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Chelsea Chinese (fka Grand Sichuan International)
Posted by Johnny on 08/19/2004
Let's face it folks- NYC is running out of "finds" when it comes to food. Typically, when a place is discovered, and the food is rately highly- prices are jacked... or inconsistancy will follow. Here, however, I have to say during my three years of eating here-- the food was and is still amazing. The decor is nothing to write home about- but if you're looking for flavor, value, and speed... definitely eat here. FYI: the restaurant will often have special dishes, which are not on the menu. If you're lucky enough to be chinese, you can asking about them in detail.... I am not- so often times I will try to fumble and gesture and get them to mention these items to me... give it a try- it may or may not work... depending on the waitress
Posted by Chinese foodie on 08/10/2004
The food at gsi is one of the best sichuan food in north america. You can not beat the authentic dishes. So hot, it could make your pores sweat. Fresh and prepared with precision. All my chef friends love to eat here. The service is quick but not the best. The host is sometimes hostile in a Seinfield way. The atmosphere could be much better without the TV. The best!
Posted by Anonymous on 06/29/2004
The hostess at the door is so mean it's almost not worth eating there. The food is good, but not outstanding.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/01/2004
Me and my family were eating out. We decided to go to Grand Sichuan. The food was really good, but the waiters and waitresses took away the food before we were done, and when we asked for more napkins, it took them about 15 minutes to bring us the napkins, so if you want good food, come here, but if you want good service, this isn't the place for you!
Posted by Molly on 12/14/2003
This is hands-down the best chinese food around... very tasty and delicately flavored, great portions and inexpensive. Only downside is the table service. The waitresses who take orders are quick and nice (ask for recommendations), but the girls who bus the tables are clumsy, rude, hurried, and will pile plates and glasses so that they fall and spill on the table or customers as often as not. Be prepared to wait on weekend nights, but service is fast and the show moves right along.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/04/2003
This is the best Chinese in the area. It is always hot, fresh, and not oily or greasy. Almost everything on the menu is terrific.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/30/2003
there specialty dishes are delicious. i've only ever ordered so i have no clue what the service or atmosphere is like. i do know that you have to ask for chopsticks and menus when you order and that doesn't guarantee that you will get them. order family style... it's funner.