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Mala Sichuan Bistro

#153 of 7,172 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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9348 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036
+1 713-995-1889
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the Kung Pao Chicken and Sautéed Lamb with Veggies and it was all cooked to perfection. Best Chinese food we've ever eaten by a landslide. Staff was quick and attentive. We will be going back.

Thank scott s
Sallisaw, Oklahoma, United States
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Chinese food! Tried the eggplant dish, dumplings, shrimp fried rice, crispy chicken & crispy beef! All were amazing!!

Thank Amanda T
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1,308 reviews
776 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a great fund! The wonton in broth was the best ever and the portion was quite large. Spicy chicken stick was a little too spicy. The stir fried lamb and veggies is delicious and the lamb was tender and mild. Mongolian beef is very good as well. Very authentic. Good service. Decent prices.

Thank TAMAN1951
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233 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good. Do not be intimidated by the spiciness. One pepper spiciness just has a hint of the sweet spice flavor but hardly any heat. There are also lots of menu items that are not spicy. The service was excellent. It is not a large place so seating is a bit limited, and the parking is very... More 

1 Thank Michael Y
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many restaurants in the Chinatown district of Houston. Many. Among the many restaurants in this area, Mala Sichuan Bistro is probably the best and most authentic. We were greeted in a friendly manner and quickly seated. We ordered the Kung Pao Chicken and Sautéed Lamb with Veggies. Both dishes were cooked to perfection; the Kung Pao Chicken had... More 

Thank NYCuisineSnob
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Sichuan cuisine at its best! The authenticity make this restaurant stand out from the other Chinese restaurants. Hot and spicy!

Thank Khiem N
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We saw that this restaurant was one of two finalists for the Best Chef Southwest category for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards (and we love the other nominee), so we checked it out. The quality of the food and the flair of the chef were evident, but we aren't used to eating this style of food, which is very... More 

Thank Alan B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The spicy and aromatic chicken is just so yummy but a bit too spicy for my palette. The peppercorns really numb your mouth........they can adjust the spicy level, you just need to let them know when you call for the order. The tilapia steam fish is good. The fish is fresh. We wrapped up the dinner with the vanilla crepe... More 

Thank wljo
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

It was packed . I'm glad I tried it. Everything was very very spicy. It was a little hard to communicate with waitress and we got something we didn't order but overall it was a good atmosphere and experience . Loved the eggplant appetizer.

Thank Vika C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We always get the crispy chicken, devourable beef pot, chillin cucumbers kids love, the green Beens with minced pork, salt pepper shrimp or any of the shrimp dishes, snow pea shoots when in season, bockchoy, cabbage all in a light oil & yummy garlic, *Dan Dan noddles, salt and pepper beef, dumplings in hot oil, Kung pow chicken, wonton soup,... More 

Thank Katalina C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9348 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-995-1889

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