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Urban Thai

#128 of 15,962 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Former French Concession
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938 Changle Road, Shanghai, China
+86 21 3250 3863
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Urban Thai is a very special treasure in the heart of Shanghai. The food is authentic Thai. Very cosy and super service. But is small restaurant so... you'll be lucky to find a place. Truly for Thai food lovers

Thank gdsshanghai
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Best of the best in town!! Delicious and very Thai!!! Great on the money and amazing Try the coconut jazmine rice, the shrimp soup and the pad Thai!!! You can't miss this place if you are in town

1 Thank Mike M
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It's a small little shop that sits maybe 20 people or so, but the food is excellent (with the exception of the Pad Thai). I tend to always order takeout from here and always the same dishes (Papaya Salad, Pandan Chicken and a good serving of coconut rice).

1 Thank Garrettwang
Mazama, Washington
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stumbled across this restaurant after finding nothing that appealed to us. Urban Thai fit the bill perfectly and we enjoyed a very good dinner in a splendid atmosphere. Small and quaint with quick service.

1 Thank rickleduc
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Me and my friend have previously visited Urban Thai at another location and it was lovely, however, this time we were very disappointed. Firstly, I ordered some coconut rice with my curry which didn't arrive for 5 minutes, when I asked, there was some correspondence between staff and they said they had run out. It was a bit odd that... More 

Thank properfoodie
Yoan L, Propriétaire at Urban Thai, responded to this review

Hello Properfoodie, Thanks for your message and please accept our deep apologies for the bad experience ou and your friends encountered. We have currently changed the computer system and there seems to be a problem between the order and what the kitchen got. Being opened for over 5years we strongly understand people's food restriction and it is one of our... More 

Tirana, Albania
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

First time i visited Urban Thai Changle Lu, i was impressed by the service and staff. Clean place,delicious Thai food and very reasonable price. Definitely will go back again and try other locations.

Thank Kamela T
Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Cozzy and quite restaurant. Excelent fresh rolls and seafood green curry. They can modulate the spicy degree of the curries.

Thank el-joan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Cosy atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was amazing, I really felt like I was in Thailand. Me and my friends had appetizers, two mains and a tom yum soup which was really tasty! We also liked the sticky rice mango dessert and the milk tea. I definitely recommend this restaurant in change lu!

Thank IreneSudartanto
Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I was really curious because a couple of people already recommended this restaurant, so I decided to try it for dinner with some friends. The ambience is really cosy and the decorations are beautiful. Perfect for a date! The restaurant was full and a part from us all the other clients were couples. I have to say that the food... More 

Thank Eleonora R
Shanghai, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Urban Thai A reliable little Thai treasure. I've remember when it first opened years ago and friends and I used to go for our weekend get togethers. Great intimidate spot for a quick Thai bite as its cozy with the ability to fit up to 20 people. So always call first as to not be disappointed. This time I went... More 

Thank naniy2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 938 Changle Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 3250 3863
You want to escape Shanghai without having to fly away for an authentic experience.Many award winning Urban Thai welcomes you to enjoy a unique taste of Thailand.Mummy, Our beloved Thai Chef (we call her that way because she is kind of our mum to all) will take care of you. Preparing traditional curries, pad thai, fish cakes… Also, Come and enjoy our famous drinks.As TimeOut said“Urban Thai makes the best Thai iced tea in Shanghai”.Step by to have a beautiful Thai experience in our little and cozy restaurant.

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Staying in Former French Concession

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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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