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Jun 5, 2014 09:19 PM

Real Authentic Chinese Food In the Area

I have a friend from Hong Kong who is staying here for school. We are looking to get some real authentic Chinese food because it is so different from the Americanized version and I do not know where to take him. Any suggestions?

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  1. This relatively recent discussion is still pretty accurate:

    1. Is Kiefer Court still open? Could not find a recent thread on Rainbow.

      Kiefer Court:

      Szechuan Spice on Lake and Lyndale:

      Grand Szechuan in Bloomington:


      1. Grand Szechuan in Bloomington is still my favorite. Little Szechuan in SLP-West End is a close second.

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        1. re: drew13000

          The Little Szechuan location on the U of M Campus is also quite good - and has a decent lunch special deal.

          And yes, Keefer Court is still amazing as well.

          1. re: Danny

            There was a post a few weeks ago that Little Szechuan on University Ave was closed for remodeling. Anybody know whether it's opened again?

            1. re: KTFoley

              They have not re-opened yet. They closed in early April for what was supposed to be a four week renovation....

              1. re: KTFoley

                They posted a comment on their original blog entry on their website that they are hoping to reopen next week (that was posted on June 3rd).

          2. The conversations about "authentic Chinese" on this board tend to focus on Szechuan cuisine. Is your friend interested in Cantonese dishes at all?

            1. Tea House at U of MN
              Mandarin Kitchen in Bloomington
              Some regional specialties at Peking Garden on university
              E noodle at Rice and Larpenteur