Another friend recommended a popular Hunan restaurant to us while we were in Shanghai called GuYi. We had to jump in a cab near People’s Park and take a 10-15 ride over to the west side of town where the expats lived. The restaurant was a little upscale compared to your average Shanghai establishment but it turned out to be one of the better meals we had in the city. Everything was spicy and full of Chinese Sichuan “numbing” peppercorns and cumin. The pricing for food and beers was definitely more on the Western side.