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Southern Barbarian - CLOSED

107 Baochao Hutong | Off Gulou Dongdajie, Beijing, China
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
13 Nov 2013
“Excellent Yunnan cuisine in a contemporary hutong setting”
4 Nov 2013
“best meal in Beijing! you MUST try it..brilliant and great price”
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107 Baochao Hutong | Off Gulou Dongdajie, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We especially liked the clarity of flavors in the unusual and unexpected combination of ingredients. We ordered principally vegetable dishes, and enjoyed some of our old favorites that we tasted in Shanghai -- the basil salad (in BJ, they use European basil, instead of Thai...More

1  Thank Chuchatchat
Reviewed 4 November 2013

This restaurant is cool with extraordinary quality of food, fresh, light, tasty and creative. NOT like any other Chinese. Amazing menu. I could eat here every night...fresh basil/ginger salads,pomegranate flowers with greens salad, chicken cooked in beer is a real treat with glass of beer...More

1  Thank Ozmezz
Reviewed 21 September 2013

This restaurant is in the Baochao Hutong, just south of The Orchid Hotel and Mr. Shi's Dumplings. The restaurant is extremely well maintained, well lit and the restrooms are spotless. The menu offers a great variety and the drink selection is fabulous. The service was...More

1  Thank crowriverman
Reviewed 18 September 2013

A small restaurant, tucked away down a narrow hutong. It's not easy to find. Perhaps that's why when we ate there on a Sunday night there were very few people in the restaurant. I can only rate it "average" for atmosphere because there were so...More

Thank John Q
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Excellent food, lovely setting. More expensive than other neighbouring local restaurants but worth it for the taste sensation.

Thank jafajafa
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Good food, great cocktails. Try the "alternative" dishes if for no other reason than to reaffirm why the old favourites are the old favourites. Very good value.

Thank 1601expert
Reviewed 12 July 2013

This is a good Yunnanese option near Nanluoguxiang. The restaurant décor is modern and open. The food is good but sometimes the meat and fish could be a little better sometimes. Good selection of beers and cocktails too. Well worth a visit.

Thank mjhow
Reviewed 11 July 2013

This upscale eatery initially seemed out of place and uninviting in Baochao hutong, however the service was welcoming and the food reasonably priced for its quality. It is an eclectic menu but worth taking a risk on some of the more unusual dishes. Portions were...More

Thank Missdeebee
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We visited Southern Barbarian in Shanghai and had excellent food and OK service. Here we had excellent service and slightly under-seasoned food. The venue is beautiful and the staff are friendly and helpful. We ordered almost identically to how we did in Shanghai; the grilled...More

Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 19 May 2013

I am an American expat with 3 gluten-allergic children living in Beijing, which makes eating out in this town very challenging. My family recently went to Southern Barbarian and had a very positive experience. The owner Feng himself is from Yunnan and much of the...More

1  Thank sharonleong888
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  • Address: 107 Baochao Hutong | Off Gulou Dongdajie, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
Southern Barbarian offers the delicious, herb-filled flavours of southern Yunnan, twinned with the widest selection of beer we can possibly find. Our food is from Mengzi in Yunnan, close to the Vietnamese border, where the local speciality is Cross-the-Bridge Noodles. Try our delicious, charcoal-grilled barbequed meat, or nibble on a local snack, like deepfried bumblebees or our popular three-bug platter. And don't forget to look at the walls, where we display the latest in photojournalism.
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