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Grand Sichuan (Gu Xiang Wei)

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1049 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022
(212) 355-5855
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Very tasty, great service

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Bethesda, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

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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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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London, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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186 reviews 186 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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Scottsdale, AZ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 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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Spokane, WA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

My brother in law, who is a native New Yorker, brought us here and we had a great time. We had soup dumplings (crab and pork soup inside a dumpling), pea shoots, and eggplant in garlic sauce. The real treat was the braised lamb with turnips which was out of this world. It was all for a reasonable price as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

I recommend the tea smoked duck.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2008

we were craving chinese one night and ended up here...

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Rockaway, NJ
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169 reviews 169 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2007

Authentic Chinese cuisine. Kind of a tight squeeze when it's busy, but worth it. Great lunch specials...

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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

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