Please note that Sichuan-Folk accepts cash payment only and that customers reserving through Quandoo are not eligible for the lunch special. Please bear these things in mind when making your reservation, and thank you for your understanding.
You can find the friendly Sichuan Shu Chinese restaurant along Hanbury Street, between Old Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane. It’s a buzzing place to site a restaurant that focuses on spicy Chinese-Sichuan cuisine, what with Banglatown’s best South Asian restaurants just up the road. With over a hundred authentic dishes on offer, this sleek and simple Chinese restaurant in London’s East End attracts a great deal of foot traffic. Enjoy Sichuan Shu's bottomless hotpot for a fixed price, great value lunch specials, or brave the typically fiery a la carte menu.
Spitalfields locals with a penchant for Sichuan cuisine know that for well under a tenner they can bag a lunch special at one of East London’s most dedicated Chinese restaurants, Sichuan Shu. Each dish comes with the soup of the day, and each is probably a spicy little number. Hot picks include Sichuan Shu’s special twice-cooked pork with rice or the preserved pork with black bean sauce, the ma-po tofu with minced pork and rice or the Sichuan-style beef curry. Real regional delicacies include the dry-fried pig’s intestines or the sliced tripe with hot peppers. If you’re looking for something a little less porky, a little more from greener pastures, you might want to opt for the braised aubergine with soy sauce or the curious stir-fried loofah (sea sponge) with rice.
The a la carte menu at Sichuan Shu Chinese Restaurant is formidably long. There are over a hundred dishes to choose from, each being a great representative of the precise focus of what this East London restaurant brings to bear on Chinese-Sichuan cuisine. Sichuan Shu’s most popular starters are the signature dim sum with just vegetables or pork and vegetables. The cloud ear fungus with coriander is another, more outre entree that comes highly recommended. A good option if you’re sharing a meal around the lazy susan is to go for the Sichuan Shu appetiser platter loaded up with the chef’s daily selection of authentic starters. You can get a bottomless, all-you-can-eat hotpot to share, too, for a fixed price per person. Seafood, vegetables, delicately marbled and marinated meats combine in a characteristically spicy broth for a social Sichuan cuisine experience. This Spitalfields Chinese restaurant’s Hanbury Street premises pack out, so book in advance.
The service here was absolutely fantastic, we weren’t hurried along despite ordering mains and tap water only and the servers were absolutely lovely. Thanks for a great night!
The best dumplings in London. Everything so spicy and delicious. Chicken wings were so good. The group next to us had a huge hot pot and that looked amazing
Brilliant as ever. Looking forward to returning on Thursday. Crispy pig intestines are the best, gong bao chicken is great too. Favourite sichuan place in London
Good food. The restaurant was very busy for Monday night. But there is no delay on getting my food. Everything comes in at the right temperature. It shows that it is really good.
We've lived in London for the past 3 years, and been back to this restuarant so many times, more than any other restuarant we've discovered. We always get the signature dumplings to start and twice cooked pork as a main, along with another different dish to try each time we go. Those dishes keep on bringing us back, they are so delicious. The staff are nice and friendly. The restuarant has been refurbished since we first started going, but it's still got that traditional feel.
Chinese food tends to be underrated due to the atrocities offered as chinese take aways. This is proper, spicy, deeply savoury, real chinese food. We have eaten here three times and on all occassions have been the only european customers in a packed restaurant full of chinese customers. If you, like me, love authentic food, please go here, do not choose from the menu and tell your waiter to bring what he recommends. This is not fancy food, but gutsy, interesting real food. Please go.
Absolutely the best Szechuan food I have had (and I've been around the block a few times). Unlike a lot of other Szechuan restaurants where the food is unnecessarily oily, the food here achieved all the delicious taste (and more) without the excessive greasiness. There is of course some amount of oil (has to be there in Szechuan food), but the flavors and everything else shine through. Every single item we had was fantastic. Will DEFINITELY go back and most definitely recommend to others!
This is one of my favourite restaurants. The food is authentic sichuanese. I always have the gong bao prawns and the fried beans with pork mince. Other really good dishes include the lamb with cumin and the sliced beef in chilli oil. The service has always been really good, with the waiter able to recommend dishes to you if you're not sure what to order. the restaurant itself is not fancy, but it's perfectly pleasant.
One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. I've been coming here for several years and it's consistently good. It's not universally super spicy and vegetarian dishes are done with as much flair as the meaty dishes so veggies won't feel let down. My top tip is rather than looking at the menu, just tell them what you like (or don't like) and ask them to choose for you.
Very friendly staff. We had hotpot half and half. Taste was good, but many ingredients were still frozen on the table, I did not like that very much. I lived in Sichuan for several years and like the hotpot really hot, this one was rather mild. I was missing the authentic dipping made of sesame oil, oyster sauce, garlic and spring onions and some typical ingredients like tripe. We paid 90 pounds for three persons.