Malabar is an updated version of the typical Spanish tapas bar located in Jing’an district, Shanghai. They deliver the essence of Spain with their tasty tapas and friendly atmosphere.

The brand identity and interiors serve as an introduction of tapas and Spain to Shanghai, and more importantly to the young, urban Chinese crowd. A typical Spanish bar with a modern twist.

The space is all about “sharing”, an emphasis on camaraderie, hence the use of high and communal tables. The interiors are kept simple, fresh and honest. Shelves full of Spanish accessories, wines and spirits, paired with oak floors and bar top, plus a small nod to the Spain-of-old with a colorful-tile runner at the entry.

MALABAR was recently awarded the title of best neighborhood bar in Shanghai, a must-go-to place in Jing’an district


Completion Date: September 2012
Area: 90 sqm