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Jan 31, 2006 12:36 PM

Lao SzeChuan in Downers Grove

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I note that the Lao SzeChuan formerly in Westmont has now moved to Downers Grove and taken over what was Lo Garden restaurant. Can anyone tell me if food in Downers Grove is equal to what is served at the main restaurant on S. Archer - i.e., do they serve the same dishes and are they as good as downtown?

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  1. I just went to lao Sze Chuan in Downers Grove today for lunch, and had one of the better lunch specials I have ever had.

    I got the General Tsaos(sp) Chicken, with fried rice, and egg roll, and a coke for $6 and change. The service was quick, and the Generals chicken was the best I have ever eaten. The chicken was fried perfectly, and was all white meat(many times when I order this dish at other schinese spots the chicken is not all white meat, and can be fatty). I asked for it extra spicy, and it was nice and hot like I like it. The fried rice was ok, I would have preferred a pork fried rice, but it was still good. The egg roll was good, no complaints. I wanted to try Tonys 3 chili chicken, but it is only available in dinner portion, and I was not wanting to spend that much for lunch. I will get it on a return trip.

    Thanks to all the feedback there is about this location, and the location in the city, it convinced me to give it a try. I love when I can find a place based on good reviews on this website, but they can be few and far between sometimes, especially on the chicago board. I find a couple of regular posters on the Chicago board constantly recommending the same spots over and over, which can be a little tedious, however when I spot these folks posting, I just skip their posts.

    1. I think your question was answered. I don't recall the Archer location having any of those items on their menu.

      1. check out their website, to see what they offer in D.G., everything I saw on the website was on the menu in Downers Grove.

        1. We've eaten there on several occasions and found it excellent, albeit very spicy on some dishes, for example, "Never Forget Chicken". You can guess why you never forget it!

          1. Ive been to over 50 Chinese restaurants in Chicago area, and I put this establishment in my top 10 choices. Had dinner there last week and thought food was outstanding. We enjoyed Kung Pao Chicken, Moo Shu Pork, Mongolian Beef, Pot Stickers, and Hot and Sour Soup. Service was very friendly(filled our water glasses every 5 minutes,refreshed pot of tea twice). We will definitely be back.