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Sichuan Citizen

#54 of 15,993 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Former French Concession
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No.30 Donghu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 5404 1235
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was always busy whenever we went. We never booked, but they always found us a table. The draft beer was ok but the food was always a delight. We only went for the food on the menu with one chilli sign by it. That was spicy enough for us.

Thank Yorkshireman27
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All round pretty good, lots of choice and reasonably priced beer. Gets pretty crowded though, obviously featured in a lot of guide books, Lonely Planet top tip etc. Take note of the chilli guide, anything above 3 is pretty much just chillis.

Thank Rusticari
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time to Shanghai and on my first trip I encountered a lot of challenging food options even at good restraints. Sichuan Citizen had great food that also allowed me to be a little adventurous as well! The Basil Drop cocktail was amazing and the entrees we great. The menu had pictures so it was easy to... More 

Thank Randy Z
Pune, India
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

During our recent visit to Shanghai one of our local friend invited for dinner here. We ordered for basil drop cocktail & beer. I learnt from my friend that "Basil Drop" is their signature cocktail & it was really nice. In food we ordered Kung Pao Chicken, Five flavour Mandarin Fish & Sizzling shrimp skews. Food was awesome.

Thank SheshanshuNN
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The staff are very friendly and the food is delicious. Can get very busy on the weekends but definitely worth a visit.

Thank Eandrews22
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The staff is friendly and can speak a little bit/more english - that make things easier. The dishes we ordered: Tasty chinese and fresh. Prices are okay for shanghai and absolutly worth the money. Drinks are very good - okay again: Yes the basil drop is a very good drink ;-), but other cocktails are also well done. A reservation... More 

Thank Traveltoasia123
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a trip. The caramelised black pepper beef and the ribs are incredible. Also the basil drop is one of the best cocktails in shanghai

Thank Eimear N
Brisbane, Australia
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134 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We wandered in on a busy Friday night and the place was humming. It's got a lively, sort of retro feel. Good cocktails served withe efficiency and aplomb. The food was tasty and filling. I wish we'd discovered it earlier, as we were staying just up the road.

Thank emstar3
Assenede, Belgium
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We've been here twice since we live in Shanghai, and twice we brought friends and family. You can eat authentic Sichuan food here, in a familiar, international setting. The staff is friendly, the menu is clear (with pictures) and the food is awesome. Salty and spicy as Sichuan food should be. We ordered more than we could finish, and paid... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We had a huge group -- was so impressed how they were able to accommodate us on such short notice. Food was amazing. Staff was attentive. Highly recommend

Thank Susan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.30 Donghu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5404 1235

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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