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Chelsea Chinese (aka Grand Sichuan International)

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  • Chinese
  • 229 9th Ave, New York NY10001 40.747414 -74.00106
  • (At 24th St)
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  • (212) 620-5200
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User Ratings (Based on 105 reviews)

3.075
Food 3.9 Value 3.5
Service 2.3 Atmosphere 2.4

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 620-5200
voice
(212) 352-0593
Fax:
fax
(212) 352-0590
Notes:
Major Credit Cards
Hours:
Daily: 11:30am-11pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Delivery, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Chelsea Chinese (aka Grand Sichuan International)

    Posted by rob on 10/23/2008

    not flounder

    I won't order tilapia in a restaurant since I don't like to eat farm-raised fish. I asked the waitress about the fish filets in chili sauce, and was that it was flounder. It didn't look or taste like flounder to me. When I left I asked the women at the front desk what kind of fish it was, and she said it was tilapia. I've only had two dishes here, but based on those I don't understand why there are throngs here, because yes, the service was indifferent to rude, and the food was not exceptional.

  • Chelsea Chinese (aka Grand Sichuan International)

    Posted by michael on 10/16/2008

    Friendly service and great food

    Contrary to other reports we've found the waitresses to be very friendly and helpful once you break the ice. As for the food, we have never been disappointed but recommend sticking to the Sichuan options.

  • Chelsea Chinese (aka Grand Sichuan International)

    Posted by JennInChelsea on 10/15/2008

    Great Price for Delicious Food

    Grand Sichuan is a crowded little place. There's no room to wait and they cram the tables together. However, the food is amazing. It's very fresh, authentic, well flavored, and you get a lot. As with most Chinese restaurants, the service is very straightforward. They wait until you're fully ready to order (food, drinks, etc) and then only come back when you ask. They're not being rude, it's just how the service works. Highly recommend. (Though maybe not for a first date.)

  • Chelsea Chinese (aka Grand Sichuan International)

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/26/2008

    Good Food Poor Service

    The food is very good, but the service is sub-par. I recommend ordering takeout. Not a good place for a first date. Waitress took our order and brought the food, but no one ever returned and our waitress went home. I asked for the bill at the register and they asked me to track down one of the waitresses. I won't be returning to this restaurant.

  • Chelsea Chinese (aka Grand Sichuan International)

    Posted by kate on 07/24/2008

    authentic and delicious

    Authentic down to the brusque service. I think that's pretty standard for most authentic Chinese restaurants. They're all business. Conversely, don't be afraid to get their attention. The meek will only inherit slower service.

  • Chelsea Chinese (aka Grand Sichuan International)

    Posted by Steven M. on 06/15/2008

    one of NY's best Sichuan

    I've been eating here nearly ten years, and the quality is consistently excellent. Other than the rare dish that hasn't shown up, I think the comments below on the service are unfounded. This is a very busy restaurant and many of its clientele are extremely demanding (read: difficult) the waitresses are eager to please and help pick out a harmonious selection of dishes for those unfamiliar with Sichuan cuisine. It's odd that folks hold Chinese restaurants to different standards when so many American and European restaurants in Manhattan have frankly rude, slow and abusive service practices.

  • Chelsea Chinese (aka Grand Sichuan International)

    Posted by Always Hungry on 04/26/2008

    Love Food, Dislike Service

    I was seated at the window table near the entrance way, and i almost had to break my neck to get the waitress' attention. They all seemed pretty rude, and i im not sure if the management really does anything about that. However, the food was another story. Best chinese food in the city, try the scallops in garlic sauce, steamed dumplings and auzou beef... PHENOMENAL!

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