|Address:||172 8th Ave A, New York, NY 10011, USA|
|Working:||11:30AM–11PM 11:30AM–11PM 11:30AM–11PM 11:30AM–11PM 11:30AM–11:30PM 11:30AM–11:30PM 12–11PM|
This fiery spicy restaurant is a bit unexpected along the blandness 8th Ave row in catering to Chelsea boys. The restaurant was revamped with a more ‘modern’ interior and fine diningesque with table cloth and napkins. The extensive menu with choices of pig intestines and frog you might only find in Chinatown that might cater more to the Asians than the Chelsea population. The pork soup dumplings are good but skin is slight thicker than the more crafted one you might find. You have to ask for the tea which doesn’t come standard per table. We started with the mung bean noodles in chili sauce. It less noodle but chucks of agar like in a tart chili sauce. The pork dumplings were quite good but the ‘soup’ inside was a bit inconsistent. My friend bit into one where the broth came out like a burst dike. The chicken in chili looks spicy with all the chili peppers but don’t let that scare you. It is all looks. The chicken fried nicely and tender. The peppers added some heat but more in flavor. Grand Sichuan Eastern is a good pick if not wanting to head to Chinatown for some decent food. The service is much more pleasant and slightly more upscale than you get but the prices seems reasonable.
Wow, was I impressed. We walked into a really nice looking restaurant that was empty and served some of the best Chinese food Ive tasted. Fresh, deep and rich flavors, and colorful plating are just a few ways to describe the dishes served here. You could tell the dishes were authentic and the friendly staff made a point to serve up large portions and keep us full. We ordered all sorts of extremely spicy dishes and wow did they live up to the hype. For instance, the spicy sauteed beef had a heat to it that made you go slow but that heat itself had a wonderful rich flavor, and dont get me started on the Mapo Tofu! Wow! I was truly blown away and all my expectations exceeded. Ill definitely be coming back!
These reviews must be for the older location on 9th Ave. at 24th St. This branch (if it is the same chain) has a high-tech Chelsea modern decor, snappy service, and some very hot, very authentic dishes (try the beef tendons in hot sauce, for example.) I dont understand what the other reviewers were complaining about, unless the restaurant at the former location has gone way downhill: it used to be very good, and the decor and service were OK.
7/3/17 - The mung bean noodles were balanced with the right level of vinegar, black bean, and peanut mix. The tendon was also nicely done and not too seasoned (MSG). The Beef Tendon & Tripe were flavorful and seasoned just right. The fish fillet in hot oil was nicely prepared with flaky texture to the fish, but the flavor was mostly in the vegetables in the base. All in all, not a bad spot. The staff is friendly and attentive.
Terrible. Everything was mediocre to inedible. I ordered a plate of spicy Chinese broccoli which was a large plate of unseasoned broccoli stalks (and no floret.)Pork fried rice included weird slimy, gelatinous brown meat. General Tsos chicken was gummy and bland. Service is ok until you ask questions that dont prompt yes/no answers. Save your money/time and go elsewhere.
This restaurant is worth the visit. A little on the pricey side but, the dishes are well-prepared, tasty, and plentiful. Soup dumplings have always been great, cold noodles are tasty and youll likely enjoy most of the dishes. Decor is modest and theres plenty of seating (if you can sit by the window, youll have front row seats to an exciting dinner experience).
This is my go-to Sichuan restaurant for delivery. The Mapo Tofu is extremely spicy and delicious--some of the best Ive had in the city (although heavier than Han Dynastys equally spicy take on it). Great hot and sour soup, as well. If youre looking for some authentic Sichuan delivery, this is your spot.
Wife and I found this restaurant while walking down 8th Avenue and looking for an Italian restaurant and not wanting to wait 30 mins for a table. Excellent food, but if you like spicy ask for dish to be extra or extra-extra spicy!! Definitely on the list for our next trip to NYC.
I got a delivery of the general tsos chicken with a wonton soup and vegetable fried rice. Everything thing was delicious (the wontons were a bit under stuffed but the broth was still very good) and the delivery was quick. Great place if you want to quick Chinese food.
The worst... the sesame chicken taste like Heinz ketchup and its not crispy at all and its way over priced for the quality of the food. Probably could have made this myself . Your better off ordering from your local Chinese takeout and pay 8$ than this .
Paid $18.18 for sweet and sour chicken with white rice ( over priced) and it was cold. They are a regular Chinese take out like the ones in the hood . But in the city and better looking. Will not go back and zag at whats so grateful about this place
The food is quite good, authentic western Sichuan style. Prices and portion of food are fair. Clean dinning environment , nice setting, friendly staff and quite atmosphere also enhance the overall dinning experience. Will be back again.
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1st: This is NOT Spring Joy. This is the BEST Chinese food I have had in a while, better than Grand Sichuan at 24th and 9th. Astonishing menu. Try the Chengdu dumplings if you like hot. Very friendly staff, amazing food. Go here soon!
Impossible to find great chinese food in midtown manhattan? Apparently not. It doesnt stand out along 8th avenue in Chelsea, but this is definitely not your typical take-out chinese. Good variety, great taste, and spice!
Pretty authentic for Sichuan in NYC. Not every dish is slathered in brown spicy goo. The decor is quite comfortable and contemporary for Chinese Restos in the downtown area. Service is caring and you wont be rushed.
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Authentically fiery Sichuan cuisine, with a wide selection of traditional dishes. Decor is forgettable and service is uneven, but if you like Sichuan food, it is worth ignoring everything else at this restaurant.
Food was good but the portions for the price is small, small, small. If you like restaurant hoping for a meal, I suggest Grand Sichuan. A dinner for two should be an $80.00 investment. Service is good.
I wish I can give this restaurant a 5 star. But, my food wasnt good. I ordered the sesame chicken and it taste as of they had use ketchup to make it. However, the cold noodles were good.
We have been going here for years every Friday for lunch. If you love spicy Chinese, this is your place. Only reason for only 4 stars is the service is hit or miss
The food was very good, unusual flavor combinations and nice level of spiciness. The service was very good and the prices reasonable.
The food isnt bad and the price is decent considering the are its located in. The lunch specials are worth it at least.
Hot and delicious Sichuan cuisine. Crunchy green beans were fresh. Dumplings and Peking duck were pretty tasty too.
My favorite Chinese food place. Love the mung bean noodles, Dan Dan noodles and the spicy shishito pepper dish
I usually eat shrimp with garlic souce and the first time I ate the best chinise food this place is amazing.