RŌZO 芦苇 is a new casual wine bar that’s just opened on Wuding Lu in Jing’an. It’s a cozy bar with agreeably priced wines and a tasty menu of Pan-Asian inspired dishes.
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If you haven’t noticed, wine bars are all the rage in Shanghai. It’s supply and demand, and there’s always room for more options. Enter RŌZO 芦苇, a wine bar started by four friends whose endeavor to provide a wide selection of wines and good value for money.
It’s an intimate space that seats about 60 with a bar for cocktails, a communal table, and a wine cellar.
The wine selection is varied, covering a range of traditional, new and old world, and organic and natural wines, all carefully selected for the cellar. That said, wines by the glass start from ¥55, bottles from ¥260. And they have a sommelier on hand at all times to help with the selection.
On The Menu: Food & Drink
RŌZO 芦苇 has a small food menu of Pan-Asian inspired dishes. It’s all delicious, courtesy of consulting chef Carlos Sotomayor from Blue Plate Consulting.
Here is what to expect for food:
“Voyage” Wine Pairing Set
There’s also “Voyage”, a wine pairing set for ¥150 that includes three wines to taste and three bites. This will change on a monthly basis, showcasing new wines paired with simple yet tasty bites.
On this wine set, it’s three toasts topped with a creamy crab salad with cajun butter spread, biltong (cured beef) with apricot mostarda, and truffle torched brie with pickled grapes.
Those bites are paired with a bright white wine from Bordeaux that’s a mix of sauvignon blanc, sémillon, and sauvignon gris, a red cabernet franc from Loire Valley, and a super funky red blend of syrah, carignan, and grenache. The white was a favorite for me, followed by the cabernet franc. The last one was too funky for my liking, but my dining companion enjoyed it. If you’re into wine discovery, this is for you.
In addition to wines, they have some cocktails.
It’s a nice neighborhood wine bar with good ambience that’s more chill than the other venues along the Yanping Lu strip. It just opened, and more dishes will be added to the menu shortly.
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Address: 2/F, 968 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu 武定路968号2楼, 近胶州路
Hours: Tue-Sat, 6pm-2am