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Lao Sze Chuan

) #896 of 7,836 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
2172 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-1514
+1 312-326-5040
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
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“dry chili” (10 reviews)
“mapo tofu” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (25 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
2172 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-1514
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is even better than the one on Michigan Ave. we were really glad to have stopped here before our flight later that night!

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I had high hopes for authentic Sichuan food in a city as famous for its food as Chicago is. This place was not terrible, but not great either. Located in Chinatown which is about 10 min drive from downtown Chicago, it is a small strip...More

Thank Doughbuy
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Went there for a business lunch with several colleagues. Simple, informal dining area with really good food. There are also menu items that you don't find in your average North American Chinese restaurant. When you ask for something spicy, they don't pour on sriracha, or...More

Thank Zotch
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Located in Chicago’s Chinatown, Lao Sze Chuan is one of the pearls of the famous Chinese restaurateur Tony Hu, whose restaurants feature four of the eight major regional culinary families: Sichuan, Beijing (Northern), Shanghai (Jiangzhe) and Hunan (or Xiang). It is, thus, possible to learn...More

1  Thank Vitor B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

There are a lot of good places for the Szechuan cuisine. I thought this one is close to original based on the reputation of other related restaurants under the same chain. I never went there until my friends visited us. They are from Szechuan and...More

Thank Xiangjun D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Varied Chinese cuisine that was excellent overall. Many menu items. We had at least 6 dishes that satisfied everyone. Combined with superb service, this very crowded restaurant should have enough choices of different dishes to make everyone happy. This is my second trip here and...More

Thank ShiShiJoJo
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The restaurant was recommended by a friend, and then 50 of the leaders of our large conference were taken there for a special meal. They were helpful with my special dietary needs, and recommended fish dishes that were gluten free and not too spicy. I...More

Thank Aurora M
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Great tastes and presentation, great service. Best Schezwan food We have ever had. The signature chicken dish was particularly great, and we had a good lamb dish and house fried noodle dish as well. We will be returning every time we are in town.

Thank Lazarus7_11
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Here with my two kids for a quick spring break trip. Read about this restaurant and looked at the menu on line. Place where you can eat traditional American style Chinese and also some real authentic food. Loved the pot stickers which are the best...More

Thank martinibond
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

There are a couple of branches of Lao Szechuan in Chicago but this one is the original and definitely the best and right in Chinatown. Three of us visited in March and had a great meal chowing down on spicy fish soup, chili chicken and...More

Thank sing_trav_888
Chinatown may be one of Chicago’s smallest
neighborhoods geographically, but it's big on
character, colors, sights, sounds, and flavors. In
this South Side neighborhood, you’ll find authentic
Chinese restaurants dotting the length of Wentworth
Avenue. After a meal of dim sum, noodles, duck or
other tantalizing food specialties, satiate your
visual appetite with dozens of public art sculptures
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2172 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-1514
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 312-326-5040
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