Food: XLB skin was right thickness (ok, maybe a little on the thick side), but soup was not too oily, filling not too fatty. Also had sesame pastry with pork stuffing. This is only the 2nd restaurant that I've been able to find these, so that's a bonus (since the other restaurant is now closed!). Port stuffing oily but pastry was flaky and not too oily. Wish the stuffing had more veggies though. The curry beef vermicelli soup and veggie noodle soup were standard. The curry beef vermicelli soup was surprisingly not too salty, and there was no layer of oil on top which you usually see in Szechuan restaurants (they all seem to cook with way too much oil!).
Service: some servers were ok, others were not too friendly. Food came out fast enough. Teapot was not refilled though.
Value: comparable to other similar restaurants.
Ambiance: everything looked relatively clean and well kept.
The only thing odd about this place is the name! The menu features more Northern Chinese and Shanghainese cuisine than Szechuan ... maybe there are new owners who didn't want to change the name??!!
The food is outstanding. I've been twice in 2 weeks and very impressed with the quality and taste of the dishes. The shredded duck with preserved vegetables and 2 kinds of noodle dish on the lunch special menu is VERY GOOD!
The Steamed Shanghai dumplings are one of the best I've had in town - very tender and light dough with broth and meat inside - really exquisite. The crepe/pancake roll with pork is also amazing.
Service is excellent for a Chinese restaurant and that is saying a lot!!! Highly recommended!
This has become our go-to Chinese food place in Richmond. We've been living in the area for just over 3 years, and are still searching for the best chinese in Richmond, and so far this is one of the best. We have alwasy gotten take out, and the food is always really well packaged to avoid spliiage when transporting. We usually get the deep fried prawns in sweet and sour sauce (they've started taking the tails off the prawns, which is a nice bonus), boneless pork with honey garlic sauce (this is not exactly on the menu, but they never have aproblem making it for us) and the chinese mushrooms with veggies. I LOVE shitake mushrooms, and a few Chinese places we've eaten at don't use shitakes, but this place does. It is a little pricey for the food, but it's nice to have a place that is great, never greasy (as some Chinese take out can be).
We went to the restaurant for a friend's birthday dinner recently and it was probably the worst Chinese restaurant i've been to in Richmond. Given the name of the restaurant, you would think that they must excel in Szechuan dishes. However, the menu offers very limited number of specialty Szechuan dishes compared to other places. The dishes that we ordered were extremely bland and resembles something you'd get from mall food court Chinese food. For example, the shredded chicken fried rice we ordered tasted like plain rice, devoid of any flavor. On a side note, the service there was very good, as the servers were very courteous and helpful. Based on this experience, i would NOT recommand anyone to dine at Spicy Szechuan restaurant.
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