Meh. Food was good, of course! but i had three major problems. 1) on the sign outside, the ad said 2 sparkling mojitos for 80 RMB, all day. This is not true, as our waiter later told us. On Tuesdays, they're free from 8:30-9:30, and then 2 for 80 after 9:30. Annoying, but whatever, typical mistake, especially here in China. And we just waited til 8:30 to get a couple free ones, at least. 2) They served us sparkling water, which is gross, but whatever. It was 90 degrees outside so I'll take whatever they give me. 3) The bill comes and the water is on the check. What? We never ordered the water, it was just given to us. Plus, they were asking 80 RMB (for water we hadn't ordered). Are you joking me? 4) We finally complained enough and had the manager take the water off the check, but honestly, I probably won't come back. Not worth the experience for the money they were asking for, and I hate having to argue my way into acceptable service.
Hidden behind a grimy doorway and two doors that open the wrong way, I would like to say that Shintori is the proverbial "Hidden Gem".
I would LIKE to say that, but it would be such an enormous lie that my earlobes would probably explode. The waitresses were absolutely indifferent to diners - walking away while taking an order, not making any kind of eye contact, plain ignoring our party of six... kudos to them for being able to speak three languages (Chinese, English, Japanese) but with their "F.U!" attitude it really did not matter.
On to the food, supposedly some of the finest Japanese cuisine in the city. No. Not a chance. The quality was roughly the same as any mid-level Japanese restaurant anywhere else in Shanghai, but with prices five times the normal. Unacceptable. Chewy, iron-tasting beef can be found cheaply in a hundred other locations, and while the sashimi platter looked great, there was no disguising the paucity of the serving size. The scallops were absolutely tasteless, even covered as they were in some kind of cheesy-breadcrumb topping. What's the excuse, guys?
I cannot imagine why anyone would choose to come here. It can't be the atmosphere - no-one I know likes the heavy thump-thump sound of a cleaver on wood (maybe lumberjacks?) while they are *cough* "enjoying" their meal. The whole "industrial art deco" thing has gotten pretty old now, so no points for decoration. And the toilets? Hah, make them difficult to find and then play the "is it or isn't it the right one" game? Genius. Even more fun for the drunk lecherous men who get a kick of "accidentally" walking into the ladies. Brilliant.
If you have more money than braincells, don't mind the staff staring daggers at you while they mentally flip you off and overpriced Japanese food that really won't impress, then Shintori must be your go-to place. Congratulations (please don't breed.).
If however, you like to feel that you are getting value for money and a quality product, avoid this place like the rest of the JLA avoids Aquaman.
I have been going to La Cava since May every Saturday Night, because they have Latin Nights. It's always full with nice people from all over the world that are passioned for Latin music. Music is very good, mix all kinds of Latin music, if you are looking for fun, dance and have pre drinks, this is the place on Saturdays. Also they do Salsa and bachata class for free around 9.30 pm. Food menu and prices are pretty good. Also drinks are in a reasonable price. They have a nice terrace in the first floor. Service is ok, when its full gets a bit slow, but I guess happens everywhere...
I've been a member of One Wellness for well over a year now and absolutely love it!!!! The facility is beautiful and they've got the latest in ZIVA and Technogym equipment. The staff is helpful, the other members are friendly and the over all atmosphere is very motivating! I love their functional training space on the first floor and their trainers are very insightful when I ask them about certain exercises. One of them even taught me how to climb a rope! I have visited other gyms and felt that they were too crowded and lacked the nice boutique character of One Wellness. I definitely recommend this gym to others!
Went there to try it out we had the snow peas salad, duck gnocchi and the roasted chicken quality of these dishes is above average, portion is fair, chicken not dry.... The service was very nice specialy from the manager ( lady in white shirt ) the only small complain i have is regarding the temperature in the dinning room , it was hot and humid , not very comfortable , between the open kitchen and all these people comming in and out from the terrasse .... Price wise , regarding service, food, portion , it is very fair will come back
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