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Szechuan Gourmet

21 W. 39th St., New York, NY 10018 40.751888 -73.982943
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-921-0233 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Mon-Fri, 11:30am-10pm; Sat-Sun, noon-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 42nd St.-Bryant Park

Prices

$9.95-$26.95

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

30th St. to 49th St., Madison Ave. to Seventh Ave.

Profile

Its name may be generic, but Szechuan Gourmet is anything but ordinary. This eatery is the antithesis of stuck-in-the-eighties Szechuan chains that proffer limp sesame noodles and lame hot and sour soup. While its menu caters to local tastes, the restaurant has made an atypical-for-Chinatown attempt at atmosphere: Soft lighting, decorative red paper lanterns and damask-cushioned chairs invite diners to savor the outstanding food such as peppery minced pork with clear noodles. Dishes are generously spiced, but tender sea bass in a honeyed-ginger sauce banks the fires of red-chili-blanketed fried chicken chunks or garlicky pork.

Recommended Dishes

Minced pork with clear noodle, $5.95; deep-fried diced chicken with chili peppers, $12.95; sweet and sour crispy seabass, $20.95

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