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“Spicy and Delicious”
Review of Lao Sze Chuan

Lao Sze Chuan
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Ranked #635 of 10,277 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Reviewed May 7, 2016

This restaurant, as numerous signs on the walls will tell you, has won a lot of awards for their cooking. The style is Sichuan, a fresh mix of fiery and oil ingredients. If you’ve not a fan of heat then you might want to avoid this place, otherwise you’re in for a treat.

I ordered the Lalala Chicken. Boy, was it hot! But the heat didn’t overwhelm any of the other flavors; rather it complemented them quite nicely. The end result was a delicious medley of taste that all came together into a wonderful meal. Give this place a try; you’ll be glad you did.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed April 17, 2016

This was rated as one of the top 10 Chinese restaurants in the US but it ended up disappointing us more than impressing us. The three chili chicken was greasy and not very tasty. The sweet and sour chicken was good though.

Date of visit: March 2016
2  Thank Mellisa H
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Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

The place has been around for decades and it's one of the best Chinese Sze Chuan restaurants in town. Although with all the new Chinese coming to town, the authenticity is challenged by the nearby Sze Chuan cuisine sitting on the other side of China town (old China town).
Nevertheless the food is still very good. service definitely needs an upgrade though.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed March 29, 2016

The food is perfect, spicy, tasty, fresh, authentic. It alone would deserve 6 stars.
However, the service is improvable. Some staff speak less than broken English and can not give any further answers when being asked.
The cleanliness is deplorable. Window sills have not been cleaned for weeks,dito the plastic chairs. It is not SUCH a cheap eatery that this could be overseen. Go ahead and clean the place thoroughly and regularly and everything is fine.

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank E1201GAalexd
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Reviewed March 21, 2016

Well We were walking around Chinatown - looking for a place to stop for dinner, trying to decide as there was a lot to pick from..... a couple of groups of people told us to stop here - so we did. We did end up waiting a long time before someone took our order, but I have to admit that the food came fast - in fact they served our soup with the meal - I guess I would have liked a bit of time to savor the soup as it was excellent (the wonton soup)- my partner's was hot and sour, he didn't care for it......

I ordered the cashew chicken, again very good....my partner ordered the seafood dinner, but careful on the spice...well, there was no spice at all..... he was a bit disappointed, but he did comment that the shrimp and scallops were done to perfection.

All in all an enjoyable meal.

Date of visit: March 2016
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