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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 #379 of 12,546 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price range: $0 - $10
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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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120 reviews 120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 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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Singapore, Singapore
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108 reviews 108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

HArd to find - went with a local - and the restaurant is unpretentious and simple. we opted for a lighter meal having been eating out all week: started with the thinly, sliced grilled goats cheese with a mint ad soy/sesame salad, which complemented it beautifully. Stuffed lotus roots, with chilli, small bacon pieces, came with passion fruit flowers and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We were recommended Southern Barbarian as a "more authentic, non touristy" Hunnan dining experience. We left with a strong taste of disappointment - and not much else. Unfortunately we could not think of many positive things to say about our experience. Yes - the restaurant is not straight forward to find, but this doesn't really matter. It took us 2-3... More

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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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue, Yunnan

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