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“OK Chinese Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Sichuan

Sichuan
Ranked #1,205 of 4,106 Restaurants in Vienna
Price range: $32 - $40
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Kaisermühlen
Jakarta, Indonesia
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“OK Chinese Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

China Sichuan Restaurant in Vienna is an extravagantly designed Chinese restaurant in the south east corner of Vienna's Donaupark. It is accessible from Alte Donau U-Bahn station. There is plenty of parking in the area so it is easy to drive to. The location is not very close to much else so the restaurant stands out.

Sichuan stands out because the exterior is an imposing replica of classical Chinese architecture. Entering the grounds to be greeted by grand buildings and beautiful forecourt. In good weather it is quite dazzling. Inside the layout is fine though the bird cage full of chirping little animals is somewhat odd.

A restaurant is not just about its looks though. The food at Sichuan is just ok. The spring rolls appear to have been supermarket bought. Main course options are only flavoursome with the addition of soy sauce or chili sauce. For such a grand looking place, the food seems to be too simple and uninspiring. Chinese food is not the world's most ambitious but Sichuan does not have anything particularly interesting to offer.

Service is a mixed bag. The combination of Viennese and Austrian does not make for a particularly warm welcome. Sichuan is not friendly. It is fairly fast though in the best traditions of Chinese restaurants. The plus side is the memory man who can memorise orders from a large group without challenge. He's an interesting side-show for a group.

As a public display of China, Sichuan is impressive to look at, efficient, but not especially tasty.

  • Visited May 2014
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Vienna, Austria
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“To this place I go on my birthdays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

The food is among the best I have ever eaten. The restaurant is operated by the Chinese tourist board and features real Chinese food from real Chinese cooks, served by Chinese waitors. In summer you can additionally enjoy the very nice garden. If you like Chinese food you have to go to this restaurant. But be aware: high quality does not come for free.

  • Visited July 2013
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Vienna, Austria
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“Authentic Sichuan Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

We ate here with my girlfriend on New Years Eve and were very satisfied. First of all the restaurant is located in a very pretty Chinese garden with ponds and statues.
I took the number 75 "Rindfleisch in scharfer Sauce nach art des Hauses" and was very surprised how well they spiced the meat. I took it as the "Authentisch scharf" with three stars in hotness and as also the waiter warned me how hot it would be, I knew my nose and eyes were going to leak. It was a very good meal! Also the atmosphere was very authentic what you don´t find in every Chinese restaurant. Although the service seemed to be a bit hasty, it was overall a good dinner.

  • Visited December 2013
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Vienna, Austria
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“a little disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Many said it is the most authentic Chinese restaurant in Vienna, but I was disppointed. The menu is indeed purely Chinese food, but the taste was not the best in Vienna. The spicy fish was not fresh, and the dimsum was not different from other Asian restaurants.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Luna F
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Vienna, Austria
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“You will not find better Chinese Food!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

WOW, what a wonderful place!!!! First, the menu is extensive offering something that will please everyone in your party. The food is delivered timely, tasty, hot and a hot plate is brought to the table to keep your family style dishes warm until you can finish them - a nice touch!!! The service is attentive, knowledgeable and responsive. Highly recommended for groups as they have large tables as well. The food itself was wonderful and the serving size was appropriate. The grounds are also a beautiful making a picturesque setting for your meal. Go and enjoy!!! One appetizer, two main dishes, fried rice, one beer and one glass of wine were 50 Euro - not bad for Vienna!

  • Visited September 2013
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