Szechaun Kitchen on 1st ave at 79th
I am curious if anyone knows this place? It's take out or delivery only; apparently they've been around since '74. It's very close to my pat and I love szechaun cooking so would be great if it gets a thumbs up from any chowhounds.
I love this place
Delicious ginger shrimp, love their eggplant...never had a disappointing meal
and they will gladly customize any dish - for dietary concerns.
Ask them to "kick it up a notch" if you really want it spicy.
Cook right before yr eyes...very quick.
they , in their original location around 77th street, were one of the first szechuan places in NYC. it was quite a revelation to me when i ate there the 1st time in my teens.
for delivery they are good, but i usually order from six happiness. i like shanghai pavillion on 3rd, and the place that used to szechuan hunan cottage on 84th and york.
Definitely above average- really enjoy the Chef's Special Chicken (but ask for it with white meat)
Best thing about this place is the delivery is FAST- like really, really fast. Have clocked it on average at less than 15 minutes from when you place your order- and I live 17 blocks away!
Thanks for that particular rec, Heinlein42. I'd always previously had the chicken w broccoli in garlic sauce and pork lo mein but I really liked the Chef's Special Chicken. I find their service to be quite surly, but I guess it's a trade-off considering the speed at which the order is taken, prepared and handed off.