Our History

NAPA Wine Bar Kitchen was created in 2007 by Swiss restaurateur Philippe Huser. In an adorable villa cellar on Jiang Yin Lu boasted, Shanghai’s first Fine Wining Dining restaurant.

In 2013, NAPA relocated to Bund 22, an iconic historical building on the Bund and became an instant classic on the Bund 2019, 12 years in, our mission remains :

To create in Shanghai, the BEST Fine Wining Dining Experience
The NAPA Experience.

Fine wining & Dining

We celebrate seasonal produce for its integrity and flavor, creating harmony between quality ingredients, culinary sophistication and great hospitality.

NAPA also boasts one of Shanghai’s finest wine selection, receiving recognition from Wine Spectator fro 10 successive years.
An exclusive wine cellar with wine storage and tasting facilities for VIP members is located at the underground of this building.

Our Latest Awards

Best of Award of Excellence 2 Goblets

Wine Spectator

Outstanding Fine Dining

City Weekend

Best Restaurants 2017


China’s Wine list of the year Hall of Fame

China’s Wine List of the Year
2015 – 2018

Best Wine Bar List Asia

The World of Fine Wine
2015 & 2018

Best Wine by the Glass List in Asia

The World of Fine Wine

Best Wine List (Eastern China) & China’s Wine List of the year

China’s Wine List of the Year

China’s Wine List of the year Mainland China

China’s Wine List of the Year

Best Wine List Eastern China & Best Restaurant List

China’s Wine List of the Year

Philippe Huser


Philippe has been working in Food & Beverage Management positions in Switzerland, Hawaii, Bangkok and Macau for luxury hotel groups such as The Peninsula and Mandarin Oriental.

In 2004, Philippe came to Shanghai as Operations Manager for the US based coffee shop chain The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
Philippe started to work on a wine bar/restaurant concept in 2006 and finally opened China’s first fine wine and food restaurant NAPA at the end of 2007.

The restaurant has since relocated to South Bund 22. Philippe is now managing NAPA as an independent operator.

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