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21 WEST 39TH STREET (39th Street 5th Ave)(212) 921-0233
Minimum order of $15.00 is required for delivery
Delivery estimate is 25-40 min (more info)
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Minimum order of $15.00 is required for delivery
Delivery estimate is 30 - 45 min (more info)
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Served with rice.
New YorkMagazine says, “The name may be generic but Szechuan Gourmet is anything but ordinary.” Known in Manhattan as one of the only authentic Szechuan eateries around, Szechuan Gourmet not only serves up classic and delicious fare, but they do so at an incredible price. They have a mix of standard Chinese favorites and traditional Szechuan dishes, so no matter what you’re looking for you will be pleasantly surprised.
If you stop in the restaurant for lunch or dinner, you will find ample seating with low lighting and charming décor which creates a warm and comfortable feeling. Want an old favorite? Try their amazing General Tso’s Chicken. Want to try something new? Their Tea-Smoked Duck and Chengdu Dumplings can’t be beat. Either way, you will love this rare Midtown gem.
Dan Dan Noodles—With chili and minced pork
General Tso’s Chicken
Camphor Tea-Smoked Duck
Ten Ingredient Lo Mein
Frank Bruni, from The New York Times, reviewed Szechuan Gourmet, giving it 2 stars! “No Need for Hot Sauce – Szechuan Gourmet in Midtown keeps the heat on!”
NY Times Review
I won't be ordering from here again anytime soon. Placed the order at 5:45pm, received confirmation email at 5:46pm with a delivery estimate of 30-45 minutes. Delivery guy didn't call from lobby until 7:37pm. Almost 2 hours and of course the food is cold. I know how good the food can be here and how popular it is. I eat in the restaurant more than I order delivery but if you can't keep up with the deliveries, don't take the order or at least quote a realistic estimate.
Posted 2 years ago by Donna D.
Excellent authentic food!
Posted 2 years ago by NARAYANI G.
Szechuan Gourmet has a reputation for authentic cuisine, and they never miss the mark. Their chow fun and pork belly are to die for.
Posted 2 years ago by Juanita M.
It never let me down. Awesome!
Posted 2 years ago by HUIYUN M.
Best, most authentic Szechaun food in the midtown area. Soy Chilli dumplings and cumin lamb are particularly great. Order from Szechaun menu -- "regular" chinese items are good, but not the reason to order from this restaurant. They are known for their spicy dishes - the ma po tofu in particular is a great spicy dish. This is the restaurant I recommend to all my friends in the area - it's the best!
Posted 2 years ago by zach G.
all time favorite is stir fried chix w/ roasted chili peanuts. very tasty, spicy, and nice portion.
Posted 2 years ago by ANDREW G.
Posted 2 years ago by kelly l.
This is my go-to spot for Chinese in midtown (not only bc it's very close to my office) bc of the clear consideration of the flavor with the food. Chinese restaurants are a dime a dozen out here, but the stuff coming out of the kitchen is legitimately delicious. If you're a vegetarian, be sure to read the descriptions of dishes very clearly as a lot of the seemingly veggy/tofu dishes in fact do contain pork (delicious, tasty pork). The mapo tofu is one of my favorites here - it will burn your face off.
Posted 2 years ago by Sarah F.
Sesame chicken tastes like dog sh*t.
Posted 2 years ago by Andrew F.
Excellent food, had a bit of a wait when i went to pick up
Posted 2 years ago by Kristin I.
Very slow, not patient, rude, late. Will not order again. Really bad. Does not respect to customers.
Posted 2 years ago by Dong W.
Dan Dan Noodles are fabulous. Although I didn't really need anything else :)
Posted 2 years ago by Chantal B.
Food was really good however the delivery time was way too long. Took almost 1.5 hours for the food to arrive despite receive an email confirmation that it would take 30-45min. Don't think I'd order from here again just because of the delivery time. I'd suggest the restaurant hire more delivery men.
Posted 2 years ago by Vicky F.
Authentic and delish! My fave is fish filet with napa. very spicy but one of the dishes that I recommend.
Posted 2 years ago by juliana k.
Posted 2 years ago by Jordan W.
Best Ma Pau Tofu Lunch Special!
Posted 2 years ago by Lara A.
Extremely fast service and very tasty - the chili pork dumplings were delicious and the chicken with chili was EXTREMELY hot indeed!
Posted 2 years ago by Edward B.
Most authentic Szechuan Chinese food in midtown - and that's coming from a Chinese-American foodie raised by parents from Szechuan. Try the pork & bamboo shoots and the spicy eggplant/asparagus/string bean stir-fry. They use a lot of oil but then again most authentic Asian food is still healthier than other cuisines.
Posted 2 years ago by Melissa T.
Authentic Szechuan food, generous portion sizes, quick service. Consistently delicious.
Posted 3 years ago by David S.
Posted 3 years ago by X. Z.
Great food, quick delivery - the Szechuan Pork Dumplings w/Roasted Chili Soy are the best!
Posted 3 years ago by Whitney H.
Amazing food. Super fast delivery. I'm very impressed.
Posted 3 years ago by Jenny K.
delivery was quick quick and the portion sizes were very big.
Posted 3 years ago by LUCY D.
As far as authentic Chinese Szechuan province food goes, they're not bad. Very quick for pick up since I work right across the street. Prices are fairly reasonable for lunches. I went there for dinner one time as well, and the food was very good!
Posted 3 years ago by Rui Y.
absolutely terrible...the lady on the phone was awful when we called cause our food was late. The food was even worse.
Posted 3 years ago by Allegra M.
Chili cumin lamb, pork belly, and mung bean salad are awesome !
Posted 3 years ago by Jennifer Y.
I've always found the food at Szechuan Gourmet to be well prepared and delicious but was very disappointed to see the oil slick in the Black Bean Chicken. It was pretty disgusting. I hope this was just an off day for the chef but they should be advised to correct this. Thanks.
Posted 3 years ago by Cheryl R.
Good and very spicy food delivered very quickly.
Posted 3 years ago by Jim G.
The food is good and affordable but you should expect long waiting times (75+ min) during peak hours.
Posted 3 years ago by Patrick S.
Terrible food. Terrible service. Would never order from again.
Posted 3 years ago by John H.
Delivery is relatively fast, but avoid noon on Friday which seems to be peak. We like to order right at 11:30 when they open for fastest service. Highlights for delivery are smoked tofu & celery, spicy cucumbers, dan dan, crispy chicken w/ green chiles LS, mapo tofu LS, 10 ingredient mai fun, pork belly w/ leeks LS, pork with braised tofu LS, etc.
Posted 3 years ago by Jeff A.
I order from Szechuan Gourmet bi-weekly for my spicy fix, and I have a few faves: Crispy Lamb with Cumin and Fish Fillet with Napa. They are super hot and super delicious! I'd recommend this place to all my friends!
Posted 3 years ago by Juliana K.
Terrible delivery service. I waited more than 1 hour while my office was 10 min away. Called the restaurant and the person was very impatient
Posted 3 years ago by Alice W.
Don't go here if you like awful chinese food. this is real deal. spicy as a mother szechuan. OH YEAH!
Posted 4 years ago by Robert T.
Great flavor-- a bit greasy.
Posted 4 years ago by Madalyn C.
Great Szechuan food, and quick delivery...
Posted 4 years ago by harry p.
Best szechuan food I've had. Delicious, really spicy, and the large portions reheat well. Delivery is reasonably prompt, and I've never had anything missing yet.
Posted 4 years ago by Alexander M.
Enjoy the pit stickers and the ox tongue. General Tso is missing flavor and a bit oily.
Posted 4 years ago by Mark L.
two dish I ordered was very greasy. Dry meat covered in grease.
Posted 4 years ago by matthew c.
Great food. Missing items 50% of the time. Sometimes a missing item and the wrong item. The amount of food is also very inconsistent. Sometimes you get 50%, mostly 75% of the container. I only get my food, extra spicy as requested, about a third of the time. I wish there were more chinese places with a similar food quality in the area.
Posted 4 years ago by Jasper W.
Don't like 5spiced tofu
Posted 4 years ago by Jonathan S.
delivery estimate was 15-30 minutes and over the course of 2 hours, whenever i called to check on it, they kept saying "the boy" was on his way. when i finally asked to cancel the order, they would not do it so i had to call seamless to take care of it. very very rude service.
Posted 4 years ago by Jane P.
Delivery came in less than 30 minutes and despite the other reviews, the delivery man was perfectly friendly. The chicken lo mein was good with a spicy kick to it. I was bummed because I ordered chicken with mixed vegetables (which everywhere else comes with the same brown sauce that chicken with broccoli comes with). It tasted fine, just not what I wanted.
Posted 4 years ago by Christina B.
authentic. love anything braised there.
Posted 4 years ago by Annie W.
The spiciness is fantastic with just a hint of sweetness in the sauce.
Posted 4 years ago by Vincent L.
worst chinese food I have ever had. I threw it out and ordered indian food. $15 down the garbage chute. General Tso's chicken was floating in an inch of watery liquid with very poor quality chicken
Posted 4 years ago by Peter W.
the sweet and sour chicken was yummy and sweet!!
loved the chicken fried rice!!!
Great portions and delivery was SUPER FAST!!!!!
Posted 4 years ago by matthew a.
I love their Kung Pao Chicken!
Posted 4 years ago by aixin z.
Ordered L6. Stir-Fried Prawns w/Chili Minced Pork. Shrimp was not fresh. Sauce was too garlicy and salty. Some of the asparagus was good, but overall pretty awful.
Posted 4 years ago by Judy S.
love it ! didnt know there's one in flushing.
Posted 4 years ago by Karen T.
Authentic Chinese food.
Their Cantonese dishes are good too.
Their food is never too oily and salty like other Chinese restaurants.
The best in mid-town area.
Posted 4 years ago by Warren G.
The food took 1.5hrs to get here and when I called to get an ETA, they just said the food was on the way and hung up. They didn't even bother to ask for my name. My crispy spicy garlic chicken wasn't crispy, but maybe that had something to do with it being 1.5hrs before it got delivered.
Posted 5 years ago by Kevin N.
Awesome food, Fish with Roasted Chili is the best.
Posted 5 years ago by Tom D.
Food is great, but check your order before you let the delivery guy leave! Got 1 of my entrees wrong, and one was missing. Seamless Web credited the account for these items. If not for them, I probably wouldn't have gotten my money back.
Posted 5 years ago by Paul G.
Worst delivery service ever.
It took 2 hours for the food to arrive and the restaurant is only a few blocks away from my office.
Never ordering from here again.
Posted 5 years ago by Diana P.
Spicy, delicious, authentic, YUM. We order SG several times each week. Ma Po Tofu is superb.
Posted 5 years ago by Kendal B.
THE BEST chinese food in NYC.
Posted 5 years ago by John K.
I love their food but the delivery guy was not nice. I don't know what attitude it was.
Posted 5 years ago by Hyerin C.
Food is fine. Delivery is always slow. Whenever you call they tell you it is on its way... They lie
Posted 5 years ago by William S.
Exquisite food - I am never disappointed
Posted 5 years ago by Greg F.
These guys never deliver upstairs when I am at work. I have tried calling them. Put the comments in notes. They come to the lobby and call me all the time. Horrible.
Posted 5 years ago by Gopi V.
Ma po doufu here if asked to make chinese style with ma jiang is very good
Posted 5 years ago by YUAN-RUI X.
The food was terrible and none of the ingredients tasted fresh. The sesame chicken tasted like the chicken was days old and dry. I would not buy from this place again.
Posted 5 years ago by Brian J.
Service and Food. I ordered food on May 12th at 2:48 pm and paid for it to be delivered. It did not arrive until almost 3:45 pm. I called the front desk, no apology, no mention of discounting the order. The delivery man is always very nice, and he was obviously over-burdened. My food was cold and coagulated by the time it arrived and they still charged me for it, even though the delivery time is listed as 15-30 minutes. The restaurant is on West 39th Street and I am on West 31st Street. I am never ordering from this place again.
Posted 5 years ago by Ghana F.
Really good food for the price!
Posted 5 years ago by Jeffrey K.
A bit expensive for Chinese food but very good. Not too oily. Love the wonton soup.
Posted 5 years ago by Lauren P.
pot stickers were amazing, spicy sesame noodles were very peppery this time (aka too much black pepper) as opposed to previous times where it was more of a hot chili and light vinegar taste. Double cooked pork was delicious although kinda fatty. Its like eating cooked bacon.
Posted 5 years ago by Katie L.
Ordered an item with no pork in it (a shrimp dish) they added pork
I asked for the sauce on the side with sweet and sour chicken, so it would not be all soggy when it arrived, they called and told me they could not do that, it arrived soggy, and with little sauce. it's decent, but not the best by a long shot. Chicken (if it was not soggy) would have been much better, it was quality chicken, they just ruined it.
Posted 5 years ago by Matthew E.
great food, delivery sometimes takes a while and the delivery people can never seem to spare a smile even though tipped appropriately, but great food!
Posted 5 years ago by Zianka F.
My favorite Chinese delivery. I've ordered a lot of dishes and have never been disappointed - some of my favorites being mapo tofu, dan dan noodles, chili dumplings, pork dumplings, hot and sour soup, dbl cooked pork, crispy lamb and general tsos.
Posted 5 years ago by Jiae H.
fast delivery, hot, fresh, and delicious.
Posted 5 years ago by Nir S.
Best Chinese food in Mid-Town
Posted 5 years ago by Robert N.
The delivery took an hour and a hlaf
Posted 6 years ago by Scott G.
The food is good, but overpriced. But the delivery service is bad. One time I waited for over an hour; one time the delivery guy called me by mistake which made me to wait for 15 minutes downstairs. What is irratating the is the lady who answers the phone always dimisses the question--whatever the problem is, by saying the food will be there shortly. She doesn't even bother to check. More than 3 bad experiences make the place not worth the trouble. If you like spicy chineses food, tray Lan Sheng just across the street.
Posted 6 years ago by Li L.
Have had much better Chinese.
Posted 6 years ago by Kevin C.
This was horrible. Took 1 hour and 15 minutes to get Chinese food delivered 2 blocks away! Chinese food is supposed to take 8 minutes and 39 seconds to be delivered!
Then, instead of 3 Won Ton Soups in the order they gave us egg drop or sweet and spicy.
Posted 6 years ago by Kevin W.
Great food, delivery times were misrepresented. Site said 15-30 min after confirmation, took over 90min for delivery to show up.
Posted 6 years ago by Brandon G.
Fast delivery, great authentic Szechuan food + freebies when you order over a certain amount, LOVE IT
Posted 6 years ago by Sherry X.
great if you stick to the szechuan specialties
Posted 6 years ago by Abi F.
Unfortunately, this restaurant does not pay attention to the written requests which accompany one's order. I asked for 2 plates and hot oil on the side and the requests were ignored. The shredded chicken in garlic sauce, advertized as spicy, was mild.
Posted 6 years ago by John P.
Ordered the Mapo Tofu and Sesame noodles. Both were terrible and just covered in hot oil. No flavor or character. Very disappointed
Posted 6 years ago by Bertha C.
Expensive and just ok. Quality issues with the meats.
Posted 6 years ago by Debi M.
Great Chinese food. They even gave me something for free after ordering a couple times.
Posted 7 years ago by Greggory E.
Salty... tasted like vinegar (brown sauce)
Posted 7 years ago by Tara B.
It doesn't get any better than this for Szechuan food in midtown. As the lines at the restaurant attests, the medley of heat and flavors are amazing.
Posted 7 years ago by Haj A.
Let me start by saying that I'm Jewish and have been living in Murray Hill for 10 years (shocker I know...) so I think I'm qualified to rate Chinese food in this town. Over the years I've enjoyed the highs of Chinese cuisine (Wild Ginger in the 20's...Closed) as well as the lows. I can say without any hesitation that I have just experienced possibly the worst, most inedible, Chinese food in the city. I've had better Chinese in London and believe me that’s a rough town for food. We ordered the standards and all the dishes arrived swimming in oil. Honestly it was a total disgrace. I ordered from this restaurant based on the reviews and I felt I had to save other unsuspecting diners from this travesty. Even in the oil they had no flavor, almost hard to do. The sesame chicken and the steak was tender but had absolutely no taste. So basically I could of gotten the same stomach ache drinking a bottle of cooking oil and would have saved the $60...Which I will need now as a co-pay at NYU to get my stomach pumped.
I haven’t found the right replacement for my favorite place that closed 2 years ago but I will continue the hunt. Hey, it’s my religion, it’s what we do.
Posted 7 years ago by Sage P.
Good option if you like spicy food. Flavorful, fresh and not too oily.
Posted 7 years ago by Jonathan Z.
Make sure that you stick with Szechuan specialties. The Double Cooked Pork lunch special is great.
Posted 7 years ago by Richard B.
fast delivery and GOOD chinese food! will order from this place again
Posted 7 years ago by Celine m.
Authentic Sichuan, cheaper than Wu Liang Ye. Delivery reasonably prompt except on rainy days. One of my "frequent" restaurants.
Posted 7 years ago by Alex S.
I just ordered the the Stir-Fried Chicken Breast w/ Mixed Veg lunch special and was upset at the lack of vegetables. There was A LOT of chicken, a few carrots, 3 snow peas, and some mushrumps. The dish looked really unappetizing - it was very white and slimy - but it tasted surprisingly good. Since I ordered for pick up, the whole thing only cost me $8 and it came with egg drop soup (also tasty). I might try reordering from Szechuan Gourmet, but I think I'll choose something from the 'most popular items' list next time.
Posted 7 years ago by Daniel B.
I went to Szechuan Gourmet with a friend because of their 2 star nytimes review and the fact that I can walk to lunch from work on 42 street.. I just made the connection that I don't need to order mediocre Murray Hill takeout anymore. The flavors are so unique - if you like spicy, this the place for you. There are lots of uncommon items on the menu that are worth a try, but if you would like to stay simple, items like the Chicken and Broccoli are really flavorful. To top it off, I ordered at 5:02 and the food was at my door at 5:16. In addition, if you dinner order is over $20 you get free spicy sesame noodles!
Posted 7 years ago by Jay M.
Very high quality food, not greasy. A little pricier than other delivery places, but worth it!
Posted 8 years ago by Avin B.
the best braised tofu but everything else way too oily..
Posted 8 years ago by Saveen K.
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