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Aug 8, 2007 10:11 PM

Grand Sichuan 9th Ave. closed?

I heard Grand Sichuan on 9th Ave. and 50th St. closed. The menu is no longer on menupages. Is this true?

If so, I am very sad. I liked it the best, even better than Chelsea or Upper East Side or St. Mark's. I was planning to go there this weekend. My favorites were the fresh sliced pork (towering piles of spicy bacon) and the fresh shredded chicken with green peppers.

But the last time I visited, it seemed to have slipped a bit. I thought maybe they had a new cook.

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  1. its been closed for months

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    1. re: Lau

      If chinese bacon cooking is what your seeking, Szechuan Goumet (39th between 5th and 6th) added it when they last revampled the menu. I had it whne I was last there and I found it a pretty good example of the dish, it think it was called sun dried pork with leeks. (caveat, avoid the spare ribs in the apperizers) I am very sorry to hear that the 50th st GS closed Especially since it looks like the 24st one dropped the cured pork dishes. guess that just leaves St. Mark's.

    2. Yes, Szechuan Gourmet is so great! You will find it is a great substitute for the loss of Grand Szechuan on 50th & 9th. Sooooooooo delicious, I go there weekly. You should definitely try the crispy lamb.....

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      1. re: Ali B

        Funny, I was just this minute reading about it in another post. Thank you so much, I will definitely try it. Also, is it just me, or is the style of cooking at St. Mark's significantly different from the other GS's? Way more sauce-y, like Hunan, not the dry Szechuan style? (But certainly not Cantonese.) Though maybe it's something else I don't recognize.

      2. Has anyone walked by and checked out the old GS spot on 50th and 9th?

        Is another restaurant moving in?

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        1. re: eatfood

          The place is under constructions right now, I will report when new restaurant will be moving in

        2. Try Wu Liang Ye on 48th St. between 5th and 6th Aves as a sub. It is the best I've had in years. I particularly love their Dan Dan Noodles and Spicy Chicken w/Capsicum.