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South Beauty

££ - £££
Former French Concession
As featured in Best Food in Shanghai
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Tiaojiang Road, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6445 2581
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Shanghai, China
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I like spicy food, especially SICHUAN food.The waiter who also can speck English and they are friendly & viey nice.I will recommended the restaurant to my friends.

Thank sophia s
Monterey, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014

love spicy food and this one really hits the spot! beef in hot chili oil + mapo tofu + 2 cups of steamed white rice = szechuan heaven! we would have ordered more but we were only 2 pax eating so it was unfortunate but if we had been a party of 3 - 4 pax then we would have... More 

Thank Tradr_Sand
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, alongside the Huangpu river and gazing over at the ancient historic city center of Puxi. You feel you have a birds eye view of the surrounding area which is a fantastic perspective to view the city from whilst dining. The restaurant caters for a mixture of locals, expats and tourists so multi lingual... More 

Thank chris w
Kitchener, Canada
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257 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

As westerners we had great difficulty trying to select food in China. We were fortunate to have the assistance of a resident the night we dined here. Wow! The food was amazing and so beautifully and artfully presented. The touch of heat was perfect for our palates and we enjoyed venturing into some interesting dishes.

1 Thank Marilyn A
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114 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

We ordered the below under recommendation from a friend Diced chicken fried with dried chili - Sichuan dish, superb for me as I love spicy food. Do not be afraid when the dish comes with 80% of the plate filled with dried chili, it's not as spicy as it seems Lettuce with peAnut sauce - cold starter dish which surprisingly... More 

1 Thank Karen L
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234 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

recommended to us as it is one of the more famous chain szechuan restaurants, we went to the one near JinAnn area. In an old house, it was charming. The food was expensive and geared to the expat crowd. In an attempt to be hip, they served food with too much attention to presentation without giving us what we want,... More 

Thank FRParadise
New Orleans, Louisiana
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

Didn't realize that Southern Beauty is a chain restaurant in Shanghai and Beijing. The one we went to was in the third floor of an awful mall (which was across the street from the hotel, so convenient). They are not set up or used to dealing with non-Mandarin speakers at all, so ordering was quite the challenge since no one... More 

Thank Anamlopez56
Shanghai, China
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

Staff is awful. While I was in the restroom, my wife, who doesnt speak Mandarin, was told to order food or leave...within 5 minutes when I was gone. The place was empty... They were serving Shanghai locals large beers, but told us they didn't have any available so we had to purchase the expensive small beers. While the food was... More 

1 Thank Zoe T
Beijing, China
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658 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

There are a few chains of this restaurant around shanghai, Beijing, and other cities. Not a bad option- you know what you will get. More than just Szechuan food, you can also get some Guangdong and Hunan here also. The elk meat is excellent

Thank Jon1796
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134 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

Had very high expectation in this restaurant but was totally disappointed. Food was bland and chef is clueless about cooking fine Chinese cuisine. Only the Bund view was good...

Thank Miaw G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tiaojiang Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6445 2581

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Former French Concession

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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, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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