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Sichuan Citizen

#62 of 15,962 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Former French Concession
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No.30 Donghu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 5404 1235
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a huge group -- was so impressed how they were able to accommodate us on such short notice. Food was amazing. Staff was attentive. Highly recommend

Thank Susan M
Bangkok, Thailand
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was just ok, actually very salty for my taste. They put too much msg but thats just almost every restaurant in Shanghai. However, their basil drop is too die for. Highly recommend basil drop to everyone. Its a must try!

Thank Iepetch
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a late lunch on a Monday. Food is pretty good but on the heavier side. Potstickers were good and able to order an imported beer from Seattle, Washington. Very clean and nice ambiance with red lanterns.

Thank Molly F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

My above title pretty much explains my experience at this very popular restaurant, we ordered a chicken, a beef and a cold dish , all were the worst version of these typical sichuan dish that i had ever, we left without finishing none of them, either the kitchen was having a bad day either???

Thank Madina1980
Shanghai Region, China
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

A very popular place in Shanghai, particularly amongst expats, this is delicious Sichuanese cuisine at reasonable prices. The menu is extensive and conveniently features a chilli system, which operates as a simple guide to customers who are concerned about the spiciness of each individual dish. The cocktails are also excellent, especially the Basil Drop and my personal favourite, the Sichuan... More 

Thank luke0501
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The decor here was beautiful and we were given our own booth which ensured some privacy and quiet in what is quite a large restaurant. The food was great. We had bass fish, duck and vegetable dishes. All were extremely tasty, although we found the duck to be a dish with just bones and surrounded by very spicy chilli. This... More 

Thank Sandra J
Bangkok, Thailand
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Food, staff, decor is all good. Strongly recommend a visit. And the Basil cocktails are a total must.

Thank h_h_rasmussen
Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

So many favorite spicy dishes at this restaurant, and always overstuffing myself at this restaurant. The highly recommended dishes are the chilled jellyfish in vinegar, la zi ji, shui zhu yu, ma po to fu and jian shu ya. Wash these all down with a beer and you are in for a highly satisfying Sichuan meal.

Thank Daphne_CBT
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Don't know how it compares to other szechuan restaurants in shanghai but the food was spicy like it should be (but not overly so), service was efficient and price was good. Really enjoyed the food and would highly recommend it to spicy food lovers.

Thank Aidan L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This place is really excellent if you're looking for Sichuan! My buddies and I went here to compare the Americanized dishes we know to their native Chinese equivalents and we were thoroughly impressed. Got the King Pao and the House Special Cold Noodles- both were significantly better than we've had anywhere in the US! Also, the atmosphere is excellent and... More 

Thank Nick H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.30 Donghu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5404 1235

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Former French Concession

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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