Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
Mar 2, 2007 02:10 PM

grand sichuan....whats the big deal?

after reading countless posts about how great grand sichuan is, i decided to give it a try. i dont get what all the hoopla over this place is about?! its super oily, i was pretty disappointed.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I think it depends on the dish. I agree that some dishes are super-oily. They can be inventive with their cooking, and as I understand, it's authentic Sichuan, hence the hubbub.

    1. I only went here once, but I agree, I was underwhelmed. But I may not have ordered the best dishes (the menu is so huge, it's hard to know what will be a hit, or miss).

      1 Reply
      1. re: jeanki

        not if you read these boards ;)

      2. Which branch did you go to and what did you order?

        1. Sichuan food in general is pretty oily.

          1. I go there for the smoked tea duck, the jellyfish appetizer, the crispy beef, the chongqing chicken, the eqq plant in wonder sauce, the fish in red oil. We all probably tend to over-rate it since it is so surprising to find such a good restaurant outside of chinatown. Still, I really rate it highly.