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1395 2nd Ave (212) 737-1838
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Served with rice.
Stop by and try some of the best, authentic Chinese food available on the Upper East Side. Szechuan Chalet offers traditional Chinese dishes with a variety of sauces and spices that will always leave you wanting more. Dine in the restaurant or order online today for quick, reliable delivery of mouth-watering Chinese classics.
Tasteless - horrible - ugh - why one star - they delivered
Posted 2 years ago by walter f.
Fast delivery but the food was not very good. The orange chicken was a dry and tasteless with more coating then actual chicken. The soups were pretty so so although the beef chow fun was ok.
Posted 2 years ago by Montse X.
WHY IS THIS RATED SO HIGHLY? None of the chicken is crispy, the last 3 times I ordered the "crispy garlic chicken", "crispy orange chicken", "general tso's chicken" and all were soggy and tasted like it had been cooked days ago. I EVEN WROTE EXTRA CRISPY IN ALL CAPS JUST LIKE THIS and they still sent me some sad soggy chicken that had been sitting in a bucket since Y2K. All they did was try to cover it up with unnecessary amounts of sauce. THIS RESTAURANT IS HORRIBLE and I highly discourage anyone from placing an order.
adj. crisp·i·er, crisp·i·est
1. Firm but easily broken or crumbled; crisp.
Posted 2 years ago by Colin S.
The best Chinese food I've had in the UES. Obviously a little bit pricier than the cheapo Chinese places, but it is worth it in my opinion.
Posted 2 years ago by Mark S.
Good Szechuan food.
Posted 2 years ago by Ming X.
Szechuan Gourmet is very good. They have the best pork and garlic sauce and my wife adores the shiitaki and bok choi combination. They deliver quickly and will accommodate special requests on Seamless orders. Food always come hot.
I like eating there. It is always uncrowded. Service is fast and efficient. Food is always good.
Posted 2 years ago by Paul G.
We lived in Asia for years and Szechuan Gourmet is the closest we have come to finding the real thing since moving back to NYC
Posted 2 years ago by Chris W.
Excellent food, especially if you stray off the more standard options. Wonderful hot and sour noodles.
Posted 2 years ago by Curtis A.
Go-to Chinese food spot on the UES. Always quick delivery and great food!
Posted 2 years ago by Anna F.
I will not order in this place anymore. We are going to throw away all the food, it is disgusting, and we will cook our own chinese food, could not be worse. Only the fortune cookie is somehow taste.
Posted 2 years ago by Aitor G.
Their wonton soup is the best in the city
Posted 3 years ago by sindi K.
Good food. Extremely slow delivery 1hr 15 min
Posted 3 years ago by Alice Y.
The best Szechuan food I've had in NYC. If you're looking for authentic Szechuan affair and not the Americanized Chinese takeout, this is definitely the place to order from.
Posted 3 years ago by Yogesh S.
Best Chinese food in UES. Very fast delivery.
Posted 3 years ago by Jenny K.
Always delicious and always fast delivery!! Definitely my go-to chinese food place. LOVE the veggie lo mein
Posted 3 years ago by Amanda B.
Truly awful. Greasy, gloopy, beef was grey, chicken was "questionable", and fear I may be tasting it for days.
Posted 3 years ago by Richard M.
Fast delivery and excellent food! Definitely different from the usual Chinese restaurants. I love the Szechuan dishes - spicy and numbing!
Posted 3 years ago by Nils K.
Good food, amazing spicy food, fast delivery, great quality, you will never be disappointed!
Posted 3 years ago by Wei-Chieh L.
Quick delivery, delicious and spicy food, lunch specials are especially great because they come with soup
Posted 3 years ago by Stephanie L.
The Ten Ingredient Fried Rice is a must. Speedy delivery too!
Posted 3 years ago by H S.
easily the best quality Chinese food on the Upper East side. Fast delivery, too!
Posted 3 years ago by michael n.
Love the food, authentic Chinese!
Posted 3 years ago by Sue Z.
Very, very good szechuan food - but very spicy, beware!
Posted 3 years ago by Sandra M.
I asked them to make my food so spicy I'd regret it, and hoo boy did they ever. Awesome place.
Posted 3 years ago by Matthew M.
The vegetarian options are especially good here: sauteed green beans, stuffed tofu crepe, spicy Szechuan pickle. Highly recommended.
Posted 3 years ago by Edward B.
Amazing food!!! Best Chinese food in the city!!
Posted 3 years ago by Britt M.
Posted 3 years ago by Chris R.
Beef chow fun is fun in your belly.
Posted 3 years ago by Nick M.
The beef tendon was the right consistency and packed the right punch of spice and numbness. However, the beef chow fun and sesame cold noodle were very lackluster.
Posted 4 years ago by Kevin T.
You need to know how to order and what to order from this place...
This isn't your usual American Chinese take out place, they actually offer Real Sichuan Chinese food. For all the people who think the food is bad,you either ordered the typical take out stuff ( not their specialty) or you really just don't like SiChuan food or may not even know exactly what it is. Not all Chinese food is created equal, so if you are expecting your usual chicken and broccoli (NOT a real Chinese dish), then skip this place, but if you are looking for something more authentic then, this is the place to get your fix!
Posted 4 years ago by janet z.
Posted 4 years ago by David c.
Ordered for the first time and was fully satisfied.
Five spiced tofu, sponge squash and smoked duck. Everything was really tasty.
I'll definitively come back.
Posted 4 years ago by Stefan B.
About as unloved and perfunctory as cooking gets. Not actually stale or dirty but just rather dismal. Wanted to like it!
Posted 4 years ago by Bartle B.
You have to know what to order, they're great at the traditional, authentic sichuanese dishes that most people don't know exist. But it's not for the quick sesame chicken fix. Best things on the menu, seafood tofu bisque, tomato egg soup, mapo tofu, bok choy, all the fish, the chef's specials like spicy beef and fish with napa cabbage - amazing.
Posted 4 years ago by Jenny H.
The food here is horrible. I ordered vegetable dumplings, sesame chicken and sesame noodles. I took one bite of each item and threw everything out. The food is bland and overly spicy to cover up how bad the food tastes. The restaurant earned one star for semi-speedy delivery time.
Posted 4 years ago by lyvia l.
The best Szechuan Chinese food in the town!
Posted 4 years ago by Nicholas R.
Chicken Broccoli was sub par. The sauce was watered down and everything just didn't taste good. I didn't even finish, which says a lot, especially since I was really hungry. No problem with the delivery - took 40 minutes, which is standard. That and the decent portion earn this place a second star.
Posted 4 years ago by Carlo C.
food was terrible! I wish I could have thrown it back at the delivery guy
Posted 5 years ago by Endymion M.
tonight along with my food i got a lecture from the delivery man. "the next time you want chinese food you order by 11! you understand? this is when we go home!" if they don't want to deliver at 11:30, perhaps they shouldn't accept orders until 11:15.
Posted 5 years ago by Melissa B.
The delivery is slow. I had a lunch special-beef & sprouts, ox tendon, and ox tongue& tripe. None of those are impressive. The cold plates taste tough and plain.
Posted 5 years ago by Yu Ting H.
Real Szechuan food a couple of blocks away from me!!! The cook is from Chengdu (where I have been) and a quite a few of the dishes are authentic and delicious. My pick is the Double Cooked Fresh Bacon w/Spicy Capsicum--I loved this dish in China and I can get it here!
Posted 5 years ago by Paul P.
My go-to Chinese on the UES. Everything is delicious! Especially the dumplings in red oil
Posted 5 years ago by Leigh K.
It's good to have another option for super-spicy food in the neighborhood but cooking here has gone way downhill. The stir fried dishes are now all too greasy, almost like they came off of a short order cook's hamburger frying stovetop. The house LO MEIN is cheap but terrible, in some weird dark brown sauce. The PORK FRIED DUMPLINGS are also cheap but not very good. We also had the BABY SHRIMP W PICKLED GREEN VEGETABLES which was insipid and greasy. The one decent dish we ordered was the DICED CHICKEN W 3 TYPES OF PEPPER, so it makes sense to stick to these sichuan dishes--but even this suffered from seeming like it came from a greasy short order kitchen--the spices were okay but overall the dish was just unappetizing.
Posted 5 years ago by Thomas R.
This is the best chinese food on the UES--and they have the most reasonable prices. The food is always good quality and more importantly FLAVORFUL!
Posted 5 years ago by Sahar H.
Yum yum! Best Chinese food I've had in New York. Especially for the upper East side. If you don't like spicy food go easy on the Szechuan dishes---they don't hold back. Loved the braised beef with napa cabbage but it's really spicey!
Posted 5 years ago by CAROLYN S.
The General Tso's Chicken was great! It was spicy, but not in an overpowering way. Super fast delivery and decent portion sizes.
Posted 5 years ago by Ellen K.
not bad local chinese...generous portion sizes with affordable prices
Posted 5 years ago by Stacey S.
The food is very good at this restaurant, but a little pricier than similar establishments.
Posted 5 years ago by Patricia L.
HEAVENLY chicken is amazing!!! Delicious Chinese food and super super fast delivery!!
Posted 5 years ago by Amanda T.
Excellent local Chinese restaurant. A cut above the rest. Main course portions are sizeable but appetizers a little on the skimpy. size.
Posted 5 years ago by Jeffrey L.
This is the best szechuan in the area. The food always arrives quickly and hot in great re-sealable plastic containers that are perfect for leftovers. I love the fiery crispness of the diced chicken with 3 types of peppers... addictively spicy. I am also a fan of the ma po tofu and the szechuan dumplings. For a bite of something cold between hot food try the salted vegetables. If you want a deal, their lunch specials are a great bargain... same great food in a slightly smaller portion for a great price.
Posted 5 years ago by Nick A.
Order hot hot hot and you will be happy all day. Not for Americans that haven't left US borders
Posted 5 years ago by Jason J.
Duck is very good and the lettuce wraps were great. A friend LOVED the dumpling in oil which is how we discovered it. It is on "the UES rotation"! (add it to Haru for the king crab dumplings, EJ's, Jackson hole, pastafina/pizza park...)
Posted 6 years ago by Brian s.
enjoyed the chilled sesame noodles
Posted 6 years ago by Neeman W.
After reading a review in the New York Times of this place and how wonderful it was, we were anxious to give it a try. We ordered from the lunch specials menu as well as the regular menu and what a disappointment. Every dish we ordered was bland beyond belief.
The Shrimp Chow Fun was a flavourless mass of sticky broad noodles with some bean sprouts and baby shrimp mixed in and not much else.
The Sichuan Pork Dumplings in Red Oil, which were supposed to be spicy, were anything but.
The Sesame Chicken was average at best and the Shrimp Toast was more bread than shrimp.
The Stir Fried String Beans, although very fresh looking, tasted like they had simply been stir fried in oil and nothing else.
Hopefully the food on the dinner shift lives up to the review in the Times because lunch certainly does not and at these prices we expected better.
Posted 7 years ago by Anastasia R.
Tasty for the price and this genre of Chinese restaurant, nice restaurant to eat in but the delivery is reliable as well.
Posted 7 years ago by Kara M.
Food was bland and tastless, even the Szechuan dish's which were marked hot was bland
Posted 7 years ago by David S.
The seafood tofu soup is awesome! Same goes for the dumplings in chili oil
Posted 7 years ago by Sindhya V.
Very friendly and welcoming place. The food is innovative. Spicy too! Definitely a cut above the average chinese restaurant. Eating in may be better than delivery to enjoy some of the appetizers. Would like to see them do well.
Posted 7 years ago by Champak C.
finally, a reasonable priced good chinese restaurant. they were good with substitutions in the dish. will order again
Posted 7 years ago by Deborah S.
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