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STYX
    • ADDRESS:
      692 Yongjia Lu,
      near Anting Lu
      永嘉路692号, 近安亭路

    • 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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      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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    • 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
    • Unlimited Skewers & Sides

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

    ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • Beer and Skewers Deal

      STYX hosts a daily special from 11.30am to 5pm, every Tuesday to Friday. It's 100rmb for three skewers with sauces and a bottle of Brander Urstoff lager. Skewers included are duck, chicken, and beef.
      • Dining | STYX | Daily until Nov 30 2018
      • 2018-03-15 Finished
    • Wednesdays Unlimited Skewering

      STYX has this unlimited skewers deal on Wednesdays from 6 to 9pm. For 188rmb, you choose from Chicken Satay, Chicken Teriyaki, Chicen Heart, Duck LAndais, Argentinian Beef Rump, Sichuan Tofu and more. Note, though the name is...
      • Dining | STYX | Daily until Nov 28 2018
      • 2018-04-03 Finished
    • Craft Brew & Skewer Party

      BottlesXO joins forces with STYX to host an evening of drinks, food and great times in their lovely restaurant and terrace. On the menu are craft beers by Jing A and Arrow Factory, paired with signature skewers from STYX including duck...
      • Dining, Nightlife | STYX | on Sat Jun 16 2018
      • 2018-06-16 Finished
    • STYXMas Eve Dinner

      STYX proposes a special dinner for two for Christmas Eve. Christmas on a stick with chef's favorites not presented on their classic menu. See the flyer for details. 500rmb for 2. RSVP required.
      • Dining | STYX | on Sun Dec 24 2017
      • 2017-12-24 Finished
    • Unlimited Skewers Wednesdays

      All-you-can-eat skewers from 6pm to 9pm from a selection changing monthly! Beef, sausages, chicken satay, duck tenderloins -- everything you can shake a stick at. 150rmb per person.
      • Dining | STYX | Wednesdays
      • 2017-11-22 Finished
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