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Southern Barbarian

2F, Area E, Ju'Roshine Life Art Space, 169 Jinxian Lu, Shanghai, China
+86 21 5157 5510
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Chinese, Barbecue, Asian, Yunnan
$$ - $$$
2F, Area E, Ju'Roshine Life Art Space, 169 Jinxian Lu, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

As a preliminary matter,the other reviews are right. The restaurant is a bit isolated from the street. But its very well signed from either entrance. I used the MaoMing side and while I had a number of turns, I found the restaurant. Its nice inside,...More

Thank David C
Reviewed November 6, 2017

The fact that the decor was quite nice and the rice (plain steamed rice) was nicely cooked were really the only significant positive factors. We had 3 dishes: grilled goats(?) cheese, which could have been quite nice if seasoned properly or with some flavoursome sauce...More

Thank Moi T
Reviewed July 25, 2017

As someone who visits Shanghai almost once a month, it is nice to know a place: - That will be there next time you visit - That is not a pretentious and over-priced "Chinese Experience" - Where the food is amazing and the price stupefying...More

Thank CaptainofFun
Reviewed April 25, 2017

My husband is a fan of trying out exotic delicacies. So with every trip we have he researches all these dishes. On our trip to Shanghai in 2014 : we searched for Southern Barbarian most especially and ordered the 3-bugplatter, fried goat cheese and lotus...More

Thank epcab
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Nice Yunan food restaurant hidden on second floor inside a patio in Jingxian Road (although you'll be able to find it by checking the lighting projection on the road). Food is very decent and reasonably priced, consists of dishes of Yunan province. A MUST-TRY is...More

Thank Marc G
Reviewed February 28, 2017

This is one of my favorite pleasures that I always indulge in when I visit in Shanghai, probably because it opened around the same time I moved to/and lived in Shanghai 10 years ago. Though many other Yunnan restaurants have taken over the scene, I...More

Thank sheloves2laugh
Reviewed October 23, 2016

This place is overrated and overprice. The food is really average and I seriously doubt about the cleanness of the restaurant, just have a look in the kitchen and you'll only order drinks. If they didn't serve bees, grasshopper and co, this place won't be...More

Thank Maxime M
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Fun interesting food in a friendly, funky space. We tried and enjoyed many dishes; the mashed potato is as fab as we read.

Thank CAGreens
Reviewed May 6, 2016

Go to this place, if you can find it. Met a friend there, found my way in and relaxed. Never got to crowded and was just a great place to hang. Great food. I had great beef, a potato like pancake. One of my friends...More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed January 1, 2016

Like many other reviews mentioned, this place is definitely not the easiest to find. You will enter a building and go through some narrow empty hallway along the back and go up a set of stairs to find the place. The rest of the building...More

Thank Teague M
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly
governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French
Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that
is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While
it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will
sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their
mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area
seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
Chinese, Barbecue, Asian, Yunnan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2F, Area E, Ju'Roshine Life Art Space, 169 Jinxian Lu, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5157 5510
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