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Lao Sze Chuan

Lao Sze Chuan

Address :
2172 S. Archer Ave. USA - 60616 Chicago60616Chicago
Phone :
(312) 326-5040
Website :

Cuisine Chinese

Under $25

The news clips papering its front windows don't lie: this flagship branch of Tony Hu's mini-chain is a longtime Chinatown hot spot with a second outpost in Streeterville. But hot is a double entendre here, and a crimson-themed décor along with mod acrylic chairs printed with chili peppers clues guests in to the kitchen's propensity for spicing things up. If the book-length menu seems overwhelming, scan the list of favorites at the beginning for a quick pick-be sure to avoid any items marked with a chili if you'd rather walk on the mild side. As for the hits, chili oil and peppercorns give numbing heat to crunchy, translucent sheets of beef tendon, and succulent Xinjiang-style cumin lamb is generously coated in cumin seeds and tossed with fresh, zippy ginger.

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Lunch & dinner daily. Contacter l'établissement pour confirmer ces informations.

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      authentic atmosphere many food items to choose from


      long wait did not get rewarded with outstanding food and service food okay. yes it was spicy however that should be the spice of the food and not the meat or potatoes as the saying goes... The food still had suburb Chinese starch glob with syrup style coating on the meat portions which renders the taste of the actual meat and veggies quite indiscernible. I felt like someone dipped me in fritter batter and plum sauce. wait staff were not trying to make you feel welcome ( very genuine style ) so look for traditional Chinese service. Overall spent a lot if money and received food I could have gotten in the suburbs. some of the restaurants with less reputation in china town had equal or better cuisine although not that much better. be that as it may, I have only eaten at a handful of the places in Chinatown. so expect average and you will be fine. I gave the setting a five because it was Chinatown for goodness sakes :-)

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