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STYX
    • ADDRESS:
      692 Yongjia Lu,
      near Anting Lu
      永嘉路692号, 近安亭路
    • BOOK:
    • PHONE:
      5401 9356
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Xuhui
    • METRO:
      5 mins walk from Hengshan Rd
    • HOURS:
      Tue-Sun, noon-10pm
      Closed on Monday
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted
    • WEB:
      -
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      It's about time somebody expanded the skewer world beyond shabby low stools and the questionable end of China's food supply chain, stuck and grilled. Styx does that with a rotating menu informed by the owner's upbringing in Singapore -- hence the Indonesian sate influence and a Bali pork skewer -- and France -- hence the grilled duck tenderloins with mustard cream sauce and potatoes cooked in duck fat. The dining room has some serious flair, with a seriously busy tropical theme going on.
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    • Here’s the low-down on the latest action-

      The Beef: On a stick, obvi…ously. Is it just me or are people who actually say “obvi” in real life quite obnoxious? Doesn’t matter, I probably won’t be that popular after this review anyway– this place has indeed gotten rave reviews and I’m about to tip the scales. Disclaimer: this review pertains only to their Wednesday night service. I can’t speak for their regular menu/normal hours.

      To be fair, yes, I went hungry, having arrived later than planned. I went expecting to eat – and a lot it for my money’s worth. We started with a round of beers and the coleslaw. When we tried to order from the skewer selection, the owner/waiter graciously offered to bring a pair of everything – yes! However, after we had exhausted our date conversation, my attention turned to eagle-eyeing every dish that came out of the kitchen, only disappointingly to get served to other tables. Thirty minutes later, that initial hunger still had not dissipated and turned in unedited “hangry-ness”. I whined, whimpered, sulked, and threatened to leave my date. So we ordered the quinoa salad, and another round of beers.

      Then the first Styx magically arrived, and we were instantly appeased – and shut our mouths. The chicken satay was flawless, perfectly seasoned and oh-so tender. After a few bites, our moods were lifted and we were playful enough to start skewer-fighting, me ready to assume my innocent “oops-didn’t-mean-to-poke-your-eye-out” look at any moment. Alas, we were immediately distracted by the next barrage of skewers. They arrived in mini-batches and were all good, and just that. The teriyaki chicken was a bit too unctuously sweet, the beef was not as tender as I hoped, the tuna unmemorable, the sausage typical, the butternut squash slightly undercooked…the unexpected standout was the seitan (fake meat made from wheat gluten…so evil!). Overall, it was still a good experience and we left satisfied despite the initial bumps.

      The Gang: Big groups of friends and a few couples, a posh and cool crowd. The outside tables were shared by two other restaurants and some people were ordering from the other places as well so it’s like 3 menus in one.

      The Motive: Great for skewer fighting and testing your patience with your date. Also, I would absolutely go back for the chicken satay and salads (5-stars on both the coleslaw and quinoa).

      The Damage: 188RMB all-you-can-eat skewers Wednesday “deal” (limited to 10 types and does not include drinks, from 6-9pm). “Deal” is in “air quotes” here because in reality, we still spent around $800RMB for two (with additional orders of 2 beers each and the 2 salads to share).

      The Down n’ Dirty: Pretty clean. Honestly, this is important because a clean bathroom is a sign of a well-managed restaurant, despite seeming short-staffed.

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    • Unlimited Skewers & Sides

      Every Wednesday, enjoy an unlimited choice from 11 skewers and four side dishes. 198rmb.
      • Dining | STYX | Wednesdays until Dec 31 2019
    • Discovery Lunch

      Classic skewers and sides from the "World of Skewers" for 98rmb at lunchtime. Start with a hummus or soup, select three skewers, and get two side dishes.
      • Dining | STYX | Daily except Mon, Sat & Sun until Dec 31 2019

    ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • Chinese Valentine's Dinner

      Dinner for two on Chinese Valentine's Day in a 398rmb set.
      • Dining | STYX | on Wed Aug 7 2019
      • 2019-08-07 Finished
    • Barbecue Brunch

      Brunch with skewers. Three skewers, a drink, a side dish and dessert for 98rmb, or four skewers and all that for 148rmb.
      • Dining | STYX | Every Sat, Sun until May 31
      • 2018-12-15 Finished
    • Yong Ping Lane Community Yoga

      Sunshine, sweat, stretch, balance, and a like-minded community. Bring your own mat for yoga. 88rmb.
      • Sports & Recreation | STYX | on Sun Apr 21 2019
      • 2019-04-21 Finished
    • Buy One Get One Free Drinks

      Buy one get one free drink on house wines, all beers, all house mixers and a selection of cocktails to warm your winter Tuesdays.
      • Nightlife | STYX | Tuesdays until Mar 5 2019
      • 2018-12-11 Finished
    • Valentine's Day

      Show your love with BBQ meats on sticks. Er, styx. For 498rmb per couple, Styx will rain down love and BBQ on you and your date. Full menu in the flyer.
      • Dining | STYX | on Thu Feb 14 2019
      • 2019-02-14 Finished
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