Lao Sze Chuan ChinatownAuthentic Sichuan cuisine with high quality materials and ingredients.

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Opened in 1998, Lao Sze Chuan has become the most beloved Chinese restaurant for Chicagoans, and gradually gained its reputation by providing the authentic Sichuan cuisine with high quality materials ...and ingredients. In 1999, Lao Sze Chuan was recognized by Chicago Tribune as "One of the Best" and received a "three fork" ranking, which was a very high award for Chinese restaurants at that time. "One Style for one dish, a hundred dishes have a hundred different taste", that's what some of our frequent customers said keeps them coming back. At the present, Lao Sze Chuan has many special Grade A chefs who are from Sze Chuan China, to provide customers the most authentic tasting food. As the best representation of Chinese food, Lao Sze Chuan has been named the Best Chinese Restaurant in Chicago by the main stream food columns.
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38 reviews | 234 orders

One of my top 10 Chinese joints in the city. Love the spicy Sichuan style. Favorites include mapo tofu, watercress or peapod leafs with garlic, salt and pepper prawns, house special noodles, dry chili chicken, hot pot. Mushroom and baby bok choy, ask them to go easy on the sauce. Mongolian beef avg. Mu Shu Vegetables excellent flavor, not too salty or greasy. Sole Fish Fillet Chili Bean Sauce similar to mapo tofu sauce.


24 reviews | 334 orders

delicious! can't wait to go back.


24 reviews | 357 orders

Wow. Best Mapo Tofu I've ever had in Chicago. Incredible (The Mapo Crispy Tofu at Happy Chef is still my favorite, but that's a totally different style.) Chef's Special Dry Chili Chicken was spicy, garlic-y and full of ginger. Fantastic. Since this was the first time I ordered I chose mild spicy on all the dishes. They still had enough kick though! I can't imagine what the extra spicy dishes are like. Anyway, I can't recommend Lao Sze Chuan enough. If you like real Chinese food you HAVE to try this place.

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2172 S Archer Ave
Chicago IL, 60616
(312) 326-5040