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Barshu Restaurant

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Soho, London W1d 5lf 28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF, England
+44 20 7287 6688
12:00 - 23:00
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delicious food which was well seasoned and tasted very authentic and similar to the Sichuan food that I have eaten in China. I loved the Mapo Tofu, the Dan Dan Mian was also worth ordering. Some of the dishes are very expensive (particularly the fish), but there is also a selection of more reasonably priced dishes that are equally tasty.... More 

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Lutry, Switzerland
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Their signature dish is the sea-bass fish in Szechuan style. Each time I come to London, this is the place I have to go and the dish I have to order. Other dishes are also good too. Probably the best Chinese restaurant I've ever been. The restaurant also looks quite nice, cozy and not heavily decorated as other Chinese restaurants.... More 

Thank Mumii
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice casual place in Soho that serves spicy Chinese food. Service is a bit iffy but other than that it's a good visit. They are know for their spicy food. Loads of vegetarian options

Thank Gaurav A A
Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in reviewing Barshu on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the spicy Sichuan cuisine and wide varieties of vegetarian options we offer to the customer at Barshu. We are sorry that the service was at the iffy side. We hope that despite this issue, the delicious spicy Sichuan cuisine you had on... More 

Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like really hot food you may enjoy this, but it was too much for me! I like spicy food so I was really looking forward to trying Huanese cuisine, but this defeated me. Be warned,.....the food was scorchingly hot; ridiculously hot; stupidly hot; and sadly for me inedibly hot. Unless you are the person who goes into an... More 

Thank Greg548
Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit to Barshu. We are absolutely sorry to hear your disappointment experience at Barshu. Sichuan cuisine is famous for it's fiery spiciness, which comes from the liberal use of the chillies and lip-tingling Sichuan pepper, but it saddened us that you didn't enjoyed this... More 

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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the great Chinese delights near Soho, one of the best actually ! Been here a while ago ... The service was borderline could have been a bit prompter...the food was superb especially the chicken and chilli and the whole fish steamed in oil... Would like to go back at some point

Thank urbanbufff
Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on your recent visit to Barshu. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your evening with us, and found our signature dishes, Fragrant Chicken in pile of chillies and Sea bass in sizzling hot oil, to be superb. Thank you for choosing Barshu restaurant and we look forward for your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This jewel of a restaurant in London's Soho was discovered by a friend who heard about it in Hong Kong. Not for the faint hearted because of the spicy dishes, we love it. On this visit, we were joined by a Chinese friend who took control of the ordering and the result was delightful. While everything was very good, the... More 

Thank KOV5280
Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely Barshu's review on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased that you had a great evening with us and your dining experience was truly memorable due to the excellent food. Our team is delighted to learn that we were able to exceed your expectation and look forward to seeing... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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1,511 reviews
966 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite clearly ordering starters to be followed by main courses, the dishes arrived promptly but in random sequence. But the food was good to very good from the extensive and interesting menu. And there was kitchen flexibility in agreeing to omit a component of one dish that risked an allergy.

Thank David G
Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment Barshu on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and found the menu to be extensive and interesting. However, we are really sorry to learn that the dishes arrived in random sequence. We hope that despite this issue, the wonderful food you had on the day remains fresh... More 

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74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great flavours and perfect use of Szechuan peppers. Bang bang chicken with peanuts and chilli beef fillet with peppers all with high quality is ingredients a well balanced.

Thank Len W
Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a positive remark on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your evening with us and found everything to be your liking. We pride ourselves on using good quality and fresh ingredients to provide the most authentic Sichuanese cuisine to the customers. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Berlin, Germany
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92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Lying just outside the Chinatown area, this place had a warm, inviting atmosphere. The staff invited us in and we had some jasmine tea. The food we ordered -- a pork dish and noodles -- was excellent. The service friendly. Definitely a nice spot when in Piccadilly Circus.

Thank FatHelga
Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much to provide a feedback on your recent visit to Barshu restaurant. We are absolutely delighted to learn that we lived up to your expectation with the excellent food and friendly service. We thank you for your kind words of appreciation and look forward for your continued visit in the near future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Recommendations for this restaurant are high so it was eagerly anticipated after a drink at the ever excellent Bar Termini - for all the loud noise about it the restaurant did not come up to the press. The signature dish no doubt is authentic but difficult to eat - the dumplings luke warm and the first time in Chinatown or... More 

Thank dianehilton38
Barshu R, General Manager at Barshu Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide a detailed comment of Barshu on TripAdvisor. Although we are delighted to read your kind words about the attentive service and helpful staff, we are of course ever sorry that the food served did not meet your expectations. We have passed your comment to our head chef to find out what went... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$129
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Soho, London W1d 5lf 28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7287 6688
At Barshu Restaurant, we want to bring you the best of the authentic flavours of Sichuan in London. Call us today! #Barshu

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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