Seattle >Food & Dining > Sichuanese Chinese Restaurant
1048 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810447.599196 -122.319039
11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Yesler Terrace
A PARTICULARLY DRAB OUTSIDE WITH GLORIOUS INSIDES – I have been coming here for quite a few years. From the outside, it is located next to several Vietnamese joints. I first went there when we had an excessively long wait at Tamarind Tree and have never regretted it. We are often the only Anglos in this family-run bustling place. My all time favorite dishes include Sichuanese Ravioli Soup, a glorious concoction of multiple raviolis floating at varying depths of well spiced soup. Even more amazing are the pot stickers, not the usual plump, greasy sextet for $6.95, but a remarkable 18 of these mini pillows for $4.95. I take em home for another meal. The place is as real as it is ugly. Service is okay.
The Best! – I have been coming here for over 10 years. It is still the best Sichuan food in Seattle, bar none!!
the real deal – After spending sometime in China and chengdu I was craving chinese food when i got back to Seattle
This place was it. Its the real thing. Everything we ate was great and authentic and the hot pots looked amazing! Cant wait to go back for more! The staff were friendly and running around providing fast efficient service in this jam packed little gem!
Hidden Beauty – This restaurant is by far my favorite. You can't get a better deal in town, especially for the awesome food they serve. Huge variety, hard to choose once you pick your favorites, but cheap enough to get all of them! I love this restaurant, never been dissapointed...except for the service.
Hands down best Chinese food outside of Chendu – This place has the most spicy, mouth watering (or numbing if prefer) food anywhere. The prices are great and the staff is very helpful if you ask. For newbies, I'd start with the dry-cooked chicken, boiled fish, and twice-cooked pork. All three, IMHO, are the best tasting food you can buy with any amount of money - I'm not kidding.
Unlike most other Chinese food places that serve Chinese-American food, this place is down-home Sichuan cuisine. Authentic, period. It tastes like my grandma use to make it, and reminds me of home... Maybe it'll take you far away.
HEAVENLY HOT POT – You have not experienced the best of Seattle or Chinatown until you have been to this place! The hot pot is simply fabulous...and the pot stickers are simply to die for, in fact you can actually take uncooked ones home to serve at a party! itll make you want to go back again and again, there is a reason this place breeds regulars, once you've been here you'll never want to go anywhere else!
The BEST Chinese! – I can't believe that this place only rates an average review from most people - so I'm going to tell you how it is. This place is the best. The food is fresh and has plenty of actual ginger and garlic. The house hot sauce is complex, made with nutty roasted dried chiles. Try "Ants Climb A Log" or the oddly named "Beef Miscellany", or if you're carb counting try "Sliced Fish with Pickled Peppers". If you have a group, try the hot pot - excellent but a bit intimidating for two. I admit that the spicy chow mein did not bowl me over, but I just order one of the many many other wonderful options! The hours are good and the prices are even better.
Simple and satisfying Chinese, with a special, secret menu of fiery Szechuan selections. – The Scene
Lunch can be crowded with employees from nearby dot-coms, while dinner tends to be populated by older neighborhood residents. Either way, there's nothing much to look at in this simple establishment--clean and nondescript, it's the food and camaraderie that are the focus here.
The menu initially appears tamer than its Eastside sister location, as the house specialties are listed only on the whiteboard--and only in Mandarin. Cashew chicken is texturally pleasing, with fat chunks of tender meat playing off crunchy cashews and celery. Pork dishes are standouts: salty-sweet, twice-cooked pork with leeks is a real winner, while pork fried rice is a filling meal with plenty of rich flavor. Crisp green onions lighten up both. Rice arrives automatically, and tea is mild and smoky.
Heavenly! – This place cannot be beat when it comes to great tasting food. Sure, the interior may be a bit small and sometimes a tad grimy, but the food is so excellent that the surroundings are a non-issue. I'd highly recommend the "Special Spicy Beef Noodle" (a heaping plate for $4.95!) and the "Spicy String Beans." The prices are low, the servings are large, and most importantly, the food is heavenly. I can't get enough of this place!
Lao Szechuan – Travelers to China will feel at home in (or at least, not detered by!) the linoleum-heavy, somewhat grubby, atmosphere. The down-home style food is the draw. For an ideal introduction you to its delights, try mapo tofu (with meat), potstickers, four seasons green beans, family-style eggplant & stewed Sichuan style beef (on the white board). Delish! Once hooked, some friends & try the "Numbingly Hot" Hotpot (direct translation!), which comes with the mentioned "numbingly hot" broth, as well as a more mild version. Think of it as Chinese fondue: you dip tofu, cabbage, rice noodles & thinly sliced beef & lamb (as well as tripe, if you're inclined) into the broth & then slurp it up. Add some beer to wash down the heat & you'll be in heaven. Oh, and did I mention it's VERY reasonably priced?.
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