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Barshu Restaurant

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Soho, London W1d 5lf 28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF, England
+44 20 7287 6688
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like really hot food you may enjoy this, but it was too much for me! I like spicy food so I was really looking forward to trying Huanese cuisine, but this defeated me. Be warned,.....the food was scorchingly hot; ridiculously hot; stupidly hot; and sadly for me inedibly hot. Unless you are the person who goes into an... More 

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Thank Greg548
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of the great Chinese delights near Soho, one of the best actually ! Been here a while ago ... The service was borderline could have been a bit prompter...the food was superb especially the chicken and chilli and the whole fish steamed in oil... Would like to go back at some point

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Thank urbanbufff
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This jewel of a restaurant in London's Soho was discovered by a friend who heard about it in Hong Kong. Not for the faint hearted because of the spicy dishes, we love it. On this visit, we were joined by a Chinese friend who took control of the ordering and the result was delightful. While everything was very good, the... More 

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Thank KOV5280
Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely Barshu's review on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased that you had a great evening with us and your dining experience was truly memorable due to the excellent food. Our team is delighted to learn that we were able to exceed your expectation and look forward to seeing... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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1,503 reviews
962 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite clearly ordering starters to be followed by main courses, the dishes arrived promptly but in random sequence. But the food was good to very good from the extensive and interesting menu. And there was kitchen flexibility in agreeing to omit a component of one dish that risked an allergy.

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Thank David G
Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment Barshu on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and found the menu to be extensive and interesting. However, we are really sorry to learn that the dishes arrived in random sequence. We hope that despite this issue, the wonderful food you had on the day remains fresh... More 

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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great flavours and perfect use of Szechuan peppers. Bang bang chicken with peanuts and chilli beef fillet with peppers all with high quality is ingredients a well balanced.

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Thank Len W
Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a positive remark on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your evening with us and found everything to be your liking. We pride ourselves on using good quality and fresh ingredients to provide the most authentic Sichuanese cuisine to the customers. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Berlin, Germany
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92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lying just outside the Chinatown area, this place had a warm, inviting atmosphere. The staff invited us in and we had some jasmine tea. The food we ordered -- a pork dish and noodles -- was excellent. The service friendly. Definitely a nice spot when in Piccadilly Circus.

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Thank FatHelga
Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much to provide a feedback on your recent visit to Barshu restaurant. We are absolutely delighted to learn that we lived up to your expectation with the excellent food and friendly service. We thank you for your kind words of appreciation and look forward for your continued visit in the near future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Recommendations for this restaurant are high so it was eagerly anticipated after a drink at the ever excellent Bar Termini - for all the loud noise about it the restaurant did not come up to the press. The signature dish no doubt is authentic but difficult to eat - the dumplings luke warm and the first time in Chinatown or... More 

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Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide a detailed comment of Barshu on TripAdvisor. Although we are delighted to read your kind words about the attentive service and helpful staff, we are of course ever sorry that the food served did not meet your expectations. We have passed your comment to our head chef to find out what went... More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

OK - this isn't your local Chinese. You either get Szechwan or you don't. This is full on. And riotously expensive. Thankfully there are enough foreign visitors, not least from Far East to pack the place out - book or be disappointed. If like the Eductor family you are hardly experts, arrive a prepare to experiment - if you go... More 

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Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit to Barshu restaurant. We are pleased to learn you found the experience to be pleasant and convincing and enjoyed the friendly service. Service and quality of food is absolute paramount to us, our goal is always about providing the best Sichuan food and... More 

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Special family gathering to enjoy lunch, recommended by brother-in-law The atmosphere was great, good service & attention Had brash Appetiser Platter to start between 4 people Grossly over priced at £28 !!, spare ribs barely had any meat on them, disappointing Also had mixture of rice & various dishes, just OK Two of us had the Deep Fried Lamb Ribs,... More 

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Thank Doug L
Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciated your time to leave a comment on your recent visit to Barshu restaurant. We are pleased to read you enjoyed the atmosphere and attentive service at Barshu, and found our popular Deep Fried Lamb Ribs to be superb. However it's very disheartening to learn you found the spare ribs and beef dish to be disappointing. We have passed... More 

England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Been to Barshu a few times now and never been disappointed. Whilst it can be quite pricey the food is always excellent, the service is good and the staff very friendly. I've trued various dishes with either pork, beef, dumplings and all are good. Also tried a few of the very spicy dishes and whilst they did have an affect... More 

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Thank Dan000095
Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

We like to thank you for taking the time in reviewing Barshu on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your continued patronage and so pleased to learn that we never disappoint you on all your visit to Barshu with the excellent food and friendly service. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Barshu for another great Sichuan... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$128
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Soho, London W1d 5lf 28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7287 6688
Description
At Barshu Restaurant, we want to bring you the best of the authentic flavours of Sichuan in London. Call us today! #Barshu

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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