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L'Olla de Si Chuan

#1,355 of 7,649 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Chinese, Asian, Yunnan
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Aragon Street, 224 | Doctor Letamendi Square, 11-12, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
+34 935 03 18 88
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant because of the recommendation of El Comidista. He picked it to TOP 10 of his favorite Chinese restaurants in Spain (!!!). Since another restaurant Nanit (which is one of my favorite places in Barcelona) was also mentioned there I decided to give it a try. Unfortunately it was below the expectations. I am sorry to... More 

Thank bartrotter
Barcelona, Spain
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a place I heard for a long time and never had the chance to taste it . They are famous for their star dish Olla de Si Chuan, but we didn´t order it as we saw that is a bit trolley of food and I thnik you must be a lot of people to eat that much, plus... More 

Thank MateoBCN
Merida, Venezuela
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been rated as one of the best Chinese in Barcelona, and it sure has great food, a diverse menu and very good prices! We had a nice meal, with entries, two main plates, soup and drinks for three for only 10 eu each and it was delicious! I highly recommend it!

Thank Rangelav
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

You get it right away when go through the door - this is the kingdom of spicy. Serious stuff indeed. Food quality here is a priority, and you taste it. Waiting staff is professional and much more polite than the restaurants scattered along Ali Bei (Barcelona's Chinatown). Will surely call again.

Thank walkabout_00147
Barcelona, Spain
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I just finished my dinner at this restaurant and the food was good. You have a choice of a la carte or l'olla which basically is a pot with boiling water and oil where you cook your own food. From the menu the dishes vary from 6-11 euros, l'olla will cost you 21 euros but you get a lot of... More 

Thank dragossilver
Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

"All you can eat" hotpot cost £24 per person. Honestly they provided a choices just in "so-so" but the hot pot soup is tasty, up to standard in Si Chuan style with spicy and different kinds of ingredients. However, I have to drink a lot of water after hotpot it made me quite thirsty. The services is kind and generous.... More 

Thank chikwok
Arnau B, Propietario at L'Olla de Si Chuan, responded to this review

Dear chikwok, Thanks for coming! You're true. Soup is tasty, but many ingredients are not the more tasty you can eat. All the ingredients at the trolley are made for chinese and spanish costumers... We tried to mix as best as we can, due to give fresh vegetables. Next time, I recommend drin a Little bit of milk, in order... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is one the authentic chinese restaurants you will find in Barcelona, great food (super filling) and a great service!

Thank Nisha M
Zurich, Switzerland
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Be aware what you order. I ordered a traditional spicy fish which was well cooked with a tasty sauce but the fish was not so fresh. What a pity!!! The vegi dishes were good and fresh.

Thank victoriaxyz
Arnau B, Propietario at L'Olla de Si Chuan, responded to this review

Dear Victoria, Thanks for coming! Fresh fish is forbbiden in Spain, in order to avoid Anisakis. You can buy fresh fish in specialized stores, but not in restaurants... Fesh fish is a 6000€ penalty. Specially in Barcelona, food inspectors are so hard with fresh fish. We try to dou our best dishes with our sauces. Also, vegetables comes from near... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is the first time in my life i have had such authentic and delicious Chinease food.. Their menu is realy big and has lots of variety of dishes though i would recommend ordering one of the stew or soups which are really good! We were a group of friends visiting Barcelona and we were here twice and definitly will... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

It was the second time I went to l'Olla de Si Chuan and we ordered the suggested menu "Olla de Si Chuan". They serve you a bowl with two different soups (you decide what flavours and spicy level) where you can cook all the products you want. And I don't overstate it when I say "all" because they serve you... More 

Thank Joan Fluvià P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$27
Chinese, Asian, Yunnan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aragon Street, 224 | Doctor Letamendi Square, 11-12, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighbourhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: +34 935 03 18 88
Chinese restaurant based on Si Chuan and Yunnan region food, where it borns the gastronomic culture.Perfect for people who loves spicy meals and intense flavors.

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Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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