From the Azul Group comes Bhacus, an exceptional grill restaurant for wood-fired meats and seafood with an wide selection of affordable wines. It also boasts a gorgeous terrace.

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About Bhacus Wine & Wood Grill

Bhacus is located in The Weave, a newly completed F&B hub on Wuxing Lu in Xuhui. It’s on the second floor and arguably has the best terrace in the complex.

Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

The wrap-around terrace sits just under the treetops, packed with seating to maximize al fresco dining.

Inside, it’s a spacious open plan with one end facing the open kitchen, and there are also two private rooms that comfortably seats 12 or 22 guests. It’s a smart yet casual space, perfect for large groups or dinner dates.

Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Dining room
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Private room

They even have a small walk-in wine room with more than 100 labels, all affordably priced with bottles starting from ¥388; wines by the glass from ¥65.

Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

Bhacus is also the group’s first wine-forward venue. In addition to the affordable selection of bottles, they’ve also integrated wine into the dishes like the champagne mustard sauce for the high-grade steaks and muscatel in the foie gras ice cream.

Wood Grill with Mediterranean Flair

The heart of Bhacus is the grill, which takes center stage in the open kitchen.

Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

It’s a thing of beauty, a beast powered with a red-hot wood hearth, one that imbues that distinctly charcoal-wood aroma into anything that is kissed by that fire. They’ve also doubled up with a josper oven, to add more of that delightful smokiness to their dishes.

While they do excellent steaks, it’s not just a steakhouse. Bhacus inevitably draws on the group’s expertise in Mediterranean and Latin cuisines, and flex their deftness with spice-rich appetizers like the smoked wagyu beef tataki with chipotle dressing and the charcoal octopus with romesco and yucca foam.

Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

You should be ordering steak—there’s every cut from a sirloin to a tomahawk. But if you decide otherwise, there are plenty of other sea-faring options like the undeniably delicious lobster risotto, a heaving pot of seafood and rice stewed in a rich tomato-based stock.

What To Order

Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
House Bread (¥28) – Tomato, black garlic, and seaweed bread, served with seaweed butter. The first order is on the house, it’s ¥28 per additional portion.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Tuna Toast (¥68/four) – A lightly spiced tuna tartare served on nori crackers with avocado mousse, black garlic, and aioli.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Oyster Bite (¥58/piece) – Freshly shucked oysters with a tropical ginger-coriander granité and passion fruit sauce, topped with pickled ginger jelly and salmon roe.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Beef Tartare (¥88/four) – Seasoned beef tartare stacked on potato gratin with caviar, pickled mustard seeds, aioli, and black garlic.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Watermelon-Tuna Ceviche (¥98) – It’s also unsurprising to find a ceviche on the menu. However, this version has a Thai twist, and has passion fruit tiger’s milk as the base with basil, chili, and passion fruit and mango sorbet.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Caramelized Burrata (¥168) – Burrata topped with miso and torched honey, furikake, figs, tomato compote, peppercorns, and garden salad.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Foie Gras Ice Cream (¥218) – Pan-seared foie and a buttery scoop of foie gras muscatel ice cream, served with pain d’épices (spiced bread), cherries, apple compote, and port reduction.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Beef Tataki (¥138) – But if you had to choose one cold appetizer, go for the beef tataki. It is exquisite. Lightly grilled Wagyu M7 smoked with hickory wood chips served with a citrusy chipotle-based dressing, fresh green chilies, and garlic chips.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Charcoal Octopus (¥128) – The Azul Group are known for their octopus, and this does not disappoint. Here, it’s charred over flames to extreme tenderness and served with romesco, light yucca foam, shallots, confit chorizo, and paprika oil. Absolutely delicious and perfectly executed.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Charcoal Lamb (¥368) – Another must-order from the grill. Lamb coated with Moroccan spices and black garlic purée and eggplant, both cooked in the josper for a smoky finish, served with hazelnut crumble, harissa, and toasty jalapeño sauce.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Rib-Eye, Sanchoku Wagyu M5 (¥588) – 400g of charcoal grilled steak, imbued with the smoky aromas from the grill, served with three sauces.

Sauces include port peppercorn, champagne mustard, sherry béarnaise, pinot noir mushroom, spanish red mojo, or chizo chimichurri.

Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Baby Corn (¥58) – Grilled baby corn with chipotle aioli, cheese, and bacon powder.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Portobello Mushrooms (¥58) – Juicy mushrooms with cauliflower purée, togarashi, and harissa.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Lobster Risotto (¥428/half, ¥668/full lobster) – An excellent sharing dish that’s great value for money. Juicy risotto cooked in a rich tomato-based seafood stock with Boston Lobster, prawns, and spinach.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Foie Gras & Wagyu Beef Fried Rice (¥388) – A luxurious plate of all the premium stuff. Mildly spicy sambal fried rice with foie, wagyu, organic egg, truffle, salmon roe, and dried shrimp.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Malbec (¥88) – All the chocolate textures. A lusciously smooth chocolate mousse, caramel ice cream, and chocolate cake.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Pinot (¥68) – Intimidating in appearance, this choux puff is actually quite light. It’s layered with white coffee cream, coffee caramel crisp, milk foam, and milk ice cream.
Bhacus, a grill restaurant for wood-fired steak and seafood in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
The Sandwich (¥68) – The favorite of the three desserts. A light ice cream sandwich with crumbly cacao macaroni cake and caramel sauce.

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Bhacus Wine & Wood Grill
Address: 2/F, Bldg 3, 277 Wuxing Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu 吴兴路277号3号楼2层, 近建国西路
Tel: 66288882
Hours: Tue-Sun, 5pm-11:30pm, closed Mondays