Famous Sichuan

10 Pell St.

It's rather interesting that prior to Famous Sichuan arriving on Pell Street, there was nowhere in Chinatown to get authentic Sichuan Food. While people still crowd Joe's Shanghai across the street and wait an hour for a table, it is at Famous Sichua... more

It's rather interesting that prior to Famous Sichuan arriving on Pell Street, there was nowhere in Chinatown to get authentic Sichuan Food. While people still crowd Joe's Shanghai across the street and wait an hour for a table, it is at Famous Sichuan you will find some spectacular dishes that you are unlikely to get anywhere else in New York City—except maybe at someone's home. You'll find the most beloved Sichuan dishes here such as Tea Smoked Duck, Sliced Eggplant with Garlic Sauce, Bean Curd Sichuan Style, Braised Beef Filets and Napa Cabbage with Roasted Chili, Chengdu Kung Pao Chicken, Stir-Fried Chicken with Spicy Capsicum, Mungbean Noodles with Spicy and Peppery Sauce and Double-Cooked Pork. Every Sichuan restaurant has their own style with these classics, and we find all of the above are just fine here. Perhaps you are looking for something special and not typically served in New York? Definitely try the Lamb with Cumin Sauce for its texture and complex flavor, the Shredded Pork with Spiced Dried Bean Curd for a great balance of tastes,the Smoky Wok Tossed Asian Chili with Garlic Sauce for a superb spicy vegetarian dish, a distinct and delightful soup, the West Lake Be... more

It's rather interesting that prior to Famous Sichuan arriving on Pell Street, there was nowhere in Chinatown to get authentic Sichuan Food. While people still crowd Joe's Shanghai across the street and wait an hour for a table, it is at Famous Sichuan you will find some spectacular dishes that you are unlikely to get anywhere else in New York City—except maybe at someone's home.

You'll find the most beloved Sichuan dishes here such as Tea Smoked Duck, Sliced Eggplant with Garlic Sauce, Bean Curd Sichuan Style, Braised Beef Filets and Napa Cabbage with Roasted Chili, Chengdu Kung Pao Chicken, Stir-Fried Chicken with Spicy Capsicum, Mungbean Noodles with Spicy and Peppery Sauce and Double-Cooked Pork. Every Sichuan restaurant has their own style with these classics, and we find all of the above are just fine here. Perhaps you are looking for something special and not typically served in New York? Definitely try the Lamb with Cumin Sauce for its texture and complex flavor, the Shredded Pork with Spiced Dried Bean Curd for a great balance of tastes,the Smoky Wok Tossed Asian Chili with Garlic Sauce for a superb spicy vegetarian dish, a distinct and delightful soup, the West Lake Beef Chowder. Finally, while you might begin with Dan Dan Noodles, those Mungbean Noodles with Spicy and Peppery Sauce as well as the Diced Rabbit with Sichuan Sauce are unforgettable—try them!

We recommend you visit early and often before this place becomes "discovered" and mobbed with locals and tourists alike. Save yourself the airfare to Chengdu or Chongqing; just eat at Famous Sichuan!


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Chinatown Description

Famous Sichuan is located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Manhattan. Concentrated below Canal Street and populated mostly by Cantonese speakers, the diversity of the new Chinatown reflects large-scale immigration from Fujian province and Taiwan, as well as an influx of Mandarin speakers from the interior provinces of China. In addition, some Vietnamese and a few Tibetans, Malaysians, and Cambodians have made this area in Lower Manhattan home in recent years. As much of what nominally was Little Italy was taken over by fruit and vegetable wholesalers, small restaurants, printing shops, and other businesses catering to the community, more apartment-building conversions and turnovers occurred. Even the stodgy restaurant supply stores and lighting showrooms on the Bowery are being transformed as change brings a fresh new face to some of lower Manhattan’s most eclectic real estate.

A shopper and food lover's mecca, you can find nearly anything on Canal Street, from stereo equipment to fresh fish to jewelry to industrial art supplies. It is truly one of America’s most dizzying arrays of products available on one street. Head to one of the small bakeries for a snack, a Vietnamese restaurant for a large bowl of beef soup noodles, a large dim sum restaurant for a great variety of dishes, or a seafood place for great right-from-the-tank fish. Then enjoy some of the great flavors at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. Also visit the Museum of Chinese in the Americas, which offers fascinating exhibits that chronicle the history of this community. We've got an entire walking tour of Canal Street and Chinatown that has many more terrific highlights.

You'll find terrific new hotels awaiting you in Chinatown as well, some located on the fringes of the adjacent, swankier neighborhood of SoHo. There's the well-known Holiday Inn Manhattan Downtown/SoHo on Lafayette Street just above Canal Street, the Hotel Azure just below Canal, and the Best Western Bowery Hanbee nearby on Grand Street.

In addition to the explosive growth of Manhattan's Chinatown, largely thanks to the tremendous economic expansion of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, two rival Chinatowns, one in Brooklyn, the other in Queens, have emerged. You can hitch a ride out to those Chinatowns on one of the many shuttle vans that go for $1-$2 from a number of street corners near the Manhattan Bridge.

Info

10 Pell St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 233-3888
Website

Editorial Rating

Category

Chinese

Price

$$$$$

Ambience

Casual

Payment

Cash Only

This Week's Hours

DAILY 11am-11pm

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