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Photograph: courtesy KAISHA
358 Kangding Lu
The martini maestros behind Suzu have given Shankang Li a doubled-edged stir with their latest concept KAISHA. Representing two sides of the cocktail coin, the front of the venue is set-up in the vein of an American-style bar named 'The West' that also offers an intriguing food and drink-paired dinner menu available for only six people per night – think combinations like Iberico pork with grape reduction washed down by a blend of Dewar’s, Cointreau and blueberry sauce.

Part two of the project takes after the Japanese approach to bartending – titled 'Bar Higashi' – and is ‘hidden’ around the back of the kitchen through a door posing as a fridge where you’ll be met by the familiar speakeasy surrounds of suited staff, higher-priced classic cocktails and the pacifying sounds of smooth jazz.
Venue name: KAISHA
Opening hours: 6pm-1am (The West); 7pm-2am (Bar Higashi) Wed-Mon
Metro: Changping Lu
English address: Unit 107, Bldg 3 Shankang Li 358 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu, Jingan district
Chinese address: 上海市静安区康定路358号3号楼107单元