Frequently Asked Questions (Terms & Conditions)

What is Taian Table and what should I expect?

Taian Table is an intimate dining venue offering a multi-course tasting menu. An evening at Taian Table is much like attending a private dinner party at a friend’s home – that is, if your friend happened to be a fine dining chef!
Like most dinner parties, the kitchen takes center stage, being where the action happens. Diners are seated around the open kitchen like spectators at the arena, and are encouraged to interact with chefs and staff as they personally introduce each dish to guests. Be it the chef founder, chef de cuisine, or sommelier, guests are welcome to ask about the dishes, wine pairing, and story behind Taian Table.
The kitchen counter seats up to 20 guests. Additionally, we have two booths that seat four guests each, and our Duval-Leroy Champagne Bar for up to 12 guests on the second floor.

Where is Taian Table located?

Our restaurant is centrally located on Zhenning Road, near Xinzha Road in Changning District, Shanghai. It is housed in what used to be a factory, now converted into a creative hub of offices and commercial spaces.

You will receive a detailed address with driving directions in your confirmation email, as well as a telephone number to call in the event that you are unable to find our restaurant.

What are the opening days and hours?

We are open from Tuesday to Saturday for dinner only. The first booking is at 6pm and the last booking is at 8:30pm. The dinner will take 2 to 3 hours.

Dining at Taian Table is a culinary experience. We prefer not to rush our guests.

How do I make a reservation?

We accept individual reservations via our online booking system on our website. Our booking system allows guests to book a maximum of 90 days ahead of time. If you want to make a booking ahead of the 90 days please sent us an email or call us.

Can I cancel or modify my confirmed booking?

You can cancel your booking at least 48 hours prior to your booking with no charge. In these cases, we can either refund your deposit or, alternatively, provide a digital voucher for a future dinner.

If you cancel within 48 hours before your booking, we will do our best to sell the seats to other guests. If we manage to sell your seats successfully, we will refund your deposit.

If you cancel within 24 hours before the booking, your deposit will not be refunded. Kindly note that due to the limited number of seats available at Taian Table, any modification requests are subject to seat availability. Requests to reduce the number of seats in a booking will be handled as a cancellation of seats.

Please understand that we have taken great consideration in our booking and cancellation policy. We source fresh produce and ingredients daily based on the number of bookings to reduce wastage and balance cost.

Do you allow walk-in guests?

Don’t hesitate to call us for same-day bookings (+86 173 0160 5350)‬.

We might be full. But we might have some space due to last minute cancellations. We will do our best to arrange seats for you if possible.

How will I be seated at Taian Table?

We prioritize our seating for guests at our kitchen counter for an interactive experience. We have two L-shaped counters, each side accommodating 10 guests. We will seat the guests in order of their reservation time at the counter.

Additionally we have two booth tables with four seats each. On request, and if available, we can book a booth table for four people. We cannot arrange single tables for two people, or private and quiet corners.

What's the menu at Taian Table?

We serve a degustation-style menu. The menu is seasonal and will be updated and changed every 2 months. Guests can choose between 10, 12, and 14 courses. 8 of those courses will be the same for all guests. Guests can choose the remaining courses from our two collections, “Classics” and “Specials”, to customize their Taian Table experience according to taste, diet, and personal preference.

The menu posted on our website is for reference only, and may change due to seasonality and availability.

What's the style of the Cuisine?

Our tasting menu is created in a modern style with the best ingredients available in Shanghai. We serve fresh Seafood, Fish, Meat, Vegetable dishes and desserts. The style of cooking is predominantly Western Fine-Dining. However, dishes can have also a

distinctive Asian touch. Due to seasonality and product availability, the online version of the menu is for reference only. Our chefs may need to change dishes last minute in order to serve the best available products. Some dishes might contain raw fish, seafood or meat.

What is the price for the dinner?

Generally, our tasting menu is priced at ¥1,128, ¥1,358, and ¥1,588 for 10, 12, and 14 courses respectively. The menu price might change according to season and products used.

Additionally, some dishes in our “Classics” and “Specials” collections require a supplement. The final price of your meal will depend on the dishes you add.

Due to the limited number of seats, all guests are required to confirm their bookings by paying a deposit of ¥500 per person. Deposit payment methods include WeChat Pay, Alipay and International Credit Cards with Paypal (only for foreign cards).

The balance will be settled after your dinner at the restaurant. Cash, WeChat Pay, Alipay, UnionPay, Visa, and MasterCard are accepted.

Do you add a service charge or VAT on top of the bill?

Our prices are all-inclusive. We do not have any hidden fees or taxes added to the bill. However, if you enjoyed the experience, food, and service, our team is more than happy to receive a small tip.

Can you accommodate food allergies?
We can accommodate some, but not all, allergies. Please email us (info@taian-table.cn) at least 48 hours prior to your reservation with your specific allergies and dietary restrictions, and we will do our best to accommodate them.

When possible, we will substitute the relevant dish with a different dish that is safe for you to consume. Regrettably, in some cases, we are unable to modify the menu for allergies or dietary restrictions due to the severe risk in modifying a dish that may have an allergic component.

Can you accommodate vegetarians?

Yes, we can accommodate vegetarians with a customized 8 to 10 course selection. Please request vegetarian menus with your booking. Last minute requests for vegetarian menus won’t be accepted. We cannot accommodate vegans at this time.

Do you allow guests to bring their own wine?
We allow to bring a maximum of one bottle per party. Taian Table will charge a fee of RMB 500 per bottle for the handling, glassware and related service.

Do you make Birthday Cakes?

Please email or call us with any request for special occasions. We will do our best to make arrangements according to your requests.

Can you issue a ‘Fapiao’ for the dinner?
Yes, we are able to provide official fapiaos or invoices with your company title or personal.

We would like our children to join the dinner, is it possible?
Our dining experience is recommended for guests aged 12 years old and above. However, we are not able to serve a kid-friendly menu.

Can I take photos at the dining table?
Yes. While we do allow guests to take photographs, we DO NOT allow flash photography so as to preserve the intimacy of the space for all of our guests.

Can we smoke at Taian Table?
 The dining area is non-smoking. You can smoke outside at our outdoor tables. 

Do you have a dress code?
There is no dress code. We want you feel comfortable. However most guest enjoy to dress-up to impress their date.

Where do I park my car?
We have a car park next to our restaurant and parking is complementary for our guests.