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  • Food3.5
  • Service3.5
  • Value3.5
  • Ambiance2.5
  • Reviews6

New Szechuan Restaurant

511 Cottonwood Avenue, #1
Coquitlam, BC V3J2R4
Tel: (604) 939-0718


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still good
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 1:59pm [Dine in]

Our usual weekend dinner gang were looking for some cold-weather food, and we decided to come back to NSR after a one-year absence. The place looked about the same as last time (crappy), but it was a bit more worn around the edges. It was clean though, and that was the important thing. Service was good throughout the meal, and all the food and tea arrived quickly. This place is not licensed, so no beer is available to go with the spicy food. We had a spicy cold beef tripe appetizer, lamb with Zoran sauce, eggplant with chilies, deep fried tofu and brown sauce, Szechuan green beans, and Chinese bread (both steamed and deep fried), plus rice. All the food was great tasting and inexpensive. Despite the humble appearance this place does awesome Szechuan. We ought to go back more often.


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Best Szechuan in Lower Mainland
By marspball of Coquitlam (38 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 2:37pm [Dine in]

This place is a bit hard to find as it is tucked in the back of a tiny strip mall. The restaurant itself is very small and nothing fancy. I love spicy food and I've tried a number of different szechuan restaurants in the lower mainland. This restaurant is by far the best of them all.

There are no ambience in this place. People dine here for the food and the food is excellent. You must like spicy food though as most of the food in the menu are hot.

Notable mentions are:
- Spicy Dry Chicken (a must have)
- Beef Salad (appy)
- Spicy Fish with Tofu
- Sliced Garlic Pork (appy)
- Honey Garlic Spareribs
- Pork Shoulder or Pork Hock (very big portion)
- Deep Fried Pork Intestine (for those who like organs)
- Fish Hot Pot with Potato Noodles

Service can be a bit tough on the weekend evenings as they get very busy but the food always come out fast. If you have a large group, reservation is recommended. They also offer 10% discount for take-outs. If you like szechuan restaurant, I would strongly recommend that you try this place and order the spicy dry chicken. It is chicken cut into small pieces, deep fried and then cooked szechuan style.

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Dine in, don't get take out
By MikeD of Coquitlam (12 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:43pm [Dine in]

We ate here twice. The first time, we ate in the restaurant. The food and service were very good. We enjoyed all the dishes. In fact, we were considering making this our new regular Chinese restaurant.

A few weeks later, we tried it again. For some reason, they feel they can make a lower quality food for take out customers. The Sichuan green bean dish was a total disaster. It had a weird salty taste, was not spicy at all, and the beans were badly overcooked. We threw it out. All other dishes were also unimpressive.

We may eat here again, but only to dine in.

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Spicy comfort food.
By amator of New Westminster (6 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 12:31am [Dine in]

Decided to give this restaurant a try after reading a previous post. Glad that we did. May be little hard to find as it is tucked in within the small collection of stores.

It is a hole in the wall kind of restaurant, nothing fancy but cleanliness is well maintained. There was an English speaking staff present when we tried so no problem there. Some specials are in Chinese only on the white board but I'm sure the staff will explain to you. As it was first time here we didn't ask.

Food is quite well prepared, not fancy but nicely presented. Depending on the dish, very spicy to moderately spicy for chili maked dishes on the menu. For some appetisers, we thought a little pricy for the appetiser but the portion was more like main dish portion and quite generous. Very tasty and if you love spicy, will not dissapoint.

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Great Food
By gourmetlady of Port Moody, BC (17 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 7:38pm [Dine in]

Just came back from Dinner at New Szechuan. We tried Spicy Dry Chicken and it was absolutely fabulous! We wanted have more. We also tried Satay Prawn and they were really good, too. Portion was generous, too. The server was really sweet and friendly. We will definitely go back soon!

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By hermes1 of burnaby and vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 10:41pm [Dine in]

I went there looking for authentic szechuan dishes. The menu gave me mixed feeling as it offered dishes both szechuan and cantonese cuisine. I still gave it the benefit of the doubt, and feeling hungry, went for a 'tan tan noodle' dish - a dish I am used to have and even make quite well at home myself.

As soon as I saw the food I knew it was not gonna be great: the noodles boiled for too long and were too inflated, and the topping, well... a poorly attempted deconstructed sauce: fried szechuan peppers in a corner, chopped green onion in another, and a gravy that looked like diluted peanut butter. With little or no ground me at all (hard to tell).

For $6, I did not complain. But will not go back there again.

In fairness, some dishes on other tables looked really appealing. Maybe I was just not lucky.

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