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Lao Szechuan House

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1331 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515-2719
+1 630-455-4488
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Chicago,Illinois, United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

we like the sweet and sour chicken-everyone in the family finds something they like here. service is good. can be busy sometimes. dishes can be spicy but yummy. i had mai tai there once that knocked me out-so drinks are good :)

Thank Tina K
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Their spicy beef szechuan noodles are so good especially during winter and their dpible cooked dry intestines are the best! A must try for some spicy food!

Thank Cilla F
Boise, Idaho
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

the review we read did not lead us astray. the food was great, the service attentive and the prices were good. we figured we had found a good spot for Chinese when the parking lot was near full and most of the diners were Asian. it exceeded our expectations!

Thank Gov1949
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Quick courteous service. Good spot for time sensitive lunch during work week. Reasonably priced. Food is fresh, a bit spicy, but good.

Thank Kimberly A W
Wheaton, Illinois
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I went to this restaurant twice for dinner and once for lunch. Dinner was fine. I think the dishes were a bit over priced for the amount of food on the plate, however, the food was pretty good and authentic enough for a Chinese restaurant in suburb. Although, the hostess and servers were a little pushy and did not want... More 

Thank SushiMax
Clarendon Hills, Illinois
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I've been going to Lao for well over a decade, back to there previous location in Westmont. It was always my go to for Chinese and I had lunch there along with dinner carry-outs at least 6 times a month. In 2015, after returning from snow-birding in FL, I was greatly disappointed in the quality of the food. I made... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 727 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This must be the place to be for lunch, during my visit the place was packed, couldn't even find a parking spot had to park on the street. I tried the orange chicken lunch special with hot and sour soup. Both soup and chicken were on the spicy side but very good.

Thank JustDiveIn
Scottsdale, Arizona
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135 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

We come to Chicago about once a year to a Hockey tournament and I always bring the family to eat here. Authentic Chinese food. Fast service and great prices.

Thank Cynsu1
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We have been searching for a good Chinese restaurant in the western suburbs since our favorite closed several years ago. Since then, we've eaten a LOT of bad Chinese food. Now we found Lao Sze Chaun in Downers Grove. Only been once so far, but the food was excellent and we will return. The service was attentive, not even slightly... More 

Thank mary s
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803 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Average rating not based on food- that is actually excellent and authentic. However, there is ZERO customer service here. Cold , unwelcoming front desk and brusque service. I have no doubt this may be the way it is in China- DOES NOT PLAY WELL HERE THO.

Thank jfadds

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515-2719
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-455-4488

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?