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Sichuan in Seattle?

blkery Nov 8, 2012 03:19 PM

I'm going to be visiting the in-laws this weekend and am looking for good sichuan in Seattle. I will be mostly in First Hill/Capitol Hill during the day and Shoreline in the evenings. Any recommendations without going to far to the east or south?

  1. jlbwendt Nov 8, 2012 03:22 PM



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    1. re: jlbwendt
      christy319 Nov 8, 2012 03:30 PM

      The linked thread is good. If you are not looking to go to the Eastside, Seven Stars Pepper and Sichuanese Cuisine are probably your best bets; both are convenient to First/Cap Hill. I haven't been to either in ages--I go to the Eastside--so I'd love a report on how they were, if you go. It's probably worth trying to convince the waitstaff that you like authentic/spicy food when you order (I'm assuming that's the case since you want Sichuan).

    2. knowspicker Nov 8, 2012 03:44 PM

      If you are in Shoreline it's worth going a little bit further to Szecuan 99 in Lynnwood. Any of the special bean curd dishes are a must try. I can't remember if it's the hot braised beef or the Szechuan 99 beef that was spicy beef served over napa cabbage but it was excellent. Other dishes I like are the Szechuan chicken, chicken with small peppers, red pepper chicken. Look for the chef specialties symbol on the menu.

      1. dagoose Nov 8, 2012 06:04 PM

        If you're in First Hill, there's not much point in going further afield than Sichuanese cuisine (which I think is overall better than 7 Stars), or Szechuan 99 if you're in Shoreline. You'll be driving 30-45 minutes to get to something else, and it won't be that much better. It will be better, though, so if you're a quality obsessive, than by all means, do it.

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        1. re: dagoose
          christy319 Nov 9, 2012 02:36 PM

          Oh, it doesn't even take me that long to get to Bellevue from Phinney Ridge. It'd be breeze from Cap/First Hill.

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          Jeffo405 Nov 10, 2012 02:48 PM

          I heartily support the recommendation of Sichuanese Cuisine.

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