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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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3/5

Total user rating
based on 1 reviews



Value for Money
Suitable for ...
The Food
A Date
The Service
Business Dinner
The Decor
With Friends

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.

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


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