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Yu xin chuan cai

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People's Square
Hunan, Szechuan
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Jiu jiang lu, Shanghai, China
021-63611777
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome, authentic food

Fantastic, authentic Szechuan food. Bonus for having an English menu, attentive staff and a huge amount of private tables. A must eat in Shanghai.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
brodyboy
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Chicago, Illinois
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Fantastic, authentic Szechuan food. Bonus for having an English menu, attentive staff and a huge amount of private tables. A must eat in Shanghai.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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283 reviews 283 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Asked the hotel concierge, young guy, to recommend a place to get good spicy Chinese. His face lit up. "You like spicy food?" he asked. When I said yes, he told me about this place. "Very good," he said, "and won't cost you 100 yuan even." He was right about all of that (though wrong that I would not need... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This restaurant at the 5th floor of a building is quite big and every table has its booth that separates from other ones. If you order some "3 peppers" dish you're about to eat something very spicy. We tried a few dishes some hot and a couple mild and they were very good. I especially enjoyes the catfish, just remind... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went to Yuxin expecting the best meal of our trip -- we eat Sichuan food regularly -- and were seriously disappointed. It's possible the other branches are better and live up to the hype, but this experience did not. I won't dwell on the facts that the wait staff spoke no english and that the restaurant was overheated (since... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Several bones and fat chunks in he food and the service was beyond bad. Everyone was smoking. The flavor was good but not worth it.

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Santa Barbara, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

What to say about Yu Xin? When we first went to this restaurant 6 y ago we loved it. Since then we have spent time eating in Chengdu and Chongqing as well as Shanghai and we mostly eat sichuan cuisine in China and at home. This branch of Yu Xin seems to have slipped significantly. They no longer use as... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

When I planned my business trip to Shanghai I have looked through various forums to check where I can find good Sichuan food. And one of the main options was - Yu Xin Chuan Cai at No.333 Chengdu Beilu on the 3rd Floor of Zhao Shang Ju Square (Merchants Plaza). And that was true . It was very good. It... More 

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Shanghai, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

One of the better sze chuan restaurants in shanghai. Reasonably priced. Steamed pumpkin is especially refreshing in this hot weather.

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Hobart, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

If you are going for the first time, it might be a bit tricky to find. The address is 399 Jiujiang Road. However, it seems the numbers don't run smoothly along Jiujiang Road, and our taxi didn't know where it was. It's actually very easy to find. The restaurant is located on the 5th floor of a retail/restaurant/office tower building.... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Yuxin is my favorite restaurant in all of Shanghai. The menu is huge with great photos so you know what you are getting, the ingredients are fresh, the price is "China price" not inflated for foreigners, and service is fine. I always get a big booth for some privacy, smoking is allowed. Things we had that were good were numb-tongue... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jiu jiang lu, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > People's Square
  • Neighborhood: People's Square
  • Phone Number: 021-63611777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: Hunan, Szechuan
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?