Shanghai's best: Sichuan
Easily labeled as one of the best Sichuan restaurants in Shanghai, Yuxin is a must go once you tire of street food and want a more expensive vibe. Reasonably priced, this Sichuan restaurant is located on the fifth floor off of the bustling Nanjing Lu, right before you hit your mall full of Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Ralph Lauren, just to name a few. You'll have to take an elevator up, and the entrance to the building might seem a little difficult to locate.
Even if you can't read Chinese, the menu is book format with all the dishes pictured. I would suggest taking a Mandarin speaking guest a long to help translate any questions or concerns regarding the food. Trying the Sichuan caramel dessert is a must. It comes in a tower of breaded apple balls that you dip into hot caramel and quickly eat before it hardens. A truly delicious and traditional treat.
Don't be too surprised if you walk in to find a wedding reception going on with terrible karaoke. Welcome to Shanghai.