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Szechuan Garden (Sichuan Garden)
Posted by BrooklynWhippet on 03/22/2011
I ordered the chicken with broccoli from the "light menu"--no corn starch, no added sugar, served with brown rice. It was fresh and tasty, though admittedly not very exciting. A good option for a healthy weeknight meal. The steamed veggie dumplings were just bad--all doughy skin with nothing but stringy cabbage inside.
Posted by Boerum Hill on 02/25/2011
I agree with the majority of reviewers here--the food is excellent and if you try the szechuan specialities (some of which are no longer listed on the menu but still available like capsicum chicken) you are in for a real (spicy) treat. When pregnancy forced me to lower my spice level I even found the old more Americanized standbys to be very solid and can recommend the kung pao chicken and cold sesame noodles. Not too greasy and definitely much more flavor than the other Chinese take out places in the area.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/09/2011
This place is disappointing. It took an hour to get my food, and after reading the recommendations, I tried the Dan Dan noodles, a chicken szechuan dish, and some szechuan pork dumplings. I love spice and whilst these performed in that arena they had no other flavours to offer. Each dish was swimming in chili oil with petrified lumps of meat and no vegetables. I threw the whole lot out. Would never order from here again, what a disappointment.
Posted by BH Asians on 06/29/2010
I am of Asian descent and constantly bemoan the lack of quality Asian food in the area. Saki is one of the great exceptions. Good Szechuan food in the city is hard to find - Spicy & Tasty in Flushing, Wu Liang Ye in midtown, and a few of Grand Szechuan restaurants make the cut. But I would put Saki up there as a great Brooklyn secret. The chicken (or beef) with spicy capsicum and dan dan noodles are standouts. Ma po tofu is not not on par with the Szechuan restaurants I named, but the other Szechuan dishes are great. Their other Chinese fare also is well above the neighborhood comparators - the pork used in the fried rice and lo mein is clearly of better quality. Delivery is extremely fast - usually 15 minutes or less to Brooklyn Heights. Please, everybody try out this restaurant! I'm afraid it'll be gone soon, like Kim Paris on Montague disappeared so quickly, and we'll be left with no decent Chinese takeout alternatives.
Posted by pete on 06/08/2010
I have never understood why more people in the neighborhood do not know about this place. This is definitely the best chinese food in the Carroll Gardens/Cobble hill area. It has all the regular comfort foods you are used to and if you are feeling adventurous there are items on the menu that may pique your interest. The best part is that they do not serve greasy nasty take-out food that gives you the itis, you can safely dine here and enjoy the rest of your night itis free.
Posted by urchinbk on 02/05/2010
I've lived in the neighborhood for years and I would never have tried this place if a friend hadn't insisted. The food is absolutely fantastic--flavorful, nuanced, not too greasy. It's head and shoulders above most similarly priced and more popular places on Smith St. Try the eggplant in garlic sauce, the double cooked streaky pork, and the incredible Dan Dan noodles!
Posted by Shaman08 on 03/07/2009
My brother introduced to me to Szechuan Garden via delivery this week. WOW! Great, great, great food. Lighter than usual Chinese restaurants..the sauces more nuanced. And I really dug the spicy sesame noodles. LOVE having this new place in the hood.