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“Authentic Szechuan restaurant... Will leave you hot but numb.”

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Lao Sze Chuan Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #40 of 251 Restaurants in Milford
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Authentic Szechuan restaurant... Will leave you hot but numb.”
Reviewed September 23, 2011

One of the best regional Chinese restaurants in CT - stick with Szechuan classics like Dan Dan noodles, lamb stew, and the variety of spicy cold appetizers. They do it the right way, so the food gets progressively spicier, but the peppercorns numb your mouth so you can handle the heat. The staff is a bit inattentive, parking is horrible, and the place is jammed with Chinese people ordering the aforementioned dishes. The food is worth a special trip.

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
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English first
Danbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“real Chinese food”
Reviewed March 5, 2011

You have to love real Chinese Food to go here. Their American-Chinese food is so-so. However, the authentic Chinese food are great. I love the sweet dumpling soup that was served for dissert occasionally. Spice stir-fried chicken is a must. A couple of seafood dishes are great, too. Worth trying.

  • Visited December 2010
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Trumbull, Connecticut
2 reviews
“Have eaten better Chinese food”
Reviewed September 13, 2010

Everything served was very oily and greasy. Wait staff was average. It was overpriced. The food repeated on us that night and the next day. Not sure if that was the grease or the (maybe) msg, since msg has that same effect on me. Finding parking was a task in itself.

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A must.”
Reviewed August 27, 2010

Lao Sze Chuan is the real deal. Read about it on Chowhound and the visit didn't disappoint. I got ox-tripe and dumpings in red chile sauce to go. Both delicious and hot. So so good.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ate there twice, food is mediocre at...”
Reviewed January 22, 2010

Ate there twice, food is mediocre at best. They serve that "weird" chicken that's mushy and is not good. Can't recommend it.

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