After-work time is always a delicate matter, with floating doubts on whether to go home and cook up something healthy, giving in to laziness and going for an early dinner out, hitting up the about-to-shut-down Yongkang Lu for some action, or treating yourself a fancy time after a tough day.
Shall you opt for the latter, look no further than 1515 West Chophouse and Bar. Every day from 5pm onwards they offer two great deals: at their Raw Bar they have “Oysters & Bubbles”, while at their regular Bar they have “Sip N’Slide”.
About Oysters & Bubbles at 1515 West Raw Bar
The oyster deal is definitely the highlight, with handpicked seasonal quality on offer. During my visit for the media tasting, they presented us with delicious Irish oyster which were typically quite firm and pleasantly sweet. They go for RMB 94 for half a dozen from 5pm onwards.
Besides the deliciously fresh oysters, you can also choose from their Seafood Selection on Ice. Worthy of a fancy environment, the quality of the ingredients speaks for itself, leaving it to simple to none cooking techniques on the dishes (from that the name, “raw” bar).
The Seared Tuna Tataki was particularly enjoyable at RMB 148 a portion. Great cook and texture on the Chilled Alaskan King Crab Legs as well, for RMB 288 a portion. I found the Salmon Gravelax (RMB 138) slightly too salty to eat without any bready accompaniment. What really makes it are the dipping sauces, my favorite being their creamy tartare.
With that, you can order some Perrier-jouet (RMB 160/glass), the typical treatment of any stay at Shangri-La Hotels.
About Sip N’Slide at 1515 West Bar
If you’re still feeling fancy but on a tighter budget, get yourself to their Classic American décor bar & grill and enjoy RMB 45 house pours along with a free-flow Wagyu tenderloin sliders. While the meat and bread are delicious, these little bites desperately need a slice of tomato and some sauce. Anyways, a filthy good deal.
So, there you have your recommendation for yummy after work bites & drinks. Get in the mood for food and then follow up with a earthy dinner at the 1515 West Chophouse.
Address: 1218 Yan’an Zhong Lu, Jing’an Shangri-La, 4/F, near Tongren Lu, Shanghai – 延安中路1218号静安香格里拉大酒店4楼, 近铜仁路