Grand Sichuan

125 Canal St.
New York, NY 10002


  • Daily 11:30am-11pm
  • $$
  • Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
This -- the original location of the Grand Sichuan chain (but now unrelated to the others) -- was the place that taught us to crave real Sichuan food. It was reviewed by Ruth Reichl over a decade ago, but now has a certain tattered and forlorn quality. Still, it's a few dollars cheaper than the other Grand Sichuans, and, even though it doesn't serve arcana like kidneys, bung, and lamb, it's pretty darn good anyway. The tea-smoked duck is particularly excellent, and so is the beef with wild pepper, and anything with tendon in it. Another plus is the Hunan menu (attributed to Mao Ze Dong), which includes all sorts of pickled dishes, including sour beans with minced pork, a favorite at our table. Hot pots are a new addition to the menu.

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