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Lao Sze Chuan - 44 Reviews - 2172 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (312) 326-5040

Lao Sze Chuan

2172 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 326-5040
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Restaurants , Chinese Restaurants

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Food & Dining , Asian Restaurants


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I like the few dishes that I do get from this place. I called in just to see if the food was on its way and got a lot of attitude from the person who picked up when I just asked a...

How could you not love Lao Sze Chuan 4/26/2006

This is my favorite restaurant in Chinatown. I have never had a dish here that was even mediocre, let alone which I disliked. The staff are friendly and helpful in making selections, and the complimentary appetizer of sliced, spicy, white cabbage that accompanies the large glasses water is the perfect introduction to the Lao Sze Chuan kitchen. I highly recommend the lamb with cumin and the garlic eggplant. Dan dan noodles with ground pork, green onions and chili sauce are also a delicious snack if you can't wait for the main course (which usually arrives promptly, anyway). While the restaurant specializes in spicy Szechuan cuisine, not everything there is hot. Try their fish in black bean sauce or mild spinach with garlic. I recommend the hot pot, especially the lover's style because it offers both spicy and milder broth for cooking your food. I also completely disagree with B.S. on the hot pot - of course it is a lot of food, but that is the beauty of hot pot. Diners with high cholesterol or high blood pressure should eat moderately, in any case. After enjoying a meal at Lao Sze Chuan, stroll down the mall and stop for dessert or bubble tea in one of the many Chinese bakeries along the way. more

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Good food but too much on the hot pot 4/14/2006

I really like the food from their menu, the cook really know how to cook authentic Chinese food that taste so fantastic. However, I am not a big fan of their hot pot, the portion is big, but if you have a high cholesterol or high blood pressure, do not try their hot pot because you will feel sick afterward. Just order from their menu, most of them are delicious but the most favorite from this restaurant is their Chili Chicken. more

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Their Chilli Chicken is the best 3/16/2006

If you go there you will see on almost every table they have chili chicken ordered. Another good thing is Shrimp in mayonnaise sauce along with their bean curd home style. If you go there during lunch hour on weekdays, you can get the taste of their food cheaper with the soup and spring roll as their lunch menu special. I have not yet tried their shabu shabu type of food. Highly recommended for people who can eat hot food. more

Great northern chinese food 8/9/2005

I have come here on several occasions for their hot pot. It is basically a bunch of meats, seafood, and vegetables raw and a boiling pot of base that you cook in. This is great with many people. It can be a long dining experience, but that is the fun of it. Dine and catch up with friends. But, their other dishes are delish too. If you like it spicy, this is the place to go. The servers here are very helpful too if you don't know what to order. They are always full of suggestions. more
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Menu for Lao Sze Chuan

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  • The Scene
    The single, peach-hued dining room focuses little on decor, with simple white paper topping tables, plants hanging from the ceiling and a few floral prints on the wall. A...

  • 9/23/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Payments:

    American Express, Diner's Club, Discover, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Armour Square, Armour Square (Chinatown), South Side