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Mala Sichuan Bistro

#197 of 7,124 Restaurants in Houston
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9348 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, TX 77036
+1 713-995-1889
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was packed . I'm glad I tried it. Everything was very very spicy. It was a little hard to communicate with waitress and we got something we didn't order but overall it was a good atmosphere and experience . Loved the eggplant appetizer.

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Thank Vika C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We always get the crispy chicken, devourable beef pot, chillin cucumbers kids love, the green Beens with minced pork, salt pepper shrimp or any of the shrimp dishes, snow pea shoots when in season, bockchoy, cabbage all in a light oil & yummy garlic, *Dan Dan noddles, salt and pepper beef, dumplings in hot oil, Kung pow chicken, wonton soup,... More 

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Thank Katalina C
Bellaire, Texas, United States
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707 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Mala Sichuan has risen to the top of outstanding Chinese (Sichuan) restaurants in Houston. The restaurant is located in one of the nondescript strip-malls in Houston's west side (also known as Chinatown), before the Sam Houston Tollway. The outside is not much to be looked at and the inside matches it to a large extent. Unpretentious and of average aspect... More 

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Thank Gabriel H
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Arguably the best Sichuan cuisine in the China Town. Food is good, as soon as you walk in, you will get the feel of you are in China. Make sure to arrive early for Lunch or else you may endup sharing table with others. Food is good, spices are perfect. Almost everything you will have is good. If you want... More 

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Thank slamdunkrookie
Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

First time at this restaurant. What a great experience! We had a party of 8 in one of the private side rooms and that was worth the reservation. It was quiet and private and we enjoyed being able to easily talk around the table. The service was very good. The waiter was attentive and helpful with suggestions, etc. The food... More 

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Thank Louis S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

On a recent visit to Houston, friends took me to Mala, in the heart of China town in west Houston. This is a no frills, family dining restaurant with fantastic prices. The service was extremely fast and efficient. Buyer beware .... this not Anglo Chinese food. This is very spicy Sichuan food. The Cumin Beef just about burnt my lips... More 

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Thank Michelle S
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Went here based on recommendation that they serve authentic sichuan fare. This is not your run of the mill chinese restaurant- menu wise. The food s good , but everything comes served in a bowl full of red oil(lots of it). Go fo water boiled fish or beef. The place is small and the tables are too close. The location... More 

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Thank roadhotel
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Really enjoyed our meal here at Mala. If you love spicy food - this is the place to go. My favorite dishes here are Crispy Chicken, Eggplant with spicy garlic sauce, and Dan Dan.

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Thank M R
Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This has become one of my favorite Chinese restaurants in town. It is spiced just right, not dumbed down for anglo taste buds. Crispy spice chicken and build flounder are our favorites. Really, everything is very good.

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Thank TomLaF
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

A solid dining experience. Food was good. Service was good. A bit on the pricey side. Main dining area is on the 2nd level. Must climb a long staircase.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9348 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, TX 77036
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-995-1889

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?