Taian Table is a Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. It’s a high-performance culinary experience that seats diners at a counter around the open kitchen. The menu changes every 6-8 weeks.

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Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai.

Taian Table, Michelin 2-Star Restaurant in Shanghai

Founded in 2016, Taian Table is an intimate dining venue conceptualized by revered chef and restaurateur Stefan Stiller, one of the most recognized and most respected chefs in Shanghai.

Stefan Stiller, chef/patron of Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai.
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His second in command is Chef de Cuisine Johnny Pham, who lends his classical French expertise to the creation of the menu. Executive Sous Chef Alex Fu and Sommelier and Maitre d’ Tendy Yang have also been with Taian Table since the beginning.

Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai.
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Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai.
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Dishes are expertly crafted with beautiful flavor combinations and finished with creative flair. The style of cooking is refined, modern, and with a distinctive Asian touch. The beauty of Taian Table is seeing how chefs work up-close, and to have the opportunity to converse with them.

Taian Table is a special occasion destination, for business entertainment, or for fanatics of fine dining.

Taian Table – Menu 26

This is what to expect from the 10-course menu – Eight dishes from the seasonal fixed menu and two from the Classics & Specials.

Welcome bites at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Welcome Bites – Foie gras and passion fruit, pig trotter with pickled radish, and abalone with citrus.
Egg custard with Parmesan at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Egg custard with Parmesan cheese foam.
Confit leek at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Confit Leek – Torched confit leek seasoned with vinaigrette and truffle topped with a confit quail egg with ponzu.
Cured hamachi ceviche at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Cured Hamachi ‘Ceviche’ – From the “Specials.” Hamachi lightly cured in lime-coconut and chili dressing with sea urchin and oyster. It’s an Asian-accented dish.
New Zealand scampi at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
New Zealand Deep Sea Scampi – It’s head-to-tail scampi. The scampi head is roasted and blended to make the mayonnaise. The tender flesh is steamed to maintain optimum flavor and texture. Served with consommé jelly, caviar, and garnished with thin strips of mushroom. A highlight on this menu.
Smoked eel at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Smoked Eel – The eel is cured then smoked in-house. The fatty flesh is then blow-torched just before serving. Comes with a perfectly oval potato, black garlic, crispy pork skin, and earthy potato skin consommé.
Char-grilled mackerel at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Char-Grilled Mackerel – Japanese mackerel cooked to perfection in the charcoal oven, served with artichoke, confit tomatoes, black olives, and a caper sabayon.
Dover sole at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Dover Sole – Lightly seared Dover Sole fillet with white beans, chorizo, pink pepper foam.
Seared foie gras rougie at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Seared Foie Gras Rougie – Another Special. This is indulgence at its best. Pan-seared foie with Swiss chard, dried and pickled mulberries, and white radish.
Green pea sorbet at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Green Pea Sorbet – The seasonal palate cleanser. Green pea sorbet with Seedlip, tonic water, and dried raspberry.
Australian beef striploin at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Australian Beef Striploin M5 with Smoked & Slow-Cooked Beef Short-Rib – This is a two-part dish. Pictured above is the chunky striploin, served with black trumpet mushroom tortellini and beef consommé.
Slow-cooked beef short rib at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
The slow-cooked beef short-rib is served on a finger of sourdough with bone marrow, pickled gerkin mustard sauce, and bacon jam. It’s a rich, satiable, and a purely comforting bite.
Strawberry dessert at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Strawberries – Strawberry compote around fromage blanc with basil panna cotta and elderflower jelly. One of my favorite desserts at Taian Table so far.
Petit fours at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Petit Fours – Cannelé de Bordeaux, chocolate raspberry, and mango passion fruit.
Chocolate box at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
The infallible chocolate box.
Chocolates at Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk.
I will have… all the chocolates!

If you haven’t tried it, it’s one for the books. That said…

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Taian Table, Michelin two-star restaurant in Shanghai.
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Taian Table
Address: Bldg 1, Lane 161, 465 Zhenning Lu, near Xinzha Lu 镇宁路465弄161号1楼, 近新闸路
Tel: 17301605350
RSVP: www.taian-table.cn
Hours: Tue-Sat, seating starts from 6-8pm