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Mr Willis

#126 of 15,910 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Former French Concession
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3F, 195 Anfu Road, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 5404 0200
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
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Shanghai, China
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

An old house, in the border of the french concession, restaurant is on 3 floor. Their grilled chicken is excellent. Avoid the pic hours as this place is known and can be crowdy. One of my prefered place in Shanghai.

Thank BrunoFlorit
Shanghai, China
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We live in Shanghai and planned a family dinner last night with daughter who is back in town from boarding school. Choose Mr.Willis, one of her favorites, could not have been happier. Was greeted with a complimentary smoked salmon bruschetta starter, a nice welcome! The beef was awesome, cooked to perfection, as was the pork and the lobster was great.... More 

Thank ShanghaiPandas
Athens, Greece
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant and I am always coming back when visiting Shanghai. Great atmosphere and very nice setting. The food is always good and has a really mentionable wine list. Service is also very good.

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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great food in Mr Willis, located next door to Baker and Spice on Anfu Lu. Good selection of seafoods and a lot of pizzas too.

Thank xavred
Shanghai, China
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

They really know how to cook chicken. They make chicken perfectly tender, so moist, so tasty. However, the beefs in the neighbouring tables looked so good, that will go to taste after the weather cools down a bit.

Thank mwt888
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

One of the best brunch I have ever had in Shanghai. Great food and portion is just nice. Chicken is really tender and excellent taste. Service - maybe the restaurant is too busy thus service is so-so. And because the restaurant is so popular, they are very strict with the timing of their seatings. If you are on the 1st... More 

Thank Scobbydoo1601
Hong Kong
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76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

The roast chicken is to die for - the thing to order every time! Service is good. I always bring out of towners here, a guarantee of good food, good atmosphere and great services (which is so rare in big metro cities these days, especially in Shanghai). Two thumbs up!

Thank Syyl
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Mr Willis, food was good, wine flowed well and the staff were both friendly and attentive All in all worth a visit

1 Thank Smithyfoo
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this restaurant in the heart of the French concession . Very lively atmosphere and excellent , attentive but not over-beating service . Very good menu and although I was steered by my host in the direction of the chicken dish , it certainly did not disappoint - wonderful taste and critically not a hint of any dryness .... More 

1 Thank Dorlcote
Bangkok, Thailand
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151 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

A colleague recommended this restaurant on a recent business trip to Shanghai. So glad they did! Mr Willis was a delightful meal. We ordered the pate/rillete appetizer, the roasted suckling pig and the saffron risotto. I would say that the suckling pig and pate were better than the risotto - it was a bit on the dry side. But still... More 

1 Thank Kate_singer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3F, 195 Anfu Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5404 0200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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