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Stiller's

The Cool Docks, if you haven't heard, has been steadily gaining steam over the past six months, with new shops, clubs, and restaurants moving in and throwing open their doors in grand Shanghai fas...
2008-10-28 18:12:44


The Cool Docks, if you haven't heard, has been steadily gaining steam over the past six months, with new shops, clubs, and restaurants moving in and throwing open their doors in grand Shanghai fashion.

It's in an unlikely location, and it's not surprising if even long-time Shanghai residents have never even been to the area. It situated near the south end of the Huangpu River, close to the Fuxing Tunnel, and the "Bund" that your thinking about in your head is a good cab ride away. As of this writing, The Cool Docks houses a mixed bag of businesses: of recent note is Shanghai Tattoo, one of the city's more famous tattoo parlors, D2 (or Deep 2), a new (proper?) gay club, and Kebabs on the Grill, which do ... kebabs on the grille. We've also heard mild rumblings about Spring Sunrise Bar and Grill -- the area's sports bar.

But it was Stiller's that finally got us all the way out there, and we were anticipating good things from Shanghai's latest (only?) upscale German restaurant -- coming to our palates as it does, courtesy of one of the city's more well-known chefs, Stefan Stiller.

The dining space is large and open, and the view from the terrace, although not spectacular, is something different from the Bund and good if you're bored with that. It's a fresh vantage point, and on the whole the space is simple, but inviting.

Simple and inviting was a good way to describe the menu as well. Starters are divided into "Hot" and "Cold" sections and are variously priced according to the meats utilized in their concoction. Mains are divided into Fish/Seafood and Meats, but we headed right for the "Degusation menu," which is set meal of several courses taking you from appetizers to desserts.

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