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 Former French Concession in Shanghai. Since the original location could not receive the required permits and licenses the restaurant had to move.

At the new Taian Table 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 friends home (if your friend happened to be a fine dining chef!).

Like most dinner parties, the action centers around the kitchen. The kitchen at Taian Table is partially open to the dining room and we encourage interaction with the chefs.

On the kitchen counter we are able to seat up to 20 guests. Additionally, we have two tables each for 4 guests and our Duval-Leroy Champagne Bar for up to 12 Guests

Where is the location of Taian Table?
Our restaurant is located in Changning district in the center of Shanghai. We have a space in a previous factory building what got re-developed as a creative hub with offices and other commercial spaces. The location is on Zhenning Rd. close to Xinzha Rd. You will receive with your reservation confirmation email the detailed address with driving directions and a telephone number to call in case your driver got lost.

How do I make a reservation?
We are accepting individual reservations with our online booking system on our website. Please note that we are not able to take bookings by telephone . You can book a maximum of 60 days ahead.

What are the opening days and hours?
We are open from Tuesday to Saturday for dinner only. First booking is at 6pm and the last booking is at 8.30pm possible.

How much is the price for the dinner?

The full tasting menu with 14 courses costs RMB 1,388 per person. The menu price and the number of dishes might change according to the season and products used.

Due to the limited number of seats the guests are required to confirm the booking by deposit payment of RMB 500 per seat. Possible payment methods are WeChat Pay, Alipay and International Credit Card Payments with Paypal (only for foreign Cards)

The balance payment will be settled on the night of the dinner. Cash, debit , credit card,Visa & Master Card payment is possible.

Can I cancel or modify my confirmed booking?

You are able to cancel or modify your booking up to 4 days prior to the day of booking. 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 the best to sell the seats to other guests. In this case we will notify you and refund the deposit. If you cancel later than 48 hours to the booking, we can’t refund the deposit payment.

Modifications of your booking subject to availability of seats. Kindly note that due to the limited number of seats available at TT, any modification requested within 4 days prior to the dinner date can only be accepted is space is available. In case you reduce the number of your booking it will be handled as a cancellation of seats.

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

Do you add a service charge or VAT on top of the bill?
All our prices are inclusive prices and we don’t 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 2 people or private and quiet corners.

Our seating is for the majority of the guests on our kitchen counter. We have two L-shaped counters each accommodating 10 guests.

Additionally we have two booth tables each with four seats. On request and if available we can book a booth table for 4 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 to the guests above 12 years old. However, we are not able to serve a children friendly menu.

What's the menu at Taian Table?
We are serving a degustation style menu. The menu is seasonal and will be updated and changed on monthly bases. You are requested to choose how many courses you would like to dine. The menu comprises of 14 small dishes. The menu size and number of dishes might change according to the menu updates.

If you book for more than one month ahead, we can’t confirm the menu on the day of your booking.

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.