Ba Shan serves authentic snacks and homestyle dishes from Sichuan and northern China inan elegant setting designed to evoke the atmosphere of an old county town. House specialities include irresistible pot-sticker dumplings, spicy cucumber salad and Xi’an flatbreads stuffed with stewed pork.
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Ba Shan Restaurant
24 Romilly Street
Mmm.. Nothing mind blowing, but it's a good Hunanese spot, with plenty of hearty dishes. Considering its position in the middle of Chinatown (just behind Leicester Square) it would probably deserve one more star, but my taste prevent me from doing it.
Beware, everything here is spicy. You are advised. I mean you are really advised, the first page of the menu says so!
The choice of dishes is...more
I like this place at least as much as Barshu across the road. Also it feels to me like they're slightly less spicy which makes it easier for me to bring those less familiar with Szechuan cuisine with me. Which I have done more often than I can remember by now.
Mandatory orders are of course the string beans (same like at Barshu and any other good Szechuan place), or the dry-wok twice-cooked...more
My second review of Chinese food this week comes from my first visit to BaShan. After reviewing BarShu, and having had the pleasure of chowing down at both places this week, I'd have to say I'm either more a fan of Szechuanese food over Hunan'ese food, or I'd agree with most here that BarShu is better than BaShan.
Anyway, my mistake for first presuming this was a Szechuanese place. It...more
Ba shan is another fine kitchen from the bar shu mini-chain. This one has more dishes from Hunan, but still with a lot of overlap with menu items from the Sichuan siblings. And like bar shu opposite, the great cooking and great decor is slightly undermined by unfriendly service. We got a table with almost zero wait on Friday night which was great, tho the layout is awkward, they'd squeezed one...more
"If you don't eat chillis, you are not ready for a revolution..."
We were looking for a Vietnamese place to have dinner but came across Sichuan restaurant Ba Shan, which seemed to have a nice atmosphere inside and felt like it was known by locals as a good place to eat.
Once seated, we were given a thick red fake leather menu...more