Frequently Asked Questions (Terms & Conditions)

What is Taian Table and what should I expect?
The original Taian Table was opened in April 2016 at Taian Road in the old Xuhui, Shanghai. The original location could not receive the required permits and licenses and had to move.

At the new location, the concept, team, and set-up remains unchanged.

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, and 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 the location of Taian Table?

Our restaurant is centrally located on Zhenning Road, near Xinzha Road in Changning District, Shanghai. It’s 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.

How do I make a reservation?
We are accepting individual reservations with our online booking system on our website. Our booking system allows for a maximum of 60 days ahead of time. Please note that Taian Table is not able to take bookings by telephone, nor do we accept walk-ins.

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 latest booking is at 8.30pm.

How much is the price for the dinner?

Generally, our full tasting menu includes 14 courses and costs ¥1,588 per person. However, the menu price and the number of dishes might change according to the season and products used.

Due to the limited number of seats, all guests are required to confirm 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 accepted.

Can I cancel or modify my confirmed booking?

You are able to cancel or modify your booking up to 2 days prior to your booking date. In case of a cancellation, we are able to refund the deposit or keep the deposit for a future dinner with a digital voucher.

If you cancel up to 48 hours prior to your booking, we will do our best to sell the seats to other guests. In the case that we do manage to successfully sell your seats, we will refund your deposit. If you cancel later than 24 hours to the booking, we will not refund the deposit payment.

Modifications of your booking are subject to availability of seats. Kindly note that due to the limited number of seats available at Taian Table, any modification requested within 4 days prior to the dinner date will only be accepted if the space is available. In case you reduce the number of seats in your booking, it 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 cost.

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

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

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

How will I be seated at Taian Table?

We will seat the guests according to their reservations on the counter. We can’t arrange single tables for two people, or private and quiet corners.

We prioritize our seating for guests at our kitchen counter. We have two L-shaped counters, each side accommodating 10 guests.  Additionally we have two booth tables each with four seats each. On request, and if available, we are able to book a booth table for four people.

What time the dinner starts?
We accept bookings from 6pm to 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.

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.

What's the menu at Taian Table?

We serve a degustation-style menu. The menu is seasonal and will be updated and changed on a monthly basis. The menu includes of 14 small dishes. The menu size and number of dishes may change according to menu updates, season, and availability.

If you book for more than one month ahead, we are not able confirm the menu for your booking date. You can check back on our website closer to your booking date for the menu, which is updated regularly on the website.

The online version of the menu is for reference only and may change due to seasonality and availability.

What's the style of the Cuisine?
The tasting menu is created in a modern style with the best ingredients available in Shanghai. We are serving fresh Seafood, Fish, Meats, Vegetable dishes and desserts. The style of cooking is predominantly Western Fine-Dining. However, dishes can have also a distinctive Asian touch, flavor or seasoning.

Due to seasonality and product availability the online version of the menu is for reference only. The chefs might need to change dishes last minute in order to serve the best available products.

Some dishes might contain raw fish, seafood or meats.

Can you accommodate food allergies?
If you have a specific and serious allergy, please email us (info@taian-table.cn) 48 hours prior to your reservation date. We cannot accommodate all allergies, but if there is anything we can do it is better for us to know before you arrive for dinner. Given the severity of risk in modifying a dish that may have an allergic component we are often unable to modify the menu for allergies or dietary restrictions. If we are able to, we will substitute a dish that is safe for you to consume.

Can you accommodate vegetarians?
Yes, we will be able to accommodate vegetarians with a customized 10 course selection. Please request vegetarian menus with your booking. Last minute requests for vegetarian menus won’t be accepted. No other dietary restrictions or allergies can be accommodated at this time. We cannot accommodate vegans.

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 allow walk-in guests?
Sorry but we can’t allow walk-in’s or last minute bookings.

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. Smoking is allowed at our Champagne Bar.

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.

Do you make Birthday Cakes?
Should you have any request for special occasion please send us an email. We will help to do the best we can to arrange your requests.

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