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Little Szechuan

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422 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1962
651-222-1333
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, very good prices

We came as a group of 4, ordered 3 dishes, and could not quite finish the food. The "red revolution" spicy fish in stock was my favorite, and I think I could eat that for days (its a HUGE dish for 15$). Strong recommendation

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Misha H
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came as a group of 4, ordered 3 dishes, and could not quite finish the food. The "red revolution" spicy fish in stock was my favorite, and I think I could eat that for days (its a HUGE dish for 15$). Strong recommendation

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Thank Misha H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

both of these dishes I first loved at Princess Garden, before it changed hands. Now the owners of that place have a restaurant Far Asia in Shakopee. In any case, the Little Szechuan versions are great but really expensive! I got lamb and chicken today and the total was $32+ so not an inexpensive option.

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Thank Jenny B
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I cannot believe it happened, waiter and waitress are such liars. They overcharged my credit card. I called several times, they just lied to me.

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Thank Yun Z
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Little Szechuan 3 times and have never been impressed. The food lacks passion or any real attempt to excel beyond palatability. While some of the dishes are quite spicy hot, they are otherwise bland.

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Thank Natasha B
Minneapolis, MN
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This was one of the more unusual and authentic Chinese meals I have ever had. First you order a broth, and there are a number of options at various levels of spice to choose from. Then, you choose what you would like in your soup, from meats, fish, vegetables and other assorted items. The food is then brought to you... More 

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Thank markabaddon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Happy to see the hot pot concept in the cities, but disappointed at the quantity/pricing for each of the dishes. Portions were very small. Though we chose one base, even a range of things to try (particularly unique things that we struggle to secure for hot pot at home) ended up with a tab of $70+ for two people. At... More 

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Thank Heather M
Roseville, Minnesota
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137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My wife and I went here on a Saturday night, not knowing that it was a hotpot restaurant, but we rolled with it. You pay about $8 for the pot, which is like a soup (a bit more than a broth) that boils on the hotpads built into each table. We went with the split pot, so we could have... More 

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Thank pdwschmidt
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The food was decent but when the waiter brought the wrong dish and we corrected him, he became rude. He said, "No this is what you ordered." When he went to prove us wrong he saw his mistake and came back and just said, "Fine if you don't like this I'll take it away."

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Thank dyrflr
MPLS
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had a group of 10. There were two hotplates built into our table. Each hot pot comes to the table with a split center so we could have both hot and not so hot broths in the same pot. The hot was wicked hot, uffda! The ingredients we ordered to cook at our table were fresh, plentiful and very... More 

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Thank doug001
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Very expensive for what you get and staff not very helpful. With each ordering kept thinking it would get better....it didn't. Left hungry.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 422 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1962
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-222-1333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?