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4905 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1413
+1 734-434-7978
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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you are the only Caucasians in a full restaurant, it's a clue that the this Sichuan Seafood Restaurant will be good! We loved our Bo Bo platter with bountiful appetizers surrounding a mini lit brazier ( bargain @ $8.95) the plum sauce was thick & delicious as was the spicy sliced beef with tangerine. We shared a pot of... More 

Thank Laurie B
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The flavors are pretty standard, but the texture was not at all what I was expecting. Generous portions, a bit pricey for what you get, but a nice atmosphere makes sense... but again, the texture of the food was quite unexpected and disconcerting.

Thank ellewlw
Detroit, Michigan
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Amazingly authentic spicy Szechuan food. Not overpoweringly spicy but an explosion of flavors nevertheless. Restaurant is nearly 100% packed with Chinese clientele, which tells you it's the real thing. Decor is tired cliched Chinese but like any authentic Chinese restaurant the food takes center stage. Head chef has won many international awards.

Thank gwwyjjliu
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

If you want authentic - this is the restaurant to visit. The food is phenomenal!! Our family goes quite a bit - never had a bad meal. Service can be hit and miss.... but the food is never a miss!!

Thank Angie M
ann arbor
1 review
Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

Best spicy Chinese food in the a2 area. An America that worked in China for many years I ordered several dishes that were favorites of mine...totally took me back to China . Do not go there if you want chicken fried with broccoli...the standard idea of Chinese food. This restaurant is the real deal.

Thank Bigfrank888
South Lyon, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2012

A group 18 people from work went here and it took an hour and a half to be served our meals. There were asian people that were there both before and after our group that were treated appropriately. Served food, waters filled, appetizers served all in an a normal amount time. Our group ordered at 7pm and not one plate... More 

Thank Elaine P
Ann Arbor
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2010

Although it might take you some time to wait, their Peking Duck is the best in Town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4905 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1413
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-434-7978

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?