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Little Szechuan

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422 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1962
+1 651-222-1333
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12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Every month, my wife and I go out for date night and always ensure to pick non-chain restaurants and this year we have been choosing different ethnicities as our theme. There are several ethnic restaurants to choose from on university ave. and the light rail makes a stop there. When I was reviewing the options and saw Hot Pot, I... More 

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Thank Eric D
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The food here is excellent. Authentic Chinese like I remember from my trips to China. Cumin lamb was fabulous. Lotus root, green beans and baby Bok Choy were equally delicious. A bit on the high side for price but really worth it. I can't wait to go back.

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Thank Christine P
Collinsville, Oklahoma
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is definite authentic Chinese hot pot! The waiter was extremely helpful in explaining and enjoyed our ethnic meal.

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Thank kims201576
Port Antonio, Jamaica
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

most Chinese food is not spicy, but the province of Sechuan is very spicy. there were two restaurants in town but one changed to a hot pot place I think. You go in and most of the time find Chinese people eating there, that says a lot. all of the food is authentic. it only lacked the smelly tofu........cho dofu.... More 

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Thank bamboobwah
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Little Sichuan is the most delicious Chinese restaurant, which is near the campus. Several weeks ago, my friend, who lives with me, had her birthday, and we celebrated it in there. The atmosphere made us feel very warm. And the decoration had full-bodied Chinese style, which let us feel like eating in our home country. I think it is worth... More 

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Thank Rui D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

My family and I have in the past loved Little Szechuan and frequently dined there from a wonderful and extensive menu. Then, out of the blue....they decide to only serve what they call HOTPOT. Whaat??? The last time my family and I dined, we were surprised at the change, but decided to try said "hotpot" anyway. Never been back. Very... More 

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Thank snokat
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We came as a group of 4, ordered 3 dishes, and could not quite finish the food. The "red revolution" spicy fish in stock was my favorite, and I think I could eat that for days (its a HUGE dish for 15$). Strong recommendation

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Thank Misha H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

both of these dishes I first loved at Princess Garden, before it changed hands. Now the owners of that place have a restaurant Far Asia in Shakopee. In any case, the Little Szechuan versions are great but really expensive! I got lamb and chicken today and the total was $32+ so not an inexpensive option.

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Thank Jenny B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

I cannot believe it happened, waiter and waitress are such liars. They overcharged my credit card. I called several times, they just lied to me.

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Thank Yun Z
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

I have been to Little Szechuan 3 times and have never been impressed. The food lacks passion or any real attempt to excel beyond palatability. While some of the dishes are quite spicy hot, they are otherwise bland.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1962
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-222-1333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?