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Szechuan Chalet

Upper East Side
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1395 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-4505
+1 212-737-1838
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
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Southport, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were dining with friends, prior to an opera performance at nearby Hunter College. We had limited time, and the weather was cold, so we chose this restaurant primarily because it was close to the Q station. Their menu had the usual "General Tso" stuff, but also a fair number of more interesting dishes. I thought I'd... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

This was my favorite authentic Chinese restaurant on the upper east side. It seems that they have lost their liquor license and lots of their knowledgeable staff. Obviously a new manager that is trying to keep the overhead lower By shutting off half of their lights! It's very bizarre and no longer the great restaurant of the recent past. The... More 

Thank michael D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

My girlfriends and I had a nice evening out and chose this restaurant for dinner. The food service and drinks were great! On our first visit our waiter was attentive and kinda hovered over us, but everything else was great. However, on our second visit we did feel more comfortable and again the food was great. We will be back... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

We love this restaurant and have been back at least a dozen times. I tell you this because normally I avoid Chinese food as I find it either too oily or saucy, but this restaurant, which has recently changed its name to Szechuan Gourmet, is so good I do not hesitate to recommend it. Their salt & pepper prawns are... More 

Thank Mo W
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

We were a party of five and each one of us commented on how good the food was. We dine there often and find that each dish is prepared well and tasted great. Our favorite dish is Heavenly Chicken with the right amount of "hot" flavor. We would recommend this restaurant to all our friends.

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South Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2009

First of all, let me give you some background on my sushi expertise. I have been to many sushi restaurants here Florida and about 10 different ones in New York. I have a personal preference for the inventive rolls involving tempura, raw fish, shrimp, cream cheese, japanese mayo, fish eggs, etc. I don't care much for the traditional sushi. If... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2008

The cooked Japanese food is wonderful, as well as the sushi and rolls. The fish is so well prepared! On top of all that it's BYOB so you won't feel the hit on your wallet! Service is friendly and personable. The owner recognized us our second time there and treats us like regulars ever since. I love this place!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2008

Great for takeout! Sashimi was fab!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2008

Chef Sato is great. Appearance of the restaurant is unique, either you like it or hate it. It has traditional japanese restaurant feel when you walk in the dinning room. Food is amazing. You should ask Chef Sato to decide for you. The food is better than top Japanese restaurants in NYC but you pay a lot less. His desert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1395 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-4505
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-737-1838

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

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