Dynasty is unlike any restaurant you will find in the western world. It’s as over the top as you can get. Dynasty calls their restaurants (the city has three of them) hotels because they look and feel more like a 5-star hotel than a restaurant.
The restaurant is made from miles of imported marble and a lot of gold. The place caters to Shanghai’s new rich, government officials with expense accounts and foreigners wishing to experience a restaurant that is beyond anything they can get back home. The Dynasty we went to had four floors. All the dining rooms are private except for the open room on the top floor.
The prices at Dynasty is actually not that bad. That is, it’s not that bad as long you as stay away from the dish that I had – the live Australian lobster. The lobster at Dynasty accounted for 1,114RMB of our 1,282RMB dinner bill. Can you see why I disrespected him?
No doubt you had live seafood before. However, this is taking it to a whole other level. If you belong to the Save The Lobster Society, don’t watch the video.