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Lao Sze Chuan

) #827 of 7,843 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
2172 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-1514
+1 312-326-5040
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
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“dry chili” (10 reviews)
“mapo tofu” (6 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
2172 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-1514
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great find for lunch as we wandered around Chinatown. The portions were large and very flavorful. It was very busy but worth the wait.

Thank georges-road-trips
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Chicago visiting my son and new grandchild. My son said I had to try a Szechuan place that he had found that he thought I would like because they had all kinds of weird food (pigs ears, pork stomach, frog) on the...More

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... Szechuan cuisine. Don't be afraid to try something you have never had before. On the other hand, one of the four of us had to wait almost a half hour for her food after the fouled up her order, then went "rope-a-dope" in an...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fast, friendly service in a clean and nicely decorated space. The food had great portion size well prepared and hot!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a hard of convention meeting at McComrick Place, my roommate and I venture out by taxi near by to Chicago Chinatown. It was a short trip and cost only $6.00 to Cermack and S. Archer Avenue. We explored both the old Chinatown and the...More

Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

The food here is even better than the one on Michigan Ave. we were really glad to have stopped here before our flight later that night!

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I had high hopes for authentic Sichuan food in a city as famous for its food as Chicago is. This place was not terrible, but not great either. Located in Chinatown which is about 10 min drive from downtown Chicago, it is a small strip...More

Thank Doughbuy
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Went there for a business lunch with several colleagues. Simple, informal dining area with really good food. There are also menu items that you don't find in your average North American Chinese restaurant. When you ask for something spicy, they don't pour on sriracha, or...More

Thank Zotch
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Located in Chicago’s Chinatown, Lao Sze Chuan is one of the pearls of the famous Chinese restaurateur Tony Hu, whose restaurants feature four of the eight major regional culinary families: Sichuan, Beijing (Northern), Shanghai (Jiangzhe) and Hunan (or Xiang). It is, thus, possible to learn...More

1  Thank Vitor B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

There are a lot of good places for the Szechuan cuisine. I thought this one is close to original based on the reputation of other related restaurants under the same chain. I never went there until my friends visited us. They are from Szechuan and...More

Thank Xiangjun D
Chinatown may be one of Chicago’s smallest
neighborhoods geographically, but it's big on
character, colors, sights, sounds, and flavors. In
this South Side neighborhood, you’ll find authentic
Chinese restaurants dotting the length of Wentworth
Avenue. After a meal of dim sum, noodles, duck or
other tantalizing food specialties, satiate your
visual appetite with dozens of public art sculptures
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Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2172 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-1514
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 312-326-5040
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