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Lao Sze Chuan - Downtown, Chicago, IL

Lao Sze Chuan - Downtown

4.1
4.1
769 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Lao Sze Chuan Downtown is Chicago’s premiere restaurant for gourmet, authentic Chinese cuisine - most notably, our Szechuan flavors, traditional Peking Duck, and handmade dim sum. Lao Sze Chuan is beloved locally and nationally since our founding in 1998 in Chicago's Chinatown and is rated as one of the best Chinese Restaurants in the USA. To make a reservation or order delivery/takeout, please visit www.laoszechuanusa.com. We look forward to sharing our delicious food with you soon!


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Chinese (Sichuan), Dim Sum
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch & Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 595-0888
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Please call (312) 595-0888 or email magmile.laoszechuan@gmail.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Lao Sze Chuan Downtown can accommodate all your special event needs. Please email magmile.laoszechuan@gmail.com to inquire or give us a ring at 312-595-0888.
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    Ohio St.
  • Parking details
    Discount parking validation is available when you dine in at Lao Sze Chuan Downtown. Validation terms are good at The Shops at North Bridge parking garages located at 10 E. Grand with access from Ohio-Grand-Wabash and at 516 N. Rush. Parking ticket will be validated only if you park three hours or less. Validated parking rate is $15.
  • Public transit
    We are accessible off the Grand Red Line CTA stop as well as many buses that run on Michigan Avenue.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 769 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

769 Reviews
  1. SeafoodFan

    Chicago

    118 reviews

    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently good food and friendly, helpful staff make dining at Lao Szechuan a pleasure. Love their new robot that brings entrees to the table for the server. Our only 'complaint' of the menu is that the potsticker dough is thicker than we prefer.

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    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation and we arriced early and they seated us right away. Food was great!!!

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  3. DavidP

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Got a reservation and when we arrived they had no tables we were seated at the bar, and our service suffered drastically. Our meal took 2 hours in total and no apps were ordered. Just ridiculous. We would’ve left but it was a weekend so options were limited for 5 people

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  4. StephenT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was wonderful. The service and waitstaff was great and attentive. Food was wonderful.

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  5. Richardt

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and love the robot service!! Will return back

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place! Food is delicious - wide range to choose from on extensive menu. Waitstaff is very attentive and friendly. Can always have a business or personal conversation without having to speak too loudly because the environment is quiet.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food tasted great with good portions. We ordered the shrimp with lemon sauce, xian long bao and Peking duck. The shrimp was sweet so our 3yo son also loved it. It was my husband’s birthday, so they served us a chocolate cake with a robot singing happy birthday for him. I didn’t order it, so I thought it was on the restaurant. However, when we got the check, we were charged $11 for that cake! That was the only disappointment… I wish they had asked us if they were going to charge us, which has never happened to me in the past…

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely incredible. The server had zero personality or interest in being there. I tried to tell her how good it was.....not interested. I'll go back because I love to go there when I'm in town. Service could improve.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and authentic! Food and service were fabulous.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Way over priced for Chinese food. Better to stay in Chinatown. Average bill of of $60 per person

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lao Sze Chuan - Downtown using the Order Online button. Lao Sze Chuan - Downtown also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Lao Sze Chuan - Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 595-0888.

Lao Sze Chuan - Downtown is rated 4.1 stars by 769 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lao Sze Chuan - Downtown

520 North Michigan Ave, Suite 420, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ohio St.
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch & Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Chinese (Sichuan), Dim Sum
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Discount parking validation is available when you dine in at Lao Sze Chuan Downtown. Validation terms are good at The Shops at North Bridge parking garages located at 10 E. Grand with access from Ohio-Grand-Wabash and at 516 N. Rush. Parking ticket will be validated only if you park three hours or less. Validated parking rate is $15.
  • Public transit
    We are accessible off the Grand Red Line CTA stop as well as many buses that run on Michigan Avenue.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 595-0888
  • Catering
    Please call (312) 595-0888 or email magmile.laoszechuan@gmail.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Lao Sze Chuan Downtown can accommodate all your special event needs. Please email magmile.laoszechuan@gmail.com to inquire or give us a ring at 312-595-0888.
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