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Midtown South / Chelsea >
Chelsea Chinese (aka Grand Sichuan International)
Posted by dhruv on 01/31/2008
I love the food here, and unfortunately have cravings for it very often. I say unfortunately, because the service is poor, to the extent that I would call them ill-mannered. Their delivery is not very prompt.
Posted by chelsea regular on 01/30/2008
fantastic real authentic szechuan. fiery hot. auchou chicken or beef. soup dumplings (not szechuan, but very good), loofa, beef fillets in chili paste, etc. but don't order american style dishes like beef and brocolli, egg rolls, etc. they are horrible here. if you want real authentic szechuan food you can get it here - as evidenced by the large numbers of chinese diners. very unusual in an uptown restaurant. and the service is really not good. go at lunch - its much less bad.
Posted by dee on 01/06/2008
I thought that the food was absolutely delicious at Grand Sichuan! I am not sure if the other reviewers were at the same restaurant I was at. The food was bustling with flavor. If you like bland food, then don't eat here. The service was standard, but who cares, it's NYC. If you need someone to stroke your ego, then go to Cipriani's...
Posted by Anonymous on 01/04/2008
This place has the best Szechuan Food I've found in Manhattan and some of the rudest service I've encountered any where in the city. For years I've continued to order from them and I've finally given up in frustration. If you phone for delivery, you're likely to be put on hold for 15-30 minutes. The staff can't hear or understand your order and address because there's so much background noise. If your food arrives, it might be cold b/c the address was written down incorrectly, or it might be the wrong food b/c the person on the phone didn't hear you.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/14/2007
be on the whole, have had good results from the famed grand sichuan international. there are certain things worth avoiding including the chicken with chinese broccoli. far too much salt in this dish for even a huge ramen fan such as i. loofah dishes, ma po tofu and string beans with ground pork are recommended. I guess once you find the right dishes you can't stray too far. i may be back at some point for the regular fare.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/08/2007
After hearing all the raves about Grand Sichuan, we finally decided to give it a try. We ordered their traditional sichuan dishes and chef's specials. The portion was small and the food was not good. I totally don't understand the hype. When it comes to sichuan food, I'll stick to my old reliable Wu Liang Ye.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/30/2007
I called them to confirm my reservation. The first person had no idea what I was talking about. The second person shouted at me, "Don't call, We don't confirm reservation, okay? " What the heck?! Food is good, but not good enough to compensate the service. I will not go back.