Finished

      Chic 'n' Pop - Jazzamar

      The former music director of Unico Shanghai is back for a night of big beats with live music on the Bund. Accompanied by Quentin Paquignon at the Saxophone and Lek Vega on Percussion, Amar Kabouche AKA “Jazzamar” is bringing the flute...
      Nightlife | Unico | on Fri Mar 3, 2017
    • 2017-02-25 Finished

      Electropical - Farewell to the Carnival

      Unico rounds out their three-day Carnival party with a special Electropical. Expect a kaleidoscope of rhythms, beats and sensations. Live percussion and dancers. Big Brazilian beats -- Latin house, Afrobeat, electro pop and more. No...
      Nightlife | Unico | on Sat Feb 25, 2017
  • Hottest Nightlife spot in Shanghai
    For Unico on January 4, 2016
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    alinaoganyan
    Joined Aug 16, 2015
    Posted 15 Reviews
    So, I'm reviewing Unico the nightclub, not restaurant.

    This is currently my crew's favorite spot to party. We have been way too many times over the Christmas-New Year's holiday period, but great memories were made.

    Here's the quick and dirty:

    Upscale night spot catering to a more mature (not old) crowd of the movers and shakers in Shanghai.

    Definitely a dress -to-impress place, where you will feel out of place in anything but your best. Great venue for people watching, as the place is consistently filled with beautiful people.

    Music is Latina-inspired, but they change it up depending on the day of the week. Saturdays seem to best , and busiest, and Tuesdays they do a salsa night.

    A place where people actually dance, and many dance well.

    Yes, it's expensive [read: 110rmb for a Gin & Tonic], or better yet, opt for reserving a table. 2 bottle minimum which is like 2500rmb for the low-end of their bottle selection.

    Service is quite good, which helps take some of the sting out of the price tag.

    I would say, Unico may be the hottest club in Shanghai, and we haven't been disappointed yet. Great place to brush shoulders, meet new and interesting people, or meet someone sexy on the dance floor.
    Nice location,good food
    For Unico on April 11, 2015
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    thoni63
    Joined Apr 11, 2015
    Is German
    Posted 7 Reviews
    Yesterday I joined a business dinner in "Unico" restaurant.
    Superb location, spectacular look to the illuminated PuDong skyline. Definitly a place to attract business friends.
    Staff was very friendly, helpful and with good English skills, even the lady in the cloak corner.
    Guests mainly business people; the overall atmosphere was living, but neither too loud nor disturbing.
    But coming to the main item, the food:
    I had a tenderloin steak, orderd medium, with fried vegetables as side dish. As a starter, we followed the waiter`s suggestion and ordered a combination of different vegetarian dishes.
    To make a long story short: Every single dish was very, very good. The meat was medium fried, good taste. Two skewers of vegetables, too much to eat for me alone. Starter selection was really good.
    On the negative side I found the dishes a little bit too cold, maybe they placed the plates somewhere without heating facility.
    Anyhow, this place according to my opinion is worth to recommend, but please check your wallet before, it surely will be much thinner after the visit......... .
    Nice but expensive
    For Unico on September 11, 2014
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    EricYoung
    Joined Sep 11, 2014
    Posted 3 Reviews
    I just have been there yesterday, it was nice, good location but as many people say, it is really expensive.
    We pay like 500RMb per person, with a glass of Wine, for Shanghai it is really expensive even for a Western restaurant on the Bund.

    Good for a Date
    Could have been a perfect evening...
    For Unico on February 13, 2014
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    Camillus
    Joined Feb 6, 2014
    Posted 1 Reviews
    With my brother in town we decided to treat him with a nice dinner at Unico. Ambiance-wise a great place, very nice decor and a gorgeous bar area.
    We got a nice table and ordered Aperitif drinks. The drinks were very well prepared, in my case an really excellent Dirty-Martini.

    They offer quite some nice menus, both tapas tasting menu and Signature menu, however to go for the ala carte option on this day.

    For the hot starters my girlfriend and I wanted to get the Organic Egg with Pata Negra ham and potatoes, my brother decided for the Slow Cooked Egg with Jerusalem Artichokes. Here the first service experience happened. We ordered the dishes and the waiter repeated our order with "three organic eggs with pata negra". When I told her that this is not what we just ordered, she replied that "I am the one who is wrong" because that the egg with artichokes is not available and that my brother "has to take" the other one... !?
    Well.. maybe telling your customers in advance so that they can select something else would be a good idea?

    Anyway, for the mains my brother and I selected tenderloin steaks (400 RMB each) with sides (40 RMB each), my girlfriend chose the Pan Fried Scallops with Smoked Sauce and Yunnan Truffle. This is a dish you can select either as Tapa dish (98 RMB) or specifically as main dish (268 RMB).

    We got a bottle of good white wine and waited for our starters. The hot starters were excellent, very nice composition and taste. Highly recommended. In regards to the main dishes, the two tenderloin steaks were excellent, too. However when the main dish (the scallops) for my girlfriend arrived we saw that the dish consisted of two small scallops and a bit of truffle foam.
    In our opinion this is in no way an appropriate size for a main dish. We asked the waiter whether this is a mistake and they served the Tapa version of the dish instead. She told us she is going to ask the chef and came back a couple of minutes later telling us that this dish is exactly as intended.
    We expressed that we are very unhappy: If you offer a 280 RMB main dish consisting of two scallops and truffle foam I am not sure how they will offer the Tapa version of 98 RMB then? Maybe they only serve half a scallop in that case :)? The manager finally arrived and he handled the situation a bit better at least. After some arguments they prepared another one scallop for my girlfriend. He offered to spend a drink later at the bar, however we decided to leave after desserts.

    It is really a pity. We enjoyed a nice evening up to the point where we had to argue about food size in a restaurant where we happily spend more than 2000 RMB. The food quality and taste is great, however we left on a disappointed note regarding service. For a premium price you have to get both right.

    Micro food, macro price
    For Unico on February 13, 2014
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    1mod0
    Joined Feb 13, 2014
    Posted 2 Reviews
    Went there with a large group. Restaurant kept pushing the set menu, but since it was our first time there we wanted to order a la carte and try items off the standard menu. After getting the food, we now understand why.

    After receiving several of the tapas dishes, we were shocked at the teeny, tiny portions. Calling them small dishes or tapas doesn't really describe it - it was more like tasting size. A shrimp tapas had 1 shrimp, cut into a few pieces, that tasted good but was no more than a small bite with a few people sharing. Price was off the charts though. Would it have been too much to expect a few shrimp in that dish, and not just 1 cut into pieces? The rest of the servings were like that. To be honest, the food tasted OK and the service was great, but we left there starving and with a huge bill.

    Eat first, and only go for drinks. Gave it 3 stars mainly for service, decor, and drinks, with big deduction for tiny food portions
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