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Southern Barbarian

2F, Area E, Ju'Roshine Life Art Space, 169 Jinxian Lu (near Maoming Lu), Shanghai, China (Huaihai Road)
021-51575510
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Ranked #380 of 12,561 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Yunnan
Neighborhood: Huaihai Road
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you're looking for something a little different, this is it. The staff are gracious and the environment is pleasant. I was the only person there for lunch but don't fret, I'm sure it gets busy on weekends. It's at the back of a centre and kind of hard to find but it was worth the wandering around. I ordered... More 

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Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Difficult to find (having to pass some smelly corridors to get to), restaurant decor could use an upgrade, food not amazing. Service was also not great - it was one of the warmer days in November and the staff had not turned on the a/c - really stuffy in the restaurant. Don't understand what everyone is going about, there are... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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134 reviews 134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Had a great meal here, was offered cooked insects and various wonderful salads, very impressive beer menu - mostly Belgian beers. Insects take some getting used too, but its a very authentic experience with good staff and complete with a bunch of chefs sitting outside having a smoke. Id advise it - provided your taste isn't too western give it... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We ordered fives dishes - one was great (the fried cheese and ham), one was ok (roast fish) and the other two were average (pineapple chicken, and two vegetable dishes). Which is not to say the restaurant is bad, I was just expecting more after reading reviews and have definitely had much better Yunnan food for similar prices. If this... More 

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Shanghai, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Absolutely convenient position, located in the middle of the French Concession. This restaurant offers a wide variety of choices and most of beers. Food is good. Beers are awesome. A bit on the pricey side. Turn down is the ambient, pretty crowded and not so comfortable. I would have expected something more relaxing. Still worth a try.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you want to have a great taste of Yunnan cuisine in Shanghai, head to Southern Barbarian for a great evening (or a great lunch deal). The decoration, since its starting days, has remained simple and clean. They have improved the toilet facilities. You can see the cooks prepare your food. They have a great selection of bottled beer from... More 

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

the food was very very tasty. i enjoyed it. it helped my homesick at least. and the people were helpful;

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I enjoyed my dinner here. If you're looking to try something a bit different, this Yunnan restaurant is worth a try. The deep fried honey bees were part of the reason I went here and they were surprisingly good, not just a novelty. These are the only bugs I've ever eaten that I truly would like to eat again. Nice... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This place has amazing Yunnan homestyle. Definitely try grandma's mashed potatoes, spicy mint salad, and grilled yunnan style cheese. They also have more exotic offerings like bees and such which we have not tried yet. The selection of beer was quite comprehensive and an unexpected surprise. Otherwise, be aware the the restaurant itself might be a bit hard.

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Jinzhou,China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Barbarian is one of the spots that local foreigners often go to and it's always simple and unpretentious, fairly good value dinner. Service can be a bit slow since its usually busy, but staff is friendly and always rush to you when you catch their atterion. Food is always great, with favorites of grilled goat cheese, grilled mushrooms, spicy beef... More 

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Additional Information about Southern Barbarian

Address: 2F, Area E, Ju'Roshine Life Art Space, 169 Jinxian Lu (near Maoming Lu), Shanghai, China
Phone Number: 021-51575510
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Huaihai Road
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue, Yunnan

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