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Pin Chuan (Taojiang)

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Former French Concession
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No.47 Taojiang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 6437 9361
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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17:30 - 22:00
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant offers great spicy dishes. The staff is very helpful, although they don't speak more than two words of English. The menu is available in English, and includes pictures as well. And it doesn't matter what you order, it all tastes good. Only con: toilets are not very clean.

Thank Jeroen112
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61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Nice Sichuan restaurant in an colonial building in the former French concession. The food is mostly authentic Sichuan food (I.e. very spicy) like mapo tofu and water boiled beef. One of their signature dishes and not to be missed is the beef cooked in hot oil at the table (which is not a typical Sichuan dish). They also make a... More 

Thank Limecurry
New York City, New York
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852 reviews
576 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Even though smoking has been banned in Shanghai restaurants, it just isn't enforced in this place. Plus, the service is beyond horrible. We, (and I was with local Chinese speaking people), sat in this restaurant for over 30 minutes without a server coming over to us....and the place was over half empty. Needless to say, we left and would never... More 

Thank Sockster
Notteroy Municipality, Norway
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This place is offering very good food that make us remember that Sichuan also is a cuisine in China. Shanghai has many nice restaurants with good food, but there is something special with the spicy Sichuan food. Pin Chuan serves it in a friendly tone and good service. Bon appetite!

Thank Trygve S
Shanghai, China
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Pin Chuan for many years as a family. We love their food. Very good quality and the service is good. They don't speak much English, but they are very helpful. Must try the fish with red chili, green beans and chicken with cashew. Stay away from the mapo tofu. Use to be really good, but... More 

Thank Sueshanghai
Singapore, Singapore
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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The Sichuan kitchen is one of my favourite chinese kitchens. Had a wide selection of different dishes - fish, pork, veggies, frog and tofu. The spice level is clearly marked in the well illustrated menu. Which is both in English and Chinese. The food was tasty, but the pork ribs were slightly dry. The fish, frog and veggies were good.... More 

Thank Micmey70
McLean, Virginia
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156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Good restaurant on the top floor of an upscale mall. Not bad at all - just not a very authentic Sichuan experience. Definitely a slice of modern Shanghai. It's certainly spicy so perfect for those of you seeking a chili fix. Good place to go if you are close and hungry, but probably not worth driving across town for.

Thank MinusThirty
Shanghai, China
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228 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Went to Pinchuan many times in the last few years. Very good service for both dinner and lunch. Also good place for entertaining guests from overseas. I know their dishes have been adapted for foreigners but we enjoyed going there.

Thank Keren C
New York City
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883 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 554 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

We ate at a branch is on the top floor of Plaza 66. The menu has delectable Sichuan options. I love spicy food but some dishes were just plain old too hot for me. The service here is not the best, and English is very limited, although the menus are in English. You will want to come with large water... More 

Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Shanghai Region, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Food was excelent, totally beyond my expression. 麻婆豆腐 was very spicy but tasty. Service and environment wasnnot so good. But come back again I. Near future

Thank Kojinakagawa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.47 Taojiang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6437 9361

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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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