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foodsnobz Jun 26, 2010 07:21 PM

Does anyone know if they have a new chef? We were there a couple of weeks ago and it was not very good. So disappointing as we have been going there for years. Now what?

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Szechuan Chongqing
2808 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N4C6, CA

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  1. fmed RE: foodsnobz Jun 26, 2010 07:38 PM

    I'm with you there. I haven't gone in years. I went a few times since they sold to the new owners and the food just wasn't nearly as good.

    The original owners are operating the SC on Broadway (which BTW is not affiliated at all with the Commercial Dr location). The number one son Robert has just come back from a few years cooking in HK (first French at an underground private kitchen; then HK-style Sichuan at http://www.chillifagara.com/ ). He's back to cook at the Broadway location and is keen to introduce his signature dishes to the menu.

    I say go there for your Westernized Szechuan food...and definitely try the more modern HK take on it if they do have these new menu items.

    1. aledm RE: foodsnobz Jul 31, 2010 11:37 AM

      We had a very good meal at their new location in the West End at: Chongqing Szechuan Cuisine, 1260 Robson St., Vancouver, BC tel. 604-568-0303, www.CQrestaurant.com.

      If you have time, have a look at all of our restaurant reveiws: 2010 Vancouver Restaurant Reveiws by ALEDM at: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7244... and with pictures go to our blog post at:
      http://travelingloveaffair.blogspot.c...

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        Philx RE: foodsnobz Jul 31, 2010 07:59 PM

        I heard that the owners had moved to the restaurant by the same name on W. Broadway but even if that is not true I agree with your finding. I have not gone to the Commercial dr resuarant for almost a year now after receiving poor versions of some their standard dishes several times in a row. I had liked their food in the past even though it is not really true Szechuan cuisine.

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