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“Dragon Reborn”

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Szechwan Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 179 Restaurants in Saint Charles
Cuisines: Chinese
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Saint Charles, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Dragon Reborn”
Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Over a year ago this restaurant was forced to close due to structural damage to the building. It was, at best, a mediocre restaurant with tired and dated decor. Now it's back and better than ever: new owners, new chef, new decor, and a great new attitude. Having a taste for Chinese food and wanting to check out the new Szechwan, my wife and I went there this evening. We were warmly greeted by one of the owners and promptly seated. For our appetizers we shared the egg rolls. The wrapper was light and crispy and the vegetable and shrimp filling was fresh and tasty. Our main courses were the Empress Chicken and Mongolian Chicken. The Empress dish was all white chicken meat that was lightly battered and served with fresh, crunchy, vegetables. This entree was excellent, blending the right amount of heat with the perfect mixture of textures. The Mongolian dish too had good, but not overpowering spice and crisp vegetables. I cannot emphasize enough the freshness of the ingredients. We substituted pork fried rice for the white rice, this too was a good decision. Again, freshly prepared and seasoned. The portions are ample and would be easy to share, or have take home leftovers. There used to be just average Chinese food in the Fox Valley; happily those days are over.

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Chicago, Il
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Reopened and better than ever!”
Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Szechwan finally reopened after their building issues. With all new staff and chef, it is better than ever. The wine list is improved drastically, and the atmosphere is trendy chic. Everything has been redone and looks gorgeous. We shared an order of eggrolls to start...fresh, crisp, downright lovely. Then, My husband ordered Empress Chicken and I ordered Mongolian Chicken. Both entress were delicious. We also shared an order of pork fried rice, which was huge and tasty. The white tablecloths are gone as are the white laundered napkins. I don't miss the tablecloths, but the paper napkins now provided were small and not fitting to the new elegant atmosphere. Bring back the starched cloth napkins, please! That is my only critique. We will be back!

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