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Posted by Anonymous on 07/16/2007
Heard great things about the szechuan here and was a bit skeptical b/c szech is just not done right in the us. i was quite surprised by the flavors of our dishes. some were a tad salty and bit too oily, but overall, they managed to get the spice-ness correct. hot, burning but not numbing which is a difficult balance. go for the food, try your best to ignore the crappy service.
Posted by A neighbour on 07/10/2007
The real Chinese food here is unusually good, truly excellent, while the "American Chinese" is kind of disgusting. Avoid the lunch specials (all American Chinese) and in general I avoid the takeout, which is never as good as eating in the restaurant. There is always a lineup but the line moves fast. One peculiarity is the doggy bag thing: ask to take your leftovers and you will discover when you get home that they have given you only about half of your leftovers. What is that about? So get them to bring the containers to the table, its the only way. The staff mysteriously forget how to speak English whenever it is convenient but are otherwise fluent in English.
Posted by Highly discerning tastes on 05/21/2007
I cannot rave enough about this place! The au zhou chicken and shrimp dishes are incredible. I also love the soup dumplings and fried rice. Ask them not to put any of those szechuan peppercorns though, as they numb your mouth and leave a terrible feeling. The food is spicy and awesome and the value just fantastic considering the delicious food and decent ambience. (Good enough for a date!!!). It is my all-time favorite Chinese restaurant and all my friends and family just love it!
Posted by MNS in Chelsea on 05/03/2007
Don't expect fabulous eggrolls or fried rice. Go here for the truly great spicy, unusual dishes, since Sichaun is their specialty. Double sauteed spicy pork, ma po dofu, shredded chicken with jalapenos, au zhiou chicken, etc. The soup dumplings are OK; but this isn't a Shanghainese restaurant, so they're not authentic. The shredded duck with green beans is good even though it's not spicy, has nice ginger/ pepper flavors. Many other good dishes which I can't remember right now. The service in the restaurant is OK, not gracious, not rude. I must tell you I've been here many, many times. They have even been sweet to my kid and other kids. However, I hate to call and place a delivery order because they are awful on the phone. About to hang up on you before you add another dish or your phone #. But the food is so good, I order anyway... or try to get my husband to do it :)
Posted by Anonymous on 04/16/2007
I ordered the sesame chicken and it was chewy and had bones in it. Totally poor. Would not order from here again!
Posted by mcl on 01/26/2007
1:25 minutes later. No warning. Forgot the soda. But the food is good! Love their special spicy chicken. Don't have delivery if you're hungry!
Posted by Stephanie on 01/21/2007
It's tough to find Chinese food that isn't greasy, but this place succeeds! They are rude (the 3 times I've been there and twice had it delivered) and the atmosphere is, um...strange, complete with an entertainment system fit for a living room in the restaurant. Feels more like a big living room than an actual restaurant. Regardless the food is very good, so have it delivered if you can deal with the person on the phone taking your order.