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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.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/09/2007
Very good, authentic fare, but if you can get someone to wait on you, they're not going to be happy about it. Very rushed, inattentive, surly wait staff. I probably won't go back.
Posted by siuloanbao on 07/16/2007
Went there for dinner Friday night and ordered a few traditional Sichuan dishes. First were two appetizers - spicy beef & tripes; sliced conch w/hot oil. The sliced beef was tough (should be tender) and the dish was too salty. The conch on the other hand was superbly bland! Then the three entrees we had: Chicken w/chili pepper; spicy "water" cooked fish; string beans. The string beans were okay, hard to go wrong there. The chicken again was overly salty but otherwise was okay. The fish was the dish we went for and was the dish we were most disppointed in. It was totally cooked the wrong way. As the waitress put it down on the table, we all looked in awed and she was quick to say this is "how we do it here." I said this is not how it's cooked [authentically] and you should've told us when we ordered [in Chinese]. She said "I don't know what kind you had before" but yet she was quick to tell us that this is how THEY do this dish! It was as if we ordered a beef stew and was presented with chunks of burger patties [no sauce] instead. A total disappointment. I had the same dish at the sichuan restaurant on St. Mark's in June and it was made the authentic way.