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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent soup dumplings and more

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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NYC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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107 helpful votes 107 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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Address: 1049 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: (212) 355-5855
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Chinese

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  • 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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