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Little Szechuan

422 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1962
651-222-1333
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Ranked #153 of 793 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $0 - $13
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I was a huge fan of the prior version of Little Szechuan... So the bar was already set high for my first visit in their new all hot pot format... Our experience exceeded my expectations. Great service, large selection of ingredients, mix your own sauce bar. Very happy with not only the quality of the food, but the cook at... More 

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I thought I was back in China having a hotpot, this is authentic China in St. Paul. Warning when they say spicy they mean spicy. My lips are still comfortably numb.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was the best Chinese Restaurant in the Twin Cities, and now it's not. They recently changed to - Hot Pot - style. I am not a fan. Extremely disappointed to lose such a wonderful menu. The hot pot is really just boiling meat and vegetables. The service was good and the waitress tried to help us along. But, all... More 

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Maplewood, MN
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went in for chung king chili shrimps, dan dan noodles, and green beans and were disappointed none of our favorites were available. The greeter explained the new hot pot concept which did not sound appetizing, or maybe it was simply anticipation being met by bitter disappointment in any event, we left and headed to the Tea House. If we're... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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123 reviews 123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Little Szechuan has been an old favorite for several years, one of the default restaurants we visit on Friday evenings when we can no longer think. This Spring the place closed in order to remodel and shift the format from familiar Szechuan Chinese food to Szechuan hot pot food, rather like a Chinese version of European fondue. We were trying... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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160 reviews 160 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This used to be awesome szechuan...maybe the best kung pao in town. great chili oil, great spice and flavor. not anymore. things first went to a buffet style, which was ok. Now they are a hot pot restaurant. We went with a large group. They crowded us around a big table because of the "hot pot" setup being on wires... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice and chic place to eat. Food and service is really wonderful! Price is a bit higher than the standard price but you are paying for the nice surrounding.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I love spicy food.... I love exploring the distinct varieties of Chinese cuisine, and this place isn't just called "Szechuan". It really is Szechuan, with it's strong peppery, numbing flavors. I had the Mala Chicken which is my favorite from restaurants in other cities, and I was surprised how good this place was. The tea tree mushrooms, were super earthy... More 

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New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Whenever I am in the Minneapolis area my wife and family are sure to have a meal here. We order vegetarian and vegan plates and they are delicious. Be sure to order the pea tips if they are available. Pressed spicy tofu and peanuts, Szechuan french fries and crispy fried tofu and my favorites. I will be back in a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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95 reviews 95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Actually visited the West End location in St. Louis Park, but I can't find them on Trip Advisor. Living in a pretty cosmopolitan city for restaurants, but having a tough time finding good Chinese, I thought Little Szechuan was pretty good. A lot of variety on the menu and the appetizers were solid. Not cheap, but pretty good.

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Additional Information about Little Szechuan

Address: 422 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1962
Phone Number: 651-222-1333
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 13
Cuisine: Chinese

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