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Szechuan Kitchen

1518 1ST Ave Ste 1, New York City, NY 10021-1041
+1 212-249-4615
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“chinese food” (2 reviews)
“east side” (3 reviews)
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1518 1ST Ave Ste 1, New York City, NY 10021-1041
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

They do a great job on delivery. Sometimes it seems they are here after 19 minutes no matter what I order. Rain or shine, early or late they come. They take credit cards and are polite. I like their specials. Prices are okay

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Used to live in the City, upper East side, and would visit this Chinese restaurant often. This was back in the mid 1970's. It was great then for eat in (just 12 seats) or take out. Today, after they moved three blocks it is only...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017

My parents took me here when I was a child, back in the days where you can sit down and order at a table. I'm 43 now, and no less mesmerized by it. It's exclusively a take-out now, but the quality still goes on. It...More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This little outpost of what was once a great neighborhood Chinese sit-down restaurant always delivers a confident set of dishes made exactly the same year-after year-after year! No surprises. Take-out only, I had my usual Chef Special Chicken and spring rolls. And I will keep...More

Thank OrganicForever
Reviewed 6 August 2016

You can never really tell whether "Since 1974" means real longevity or just that it has been a Chinese takeout joint for many years -- who knows who ran it all time. The food is basic Chinese aka American Chinese, very fast prep and service,...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 27 October 2015

While the taste is made for the local clientele, some of the dishes are actually very authentic. Don't quite understand how they can be so fast (efficient). Relatively inexpensive, especially for their lunch special.

Thank Wilson L
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Love the three flavor combination as well as the beef with mushrooms. Their hot and sour soup has a nice taste- I like it better than the wonton soup. This restaurant has been in the upper east side for many years this is because so...More

1  Thank Yorkiemom520
Reviewed 29 May 2014

While definitely not the best Chinese food in the City, it is pretty good. Food is fresh and tasty, but, for me anyway, lacking that "seasoned wok" flavor. Don't get me wrong, the food is good, but for those of you who know your New...More

Thank cosmokazi
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Reviewed 29 December 2007

Definitely, the best Chinese take out in the area!

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Upper East Side
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12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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12:00 - 22:00
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  • Address: 1518 1ST Ave Ste 1, New York City, NY 10021-1041
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-249-4615
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