The food was great. I’ll definitely go back.
Good authentic Chinese cuisine! Kung pao shrimp and salt & pepper squid was delicious! Limited selection of alcohol, but the Tsingtao beer is a must try Asian lager. Staff was very attentive and ran by a humble family! Fine for a super casual dinner, nothing to go crazy about.
Really bad food- it was undercooked
Great but be careful with tip, they add whatever they want
The restaurant had good reviews so I thought it would be decent. We waited over an hour for our food to get to us. The server said they were busy, but there were only two other tables seated in the entire restaurant besides us (and they both sat after us and we proceeded to watch them all get their food before us). The server only checked on us after I waved him down. The meal was wayyy over priced for what it was and for the amount they give you. Would not suggest going there for dinner.
We may just have ordered the wrong food, but were not impressed.
Spicy and delicious. Hit the spot with fresh ingredients and a wait staff that gave us great recommendations
Helped us have an amazing flavor experience with the hot pot! Crispy fish was delicious.
Amazing food (best fried rice in the city!) but poor service. Had to get up to get a waiter multiple times.
We went with hesitation as reviews were not great. We were with a larger party and this was one of two restaurants that was able to accommodate us. Welcome was weird and restaurant was very cold. The saving grace was the amazing tasting food. I have been in China many times and this came the closest to what I enjoyed in Shanghai, Beijing and many other places I dined.
Terrible. Wouldn't know where to start. Service, food, pricing.
I went with a crew of friends to celebrate my birthday and enjoy some spicy Málà but the food was very sub par and barely spicy at all.
Excellent food regardless what you otder
the hot pot was ok. not like top quality but you get what you pay for.
Excellent service and my guest from Taiwan was impressi
superb, fresh food and interesting dishes. And the staff were extremely attentive and energetic.
Awesome place for a quick bite!
Third time here was NOT a charm. Bug in one glass, half of a used teabag in a teacup. Slow and incomprehending waitress expressed ZERO concern about the dirty dishes. We ordered 4 sauces; 2 were incorrect. The lamb was mixed with beef; if you don't like lamb, you know what it tastes like. The mushrooms were not Chinese mushrooms (wood ear, straw, black trumpet, ...) as we expected, but the bok choy was fresh and crisp. I am giving 2 stars instead of 1 because everyone enjoyed the fried dumplings and the steam buns, and the Szechuan chicken was very good. The hot pot itself was fine, although if you order the half-spicy pot, you may want to ask them to cut the red peppers in half. We like spicy, but the broth was nearly inedible, even after we fished out at least 30-40 peppers, and two out of 5 of us had to run to the restroom before leaving the restaurant. I came back to this restaurant to be loyal, and because we had a good experience last Lunar New Year, but I have no reason to return when there are other hot pot restaurants on the same street and hopefully the service and the sanitation are better.
Eating here is as close of an experience I have had as if I was back in mainland China, Chengdu to be specific. The food is individually prepared as needed, and depending on one's tolerance for spicy the level can be made light to moderate. Everything is real. We always begin with dry sautéed string beens which in China is translated "terrified string beans" because they are overcooked to showing signs of being burnt and shriveled -- but the taste is fabulous. Then we order fresh lamb with cumin and a 3rd dish, jumbo shrimp cooked with red chili peppers, the shrimp peeled and lightly battered. Beyond heaven, the food is so good we often order duplicate portions for take-out. And they have hundreds of similar dishes. If this is the type of food you also enjoy, #10 Pell Street in Chinatown is the one place to go whenever you get into that mood.
Chinese New Year
Great food. Open late. Must try the spicy chicken it's brilliant
Wonderful Hot Pot. Rich chicken broth, fresh vegatables, noodles and proteins. Plenty of food, although we would have kept eating if there were more.
This restaurant is across the street from Joe's Shanghai which has dozens and dozens of people waiting outside for a table - right in front of Famous Sichuan. The service was efficient and pleasant. The food was no more than mediocre at best. The cold sesame noodles were so salty that they were nearly inedible. One or two dishes were okay, but the rest were not bad, but certainly not good enough to trek down to Chinatown. Disappointing to say the least. Would not go back to this restaurant.
This is a no frills, simply delicious food, fun experience Hot Pot place. Fun and tasty...if that will make you happy, go for it. Personally, that's fine with me.
My suggestion is that this restaurant should close their services immediately. The worse experience I’ve ever had eating at a Chinese Sichuan restaurant. The food was EXTREMELY HORRIBLE. I repeat HORRIBLE... Even if the food was free I would run. The service was dreadful. (I should get my money back and be paid for them wasting my time) I do not recommend this restaurant at all. If I could I would give 100 negative stars in a heartbeat. Closedown instantly!
Amongst the best Chinese restaurants in Manhattan. Don't be deceived by its low-keyed simple décor -- the food is as good as it gets ... even down to the Red Bean and Green Tea ice creams Yummy.
I took the family there for hot pot, which I had not had since the days I lived in China. The hot pot came out one side Sichuan hot the other side normal. Great start! However, they brought out only vegetables to begin with without any meats. The pork dumplings were frozen, inedible and disgusting. I asked for bok choy, and got regular cabbage so I had to return that. When the meats came out, they were also frozen, but good. The sauces were also great and as I remembered. Also no full liquor bar. Everything
Check your bill, they added $12 on a $40 bill as if wouldn't notice and called it the tip,and another $6.91 for taxes.
The place looks very promising and perhaps has more to offer than the standard sesame chicken I ordered which was tasty but the entire dish was barely warm, and broccoli entirely cold so a little disappointed there. However, quality of food was good and I would come again to try another dish specific to Sichuan cooking.
Waiter was not very welcoming but food was good. Truly unique experience having hot pot.
If you didn’t know what to order I would say DONT come. Service was lacking. Once we had service it was fine. However, who runs out of Saki after one bottle on a Sat night.
Old Chinatown cuisine packed together with the spiciness of Sichuan cooking. Specializing in Hot Pot, but nearly everything else is available. Reasonable pricing.
Very good reasonably priced seafood, excellent service... we will be back
(No reservations needed on a Monday night.)
The Famous Sichuan has a B rating.
The place was nice, the service very good. The food was good but i tried better before.
The hot soup was very good though. I recommend to try that one!
We came here for family Sunday brunch. The surprisingly large Place was empty except for two other groups. I didn't like that the dim lighting which they brightened for us. It must've been a beautiful place. We ordered 7 dishes with chicken; beef; pork; tofu; wonton; soup dumplings. Everyone complained about the poor quality of the dishes, especially about the soup dumplings & wontons. They also charged $1 for each bowl of rice! Customarily, rice is free in Chinese restaurants. Servers were attentive & accommodating. It's probably the 1st relaxing meal that we've had in busy hustle/bustle Chinatown. It could be a gem, if owner renovated & added a large storefront window, as well as used fresh ingredients.
Server was non existent with only 1 other table of 4 .We had a Groupon so he basically gave us the menu acted like he didn't understand any questions .We ordered the hotpot,he never asked if we needed or wanted anything. The lady behind the register maybe owner had an elderly man helping but I don't think he was connected to them as he didn't know anything. The Groupon was about $35 and they added tip and tax which was very close to $19 so was it a $54 experience , not really
Just all around terrible. Poor service, poor quality of food, and not good at all.
Food was not exceptional but it was good. Service was slow but friendly.
Famous Sichuan does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.
Famous Sichuan is rated 3.9 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.