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Barshu Restaurant

Soho, London W1d 5lf 28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF, England
+44 20 7287 6688
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“chilli” (45 reviews)
“sliced pork” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Soho, London W1d 5lf 28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF, England
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1 - 10 of 333 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing compares to this restaurant! Best Chinese place I've ever been to in my entire life! I always eat here whenever I am in London and it just gets better every time! Spectacular quality of food and tastes very authentic! 101% recommend <3

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife did her research and discovered this wonderful restaurant. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was wonderful, not too crowded and great ambience. Was a little pricey, however, I think the mains is meant to be for 2 people, as the meals were...More

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Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback which is always welcome as it enables us to strive for better. We are so pleased to read you enjoyed the delicious food and wonderful atmosphere, but we are disappointed to learn that you found...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service. Tasty Szechwan food and lively atmosphere. Skip the long Lines at the other places, this authentic experience blows them away. Not too crowded, just don't cry that the food is spicy. It's supposed to be :)More

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Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your time to provide a lovely Barshu's review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us and found everything so much to your liking, from lively atmosphere, tasty food and fantastic service. Thank you for your visit and...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Great location in Central London. Staff is friendly and attentive. Seems always busy. You MUST have the Sichuanese pickled vegetables (6.90)...they're tasty and the red spice oil is scrumptious. Had the water-boiled pork slices (15.90) and was good. I appreciate that they'll up the spice...More

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Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

We like to thank you for taking the time in reviewing Barshu on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal and Barshu and found the service to be friendly and attentive. Thank you for your compliments on our Sichuanese pickled vegetables and...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are always on the lookout for good Chinese places as there isn't one where we live so when we stayed in the heart of Soho recently we started out for Chinatown. However, before we got there, we stumbled across Barshu in...More

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Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you very much to provide a lovely and detailed Barshu's review on TripAdvisor. We are so delighted that we were able to exceed your high expectation on your first visit. We pride ourselves by using the most fresh and quality ingredients to provide the...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to barshu. The staff are attentive and friendly. The food is the star! We had the chicken in a pile of chillies which was fun and delicious. The fried lamb ribs in salt and chilli was sensational. The beans were...More

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Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It is with great pleasure to read such positive review about our delicious food and attentive service. We are so pleased that able to exceed your expectation on your first visit...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Delicious food which was well seasoned and tasted very authentic and similar to the Sichuan food that I have eaten in China. I loved the Mapo Tofu, the Dan Dan Mian was also worth ordering. Some of the dishes are very expensive (particularly the fish),...More

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Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you so much to provide a great Barshu's review on TripAdvisor. We are so delighted you enjoyed the authentic and delicious Sichuan food at Barshu and found the service to be attentive. Our top priority is to provide the most authentic food and best...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Their signature dish is the sea-bass fish in Szechuan style. Each time I come to London, this is the place I have to go and the dish I have to order. Other dishes are also good too. Probably the best Chinese restaurant I've ever been....More

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Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for your time to provide a detailed remark on TripAdvisor. We are absolutely delighted to read you enjoyed our signature dish, Boiled Sea Bass in Sizzling Hot Oil, and also other delicious dishes on our menu. However it saddened us that you were...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Nice casual place in Soho that serves spicy Chinese food. Service is a bit iffy but other than that it's a good visit. They are know for their spicy food. Loads of vegetarian optionsMore

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Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for your time in reviewing Barshu on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the spicy Sichuan cuisine and wide varieties of vegetarian options we offer to the customer at Barshu. We are sorry that the service was at the iffy...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

If you like really hot food you may enjoy this, but it was too much for me! I like spicy food so I was really looking forward to trying Huanese cuisine, but this defeated me. Be warned,.....the food was scorchingly hot; ridiculously hot; stupidly hot;...More

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Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

I would like to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit to Barshu. We are absolutely sorry to hear your disappointment experience at Barshu. Sichuan cuisine is famous for it's fiery spiciness, which comes from the liberal use of...More

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Joana C
Dear Sirs, We have group booking for tomorrow evening and I wanted to know whether you could prepare vegan dishes i.e. no fish sauce, no meat broth, no eggs etc and/or whether you have a vegan menu or options available please? I had previous experiences where the restaurant could not assure that any animal products were used so ended up without dinner and this time I would like to make sure beforehand. I look forward to your reply. Joana
25 January 2017|
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Response from Med P |
Hi Joana, We do not have the vegan menu in our restaurant. We can only provide few dishes without meat, meat broth and eggs. For example, deep fried green bean, Mapo tofu, and fragrant Aubergine, we can do ini at meat free... More
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maryakharthur
Hi. Do you use mono sodium glutamate in your cooking? We are looking for a Chinese restaurant for 3 of us at 7.45 pm tomorrow but msg upsets my stomach. Mary Arthur
30 June 2016|
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Response from Barshu R | Property representative |
Dear Mary, Thank you for your enquiry. We don't use MSG in our cooking, we use chicken powder instead. But some of the sauces we get from our supplier will contain MSG. Best wishes, Barshu Team
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 127
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Soho, London W1d 5lf 28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7287 6688
  • E-mail
Description
At Barshu Restaurant, we want to bring you the best of the authentic flavours of Sichuan in London. Call us today! #Barshu
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