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Spice Spirit Shanghai

F4-6 Snow Leopard Buliding, No.627 Weihai Middle Road, Luwan District, Shanghai, China (Huaihai Road)
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Ranked #261 of 12,496 restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Szechuan
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Huaihai Road
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Huaihai Road
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84% Recommend
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
274 reviews 274 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I may be biased because I love Sichuan cuisine; however, I can say without a doubt that every dish I've had at Spice Spirit was excellent. My favorite dishes: fried chicken pieces with mala, fish fried in a vat of oil with mala, dandan mian noodles, spicy potatoe noodles, assorted vegebles, mapo tofu, and others. I frequent this place a... More

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Roseville, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

And their is TheSpicy Grill that is the same company by Peoples Square. If you like spicy & the setting is Very relaxing a Must if your in Shanghai! Enjoy

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Loved this chain. It has a fantastic "70s retro" feel about it. When you walk in, it feels like you have been teleported back to a Starsky & Hutch film with its neon lights and underfloor disco type floor. Whoever thought of this has a creative mind. But once you get onto the food, you won't be disappointed. I am... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is simply a superb restaurant for Sichuan dishes if one truly enjoys Sichuan peppercorns and chilies. Their food is very strong in spicy peppercorns (“mala” in Mandarin) as indicated in the Chinese name of the restaurant – Mala Youhuo (the seduction of spicy peppercorns). This restaurant has a level of creative refinement beyond what I’ve ever experienced in Sichuan... More

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Went there late one evening and had fantastic service - and we needed it as my mate and i sweat and sweat and sweat - the food was really good. While spicy, it was not overpowering. Another concern with sichuan food is the the oil (too much) and that was not the case here - the food had good vibrancy.... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

The reviews already published relate to another of this chain of restaurants. Don't be deterred by the word 'chain' - the food is superb, and the service especially so when dealing with dumb round- eyes. Our restaurant is on the pedestrian shopping/touts mall (the East Nanjing Road?)down from the Sofitel and Howard Johnson's, and is accessible through a ladieswear shop.... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

The best spicey chinese food I've had. The Kung Pao chicken was fantastic and so was the fish in spicy oil. The ambience is a bit kitschy but that just makes it even more interesting. And, you can do your nails on the way in or out...

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Shanghai, China
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Being so near to the now defunct Barbie Store on Huai Hai Road, this establishment reminds me of the term BOBFOK. Body of Barbie, Face of Ken. Sadly, the decor doesn't really live up to its food. Promising tantalising Szchewan cuisine, the chicken curry wasn't cooked (we took samples in case we needed to be wheeled into the hospital, where... More

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