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Yu xin chuan cai

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People's Square
Szechuan, Hunan
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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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  • 14
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 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
Wonderful Restaurant

I had lunch here and very much enjoyed it. I'm still in Shanghai and may go back. The smoked duck was excellent. Service was good, but it is cash only. The menu with wonderful photography and English translations was very much appreciated by me.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
mstickler
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Lake Oswego, OR
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lake Oswego, OR
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

I had lunch here and very much enjoyed it. I'm still in Shanghai and may go back. The smoked duck was excellent. Service was good, but it is cash only. The menu with wonderful photography and English translations was very much appreciated by me.

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Chicago, Illinois
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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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319 reviews 319 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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 15
  • Cuisine: Szechuan, Hunan
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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