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  • Sichuan Citizen

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      2/F, 378 Wukang Lu, near Tai'an Lu
      武康路378号2楼, 近泰安路
    • Phone
      5404 1235

    Sichuan Citizen is the Sichanese restaurant/cocktail bar/tea house expansion of the popular Citizen Cafe. After the original building on Donghu Lu was reclaimed, it moved to Ferguson Lane in mid 2018. The new location is brighter and roomier, and now it has a... Read more

  • Lotus Eatery (Dingxi Lu)

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      1112 Dingxi Lu, near Wuyi Lu
      定西路1112号, 近武夷路
    • Phone
      6034 8168

    Lotus Eatery is a cheap and cheerful restaurant that specializes in some of China's more exotic southwestern food. The focus is primarily Yunnan cuisine, with unique dishes like fried goat's cheese, stir-fried banana blossoms and a lots of different dishes made with... Read more

  • The Peacock Room

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      HKRI Taikoo Hui, 3/F, 180 Shimen Yi Lu, near Weihai Lu
      石门一路180号3楼, 近威海路
    • Phone
      5239 1999

    A stunning and hugely ambitious ‘nouveau Sichuan’ restaurant from the people behind Yu Ba Xian (Sense 8). The design's a real tour de force by Caesar Song, the owner of the Yu Ba Xian restaurants, and Andy Hall of MQ Studios. The menu's a tour through the outer... Read more

  • Gaden

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      Infinitus Mall, 3/F, 168 Hubin Lu, near Shunchang Lu
      湖滨路168号无限极荟购物中心3楼,近顺昌路
    • Phone
      6337 0668

    Upmarket fusion restaurant on the 3rd floor of Infinitus Mall, Central Huangpu. Read more

  • Maurya (Xintiandi)

    • Address
      Suite 02, No. 235, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      太仓路181弄新天地北里235号02单元, 近黄陂南路
    • Phone
      5757 5799

    With its Tiffany Blue interior, Maurya looks nothing like a typical Sichuan restaurant, but they serve some really good, albeit watered-down Sichuan cuisine made with quality ingredients. It's a nice place with good service that you could easily take family, business... Read more

  • Yuxin Chuan Cai (Weihai Lu)

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      Zhaoshangju Square, 3/F, 333 Chengdu Bei Lu, near Weihai Lu
      成都路333号, 招商局广场3楼, 近威海路
    • Phone
      5298 0438

    Yuxin is by far the best Sichuan restaurant in Shanghai. It's also the biggest, spread over the whole third floor of an office building. There are 26 private rooms and seating for twelve million, and they manage to get authentic, complex, spicy Sichuan cuisine right... Read more

  • 881 South Beauty (Yan'an Lu)

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      881 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Tongren Lu, opposite Shanghai Exhibition Center
      延安中路881号, 近铜仁路
    • Phone
      6247 5878

    The South Beauty chain's formula of dressed-up Sichuan food in plush surroundings has made them a China-wide success. This highway-side location exemplifies their emphasis on style and surroundings - an imposing colonial mansion with a heavy bar that would make a... Read more

  • Sui Tang Li (The Middle House)

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      The Middle House Residences 2/F, 366 Shimen Yi Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      石门一路366号2层, 近南京西路
    • Phone
      3216 8068

    Hosted in the Residence Building of the Middle House Shanghai, Sui Tang Li is "contemporary Chinese with traditional elements" in both look and cuisine. The interior design features a screen wall inlaid with green glazed tiles, paired with an amber-colored glass show... Read more

  • Gui Hua Lou

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      Pudong Shangri-La, 1/F, River Wing, 33 Fucheng Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      香格里拉, 富城路33号1楼, 近陆家嘴环路
    • Phone
      6882 8888 ext 6888

    Situated on the first floor of the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, Gui Hua Lou specializes in contemporary Chinese fine dining. Executive Chef Gao Xiao Sheng is a seasoned veteran in the refined regional cuisines of Guangdong and Huaiyang. His cooking is a modern... Read more

  • Yuwei Xiaoyu Hotpot

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      1/F, 1389 Wuzhong Lu, near Yinting Lu
      吴中路1389号1楼, 近银亭路
    • Phone
      6402 5596

    Xiaoyu is a Chongqing hot pot joint that was catapulted into its fifteen minutes after a feature on TV sensation A Bite of China in 2014. Zhang Ping, who founded the place in 1997, has been called a "grassroots hot pot hero," going from an eight-table operation to... Read more

  • Yuxin Chuan Cai (Jiujiang Lu)

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      Huasheng Tower, 5/F, 399 Jiujiang Lu, near Fujian Zhong Lu
      九江路399号 华盛大厦5楼, 近福建中路
    • Phone
      6361 1777

    Yuxin is by far the best Sichuan restaurant in Shanghai. They manage to get authentic, complex, spicy Sichuan cuisine right. The chuanbei liangfen -- a misleading rice "jelly" on the menu -- and the tea-smoked duck, and the rabbit with two kinds of pepper are among... Read more

  • Liu Dao Men

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      419 Xinhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu
      新华路419号, 近定西路
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    Liu Dao Men is a smart Sichuan noodle joint by an aging rocker from Chengdu, with one of Shanghai's finest bowls of dan dan mian. Where other Sichuan places overwhelm with spice, Liu Dao Men understands nuance and the mix of the flavors that are the real heart of the... Read more

  • Original Sichuan (Shaanxi Nan Lu)

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      35 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Jinxian Lu
      陕西南路35号, 近进贤路
    • Phone
      6259 7290

    This little joint on Shaanxi Nan Lu has many names among Shanghai residents: "Original Chuan," "Original Sichuan," "Original Taste," "Ben Lai," "That Sichuan Place On Shaanxi Lu." It's pretty popular among both long-time residents and industry types for its... Read more

  • South Beauty (Super Brand Mall)

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      Super Brand Mall, 7/F, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      陆家嘴西路168号, 正大广场7楼, 近陆家嘴环路
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      5047 1817

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  • Miss Fu In Chengdu (Wuyuan Lu)

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      137 Wuyuan Lu, near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu
      五原路137号, 近乌鲁木齐中路
    • Phone
      6468 0901

    Popular Chengdu-style restaurant with spicy skewers and other Sichuan dishes like dumplings drowning in chili oil and cumin-spiced pork. Often has queues out the door and for a good reason. Read more

  • Train Inn

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      1500 Jiangyue Lu, Near Puxing Gong Lu
      江月路1500号, 近浦星公路
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      6051 2751

    Way out yonder in Minhang, just a few stops from the end of Line 8, you’ll find a bed and breakfast that goes by the name of Train Inn. Its covered courtyard features four 1970’s long distance train carriages that include a public dining car, a private dining car,... Read more

  • Spice Up

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      2/F, 98 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu
      常熟路98号2楼,近巨鹿路
    • Phone
      5266 5186

    Spicy Sichuan-style spot in southern Jing'an. Try saying that 5 times as fast as you can. Dishes average out at roughly 60rmb each. Good for groups of 3-4. Read more

  • Madam Zhu's Kitchen

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      3/F, 889 Wanhangdu Lu, near Changning Lu
      万航渡路889号3楼, 近长宁路
    • Phone
      6231 8819

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  • Yu Zhi Lan

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      851 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
      巨鹿路851号, 近富民路
    • Phone
      5466 5107 / 182 2696 3981

    The house of chef Lan Guijun, a Sichuanese chef who has been called the “the new emperor of Chinese gastronomy” (Fuchsia Dunlop in the Financial Times); a “high priest of gastronomy” (Conde Nast); and “kaiseki-like” (The New York Times). After opening in Chengdu in... Read more

  • Maurya (Jing'an)

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      Jing'an Kerry Centre, North Block, 4/F, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu
      南京西路1515号4楼, 近常德路
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      6067 5757

    With its Tiffany Blue interior, Maurya looks nothing like a typical Sichuan restaurant, but they serve some really good, albeit watered-down Sichuan cuisine made with quality ingredients. It's a nice place with good service that you could easily take family, business... Read more