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“Great for lunch or dinner -- my favorite Chinese restaurant”
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Szechuan 132
Ranked #164 of 691 Restaurants in Wilmington
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Wilmington, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great for lunch or dinner -- my favorite Chinese restaurant”
Reviewed July 29, 2011

I love this place and the people. On the current lunch menu, my favorites are Calamari with basil sauce and Singapore rice noodles. If you don't see what you want on the lunch menu, just ask. They will be glad to make it if they have the ingredients. Also, if you like crab rangoon, try their coconut roll.

  • Visited July 2011
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Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed July 26, 2011

After reading good reviews, was expecting this to be one of those great finds at the back of some obscure shopping center. It was in an obscure shopping center but being a lover of Chinese food, found it to be disappointing. The atmosphere was fine, but the food was mediocre. The soups were OK, but uninspired and lacked real flavor. My kids loved the (greasy) chow mein (which I don't even consider to be "real" Chinese food but allowed them to order to avoid a lengthy battle) so I was pleased at that. The Hunan chicken had lots of fresh veggies but was bland tasting and seemed more stewed that stir fried. Would certainly hope to find better Chinese food than that in Wilmington.

  • Visited July 2011
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Surf City, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
422 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Pretty "inside" fast lunch at great deal and delicious!”
Reviewed June 30, 2011

I have only eaten here at lunch because of the amazing price deal and for the most part its the same choices. The service is quick and friendly. You have a choice even. The salad offered with lunch is delicious with a ginger dressing (again u have the choice) eggroll or soup and your main selection. I have tried most all of them and would be a tough decision which is best. The tea is even outstanding. Priced under l0.00 you can eat and run but do plan on enough time to finish each course in a relaxed style. Pretty decor and nice for a business lunch. THis is the best Asian type restaurant i have found as of now. You will leave with more than enough food. I must add that the sweet and hot soup is great for those who have allergies :)--it is a great soother - better than chicken soup and very relaxing. At lunch it is below 3.00 a serving-or you can just pick it instead of a egg roll. Difficult to find because it is in a strip shop and not expected. Look for it on the corner of University Landing shopping centr. 419 S College RD- Wilmington

  • Visited April 2011
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Southport, NC
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great place, fantastic people, outstanding food !”
Reviewed February 17, 2011

I have been coming to Szechuan 132 for a long time. It's my first pick when in Wilmington. It is the best Chinese restaurant I have found for 40 miles around Wilmington (and I've tried most of them) . I actually have to drive a distance to get to Szechuan 132 but it is always worth the trip. The owner, Joe, is friendly, My favorite server is Anna. This is not a buffet place, you order off the menu. It is a smaller menu than the typical Chinese take-out place but the secret is they are very accommodating. If you don't see what you want, ask. If you come in during lunch hours the price and portions are smaller. If you are hungry, order a dinner portion. I would recommend the Hot and Sour Soup and Kung Pao Chicken. For those of you that like spicy food, you can order on a scale of 1 to 5 star with 5 star being very spicy. I order 5 star with extra chili peppers and it's perfect. Yum. Yum

  • Visited February 2011
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North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Szechuan 132 Is Excellent”
Reviewed December 29, 2010

It had been a long time since I ate Chinese food. I recalled this restaurant from the time I had lived in Wilmington 10 years ago. The quality is superb. The food is tasty and not greasy. Vegetables are fresh. They offer brown rice, as well as steamed and fried. You can request no sugar, msg, level of spiciness, etc. The wait staff is very attentive. When you leave, you don't feel you don't feel the food at the bottom of your stomach. As well, the price is right.

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