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La Vie En Szechuan

14 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-5013
+1 212-683-2779
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“clear noodles” (2 reviews)
“shredded duck” (2 reviews)
“crab” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
14 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-5013
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

The speciality of this centrally placed Chinese restaurant just off 5th Avenue is crab. Excellent dish, and add the chines broccoli for a memorable, spicy experience.

Thank TimBley
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of my fave places in New York I love it . The tea smoke duck is great accompanied with a glass of wine.

Thank Juliene R
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This was our second dinner at La Vie En Szechuan. I didn't write a review the last time because I didn't know the name. We remembered vaguely where the restaurant was and found it again this evening. It's not far from the Empire State Building....More

Thank DianeCips
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Adored it but don't with anyone who doesn't eat pork or doesn't like very spicy! No reservations so pick an off-peak time so you dont have to wait in line.

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I have lunched chicken in three kind of peppers. I was warned at the card it was spicy, and it was. If not used to spicy food, find something else on the card. But I really liked it, great taste not overwhelmed by the spiciness....More

Thank Johan K
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

When asked if you want a special appetizer sampler say no!!! It was beautiful display with unique food, but they don't tell you the price. Our bill comes and it is $90. OMG! It wasn't worth that much. Dinner itself was delicious and worth it.

Thank familyfoodie99
Reviewed 20 November 2015

We found this place by accident, after a visit to the Empire State building. We were the only non Chinese in there, which is always a good sign. The menu sign outside was written in Chinese. The food was excellent, and the service very good....More

Thank pfk2014
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We were lucky, having looked for a special restaurant, we happened to find this small Asian place, and were lucky! We were almost the only "foreigners" in the restaurant, all the other guests were Chinese. Says something about being authentic! It felt like in Guangzhou....More

Thank Laotse2
Reviewed 24 October 2015

We love spicy Chinese food but it has to be very authentic. We lived in China so we are picky about authenticity. This restaurant was just perfect for us. Their food was excellent and the customers were almost all Chinese- a good sign!

Thank Ogoola_Karuta
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Table envy is my term for seeing something on an adjacent table that looks like it might be even more interesting and pleasing than what your table has ordered! In this absolutely superb (and habitually crowded) restaurant I suspect I am not the only person...More

Thank Vicarmuddlebush
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-5013
    (Between Madison Ave. and 5th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: 33 St (4, 6, 6X) 34 St - Herald Sq (B, D, F, M, N, Q, R) 28 St (N, R)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-683-2779
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