Dinner At The Grill On56

The Grill On56

The Grill is one of three restaurants at a place call On56 at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai. It’s call On56 because it’s on the 56 floor. In addition to the three restaurants, On56 features a center bar with a ceiling that goes up 31 floors. It’s pretty impressive to say the least.

The Grill is a classic steak house. In addition to USDA Prime steaks, The Grill features Wagyu steaks from Australia. Wagyu steaks are almost equal to Kobe steaks in tenderness (and price). As much as I like USDA Prime, the opportunity to eat a Wagyu steak don’t come often so I had to go with The Grill’s top offering. I ordered Foie Gras as my opener because Foie Gras is good grub. Sarah tried out their grilled salmon and we shared two side dishes.

With wines and drinks, dinner at The Grill came to about 2,000 RMB, making it the most expensive restaurant I’ve dined at in Shanghai. The Grill is definitely not a place for cheap dining. However, since the blog made 227,705.80 RMB last month, I think I can spurge a little. Or a lot. 😈

The Grill On56

Grill On56

The Grill On56

The Grill on56

The Grill On56

39 thoughts on “Dinner At The Grill On56”

  1. DAILYMACHO! says:

    and life is wonderful… 🙂

    1. Abdul says:

      Yea the ‘John Chow Life’ surely is WONDERFuL!

    2. sure is nice food!

    3. IT looks like yuo could live off of Foie Gras John. Seems liek yu get it every chance you have.

  2. Sean says:

    Looks delicious. I’m quite jealous!

    I hope you’re still enjoying it out there. But be wary, the Ninja Pandas are stalking you.

  3. Looks like it’d be awesome if you had a table by the window. But the portions are so small!

    1. Sean says:

      The portions are probably what they should be.

      Minimize any leftover waste, serve more customers, and work towards a healthier lifestyle.

  4. Damn, that looks good. Now I’m hungry.. 🙂

  5. Shaun Carter says:

    That’s a great looking Wagyu filet!

  6. Man, did you get to gobble all that?
    Literally this qualifies for a Del.icio.us link 🙄


  7. You are making me hungry again….

  8. Buzzbop says:

    JC, how are the wines in China?

    1. John Chow says:

      I wouldn’t know. We didn’t have Chinese wine. The Grill carries wine from all over the world.

      1. Thiago Prado says:

        Are you saying that chineses don’t produce wine or you’ve never had before?

        1. The chinese do produce wine.
          John is saying he didnt have any with the meal.

      2. Flimjo says:

        What’s your favorite type of wine, John? Cabernet? Syrah? Merlot? Red zin? Sangiovese?

  9. Mike Huang says:

    OH wow, I’ve never seen food like this over in China/Shanghai before O_O TOtally amazing!


  10. Man the food looks great. Scary thing is, that meal cost more than what most Chinese workers make in a month! (Avg salary of 1500 to 2000 RMB in the biggest cities according to the government). I couldn’t imagine living on less than $300 a month. One of these days it will be nice to be able to spend $300 on one meal tho!

  11. Sometime I don’t like western foods, especially the fine dining one is because the serving is way too small!

  12. john says:

    I hope the food taste as good as their look.
    If I remember right, that costs a Chinese factory worker a whole month’s salary.

  13. Here’s a story idea – one of the current investment themes is the rising middle class of China and India changing their diet from rice and such to beef & pork, which means more cattle, pigs and more feedstock and other commodities. Therefore, increasing prices for wheat, potash, etc.
    So John, do you see evidence of this rising middle-class in China? (and I’m not talking about expats). Who were the other diners (steakhouse probably had hotel guests, expats) but how about the other restaurants? Is there a shortage of shark fin soup, sushi, etc? Also, do families have 2 cars yet? How’s the gas prices there?

  14. Pradeep says:

    With high income comes bright ideas to spend it 😆

  15. artakus says:

    look delicious and now its make me hungry. 🙂

    1. Flimjo says:

      Makes me hungry, too. At work now, and I’m going to eat lunch soon, but all I got is my salad I brought from home. 😥

  16. Apoorv says:

    That makes me hungry 👿

  17. Noobpreneur says:


    I gotta have dinner now – your images make me starve 🙂

  18. Abdul says:

    Don’t you feel awkward snappin’ pictures of the food you eat?!
    I mean have the resaurant staff ever questioned of why you’re snappin’ pictures of their food? LOL

  19. That looks great man,
    56 floor, enjoy!

  20. Eathan White says:

    I’m really jealous.. That looks awesome. Just tell me it was as good as it looks.


  21. Thiago Prado says:

    The steak reminds me of our Brazilian BBQ when we used to cook in Brazil. I LOVE MEAT !!!

  22. exband says:

    mmmm the mushrooms look the most amazing!!
    the meat looks great too… but i usually go for fries instead of salad.

    so.. is all that supposed t be food for three people?

  23. Flimjo says:

    I don’t normally like mushrooms, but they look SO GOOD in that picture.

  24. View looks nice, and the food looks good!

  25. PPCFool says:

    Nice … I actually got to eat there as well when I was in Shanghai …
    amazing views of the bund 🙂

  26. Terry Tay says:

    Very nice view of the city and the food looks great.

    No you’re on to Taipei fine dining 😉

  27. Life is good when you have the opportunity to eat in places like this 😆

  28. Abdul says:

    The whole course looks great except for the part with vegetables in it.

  29. Looks yummy, apart from the last one!

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