Sichuan Gourmet in Sharon?
I was driving down Main Street out of Sharon Center. Glancing into a strip mall, I noticed a sign reading, "Sichuan Gourmet". Wondering if it was the same folks behind the much-discussed Billerica, Framingham, and Brookline locations, I pulled over and did a quick Blackberry search. Sure enough, the fourth location in the SG empire is soon to open; the hand-lettered sign in the window said "Closed for Renovations; Open Soon".
If my assignment in Norwood continues much longer, this could be a VERY welcome addition!
The address is:
Sharon Heights Shopping Center
386-388 South Main Street
Sharon MA 02067
1004 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
It is open now- I went there a couple of nights ago. I've been to the Brookline location (not the others) and the food was definitely at least on the same level, maybe even a little spicier. Everything was delicious, expertly prepared. What an amazing addition to the Sharon dining scene. I will be dragging my south shore friends and family there on a regular basis.
Just wanted to update this thread. I'm semi-regular at the Billerica Sichuan Gourmet, and ate here in Sharon for the first time last week. It was on a Sunday right at noon.
Their version of the Old Sichuan Chicken was even a titch better than Billerica's. As always, the vinegary sauce on the slaw that comes with it is heavenly. We also had the green beans and shredded cayenne pork. I think they only actually had the shredded cayenne chicken on their menu but were happy to do this with pork. We also got the steamed pea greens with garlic. I don't think that's on the menu but I have been ordering it since I saw it on the table next to me in Billerica. All very good.
I'm not sure what the demographics are in Sharon, but I was surprised to see the restaurant was kinda empty. The room is almost twice as big as Billerica's with a similar number of tables, so it is more spacious. There were 2 tables of Asian diners and 2 of gringos by the time we left. At Billerica there would have been a line spilling out the door.
So maybe visit and support this great place if you are nearby. While it lasts.
When they opened the sharon location I had asked the hostest in Billerica why that location and she said that there were a lot of customers making the trek to Billerica from south of the pike. I'm not sure they will get a huge luncheon crowd on weekday though. I'm sure if their american style dishes are okay they will get a good crowd.
Agreed... as I said above, I have brought as many of my south shore friends and family as I could, and it's been a big hit- some of them have become regulars. SG in Sharon is a very special place and it deserves to be a big success. It's been busy the times I've been there which have generally been weekends, but it's a bummer that it's not more consistently busy.
Finally made it here last night for my first time. I thought it was fantastic! I was alone and just told the nice young waitress I love "hot & spicy" food. Then ordered the bamboo shoots in spicy wonder sauce, fish fillets w/cabbage in spicy chili sauce & an order of shanghai greens. Way too much food for me(brought it home), but everything was really delicious and yes, very spicy. That wonder sauce is thrillingly delicious and definitely numbing :) Fish was wonderful as well(flavor & texture) with heaping mounds of the red pepper. The veggie was a good contrast with its pure flavor shining through, a bit bitter. Probably would have preferred the sauteed pea shoots w/ garlic, but those are about $5 or $6 more than the greens(bok choy).
Very nice service all around and I will definitely return! Its nice to know this type of food exists here, as my previous favorite was Spices in San Francisco, so this is infinitely more convenient. :)