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Lao Sze Chuan

2172 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-1514
+1 312-326-5040
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“dry chili” (11 reviews)
“mapo tofu” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (27 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2172 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-1514
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had great expectations going to a restaurant with this level of hype and did think what we would be eating would be the next level up of Schechuan fare. Full disclosure: in our party of four, three of us were ill the next day,...More

Thank maegabby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chinatown has a ton of great restaurants and I've eaten at Lao Sze Chuan three times. The clientele are all Chinese, which is a good sign. The food comes quickly. The portions are enough for 2-4 to share. Fair prices

Thank FlightSurgeon66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch on a weekday...not busy. Ordered the garlic spinach and the house special sauteed spicy fish with cabbage. great meal for two. In and out quickly,

Thank smdds
Reviewed 9 August 2017

we were returning from Skydeck at night and were badly hungry. Most of the restaurants nearby were closed and this came to our help. It was just 15 min to midnight when we reached the restaurant. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, we had...More

Thank Ayan_salto
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We love the authentic hot and spicy Szechuan dishes at Lao Sze Chuan. Excellent service in Chicago's Chinatown. Short walk from Chinatown stop on CTA's Red Line.

Thank Carla J
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This was a great find for lunch as we wandered around Chinatown. The portions were large and very flavorful. It was very busy but worth the wait.

Thank georges-road-trips
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I was in Chicago visiting my son and new grandchild. My son said I had to try a Szechuan place that he had found that he thought I would like because they had all kinds of weird food (pigs ears, pork stomach, frog) on the...More

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

... Szechuan cuisine. Don't be afraid to try something you have never had before. On the other hand, one of the four of us had to wait almost a half hour for her food after the fouled up her order, then went "rope-a-dope" in an...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Fast, friendly service in a clean and nicely decorated space. The food had great portion size well prepared and hot!

Reviewed 8 July 2017

After a hard of convention meeting at McComrick Place, my roommate and I venture out by taxi near by to Chicago Chinatown. It was a short trip and cost only $6.00 to Cermack and S. Archer Avenue. We explored both the old Chinatown and the...More

Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Chinatown may be one of Chicago’s smallest
neighborhoods geographically, but it's big on
character, colors, sights, sounds, and flavors. In
this South Side neighborhood, you’ll find authentic
Chinese restaurants dotting the length of Wentworth
Avenue. After a meal of dim sum, noodles, duck or
other tantalizing food specialties, satiate your
visual appetite with dozens of public art sculptures
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2172 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-1514
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 312-326-5040
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