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Little Szechuan - West End
Little Szechuan - West End

Little Szechuan - West End Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://littleszechuan.com/
  • Email: contact@littleszechuan.com
  • Phone: (952) 322-7671
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West End Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Little Szechuan - West End
Welcome to Little Szechuan!

Little Szechuan is the finest restaurant in the Twin Cities to bring you the culinary art and flavors of traditional Szechuan (Sichuan) Chinese cuisine. With over 100 unique dishes created for you by top ranked Chinese chefs directly from Sichuan province, Little Szechuan offers a unique dining experience that will forever transform your idea of Chinese cuisine. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Generously sized portions. Decent wine list. Very tasty entrees. I've visited this location as well as the St. Paul location numerous times and have always had a good meal here."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This food isn't produced in hurry and rushed out of the kitchen. You can tell they care about quality. The presentation was tight and all the selections we tried were truly excellent. Especially for vegetarians - their tofu dishes are amazing."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was our second visit. The food is excellent and the menu is beautifully presented with photos. Although this did not happen on our first visit, we did wait an unusual amount of time between our soups and the entrees. No explanation was given and the wait staff did not inform us that "your food will be here soon". We just waited, and waited, and waited. Also, pass on the Green Dragon martini: small and strange."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great food and great variety of authentic Chinese dishes and more mainstream staples. Wonderful flavors, not afraid to make spicy dishes spicy. Wonderful service and very convenient location!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "service was friendly and professional. We felt genuinely welcome and appreciated. Food was better than run-of-the-mill szechwan and beautifully presented. Interesting flavors in every dish we tried."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This place has become a regular haunt whenever chinese food craving happens!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "My main course (sizzling rice with 3 delights) was quite good, but my appetizer (spring rolls) was mostly lettuce and way too big to eat easily. My friend loved her main course (shrimp lo mein) but she said her appetizer (egg roll) was bland. Server was polite, but it ignored us a bit too often."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Timing of service was off as the meal came about 2 mniutes after the appetizer was delivered to the table. Egg roll was over fried, and not edible. One of the 3 main dishes was cold."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food was very good an flavorful, portions were adequate and the service was better than average. We will return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The first time I dined at Little Szechuan the tastes were music to my palette! I especially love the Little Szechuan Potato Fries! I have yet to try all the dishes, and what I have tried I have been satisfied! I am looking forward to my next dinner at Little Szechuan!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I was not impressed with the food. It was expensive for lunch and not all that flavorful. Additionally, one of our party ordered gluten-free food (both appetizer and entree). Both of them had to be returned to the kitchen when they arrived at the table and had not been prepared gluten-free."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "we loved everything about this place - free parking, fun, modern atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff and the FOOD - was incredible. We had the chicken with broccoli and the kung pow chicken. Both were fantastic. We are both planning to go back soon. It's my new favorite place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time to this restaurant, we decided to come here because there have been great write ups about how good the food is here. We just moved to the area so had to try it out. The host was amazing and sat us right away even though we were 15 minutes early for our reservation. The waitress was not so good. She could have made our night had she been on top of her game. The orange chicken was really good. My husband had the crispy duck which was good but needed a sauce. The restaurant was very elegant and a nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I haven't been impressed at all with Chinese food in the Twin Cities and my first and last visit to Little Szechuan on University Ave. was not good. We asked for the waiter's recommendations and got the standard fare "American" style food. Not so at this St. Louis Park location. Our waiter was quite knowledgeable about the menu and made excellent recommendations. Everything was quite good."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "love this restaurant, food is always good and the tmosphere is even better. cute decor and modern/clean plates and set up. great location."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Little Szechuan serves great authentic food from China. It has been great every time we have been there and visiting family loves it.. The prices are very fair as well"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We ate here on New Years Eve because it was close to the movie theatre and we scored!The specialty martini's were above average and set the tone for a great meal to come.To start out with the menu includes high quality photo's.You can view everything on the menu and get a much better idea of what your ordering then a simple written description.The photo's looked so good we ordered an extra entree and an appetizer because we couldn't decide. I am pleased to report the food looked even better when it arrived! Outstanding presentation of the fried Tilapia! The flavors were complex with lots of contrast between dishes making for a great meal.Our server(Diana)was friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu and she made our evening perfect!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This place was PACKED with non-Christians who love A Christmas Story. The staff was merry and attentive. The food was all on point. A perfect Christmas Eve dinner. Get reservations!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "there was 4 in our party. the place was fairly empty when we arrived. our food took an unusually long time to get to our table, considering we ordered shortly after we arrived. first, they brought out 2 of the 4 dishes, then another one arrived about 3 or 4 minutes after the first two. the 4th entrée arrived close to 15 minutes after the 3rd. 2 of the dishes were the exact same dish (Mongolian beef) but one dish looked as though it was meant as a childrens portion, very sparse. we asked our wait person, who was just lovely, and she got the "manager" (I use that term loosely) who did nothing but apologize. we ended up getting 50 % off of 2 dishes. very poor customer service, will not go back or recommend this place."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "My friends and I have loved the St Paul restaurant for years. We are all very happy that there is a location closer to our homes."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Little Szechuan is a very attractive restaurant with excellent service. I think the food is just average compared to other Asian restaurants with less bling. Many others in their category offer more exciting and better prepared food, especially for the prices being charged. That said, if you are in West End and looking for this kind of food you won't have a bad experience, just not an outstanding one. It is not a destination restaurant and can be bettered by a host of smaller, simpler places on University Ave. in St. Paul, or the Rainbow Chinese and Chin Dian in Minneapolis."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Went for a movie & T-giving dinner because it was the only West End restaurant open on T-giving (think "Christmas Story"). We had avoided this place previously because of friends that did not suggest it. We took the risk & had a great experience! We had a Chinese twist on a t- giving meal: honey duck (no head included ;), sweet potato cakes (sticky, dense and yummy), beans (savory goodness), pot stickers (hearty & tasty), and the Taste of Szechewan chicken- extra mild (awesome flavor that you can add your own spice/heat to,f you wish). It was a cold night & 2 hot sakes, a spiked hot cider & mocktail completed the meal. Great, personable service and memorable meal for 3 people under $100."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The service was efficient but we were not rushed, our server was excellent."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Excellent food. Each dish is a gem. Our friends remarked that it was like dining in Hong Kong with the variety of unique dishes and excellent execution. One exception was the dry, brittle pancakes served with the Honey Duck. They could not be rolled and tasted of raw flour."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Good location, friendly and prompt service but the food was no better, or not as good, as anywhere else I have been. This was dissappointing as I took my daughter there for her 16th birthday and although she is no food critic nor incredibly particular, she did not like it. My meal was dry and a small portion. The dumplings and Lo Mein were good, but the Sesame chicken (my daughter's meal), was more like a breaded sweet and sour dish with sesame sprinkles"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "If you are the mood for Chinese food they do a good job. Make suire to try the duck."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "The service was great. Portion size was good. Everything was so good. We really enjoyed there and are going to go back. Thanks"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Maybe we caught them on a bad night but the service was slow and unfriendly. The food was good but not the WOW that we were anticipating. I would certainly tell others to go and try for themselves but there are way too many other good restaurants around. This will not be a "go to" spot for us."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "We've eaten at the St. Paul location a couple of times and remember it as being quite good. We were disappointed by our meal at the West End. We were expecting something much better. First of all, I don't like the printed menu itself. It has pictures of the food with no descriptions. The pictures are nice, but quite frankly I'd rather know what's in a dish. Neither one of our entrees were anything special. The beef tenderloin -- supposedly a "favorite" -- was boring. I can't even remember what the other item was. But the place appears to be very popular -- it was packed on a Saturday night. I'm sure the location helps, but other restaurants have failed at the West End. They must be doing something right."
    Dined on 9/28/2013