CIE Sichuan Cuisine

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$31 to $50
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Chinese
CIE Sichuan Cuisine offers traditional cuisine from the Sichuan province in China. Our menu has been selected to offer variety and fresh meals made to order. Check try our rich soups, handmade Baos, perfectly spiced entrees and delectable desserts.

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What 40 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.0
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4.0
ambience
4.1
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S
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

On our way to a show at the Fantasy Springs Casino we were eager to find a good restaurant nearby. We were very lucky to find Cie. The service was friendly and efficient and the food very good. There was a wide selection of vegetarian options for those who needed that. If I have given 4 rather than 5 stars it is simply because I live in Vancouver Canada which is a mecca for Chinese restaurants from all regions of China. But I would recommend Cie hands down to anyone in the desert.

LG
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Authentic Sichuan. Two sides are outstanding, the green beans and the garlic pickles. The owner waited on us which meant that we didn't suffer the language problems we have encountered with servers in the past. Great value and really bold flavors.

DD
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A pleasurable find out of the neighborhood. Found them on google and very pleased. Warn and inviting. Elegant furniture and unexpected decor. Will want to take friends for a good asian meal. Lots of choices. Try it!

j
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and service. We will definitely go back to try more items.

Nothing else like it in the Valley.

t
Palm Springs
93 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

For too long, I have complained about the dearth of decent Chinese restaurants in the Coachella Valley.
I have found CIE, and find all that they cook and serve to be delicious and authentic.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I went in for an afternoon date. The place is amazing, from food to the friendliest staff. If you want real Chinese this is it.

FL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Sichuan food. As good as you will find in ChongQing!

RI
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a very reasonable price

BM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at this restaurant is amazing! Take a look at the menu and you can have anything you want. My favorite is Shrimp and Celery. It is very "savory". Everything we have had there is great!

S
San Francisco
295 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Schezwan comfort cuisine in downtown Indio. Surprise, Surprise Surprise!! Seven of us ordered like twelve various dishes and appetizers and all were tasty, spicy and authenticity of Northern China style. This restaurant has a very capable chef and even though our waitress, wife of the owner, did not speak English, it was a truly great experience!! Please support this family joint in the desert!

b
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, well prepared. Service was a lit tle slow.

TR
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a return visit having had lunch once before. Dinner options were plentiful and unique. We ordered beef chow fun noddle dish, lamb and vegetable as well as Chinese lettuce. Wonderful combination and great flavors. Sherry, owner, was very polite and friendly. We have added this restaurant as a must go to,place when we’re in the desert.

D
Los Angeles
98 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food seemed to be reheated and smaller servings. I would bet 2 items were from lunch as the colors were much darker and less tasty. We eat chinese a lot. One of my guest wife is chinese.... I did not get a happy face on this place.

RI
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food

D
Los Angeles
98 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was a little cold however it was very cold sitting by the door. Nice and clean, friendly. Lot's of local people.

S
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Average food. More thick large jalapeno slices than meat. Garlic spicy chicken had more potatoes than chicken.

c
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointed! Did not enjoy our Szechuan chicken dish-weird spice and it had potatoes in it!Green onion cakes tasteless. Pork dumplings good. Rice dried out.
Super clean restaurant. Nice staff.

ND
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. They have an awesome lunch menu. They’re located close to the courthouse. They have an amazing menu filled with many choices. The owner always prepares a new vegetable plate for us to try every time we have been there. I love their spicy Wonton soup, the wontons are so fresh!

FT
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been looking for a great Chinese restaurant in the Valley for years now. Today, we found one that checks all the boxes! Immaculately clean, welcoming, atmosphere. Warm, friendly staff. Incredible diverse menu with Sichuan influence and a full selection of Dim Sum, our only challenge was what to order. So we let our brilliant server Laura along with one of the owners help us with our choices. This visit, we enjoyed the scallion pancake, pork dumplings, garlic eggplant, sweet potato greens, and stir fried lamb. Each dish was clearly home made with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavor. Nothing was oily or fatty, and you could taste the passion in each course. Service and cuisine exceeded expectations. Great value too! We can’t wait to come back.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and a great value!

BM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a "gem" to find. It is an understated restaurant on a small street in Old Town Indio. It has some of the Best Chinese food we have ever had. Very authentic cuisine!

u
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent, unique Chinese cuisine

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t
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very authentic cuisine. The eggplant dishes are stand outs.

NY
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Been searching for good authentic szechuan food in the valley and we finally found it. Will definitely go back.

B
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Authentic Chinese, food and decor. With tradition huge menu covering every protein, including sime exotics, a variety of vegetables, appetizers, cold dishes, soups and deserts. Full bar, including some touristy cocktails.

Fun 1970s (US) nostalgia, or current Mainland (non-tourist) experience.

w
Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This restaurant had good first impressions, clean, pretty, unique menu all photos. What turned us off? One beef dish was order very mild spice. Instead it came with lots of hot red pepper slices complete with seeds. Yikes! We could not tolerate it. We ask the waiter to take it away and we ordered something else. He claimed he ordered it "medium", still not what we asked for. the waiter did not make an adjustment on the bill, ignored our request for an adjustment for their mistake. Really bad way to treat a new customer. We won't be back

PD
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service deplorable table had three chairs for a party of 6. No set ups on table. Food mediocre at best. Won ton soup tasted like someone spilled a jar of pepper into it. Only decent thing was pot stickers and steamed buns.
Overpriced and overrated to say the least

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible food, poor service but it was Xmas.

Y
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was lovely. Would rather they not bring it all at once. We should have requested. It was Christmas Day and a lovely experience. Will go back.

PH
Palm Springs
74 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I don't understand how things can change for the worse so quickly. We were here a couple of weeks ago and had great service and excellent food. This visit the service was appalling and the food wasn't much better. They seemed very short staffed, it tooks 30 minutes to get a drink after sitting down. Surprisingly, the food seemed a bit bland compared to our last visit. So disappointed, I thought we had found our new goto chinese restaurant.

O
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most authentic Chinese food in the Coachella valley. It is not a motel for pandas. Delicious.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience3

This is the best Chinese food I've had since leaving San Francisco. Huge menu. Very friendly service. We can't wait to go back.

TJ
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very so-so, in spite of all the glowing reviews. Pricey for Chinese restaurant, much better value across the street at China Bistro.

m
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Nice looking but overpriced for what you get. Rice & tea are extra and our chicken with noodles dish hardly contained any chicken. Service was poor: they rushed our drink order and no one came back to check on our order after our food was brought or refill our drinks - and not because they were too busy!

PH
Palm Springs
74 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was recommended this restaurant by a friend and it didn’t disappoint. We have had many average Chinese meals since moving to the US. This is definitely one of the best if not THE best we have had. There are some great vegetarian options as well as the traditional Chicken, pork and lamb options. The only negative was the ventilation in the restaurant. there’s was a strong smell of cooking throughout and our clothes smelt of fried food when we left

KT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Some of the best Asian food I’ve eaten. All delicious. Potstickers are made from scratch and vegetable fried rice was excellent. Service a little slow but this is a small family owned restaurant and the food is worth it.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

CIE Sichuan is the very best Chinese restaurant that we have found in the
Palm Desert area. This compares with our favorite restaurant in China Town
in Seattle,Washington.
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j
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic menu, unexpectedly authentic recipes.
Outstanding lamb, tender highly flavorful, gently spiced.
Loved the shredded.taro, lotus, leek veggie dish.
While fish was perfect, very garlicky.

J
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Restaurant was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. Service was very friendly and accommodating