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Grand Sichuan 7th Ave
Posted by Anonymous on 07/28/2008
Being a foodie who is well traveled and very familiar with the Asian cuisine, I am always looking for authentic food. Grand Sichuan produces such a quality that I find exceptional in New York. The food is very authentic and possesses the feel of home-cooking. The only downside of this restaurant is the delivery service. In 4 of my past 7 times I've ordered from this restaurant, they've made a mistake in the order (i.e. they either delivered the wrong order, is missing some piece of the order...). In addition, if you are planning to order from this spot, I hope you are not hungry, because the delivery is never speedy. It always takes over 45 minutes before it arrives. I live about 3 blocks away and the last time I ordered from them, I waited over an hour! What a shame for a great restaurant
Posted by pablo on 06/29/2008
We got delivery this weekend and were impressed. My wife is Taiwanese and gets frustrated at the "american chinese" places that you find on most streets. The food was very good indeed- fresh, spicey and with none of the typical sweet sticky sauces. Some good veg dishes too. I agree with the other reviewer that the wonton was a little thick but the filling was excellent as was the sauce. Check it out.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/28/2008
We love the Grand Sichuan at 24th St. but they don't deliver to us. So we tried the new G.S. on 7th Avenue and loved it. I can't speak for the on-site service or atmosphere but the take-out was first class. We like that they offer small portions so we could try a number of dishes. I recommend the shredded duck with ginger, the jumbo shrimp with citrus sauce, the chow fun noodles, the kung bao chicken, and the fabulous pea shoots. The dishes weren't as spicy as we expected but they were well spiced and delicious.
Posted by sam on 06/26/2008
I was unsure about going here after reading the other review but I went ahead and got one of their lunch specials - Sliced Fish with Scallions and Ginger. It was very good. The fish was fresh, the sauce was really tasty and light. Yummy. There are so few options in this immediate neighborhood. This Grand Sichuan is a very, very welcomed addition. If you work/live in the area, you may want to give this place a try. Enjoy!
Posted by tsiblis on 06/14/2008
We are fans of the 9th Ave. branch so went tonight and could not have been more disappointed. They don't yet have their liquor license nor do they have food worth eating. We started with the shrimp/pork soup dumplings and were surprised to find the dough too thick, having none of the magic we'd hoped for. Ordered soft shell crab and that was too salty to even consider so we sent it back. The chicken with hot red peppers was a joke, laden with peppers, forcing you to search for tiny morself of chicken, and that dish suffered not only from the ratio but from having too much all-spice. We'd ordered garlic shoots that never arrived. I complained to the woman in front, who said it's owned by the same person and I suggested she tell him anyone expecting to find what they were used to at other branches would, I'm sure, never return here. Service was rudimentary. I asked to have my water glass refilled. The place was not crowded but the staff didn't feel professional or properly trained.