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Chen MaPo DouFu Restaurant

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Jiefang Lu, Wenshu Temple Area, Chengdu, China
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+86 28 8335 5615
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Maybe I went there with high expectation but this place was the worst restaurant in our two-weeks trip in China. 1) the food was served in dirty dishes. 2) the waiters was annoyed that we do not speak Chinese and was constantly busy with her phone. On the way to our table she brushed her hands in the table cloth.... More 

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Tianjin Region, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Went there twice and both times was blown away by the flavors. Every fish excellent. This is an easy choice when looking for somewhere to eat in Chengdu. Centrally located near the luomashi subway station.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

We had grilled smoked ribs and cucumber with bean paste, along with the tofu. They were beautifully presented and delicious and the tofu was magnificent, quite unlike any I've ever had: quite hot, very strong with Sichuan pepper, and with layers of flavour. RMB116 with 2 large bottles of beer, in palatial surroundings.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

I went to eat their famous Mapo Doufu yesterday evening, and in respect to the quality of the food, I was not disappointed. The spicy flavor of the soup combined with the richness of the tofus made it quite savory. It was one of the best mapo doufus I've ever had. In respect to the service, however, I was extremely... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We were staying at the Sheraton around the corner and I hate to admit it, but in a city with hundreds of excellent choices we actually went both nights that we were in Chengdu. Soooo yummy! I am a Mapo Dofu convert - it was spicy, deliciousness. The boiled beef was also a winner. But the unexpected star was the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

We followed Google Maps and accidentally ended up at the kitchen entrance (in the alleyway). We peeked in and saw a disgusting kitchen; caked over in grease and mold. The alleyway itself seemed to be slicked over in whatever they chuck out late at night, and workers were squatting in the dingy, dirty alleyway smoking. But we had our hearts... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Our tour guide was a regular here. He reassured us that the food would be good. He was right. It was a busy day at lunch but the wait was not too long. Service was a bit slow due to shortage of staff but it was worth the time and effort. We had 4 different dishes, a pot of tea,... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

Nobody spoke English,so I was very happy I'd memorised 'Mapo Tofu' and 'Kung Pao Chicken' in Chinese so was able to order. The food did not disappoint, but don't expect gourmet food - it is hearty fare for a good price.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

I am not sure about the address but the one we went to was the original. It takes time to get accustomed to Sichuan pepper. We can take a lot of spice but this was unique. The other dishes were also good, the service was quick and it is very good value for money.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

On a grey and gloomy Chengdu afternoon lunch in this place turned out to be the highlight of our trip. The food is fantastic and very moderately priced. For only 35 kuai per person we had rich servings of mapu doufu, mala fish, fried beef, cold noodles, chili chicken and seasonal vegetables. Really good food, decent service and a nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jiefang Lu, Wenshu Temple Area, Chengdu, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Sichuan  >  Chengdu
  • Phone Number: +86 28 8335 5615

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?