Grand Sichuan International

$ $
229 9th Ave (at W 24th St)
New York, NY 10001
(212) 620-5200
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm

Chinese cooking in New York City was better and more diverse 25 years ago than it is today (many of the great older chefs who emigrated to America during the Cold War have retired, and the demand is too high in China itself today to encourage anyone to leave). That said, chef/restaurateur Xiaotu "John" Zhang's Grand Sichuan restaurants — of which the 9th Avenue branch is considered the best — are a bright spot on the local food scene. The cooking holds true to ancient roots but embraces the evolution of modern cuisine, redefining the familiar "take-out" that New Yorkers have come to love (and depend on) while suggesting a more vibrant future for Chinese food in America. — Jess Kapadia, 2/19/11



  • Get away from the gallery crowd at this unpretentious Chinese restaurant known for their soup dumplings and extensive menu of both authentic Sichuan and Americanized chinese dishes.
  • Stomach destroying hot oil bathed scechuan goodness. -Seth Caro, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Order off-menu item: "Green Pea Shoots"
  • fresh chicken au Zhou chicken is the most incredible dish
  • get the soup dumplings!
  • As usual, great food, good prices, with service that veers between surly and uninterested.
  • Amazing pork soup dumplings and awesome fortune cookie fortunes.
  • Get the Aui Zhou Spicy Chicken spicy and crispy from the "fresh chicken" menu (C6). Best thing I've eaten at a Chinese restaurant in years, if not ever. Pork scallion dumplings are a great choice too.
  • Unassuming Sichuan restaurant that is an awesome place for groups to share family style eating and they serve some of the BEST soup dumplings in the city.
  • Pork soup dumplings are to die for
  • Soup dumplings. Drive from BOS some days just to get them. Best ever. Red braised pork with chestnut good too, as is duck w/ bitter melon.
  • Come with a big group and share everything: soup dumplings, Dan Dan noodles, crispy orange beef, and deep dark secrets.
  • the soup dumplings (and rest of menu) here are better than joe shanghai's. just sayin'.
  • The pork soup dumplings are amazing and way tastier than Joe's. Get it.
  • Rude staff, amazing crab and pork soup dumplings!
  • It's decent American Chinese food, but go to Chinatown for the real thing
  • The soup dumplings are amazing.
  • Tasty food. The pork soup dumplings will not disappoint.
  • Very good food. Try the eggplant with green peppers. Be prepared to wait at least 20 minutes for a table, but well worth it.
  • Musts: string bean with minced pork, soup dumplings as echoed below, whole braised fish with hot bean sauce (doh ban yu). Just OK: double cooked pork belly, mapo tofu (too oily). Saw drew barrymore a

Nearby places

260 W 23rd St (8th Ave)
184 9th Ave (btw 21st & 22nd St)
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave)