Updates from three hotel restaurants in Shanghai. Featuring 1515 West Chophouse and Bar at the Jing’an Shangri-la, Bespoke at St. Regis Shanghai, and Urban Cafe at Sukhothai Shanghai.

1515 West Chophouse & Bar

Address: Jing’An Shangri-la, 4/F, 1218 Yan’an Zhong Lu, near Tongren Lu 延安中路1218号4楼, 近铜仁路
Tel: 22038889
Hours: 11:30am-2:30pm, 6pm-10:30pm
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1515 West Chophouse & Bar is a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk

1515 West Chophouse & Bar is the steakhouse at the Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, one of six dining outlets.

It’s a high-end steakhouse with an emphasis on branded steaks from Australia. Their prime cuts are Black Angus Wagyu M5 from Stanbroke Ranch, which are aged for a minimum of 45 days at the restaurant. Other cuts include Stockyard’s Wagyu Kiwami, which won Australia’s “best steak award” at the 2019 Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show. (I’d attend that expo.) But yeah, you get the idea—steak with lots of marbling.

1515 West Chophouse & Bar is a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk

They also have competition-hardened bilingual (English & Chinese) sommeliers and a substantial wine list. A full bar is located on the other side of the restaurant. Business lunch, ¥158 for two courses or ¥198 for three courses, is popular with regulars.

Steaks start from ¥288 for a 280g striploin and can go to ¥1,998 for a bone-in rib-eye.

1515 West Chophouse & Bar is a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Smoked salmon at 1515 West Chophouse & Bar, a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
House-smoked Norwegian salmon (¥168)
Cobb Salad at 1515 West Chophouse & Bar, a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Cobb salad (¥108)
Bone marrow at 1515 West Chophouse & Bar, a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Bone marrow (¥168)
Steak at 1515 West Chophouse & Bar, a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Dry-aged Porterhouse (¥998/600g, ¥1,888/1.2kg) – All steaks is inclusive of one side dish and one sauce.
Steak at 1515 West Chophouse & Bar, a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Oh baby.
Steak at 1515 West Chophouse & Bar, a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
1515 West Chophouse & Bar, a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
1515 West Chophouse & Bar, a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Truffle free-range chicken in rock salt (¥588, pre-order required)
Fries at 1515 West Chophouse & Bar, a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Additional side dishes are ¥58
Sides at 1515 West Chophouse & Bar, a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Baked potato with sour cream and bacon
Dessert at 1515 West Chophouse & Bar, a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Apple crumble pie (¥118)
Dessert at 1515 West Chophouse & Bar, a high-end steakhouse at the Jingan Shangri-la in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Warm brownie and peanut butter (¥98)

In summary: The steaks are magnificent, and the sides, namely the cobb salad, baked potato, and fries, are good. Would return for the steaks and that baked potato (with extra sour cream).

Who’s going: People who want to make an impression, steak lovers, wine enthusiasts, and people celebrating special occasions. (There’s a long table for 20 in front of the open kitchen.)


Bespoke Modern Bar & Grill

Address: 2/F, 1008 Beijing Xi Lu, near Jiangning Lu 北京西路1008号2楼, 近江宁路
Tel: 22872877
Hours: Tue-Sat 6pm-11pm

Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk

Bespoke Modern Bar & Grill is also a steakhouse, located in the St. Regis Shanghai Jingan. In addition to steaks, Bespoke also specializes in charcuteries and seafood, and has an extensive wine list. (Bespoke was once housed in a different part of the hotel and used to only serve a monthly degustation menu.)

The steaks are dry-aged and are fired over a charcoal grill. Other dishes are Spanish-influenced, including a tapas menu—chef de cuisine Cesar Perez De Anda draws from the popular cuisine of his home country. There’s also a bar, featuring a short and simple menu of gin and tonics.

It’s a small, glitzy venue that is all about the table-side service. It’s only dinner for now, but lunch and brunch will soon follow. 

Steaks start at ¥228 for 200g, and go up to ¥1,388 for a 1kg bone-in ribeye.

Steaks dry aging at Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Steaks on display in the dry aging fridge
Steaks at Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
This one is coated in beeswax to help with the dry aging process
Gin and tonics at Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Gin & tonics
Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
The butter tray
Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Butter, whipped for your pleasure
Burrata at Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Burrata with heirloom tomatoes (¥128)
Beef tartare at Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Steak tartare with smoked caviar and mustard seeds (¥138)
Paella at Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Paella with scallop, mussels, prawns, and fish (¥388) – more “well done” than your traditional paella.
Octopus leg at Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Char-grilled octopus with aioli and paprika (¥138)
Croquettes at Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Iberian ham croquettes (¥68)
Steak at Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Striploin, Stanbroke Sanchoku Wagyu M5 (¥388/200g)
Steak at Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Steak at Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Side dishes at Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Sauteed mushrooms (¥38/side dish)
Desserts at Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Creme Brulee with raspberry sorbet (¥68)
Desserts at Bespoke Modern Bar and Grill, steakhouse at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Deconstructed Cheesecake (¥98)

Who’s going: Steak lovers, special occasion goers, high rollers who buy logs of beef to dry age at their own pace, and business folk.

In summary: Steaks are great, table bread is fantastic, and would also recommend the beef tartare, croquettas, and mushroom side.


Urban Café

Address: 1/F, The Sukhothai, 380 Weihai Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu 威海路380号1楼, 近石门一路
Tel: 52378888
Hours: 12pm-10pm

Urban Cafe all-day dining and Southeast Asian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Urban Cafe all-day dining and Southeast Asian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk

Urban Café is the all-day dining restaurant in the Sukhothai Shanghai. It’s one of few restaurants that does good Southeast Asian food in Shanghai.

The new menu update comes by way of chef Rosarin Sripathum from Celadon restaurant at the Sukhothai Bangkok, who’s added more Thai dishes to the offerings.

Plus, it’s affordable—three dishes for ¥218, five for ¥328, and seven for ¥438. Listed below are a la carte prices.

Thai appetizers at Urban Cafe all-day dining and Southeast Asian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Crispy vermicelli, shrimp, somsa, butterfly pea syrup (¥98)
Grilled Hokkaido scallop at Urban Cafe all-day dining and Southeast Asian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Grilled Hokkaido scallop with dragon bean, shallots, chili paste (¥108)
Beef Cheek Phaneng at Urban Cafe all-day dining and Southeast Asian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Grilled Australian beef cheek curry (¥138)
Tamarind sauce duck confit at Urban Cafe all-day dining and Southeast Asian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Deep-fried duck confit with tamarind sauce (¥118)
Tamarind sauce duck confit at Urban Cafe all-day dining and Southeast Asian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Pulls apart beautifully
Thai omelet at Urban Cafe all-day dining and Southeast Asian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Thai omelet with crab meat and green mango salad (¥98)
Pad thai at Urban Cafe all-day dining and Southeast Asian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Pad thai with grilled prawns (¥128)
Dessert at Urban Cafe all-day dining and Southeast Asian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Baked coconut husk and panda pudding (¥78) – doesn’t look like much, but really enjoyable.
Dessert at Urban Cafe all-day dining and Southeast Asian restaurant at the Sukhothai Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk
Sticky rice and mango (¥78) – a requisite.

Who’s going: Nearby office workers, business lunches, large groups, and families.

In summary: It’s a place I’d go to on a regular basis. Definitely recommended. Highlights include a deep-fried duck confit in tamarind sauce and grilled Australian beef cheek in thick, nutty Phanaeng red curry.


*All prices listed above are subject to service charge and VAT.