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Garlic

#54 of 15,998 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Former French Concession
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No.698 Yongjia Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 5424 3332
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am from Istanbul and have eaten at numerous Turkish restaurants outside of Turkey. Garlic can easily be in the top 5 if a worldwide ranking was made, especially since they're managing it in this crazy city where decent local service staff is as rare as days with clear blue skies. The building where Garlic is located is a quite... More 

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Thank Sinan A
Wroclaw, Poland
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting a friend who lives in Shanghai we were invited to her favourite restaurant she visits frequently with her colleagues from work. The place looks classy, tables are beautifully set. The first impression is really stunning. That's all about the positive. Having visited Germany with their trizillions of Turkish restaurants and also Balkanic states I knew what to expect and... More 

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Thank Stanislaw K
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can eat everything there , extremly delicious food. You can choose anyone but especially lamb is good. One morr thing hou can find raki and other Turkish meals there

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Thank ümit t
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is certainly very upbeat and vibrant - a lot of Western groups in on the Saturday night we visited - and it seemed to have multiple sittings. Very stylish space and really authentic and fresh Turkish food (lamb is a must). I will certainly return.

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Thank wstokes1965
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great to see some Turkish and Middle East inspired food here. Great atmosphere and professional clientele.

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Thank Jose L
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very good and nice restaurant, the waiters were very polite. The restaurant is very modern and clean and very well designed

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Thank Amadeus I
Shanghai, China
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178 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I have been like 2-3 time before on early dinner before. We came back tonight with 23 pers. The service was really good and the food was fantastic. We will definitely come back.

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Thank tingman1
Sweden
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Cool & classy. Great friendly staff. Our chinese company was divided, the younger ones loved it the elder ones prefer chinese food. Lovely bread and small dishes that you dip the bread in. Good barbecue. Great place to take western business partners if you want a very informal but stylish dinner.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Food was very good, staff very attentive and polite. Good quality food. We have two starters, two mains, no drinks for the equivalent of about £40. I would recommend booking, we were very lucky to walk in off the street without a booking and get a table, people after us were not so lucky.

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Thank Maks_family
Shanghai, China
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123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This place was already nice but they remodeled recently so we went back to try. Previously the Childrens play room was quite worn out with nothing fun for kids to do. Post renovation i honestly don't see much difference in the restaurant. It was already nice looking so I'm not sure what changed. The children's play room however it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.698 Yongjia Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5424 3332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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