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Southern Barbarian

) #395 of 15,993 Restaurants in Shanghai ££ - £££ Chinese, Barbecue, Asian
2F, Area E, Ju'Roshine Life Art Space, 169 Jinxian Lu (near Maoming Lu), Shanghai, China
+86 21 5157 5510
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Chinese, Barbecue, Asian, Yunnan
££ - £££
2F, Area E, Ju'Roshine Life Art Space, 169 Jinxian Lu (near Maoming Lu), Shanghai, China
Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 6 April 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 28 February 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 24 October 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 26 August 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 6 May 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 1 January 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
Reviewed 9 October 2015

We had our hopes built up, but the restaurant didn’t relly deliver. No real depth in the food, don’t think it was freshly prepared. The cheese that everyone raves about isn’t all that… It doesn’t taste that much, and if you compare it to its...More

Thank Bischa
Reviewed 9 October 2015

The restaurant was a bit hard to find and the entrance looked not so nice... This is why I expected not so good food. I was wrong though. They offered fine Yunnanese meals and a wide range of beer and other drinks. We especially enjoyed...More

Thank Manuel V
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Very hard to find if you come in from the Maoming Lu side and when you do find the way in, you would be forgiven for a little trepidation because the ground floor of the building in which the restaurant is, is rather grotty. On...More

Thank IrisJay
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Chinese, Barbecue, Asian, Yunnan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2F, Area E, Ju'Roshine Life Art Space, 169 Jinxian Lu (near Maoming Lu), Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5157 5510
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