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Lane 181 Taicang Rd. (Madang Rd.) Send to Phone
(86) 21 6326-2227
A full sensory experience, which is as much about the décor and music as the food.

Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Dress code: Business casual
  • Entertainment: Traditional music Thurs.-Sat.
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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TMSK Restaurant Review

: The Chinese name for which TMSK stands translates as “transparent thought,” an apt moniker given the establishment’s extensive use of Liuli glassware. TMSK belongs to former Taiwanese film star Loretta Yang, who together with her husband Chang Yi has resurrected this ancient Chinese glass craft. Even the cutlery is decorated with the art. Food is meant to be fusion; however, the Chinese influence is hard to detect and it is far more modern European. Dishes like beef short rib braised in red wine are good, but not quite up to the standard of some of Shanghai’s other high-level restaurants. The real reason to come here is for the experience and it is best enjoyed when the live music is performed; this combines Suzhou-style Ping Tan with modern instruments such as electric bass guitar. Service is generally fine and the bar downstairs has a strong reputation. The restaurant is housed in a traditional Shanghai shikumen building in a lively upscale entertainment area.


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