24 Romilly Street
Soho, London, UK, W1D 5AH, CA
020 7287 3266
020 7494 4228 (Fax)
Ba Shan is a Northern Chinese restaurant located near Chinatown in the Soho area of London. They specialize in small plates and we went for dinner. The menu changes significantly during lunch, so make sure you go when the dishes you want are available. Ba Shan opened in March 2009, their sister restaurant is Bar Shu located across the street.
Decor, Vibe – It is located in an old building with many small rooms. Each room has a small dining area has a different theme and is very modern, clean, and full of relics. Diners cross all races and age levels.
Ba Shan Menu Pictures (Click to zoom into any picture)
Ba Shan Menu
Dry fried Green Beans (£7.50) were fresh, cooked well, and had lots of meat flavor. On the small side quantity wise though.
Dry Fried Asparagus (£8.50) cooked just like the beans. Very good just not a lot.
Ba shan special fried rice (£6) was a fairly big dish full of carrots, egg, sausage, green onion, and rice. Much more interesting to eat than plain rice!
Wonton Noodles (£5.20) satisfied our desire for a noodle dish with its warm broth. It was a cross between a Cantonese dish and a Shanxi one. Good amount of oil in the broth.
Sweet and sour pork (£7.50) had a nice quantity of pork with a not too sweet sauce that reminded us of similar sauces in China.
Jiamo (£3.20) or Shaanxi flatbread sandwich with tender stewed pork. Slightly browned bun, but two nice buns overflowing with lots of pork.
Lotus leaf buns (£3.20) with tender stewed pork were not as good as the Jiamo ones. Nice green pseudo vegetarian color. Order those instead.
Ba Shan had a person manning each small dining area, so we essentially had one waiter taking care of 3 tables. The food was very good, making it a good bet for anyone looking for this style of Chinese food. Prices are on the high side, as is much of the food in London. Tube: Leicester Square