Sichuan-Folk Chinese Restaurant


Sichuan-Folk Chinese Restaurant in London's East End has just about the coolest location of any Chinese restaurant in London: right on Hanbury Street, the main route between Spitalfields markets and Brick Lane. Its location alone would be enough to make it popular with students and locals needing a quick, economical nosh, but Sichuan-Folk is the real deal: a reasonably authentic Chinese restaurant with a focus on Sichuan cuisine and with a few intriguing dishes to tempt the punter. Try the Sichuan-folk special-flavoured chicken or peng-peng crab or jump right in to the frog legs with pickled ginger. There are vegetarian options and children are welcome. The dining room is cosy with Eastern-motif-painted walls, dark wooden tables and seating and trad tassled silk lamps. Sichuan-Folk is still a great choice for quick meals, but the food and the warm welcome lift the restaurant into something more.

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Sichuan-Folk Chinese Restaurant

32 Hanbury Street
E1 6QR
Public transport:
Shoreditch, Underground
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Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Sichuan-Folk Chinese Restaurant

5.0 out of 5 11 April 2015
by Rob L.

One of the best places I ate in London on my vacation. Authentic as it gets and the staff is very friendly. Looks like a local favorite as well. Get some!more

5.0 out of 5 8 February 2015
by Seungwon J.

Amazing food! It was as good as the sichuan food i used to get in Shanghai. Service was also fast and very friendly. And the price was 30-50% cheaper than other Sichuan places in Soho. Will definitely go back and will probably not go to other places now for spicy chinese food.more

1.0 out of 5 30 January 2015
by Dan K.

I came here with friends and half of us ordered "hot pot" dish. Which is £20 per head. What do you get for that money?

A pot of boiling water with some vegetables inside and chicken stock. And a huge pile of mixed meat, veg and fish.

Problem starts when everyone who is new to this starts to through all types of food inside.

Fish becomes overbooked and falls apart.

In the end the whole...more

5.0 out of 5 27 November 2014
by Ally H.

Really yummy food and great service...

Went here for the first time last night. Got to the place around 1030pm and the kitchen was already but the staff were really nice and let us put our order in anyway. We asked them to help is choose what to order. Everything they recommended was very yummy !!!more

4.0 out of 5 18 November 2014
by Michael O.

Has potential to be some of the most flavorful food you can find in London. I think they toned down the spice level, which I really wish they hadn't. Next time, be sure to ask for extra spicy.

I had the twice cooked pork which was quite flavorful and had a bit of a kick (although I would have preferred spicier). The steamed buns it came with were a bit tough and the plate was a bit oily....more

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