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Grand Sichuan

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1049 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022
(212) 355-5855
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Sichuan in Mid-Town East

I have been coming to this gem for years, and for good reason. This place has been discovered and is frequently packed with people in the know. The menu is not your ordinary Chinese and they really know how to cook. We particularly enjoy the chicken with Chinese broccoli, shredded beef with spicy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
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New York City, New York
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I have been coming to this gem for years, and for good reason. This place has been discovered and is frequently packed with people in the know. The menu is not your ordinary Chinese and they really know how to cook. We particularly enjoy the chicken with Chinese broccoli, shredded beef with spicy green peppers, Singapore noodles, pork soup dumplings... More 

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1 Thank WhereNext2NYC
Paris, France
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

There’s one Chinese restaurant in midtown NYC that I find myself drawn to again and again: Grand Sichuan Eastern. The décor is ordinary, the staff abrupt, but the food. Ah! Tingling hot, spicy and interesting. Most dishes you’ll not find in most Chinese restaurants. Try Boneless whole fish with pinenuts (not chili-hot); M0 Pa Tofu, spicy bean curd with minced... More 

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1 Thank Michael E
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in NYC and maybe the planet. I have visited countless times and keep going back for more. I just love the spice and mouth tingling sichuan peppered dishes. Its just AWESOME.

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NYC
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212 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is authentic Sichuan including the soup dumplings which are excellent. We live nearby and go often for a change of pace. It's plain and little English spoken plus menu has some wonky options. Be brave and try or stick with more recognizable choices. The dried string beans with minced pork is a favorite. There are good lunch specials featuring... More 

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Thank shozgirl
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The place is small but very comfortable (and clean). We had 3 items - all were excellent. Above all is the professional but friendly service. Good prices!

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Thank azy100
Bethesda, Maryland
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

A Chinese friend recommended this place as authentic. Lots of choices and very nice staff. The food was excellent. Be prepared, when it says spicy it really is. I had the Sichuan Cumin a Lamb which was very good and spicy. The shrimp dumplings were perfect.

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1 Thank Ozgur20817
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We loved this place... the service was very attentive and friendly and the food was authentic! We wish we had shared a meal though as the portions were huge. Couldn't fault it so we'd go back there.

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Thank ANH779
London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stopped in on the way back to the hotel, does not look inviting from the outside but we took a chance and went in. The food was excellent tasting and the portions are family style. Wehad singapore noodles, general tso chicken, fried rice , schzewan beef and more. The food came out lightining fast and hot. What this place... More 

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Thank Stan K
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Absolutely authentic very spicy Chinese food. My husband and I always fight over the merits of various spices. And we both like it hot! He likes Mexican (yuk!), and I adore Chinese. We both enjoyed this restaurant.

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Thank Lisa B
Scottsdale, AZ
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

This place is worth the walk. It will be closed for remodeling starting 5/1. The hot and sour soup was the perfect vinegary/sour/hot combination. Its done right and is delicious. Steamed dumplings were good. Double cooked pork excellent. Lots of regulars in the lunch crowd

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1049 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 355-5855

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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