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Little Szechuan

422 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1962
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Ranked #81 of 785 restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $0 - $13
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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41 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Okay let me first say, this is my first really bad review. But I believe honesty is the best policy! Spent $30+ dollars and all I can say is no one finished their meals and didn't bother to bring the leftovers. There was nothing, I mean NOTHING authentic about this food. It was definitely Americanized and very bland food. Fried... More

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St. Paul, MN
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

So sayeth our Chinese immigrant dining partner. All I know is they have really great food, wonderful service and fair prices. Not a fancy interior or neighborhood location - you go there for the food, not the ambiance. LOVE that their menu includes a big, color photo of every item on the menu.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

On a recent trip to the twin cities we were taken here by friends. The four of us ordered an entrée each and shared. Each of the dishes was tasty and well prepared. This is NOT your typical Americanized version of Chinese food. We enjoyed everything we ordered. We'll definitely be back next time we are in the area.

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Minneapolis, MN
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I've always been a big fan of Little Szechuan, but the last four meals I've had there have been average to poor. They recently opened another location in the Minneapolis suburbs and unfortunately like so many other restaurants that try to expand, the quality suffers at the original location. Just today I was in for lunch and had a well... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Wife got Taste of Szechuan which was above average and I got House Lo Mein which tasted like cheap take out. Prices were fair and servings were large. Wait staff was great and attentive.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is the best Szechuan restaurant in the Twin Cities. They are consistent in the quality, portions and service. Eat here regularly and had majority of the dishes, never a bad experience. Staff is friendly and cordial. Place is clean.

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