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Lao Sze Chuan Restaurant

Lao Sze Chuan Restaurant

Chinese Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Armour Square, Chicago
  • Harley
    "Lamb with pure cumin powder is amazing, as is the dry chili chicken."(24 Tips)
    Lin L.
    "Try the hot pot! Best thing for a cold winter night!"(7 Tips)
    "Get the mapo tofu and/or the hotpot"(4 Tips)
    Steven A.
    "Chengdu Dumplings and the Dry Chili Chicken"(3 Tips)
102 Tips and reviews
  • chili chicken
  • spicy food
  • hotpot
  • Chinese food
  • chengdu dumplings
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  • Julianna
    JuliannaAugust 16
    Crack chicken! Real name is Three Chili Chicken. Also, String Beans with Spicy Black Bean Sauce.
  • Amanda
    AmandaMay 19
    Best Restaurants according to
  • Diego R.
    Diego ReynosoFebruary 23
    Best authentic Chinese food in Chicago
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergDecember 17, 2015
    The dry chili chicken is spicy but oh so good. It's in the middle of not exactly Americanized but not too traditional Chinese. Get extra water and enjoy.
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 8, 2015
    Spicy food but it gets really busy on the weekend, take out only took like 10mins
  • Rigo B.
    Rigo BanuelosOctober 12, 2015
    Chef's chili chicken was deliciously spicy.
  • Helen P.
    Helen ParkSeptember 20, 2015
    Mayo shrimp is a good way to balance the spicy Szechuan dishes
  • Xaarlin
    XaarlinAugust 7, 2015
    Everything is good here.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CutlipJuly 28, 2015
    Kinda weird had three waiters the food was good though !!
  • David H.
    David HeiserJune 9, 2015
    Everything is good, but my favorite is the boiled beef in spicy Szechuan sauce. Be prepared to drink lots of water. Check in on Yelp to get free spring rolls.
  • Serena T.
    Serena TotinoMarch 15, 2015
    Chengdu glutinous in wine sauce
  • Sai K.
    Sai KoppakaJanuary 31, 2015
    Chilli chicken is the best thing in the whole world!
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LuoNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They only make some Szechuan foods right, others are awful, especially during peak hours
    Downvoted Oct 22
  • Chris V.
    Chris VicenteNovember 2, 2014
    Twice cooked pork and Tony's chili chicken are the best!
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LuoOctober 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best gourmet Szechuan cuisine in Midwest... Seriously.
    Downvoted Oct 22
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinOctober 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is amazing. I try something new each time. Loved the hot and sour soup and crab rangoons
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie Hardiman SimonSeptember 3, 2014
    Tony's three chili chicken, mayonnaise crispy shrimp and tea-smoked duck top the list.
  • Ellis S.
    Ellis Srubas-GiammancoAugust 18, 2014
    Crispy shrimp with mayonnaise (trust me), Tony's 3 chili chicken, string beans with black bean sauce, and cumin lamb. Do it.
  • Lee A.
    Lee AllenAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get some dry chili chicken and have the spicy cabbage.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrouchAugust 7, 2014
    If you get the chile chicken, don't eat the chiles...HOT!!!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Tony Mantuano, chef of Spiaggia, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Twice-cooked pork. Read more
  • Saliem (Mei) C.
    Saliem (Mei) ChiuMay 16, 2014
    Too salty. (Green beans, Dan Dan noodles, beef tenderloin, spicy chicken)
  • Michelle
    MichelleFebruary 26, 2014
    So incredibly spicy. Trying mild next time. Delicious.
  • Momens
    MomensFebruary 18, 2014
    Eggplant or Aubergine as we Brits say, is to die for, so to speak. Yum yum big fat tum! :-)
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TolbertDecember 21, 2013
    In the winter you won't want to be sitting by the door. The chill is real. Food is fantastic and you'll appreciate the complementary spiced cabbage.
  • Suvam N.
    Suvam NeupaneDecember 7, 2013
    Great food but the fortune cookie was legendary. Best cookie I've ever eaten in my life
  • Adriana E.
    Adriana EscarcegaOctober 12, 2013
    Big portions..excellent food, service needs a lot of improvement
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NedSeptember 25, 2013
    Terrible service, poor food, thoug lots of MSG if u like it
  • Sarah
    SarahAugust 25, 2013
    Student discount, but only if you pay with cash.
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SteinbergAugust 24, 2013
    Service here is God-awful. Do yourself a favor and go to Joy Yee.
  • SepSep S.
    SepSep SphrAugust 16, 2013
    Best Authentic Chinese food I've ever had. Smoked duck (I don't remember the exact name) was awesome. Steamed Rabbit not so good.
  • MQ Q.
    MQ QureshiAugust 11, 2013
    Dry chili chicken, dry chili prawns, house fried noodle with chicken. Never miss, every time!
  • Alicia I.
    Alicia IlzzAugust 9, 2013
    Cashew chicken is beyond delicious. Amazing place.
  • Peter J.
    Peter JimenezAugust 4, 2013
    Amazing food and speedy service. The Tea Duck is to die for. If you're in the area you have to experience the deliciousness.
  • Rick L.
    Rick LindemannJune 10, 2013
    Service was very slow. I think you just have to wave and ask to make things happen.
  • Rick L.
    Rick LindemannJune 10, 2013
    Great green beans (and several other veggie options).
  • Steven A.
    Steven AndrophyMay 27, 2013
    Get the Chengdu Dumplings and the Dry Chili Chicken if you like spicy! If not, the tea smoked duck is fantastic.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 21, 2013
    Three Chili Chicken: Affectionately known as "crack chicken" for its truly addictive powers, the real secret behind this dish the combination of Sichuan peppercorns and chiles.
  • Nick H.
    Nick HoniotesApril 22, 2013
    Food is great. Less than stellar wait staff. They pretend like you're not there most of the time.
  • Alana B.
    Alana BalbesApril 13, 2013
    Do not come here if you have a peanut allergy. Even if they say its okay it's not.
  • Kristina R.
    Kristina RussellMarch 27, 2013
    Spicy Hot Pot... Yumm!
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MulvihillMarch 2, 2013
    The guy running the door is awesome.
  • Sharon
    SharonJanuary 22, 2013
    Tony's Three Chili Chicken
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJanuary 17, 2013
    try the String Beans with Spicy Black Bean Sauce & Tony's Three Chili Chicken!!
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJanuary 16, 2013
    three chili chicken
  • Jimmy
    JimmyJanuary 3, 2013
    Tony's Chicken > Dry Chili Chicken
  • Lizz M.
    Lizz MNovember 30, 2012
    Get the pot stickers!
  • Mrugesh
    MrugeshNovember 17, 2012
    Try chef special dry chili chicken ,, dare if you can eat
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica VoegtleOctober 16, 2012
    Wait is long
  • L
    LSeptember 9, 2012
    Great sze chuan food. But longggg waits (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
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