125 Canal St Ste 1, New York, NY | Directions 1000240.716077 -73.995419
11:30 am-11 pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Chinatown
THE WORST – The worst, overrated, expensive for Chinatown., except for the 2 appetizers we ordered, everything stinks. The 6 dumplings were from frozen packages, not fresh, most items on menu were for show only, most dishes were out, the pork in brown sauce was just fat pieces of pork belly that was sitting, not even hot, at $15.95, this dish would be half the price elsewhere, the rice was cold,
I've eaten off foodcarts and the food was better. The only thing worth eating might be their noodle soup dish, nothing else, the Dan Dan Noodle was a joke, it couldn't even fool a non-Asian.
BEST ADVICE, DON'T GO HERE. NOT WORTH THE MONEY.
Disappointed – Very disappointed. The reviews were so good, I expected better. The lo mein was okay, but the sesame chicken was awful. Bizarre amount of vinegar in the sauce, and the chicken was tough. The place itself was pretty divey, but I could have gotten over that if the food was better. The staff, however, was fast and attentive.
Come here for the hotpot! – If you hear people talk about a Grand Sichuan that has the best hotpot in town, this is it (don't get it confused with other restaurants with the same name). I would highly recommended getting the spicy broth-chicken broth combo so that you can cool off your tongue in between. They have an amazing selection of meats, seafood, and vegetables that you can put it. The decor is of the minimalist Chinatown variety, but the waitstaff was really very polite and attentive.
The original outpost of Manhattan's mini-empire of Sichuan restaurants. – In Short
This Chinese restaurant has proven so popular, it's spawned multiple outposts, although this is the orginal location. Decor varies from location to location, with photos of Mao Tse-Tung making occasional appearances. Menus also vary, though most break down into Sichuan, Hunan, and "American Chinese Food" sections. Sichuan should be the main draw, with basics like smoked tea duck and double-cooked pork available alongside more intriguing dishes like sliced conch and "Bad Smell Bean Curd."
Wonton in hot oil... wow. – This is just the best in NY city... or any place outside of china... so much better than most of what you get that passes for real chinese...
Loofah, Crispy whole fish and the hotpot - cheep good eats. This is spicy and authentic Sichuan.
We happened upon it and what a happy accident. I could go there any day of the week. I saw a beef dish at the table next to me that I will try next time I get back there.
Best HotPot in Chinatown – Went on a Monday night, not too crowd, got seated quickly. the seating isn't too tight like some other chinese restaurant. Two menus to choose from, regular menu or hotpot menu. Definately get a hotpot menu. It has both english and chinese. they have two broths to choose from, plain or spicy. or you can get both. (a must). there's a good selection of ingredients. all fresh and well prepared. and the service was fast. Eating couldn't be more fun. After dinner, the check came to about $20 a person, which is totally worthy it. Definately going back more often.
Awesome Chinese! Authentic Spicy food – Really, really good stuff! This is the real thing. The tripe and tongue in hot oil is so good, I was able to forget how creepy the ingredients sounded. The wonton in hot oil and the crispy fish and the smoked tea-duck... yummy. The hotpot is great (and cheap) too, but the loofah, yes, what you wash your back with... the baby loofah, is a ttreat - so buttery and naturally sweet - the perfect compliment to the spicy dishes.
Just the spice that i was looking for – Loved this place. I only got to try the hotpot (huo guo) but it sent me right back to China. The dish had the regional flavor of mala (i dont' know the English) but not too much. After 5 minutes of eating I had the usual feeling of my head flushing from the spices (exactly what I was looking for). Of course if your not into having a fire in your mouth you can also get the regular chicken broth. I would def go back next time I am in New York.
Best Szechuan! – Doesn't look like much, but definitely the best Szechuan food I've found in NYC. Every dish I've tried (I'm partial to spicy chicken dishes) was delicious. A bit oily, but that's par for the course with these types of places. I challenge anyone to beat the quality of this chiense food at this price.
muy delicioso! – I got quick takeout here one evening before hopping on the NYC Chinatown to Boston Chinatown bus. I ordered the pork and scallion dumplings (which were amazing) and the cold sichuan noodles (SPICY!!). Next time, I think I'll just get the regular cold noodles...I was very impressed with the quality of the food; I will definitely make a point of going here again. If only they had a location here in Boston!
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