Grand Shanghai Hot
Relive the nostalgia of Shanghai in the 1940s in cosmopolitan Singapore. At Grand Shanghai, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel's hottest unique dining concept, gourmets can enjoy the varied yet authentic cuisine of this wondrous city. Come for the good food and be enchanted by the musicians.
- > $100
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An exquisite dining experience for the family
With its vintage ambience and perhaps the most authentic Shanghainese dim sums that I've ever tasted in Singapore, Grand Shanghai has left such an impression on my family that patronising the restaurant has almost become a regular annual affair for our family.
Due to our tight budget, our family of 5 usually just orders a simple dim sum meal each time we dine here. Nonetheless, this is usually more than enough to satisfy us - with xiao long baos, dumplings and other similar delicacies packed (and almost overflowing) with the most succulent fillings and the tasteful fish soup that we could almost never do without, we were often left with little room in our stomachs by the time dessert came.
Speaking of desserts, the light and refreshing nature of desserts here (particularly the aloe vera dessert) made them difficult to pass, and never failed to provide a perfect round off to our meals.
I was also particularly impressed by the attentiveness of some of the waitresses here, who would readily volunteer to cut some of our food portions down to smaller bite-sizes for my elderly grandmother each time we came, even without us asking.
All in all, Grand Shanghai has given us an authentic and personable dining experience that I would highly recommend for a unique family get-together.
step into old Shanghai
I came here a few years back for a birthday celebration and this is the place for all your old folks and also all your cool friends looking for a fine chinese diner. I was transported into 1930s Shanghai the moment i stepped in. They have singers dressed in qi pao and have the look and mannerism of 1930s Shanghai. My eyes were fixed on the ambience and also on the lady who was singing. I was brought to a private room for the birthday event i'm attending and it was the best private room in the house, right smack in the middle of the restaurant with its entrance allowing you excellent view of the singer. For a second, i dreamt of myself as a rich famous person in the 1930s with an entourage and arriving at the venue in an old rolls royce and being ushered into the VIP room.
I remember the food to be decent but the ambience was so amazing it has been stuck in my head since. I am going to google this place right now and plan a trip there soon since writing this review brought back such good memories.
Old Shanghai Glamour
For those looking to experience fine dining with Old Shanghai glamour, Grand Shanghai is the place for you. Located at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, the restaurant is a throwback to Old Shanghai, complete with lavish furnishings and a live jazz band that belts out popular nostalgic Mandarin hits. The ambience was great and I felt like I have travelled back in time!
The food here was good and I especially liked the xiao long baos and crispy eel. A word of caution: Expect steep prices for the meal as it can easily cost up to a few hundreds. Nevertheless, the restaurant is ideal for large family gatherings and business meetings, with its spacious setting. A good place to sit in the restaurant would be the two large private booths at the middle back of the restaurant. It offers an unobstructed view of the band while allowing some privacy during your meal.
The service was only average, which is disappointing, considering the steep prices that I’m paying. On both times that I was there, the staff seemed impatient to stop and serve us. If you’re heading down on a weekend for dinner, do remember to make reservations as it can get pretty crowded!