Szechuan Chongqing Seafood Restaurant offers authentic Szechuan cuisine and affordable dim sum delectables.
I've been to this restaurant quite a few times for dim sum. What's great about this restaurant as opposed to other dim sum restaurants is that they hardly ever make you wait to be seated. And they are nice, which is sometimes hard to get in Chinese restaurants.
Their carts sometimes go around and around and the food may go a bit cold, but overall, their taste is good. All dishes $2.50 (or whatever it's advertised) is a bit of a misnomer as they'll push things that are considered "special", which can be fairly pricey (i.e. gai lan, spicy squid).
I've noticed that they're a bit on the cheap side when it comes to heating. Last time I was there, I took my parents and both my mother and I never took our coats off.
Since I'm not Chinese, I do like the fact they make us gwai lohs feel comfortable and never like a fish out of water or unwelcome guests. It's never packed so you don't feel like you'll die of clustrophobia.
Overall, this is a very good place if you want a friendly and peaceful dim sum experience.
Finally we decided to try this place. Friends who had been there didn't like it.
Since we were both craving for spicy food ... so why not try it??
The owner/manager greeted us like we were long lost friends. We arrived there @ 6pm on a Friday ...
about 5 people were already and by 7:30pm(when we left) lots of people had come.
We ordered the fried aspagrus, mushroom and ped pods(hot and sour) and chicken with cashews.
Spice level = medium.
Tea and cold water were given immediately upon sitting down. Mins later we were told not aspagrus so it will be replaced by broocli.
The food arrived with a big bowl of jasmine rice ... shocked as most Asian restaurants give very little rice. Aha our spice craving for the night was satisified. Left-overs(except for the rice) was taken and finished for lunch the next day.
The staff were very attentive and filled our water glasses continously.
I still don't know why our friends didn't like this place ... maybe they don't like spicy food??
Well we are good back there.
My family and I visited this place last week, expected it will be as good as in the past. We were totally disappointed. We ordered Beijing Duck and it was a ripped off. The General Tao's chicken was too oily. The rest of our dishes were totally under average.
This is one place we will never go back for sure!
Title says it all... we ordered Ginger beef, beef and broccoli, dumplings, spring rolls and a small rice... the bill came to 50 bucks.
Everything was cold, soggy and overcooked (with the exception of the spring rolls which tasted like they came straight out of the freezer bag before hitting the old grease fryer).
We often go here as a group for their $2.50 dim sum because it's close to work. The carts come around often, the food is hot, and you can order things not on the cart, like calamari. However, we've found some times they charge us more than the $2.50 for the extra items, and sometimes they don't. Strange. getting extra napkins and water can be a bit lengthy too. the decor is outdated, but we don't go here for the decor.
I would recommend this restaurant for cheap, hot dim sum with a large group, as they seat you very quickly, and like I said, come around with the carts often.