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Kathleen's Waitan Rooftop Restaurant & Cocktail

4F, 200 Huang Pu Road, Shanghai 200080, China
+86 21 6660 0989
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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European, International, Contemporary
4F, 200 Huang Pu Road, Shanghai 200080, China
Neighbourhood: Hongkou
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had made a reservation online before I had even flown over to Shanghai, just so to secure a table outdoors. Effortless booking. This place was breathtaking! The Sassoon Warehouse where this place is located at looks nondescript but once you walk into the restaurant...More

Thank Irismaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am leaving Shanghai next week after three years in the city and I can definitely say this is the best restaurant I've ever been to. Three main reasons: the view, the service, the value for money. The view is worth the visit, as it...More

Thank Giulia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped up for a late lunch midweek in early May. Even though it was a rainy, we were not disappointed. The view is amazing to anyone visiting Shaghai for the 1st time. Adding to the view is the wonderful atmosphere of the restaurant. The...More

Thank TamiTam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is Shanghai at its best! Fabulous view right on the Bund. It is a real surprise when you enter the rooftop !The restaurant is well hidden but worth finding . The food was upmarket and delicious . The staff were attentive and helpful and...More

Thank canberratraveller98
Patrick C, Public Relations Manager at Kathleen's Waitan Rooftop Restaurant & Cocktail, responded to this review

Canberratraveller, very glad you found your way to Kathleen's Waitan! You're right, it's not the easiest Shanghai rooftop restaurant to get to, but as you observe, it's "worth finding"! Cheers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location could not be better, just make sure to sit close to the riverside. The view is the greatest asset of the place. The service and the food is great, we enjoyed every course. Somewhat expensive though, which I guess the location explains.

Thank steveblond
Patrick C, Public Relations Manager at Kathleen's Waitan Rooftop Restaurant & Cocktail, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments, Steve. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has wonderful view over Bund and PUDONG. It has both inside and outside options. Food is good. Quality and quantity. Waiters speak good English and very attentive. Offer a la CARTE and fixed option menu. Worth going.

Thank WAB106
Patrick C, Public Relations Manager at Kathleen's Waitan Rooftop Restaurant & Cocktail, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to comment, WAB!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the terrace is fantastic, the food is good, service is fine but can be improved.Desserts are delicious.

Thank Francesco P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food isn't bad, but I guess that's just how good the view is. We usually come here at least once per business trip and I think it's one of those places where they do everything good, but nothing really great. They have all sorts...More

Thank Todd F
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Customer service was fantastic and was only outdone by the views from the restaurant...even sitting inside and not on the rooftop (due to weather). Host called me the day before to confirm and to tell me that we have have to wait a few minutes...More

Thank Melanie S
Patrick C, Public Relations Manager at Kathleen's Waitan Rooftop Restaurant & Cocktail, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Kathleen's Waitan, Melanie. And we are delighted to report that the spring weather has finally arrived. See you on the terrace!

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Go early evening for a good seat so that after dark you can enjoy night view of the Bund area. So beautiful! The food was also perfectly cooked and delicious. It was not traditional Chinese but very US/international. I had halibut and my colleagues had...More

Thank ShanStorm
History oozes out of every fiber of the city, but
Hongkou is a particularly notable neighborhood.
Shanghai was a safe haven for about 20,000 Jews during
the Second World War, and traces of this heritage can
still be found in buildings and park monuments.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$65
European, International, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4F, 200 Huang Pu Road, Shanghai 200080, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Hongkou
  • Neighbourhood: Hongkou
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6660 0989
Stunning Views and Waterfront Terrace Dining are what is best known about Kathleen's Waitan. Our friendly service and delicious contemporary food completes the experience. A must for any visit to Shanghai.Open Everyday from 11am - 1amLunch (Mondays - Fridays) 11am to 2:30pmBrunch (Saturdays & Sundays) 11 - 3pmAfternoon Tea 2:30pm - 5pmDinner Everyday from 5:30pm - 10:30pmBar Opens Everyday until 1amHappy Hour after 10pm