Szechuan Gourmet

Chinese Restaurant · Garment District
21 W 39th St (btwn 5th and 6th Ave), New York, NY 10018, United States
Open until 9:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–9:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Wheelchair Accessible:

Based on 406 votes

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  • On Eater's Eater 38: New York 2015
  • What you need to know
    Oliver H.
    "Great: mapo tofu, spicy fish and cabbage, Dan Dan noodles."(17 Tips)
    "Chinese gem near Bryant Park for crispy cumin lamb"(11 Tips)
    What's Good Here
    "The mapo tofu here is delicious."(7 Tips)
    Adam M.
    "Spicy cumin lamb, and double cooked pork belly, and the spicy cellophane noodles, and the..."(4 Tips)
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  • spicy food
  • Dan Dan noodles
  • chili
  • pork
  • Chinese food
  • tofu
  • authentic
  • hotpot
  • good for groups
  • beef chow fun
  • chicken
  • family-friendly
  • Szechuan food
  • casual
  • stir fry
  • big portions
  • off-menu items
  • great value
  • fish
  • eggplant
  • Adam M.

    Spicy cumin lamb, and double cooked pork belly, and the spicy cellophane noodles, and the dan Dan noodles and everything on the goddamn menu

    Adam May · 2 weeks ago
  • Jhokania D.

    Scallion pancakes and pork dumplings are very tasty. Service is mediocre.

    Jhokania D. · September 15
  • Angela C.

    Very good food, I order lunch from here all the time, good service, twice cooked pork is the best.

    Angela Cai · August 17
  • Victoria V.

    very nice place! Food is great. Almost all waiters are friendly!

    Victoria Vicky · August 12
  • Alexander

    Get the Mapo Tofu...

    Alexander · August 9
  • Emily W.

    Dan Dan noodles will make your mouth feel tingly and numb IN A GOOD WAY

    Emily Wilson · July 27
  • Alex R.

    One of the best Sichuan restaurants in the city. Cold sesame noodles, Dan Dan noodles, cumin lamb, wok tossed chicken and chiles, double cooked pork... All excellent.

    Alex Ravenel · July 25
  • David B.

    2 legit 2 quit ordering their Mapo tofu (best I've had outside China), Dan Dan Noodles & crispy Lamb. If you like Szechuan peppercorns, you're in for a treat.

    David Ban · June 24
  • Honghui Y.

    Decent Szechuan food to be had here, but prices are not competitive with the dirty cheap grub you can get in Chinatown.

    Honghui Yu · June 8
  • What's Good Here

    The mapo tofu here is delicious. Spicy and flavorful without a lingering heat.

  • Brittany G.

    The service leaves something to be desired, but the food is delicious.

  • Steven G.

    The mapo tofu is very authentic, similar to what I had when I visited Sichuan province in China.

    Steven Grimm · May 24
  • Jean P.

    Well above par Chinese in midtown Manhattan!

    Jean P · May 10
  • Amornphat C.

    Lovely meal

    Amornphat Chomrat · April 18
  • Karl S.

    anything spicy. great noodles

    Karl Schaffer · April 3
  • summer d.

    The chili sauce that came on my pork dumplings was amazing. Best Chinese food (chicken and broccoli specifically) I've ever had, and I've tried that EVERYWHERE.

    summer daidone · April 3
  • Jeff W.

    I've been here 4 times & have tried 7 dishes. LOVED: 1) Triple Pepper Chicken w Spicy Capsicum 2) Stir-fried 5 Spiced Tofu w Chives. See Top 10 dishes on Foodmento: Read more

    Jeff Woo · April 1
  • regine j.

    Their choices are awesome. I will definitely comeback to try some meat dishes.

    regine jerome · March 31
  • Seth B.

    Ask for (and I probably spelled it wrong but sound it out) La tsu tzee - it's a spicy chicken dish not on the menu and it's phenomenal.

    Seth Baron · March 25
  • M R.

    Dumplings. Sautéed bean sprouts, yum

    M Rozas · March 14
  • Jim T.

    AMAZING gyoza. Lot's of veggie options with tofu!

    Jim Taylor · March 10
  • Matthew B.

    Amazing meals but be careful, some are unbelievably hot.

    Matthew Baynard · March 4
  • Francisco A.

    A simple place, not fancy nor sophisticated but the food is good and this is what matters.

    Francisco AB · March 2
  • Divya M.

    The food is average. Food is super oily! I would rather eat Thai.

    Divya Menon · February 22
  • Kelster

    Strange place - not at all fancy (to be kind), not particularly warm or attentive service, but good food.

    Kelster · February 5
  • Jose F.

    All the vegetarian dishes are great.

    Jose Fuentes · January 16
  • Michael D.

    Spicy Hot & Sour Cellophane Noodles: $6.95

    Michael De La Rosa · January 13
  • Theresa R.

    Great food, fast service.

    Theresa Roldan · December 27, 2014
  • 514eats

    Authentic Szechuan experience mid town

    514eats · December 12, 2014
  • Amir Z.

    Cumin lamb is super dry, go for the chicken egg plant, spicy sesame noodle and pork dumplings

    Amir Zonozi · November 7, 2014
  • Mike M.

    Awesome Chinese. I've seen this place included in lots of lists of underappreciated NYC restaurants. Never fails to be great.

    Mike McDonough · November 1, 2014
  • Garett P.

    Braised lamb but ask for extra spicy sauce on the side! Bring the heat.

    Garett Press · October 21, 2014
  • Rodrigo A.

    Very good lunch menu, many many options, inexpensive but great taste

    Rodrigo Artavia · October 18, 2014
  • Shijun C.

    Great spicy food in midtown Manhattan. The dish came super fast

    Shijun Chen · October 11, 2014
  • Caitlin C.

    Eater calls it "Midtown's worst-kept Chinese food secret."

    Caitlin Clements · October 9, 2014
  • Village Voice

    Ask for this mouth-watering off-menu dish: wok-tossed chicken with chilies. Read more

    Village Voice · October 2, 2014
  • Food Network

    Their specialty dish is the Crispy Lamb Filets with Cumin but diners give equal praise to the Spicy Sesame Noodles and Chef's Ma Paul Tofu. Read more

    Food Network · October 2, 2014
  • Roxanne G.

    Beef chow fun, cumin lamb, eggplant

    Roxanne Geyer · October 2, 2014
  • Ron H.

    Still a hit or miss place but can be pretty good. Saw that they had steamed juicy pork buns. Was a little iffy about ordering them from a szechuan place... they came out frozen on the inside.

    Ron Hsu · September 19, 2014
  • Fuat Ş.

    Amazing dishes the general tso chicken was amazing. The soups perfect . Fast service but old decoration. The porsions very big watch out to over eating. Was the best in my NY chinese foods

    Fuat Şahin · August 27, 2014
  • Village Voice

    Wok-tossed chicken with chilies- Nubs of poultry get pan fried until crispy, tossed with blistered red chili peppers, & then doused in oil imbued with the mouth-numbing heat of Szechuan peppercorns. Read more

    Village Voice · August 27, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • Chris P.

    Usually easiest to get a table at lunch between 11:30 & 12. If you're solo, they might stick you close to other people. Works for me!

    Chris Pollone · August 26, 2014
  • Yang C.

    Nice fish!

    Yang Chen · August 26, 2014
  • Chris L.

    You need your real Szechuan food cherry popped here.

    Chris L · August 12, 2014
  • Joyful B.

    I cannot say enough good things about the Cumin lamb. I have had dreams about it. I have cravings for it. Completely unique.

    Joyful Belly · August 8, 2014
  • Vic C.

    Best Szechuan take out

    Vic C. · August 7, 2014
  • Raven T.

    Spicy cold noodles (the best I've had in the city) + one entree was enough for 2 hungry people! There was still food leftover. Pretty awesome for a place on this part of Midtown.

    Raven T · August 7, 2014
  • Brandon

    Double cooked pork belly with leeks annotate denied.

    Brandon · August 7, 2014
  • Lauren

    Dan Dan Noodles are A+. Chili Cumin Lamb is top-notch. I found the Double-Cooked Pork Belly to be boring, but I would vote the Spicy Garlic Baby Eggplant for President. 👌

    Lauren · July 30, 2014

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