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Feb 28, 2008 09:38 AM

Red Hot Szechuan in Park Slope closed?

I've been reading that it closed earlier this week. Does anyone have any info on this? We loved going there. Very dependably good food.

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  1. ordered from there earlier this week; same as always.

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    1. re: jimmyjazz

      There's a report on Brownstoner that says its closed. Too bad. It was a decent place for delivery. There are a disconcerting number of restaurants in the south slope that have closed recently.

        1. re: bigandtall

          The Tuesday Brownstoner reported the phones were unanswered Monday.

          1. re: acemdin

            Walked by there today. The doors were open but no one was around. All the tables had been cleared out. Sad. :(

            1. re: brooklynbrownie

              I asked one of the guys clearing it out what happened, and he replied "the lease."


        We drive from Flushing for their vegetarian options (not a fan of Buddha Bodai) 'cause they're so damn good.


        1. I walked by when they were cleaning it all out -- the owner just said they were retiring. He said he would miss everyone!

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          1. re: bebevonbernstein

            this really does leave a void in our Chinese delivery options. It wasn't great, but it was decent and at least I could count on it not to have MSG (which I am very sensitive to.) Plus it was really really fast. Now I really don't know where I will get Chinese delivery from!

            1. re: jinx

              Hunan Delight on 6th and Union and Hunan Wok on 5th are both similarly good american chinese.

              1. re: Widmark

                Not sure they'd deliver this far---we are in Windsor Terrace.

                1. re: jinx

                  it 's probably worth checking with them. this was some years ago but when i used to order from them, they had a really wide delivery area.

                  1. re: wleatherette

                    it was, uh, open on my way home this evening. i swear. same name. what's up with that?

          2. The sign now says "Red Hot II" and something in Chinese. There is a grand opening sign in the window and streamers (is that what theyre called?) outside.

            I dont know if its any different. My only wish would be that they now serve real Sichuan food. But I doubt that.

            Red Hot
            349 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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            1. re: SamScaff

              We just walked by and the menu looked the same. They moved the register/counter from the 7th Ave side to the 10 St. side. It was pretty busy inside.

              My wish is that is will be better than it was when it closed. We used order from there all the time and in the past year - 18 months it had seriously gone downhill.

              1. re: faerienyc

                I hope it will be better than it was previous to closing.

                It was a somewhat reliable takeout in a pinch; however, I agree with a previous poster, something regionally specific would be great, but the Park Slope demographic, regrettably, asks for a more suburban Chinese experience,

                1. re: Jadro_Staad

                  "... but the Park Slope demographic, regrettably, asks for a more suburban Chinese experience,"

                  It's not as if branches of Grand Sichuan and Spicy & Tasty opened up in Park Slope and failed. It would be nice if someone would try serving good Chinese food in the Slope. I'll bet it would be successful. As it stands now I've got to drive out to Bay Ridge and Grand Sichuan House to get the good stuff.

                  1. re: Bob Martinez

                    Jadro, if you are aware of any 'urban' alternatives in the area, please let us know, as I'd love a more authentic option. Red Hot may not stand up to the best of Flushing or Sunset Park, but it's generally reliable and certainly an above average take out option. sorry if the 'Park Slope demographic' doesn't quite live up to your culinary standards.

                  1. re: McJ

                    I'm happy to hear that it's back. I've missed Red Hot's hot and sour soup and chicken with hot pepper sauce and peanuts these past few months. They're just not the same anywhere else in the neighborhood.

                    1. re: tiger2

                      We ordered from there tonight. It seems to be the same owners because they still had all our info in the computer--just gave our phone number and they had it all. And as before, the food was at our door in impossibly quick time...I swear it had to have left there the second we put down the phone, because it was here in 10 minutes (and we are in Windsor Terrace.) Doesn't seem possible!

                      As to the food, it seemed pretty much the same, maybe even a tad better than it had been in the few months before they closed. I'm glad to have them back. (I just wish though, that they'd put Chinese veggies in the dishes instead of zucchini and broccoli. Would love to have water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, bok choy, etc. )

                      1. re: jinx

                        We ordered from there last night - like Jinx said - they still had our info and they were here in 10 minutes even though they told us 20 minutes. The food was definitely better than it had been in the months before it closed - hopefully they can stick with this trend.

                        1. re: faerienyc

                          ordered delivery recently. dumplings and rice, both bland and useless. bummer.

              2. I ordered a couple of things of their hot menu. It was ok, but made with jalapino peppers,
                which made it taste like some mexican/chinese fusion.