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Summary

“If you like really good spicy food, look no further” – this Sichuan café in Soho shows a “rare fidelity” to the fiery cuisine, and provides “a good alternative to the standard Chinese in nearby Chinatown”. “Favourites include numbing and hot dried beef, and dry wok pig intestines”.

£56
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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It’s “not for the faint-hearted”, but for a “fragrant chilli fix”, the “uncompromisingly” fiery Sichuan cuisine at this Soho café makes it “one of the best Chinese options in town”; you don’t go for the ambience however, and service is “curt”.

£54
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“You’ll blow your socks off”, when you sample the “rich and zingy” Sichuan cooking – the “real McCoy” – on offer at this Soho café; “don’t go for the ambience”, though, or the “patchy” service.

£52
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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If you like it “really hot”, this Soho café – with its “fiery” and “fragrant” Sichuanese cuisine – is, say fans, “a revelation”; service, though, “needs getting used to”, and the odd sceptic feels the place is “overrated”.

£51
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

BARSHU RESTAURANT

The food of Sichuan province in southwest China is one of the world"s great cuisines. Its most famous characteristic is its fiery spiciness, which comes from the liberal use of chillies and lip-tingling Sichuan pepper. But hot and spicy is only part of the story. Sichuanese chefs are legendary for their ability to combine many different tastes into exquisite complex flavors. Some of these are robustly spicy, while others are delicate and teasing. And the use of chilies is so inventive that their taste never palls. At Bar Shu we want to bring you the best of the authentic flavours of Sichuan. So look out, among others, for the seductive 'fish-fragrant'combination of pickled chilies, ginger, garlic and spring onion, the addictive fieriness of 'numbing-and-hot' flavored dishes, and the refreshing tones of a 'ginger-juice'sauce.

We hope you enjoy the food!

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Restaurant details

Highchair,
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10.30 pm, Fri & Sat 11 pm

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Barshu Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Barshu Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Barshu restaurant.
Nick G
Love the food although whatever has happene...
Reviewed 18 days ago

"Love the food although whatever has happened to the buckwheat noodles to start? Good spice, great value, one of Soho's best."

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Andy S
Mains were pricey but the street food was h...
Reviewed 7 months, 21 days ago

"Mains were pricey but the street food was hot and reasonably priced"

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28 Frith St, London, W1D 5LF
Opening hours

all day noon - 11 pm, Fri-Sat 11.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Fri & Sat 11 pm

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