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SusieQChef Dec 27, 2008 12:53 PM

I'd been dreaming about Grand Sichuan all afternoon until I remembered that it's 9th Ave & 50th location is long gone. We're not up for facing the pre-new year's throngs in Chelsea, etc.. Is there any decent Chinese in the west 50s these days?
I can't, for the life of me, think of one.
Thanks.

  1. D...DF Dec 28, 2008 02:17 PM

    The answer is really, sadly, no.

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      sidd Dec 27, 2008 07:06 PM

      57th betn 8th and 9th has a nice takeout place... i dont recall the name but "57" is part of it

      1. scoopG Dec 27, 2008 01:55 PM

        The 48th street Wu Liang Ye is the best of all WLY and it serves mediocre Sichuanese at best. Stay away from Joe's Shanghai. You are better off going to Szechuan Gourmet 20 blocks south or heading into Chinatown.

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          RGR Dec 27, 2008 01:17 PM

          Wu Liang Ye, on 48th St., b/t 5th& 6th Avs., serves very good Szechuan cuisine. Menu on menupages.com.

          Joe's Shanghai has an outpost in the 50's. Can't say how good it is since we've only been to the original in Chinatown.

          http://www.joesshanghairestaurants.com

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            Chandavkl Dec 27, 2008 01:31 PM

            Midtown Joe's isn't, and it's expensive to boot.

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              MMRuth Dec 27, 2008 01:35 PM

              Isn't Joe's on W. 56th, just off Sixth Avenue?

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                RGR Dec 27, 2008 01:41 PM

                Yes, 24 W. 56th, b/t 5th& 6th.

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