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PHONE:

5403 8330


ADDRESS:

3/F, 83 Changshu Lu,
near Julu Lu
常熟路83号3楼,
近巨鹿路



AREA:

Xuhui 徐汇


METRO:

Jing'an Temple, 8 mins. walk


HOURS:

Daily, 11am-midnight


CARDS:

None


PRICE:

$ $ $ $ $ (Show Legend)


HAPPY HOUR:

Every Sun-Thu, 6-8pm, buy-one-get-one-free cocktails, 330ml Vedett Extra White drafts 38rmb.


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Editor's Description
Last updated: August 28, 2013

Smart Xinjiang. Yes, it exists. It's Xibo -- an ethnic minority from the hills of NW Xinjiang, and a restaurant on Changshu Lu. Gone are the dancers and gold leaf, in are the concrete walls, picture windows, smart lighting, funk & disco soundtrack, and the region's cultural artifacts used as design features. The menu, like the province, is a mish-mish of Uighur standards and various minority dishes, the prices are low, and -- god forbid -- the vibe is even date-worthy.

We tagged this venue with:

Dining, Xinjiang, Terrace, Outdoor Seating


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Xibo contemporary Xinjiang restaurant does a 20 percent discount on it's entire menu every weekend at lunchtime. Drink specials are also available.
Every Sat & Sun at Xibo
 
Xibo Xinjiang restaurant offers daily lunch specials. 48rmb gets you a set with a daily soup, and appetaizer and a main course with a choice of dessert or beverage.
Daily at Xibo
 

3/5

Total user rating
based on 3 reviews



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Jan 28th, 2014

bkm87

Joined Jan/14
Posted 1 Reviews
From: USA


I'll start off by saying this is my first exposure to Xinjiang/Uighur food, so I'm not really qualified to comment on the style/execution of the dishes I suppose. But as a lover of most Chinese food styles and of middle eastern food I was highly anticipating eating at Xibo.

Atmosphere was great and service was pretty quick for me, and staff was actually quite friendly and helpful. The food left me a little disappointed though. The lamb and bread dish was VERY short on lamb, and the little that was there was extremely fatty. After about 4 bites I was left with a plate of fat-laden bread and some onion bits. The Chinese olive dish was beautifully presented but not especially flavorful, and the pan-fried dumplings were quite oily and didn't really have the slight crispiness I'm used to from fried dumplings. Again, I'm no expert in the style, but I have to imagine "real" Xinjiang food is crispy when fried, has the pungent punch of middle eastern food, and doesn't skimp on the lamb. Maybe I'm off base though.

I would definitely give this place another shot, and there are tons of other dishes on the menu I'd love to try, but I've been wowed by several restaurants in Shanghai and this isn't one of them.
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Jan 19th, 2013

sweedie

Joined Jan/13
Posted 1 Reviews
From: Swedish


I feel like the last guy in Shanghai to eat at Xibo but it was worth waiting for. People talk about the design but for me the experience was all about the food. Just great. I;ve been to Xinjiang and this was far better than any meal I had there. Could have been a bit more spicy for my taste, but no real complaints. Service was OK, place was really busy, terrace seating was nice but forget all that and go for the Da Pan Ji!
Value for Money
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The Food
A Date
The Service
Business Dinner
The Decor
With Friends

Jan 16th, 2013

MattyHar

Joined Oct/12
Posted 2 Reviews
From: American


Xibo is probably the only place outside of Xinjiang that offers Xibe food and being such big fans of Uyghur food we thought we would give it a try. The food was pretty good but not as good as many other Xinjiang restaurants I have been to. It was at least an interesting slight change of pace from Uyghur food. However, the service was horrible, even for China. The staff was surly and seemed to hate their jobs and not care to hide it but the worst part came when one waitress cleared our appetizers and asked if we wanted dessert. We told her we would have course want our entrees first and she ran off quickly. After about 15 minutes we got the manager who had been hovering nearby and asked how much longer our food would be. He went off to check but never came back with a response. Finally about 20 minutes after that our food finally came with no apology or anything. We're used to this kind of thing in China but when you are shelling out 70-100 kwai for an entree at a place that caters mostly to westerners you can at least hope for an apology if not something more. In the future I'll definitely stick to the more traditional Xinjiang places.

This are reviews posted by SmartShanghai.com members of Xibowithin the past 2 years.


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