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Grand Sichuan International - Chelsea

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229 9th Ave, at W. 24th St., New York City, NY 10001-6601
+1 212-620-5200
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Sichuan cabbage was tired and tasteless, broad beans & scallions overcooked to almost mush, hunan chicken, was not like chicken I had tasted before, it was almost slimy in the mouth, with absolutely no texture. I left almost all of everything, paid the bill and left for Chinatown. Even the jasmine tea was tepid and tasteless. The beer was cold... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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324 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Went here for lunch after reading about the "soup dumplings." When we were across the street, we noticed that the restaurant seemed like any other Chinese restaurant--nothing special. But, when we walked in the door, we saw that almost every table was taken: a good sign. We were seated at a table in the rear, next to a couple of... More 

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Thank Warren F
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

When in NYC, your first instinct for Chinese food would be China town but, grasshopper, you are wrong. Go to the Chelsea neighborhood and try this restaurant. The restaurant is unpretentious and is designed to feed you comfortably. The service is impeccable and some of the wait staff is down right cheeky which heightens the experience if you like sarcasm... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Some of the best Sichuan food in the city...this unassuming Chinese restaurant in Chelsea has some spicy dishes in store for you. Kung Bao Chicken, dry sauteed string beans, baked hum bao, and crispy spring rolls are all top notch. Fresh ingredients, thoughtfully prepared and priced agreeably. That's what makes this my favorite in Chelsea.

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Thank Brad P
New York City, New York
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The Grand Sichuan is not really fancy but the food and the service made up for the decor. We ordered the General Tso Chicken (not really spicy), Sichuan Shrimp (not really spicy either) with chicken friend rice. Everything was pretty delicious and flavorful. I was full by the end of the night. The waitress was very friendly, sassy and funny.... More 

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dublin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Good food, good service. very fast and efficient. As soon as a table is finished, they have it set for the next diners. Had the shrimp toast which was lovely.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The food is still good and reasonably priced. But the service required steady management on our part - please bring menus, please bring hot tea not tepid, please bring chopsticks, please bring place settings, and so on. Utensils had little bits of something stuck to them, and the fold down edges of the table had a lot of unwashed off... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Skip all of the non-Sichuan style dishes (i.e., don't bother with soup dumplings or American Chinese dishes). Try dishes like Guizhou (spelled Aui Zhou on the menu) Chicken, Dan Dan noodles, or 水煮牛 (spelled shui zhu niu; don't know what the translation in English would be).

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Fairview, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

As a native New Yorker I lament the fact that the Asheville, NC area - while a culinary destination - is sorely lacking in first rate Chinese food of any variety. That's why when I am in NYC most of the meals I eat are Chinese and my go-to place outside Chinatown for Szechuan cooking is the Grand Sichuan in... More 

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Thank birdmonk
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is our go-to restaurant for an easy and familiar dinner--in other words, comfort food--when we don't feel like cooking dinner ourselves. We usually order take-out so as to minimize having to put up with the surly service. My favorite: Spicy Sauteed Chinese Broccoli; Gui Zhou Spicy Chicken (it's written incorrectly in the menu as "Aui Zhou Spicy Chicken); Braised... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 9th Ave, at W. 24th St., New York City, NY 10001-6601
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-620-5200

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