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Lao Sze Chuan - Downtown, Chicago, IL

Lao Sze Chuan - Downtown

4.3
4.3
775 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Lao Sze Chuan Downtown is Chicago’s premiere restaurant for gourmet, authentic Chinese cuisine - most notably, our Szechuan flavors, traditional Peking Duck, and handmade dim sum. Lao Sze Chuan is beloved locally and nationally since our founding in 1998 in Chicago's Chinatown and is rated as one of the best Chinese Restaurants in the USA. To make a reservation or order delivery/takeout, please visit www.laoszechuanusa.com. We look forward to sharing our delicious food with you soon!

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2 people

21:00


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Chinese (Sichuan), Dim Sum
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch & Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 595-0888
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Please call (312) 595-0888 or email magmile.laoszechuan@gmail.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Lao Sze Chuan Downtown can accommodate all your special event needs. Please email magmile.laoszechuan@gmail.com to inquire or give us a ring at 312-595-0888.
  • Area
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross Street
    Ohio St.
  • Parking Details
    Discount parking validation is available when you dine in at Lao Sze Chuan Downtown. Validation terms are good at The Shops at North Bridge parking garages located at 10 E. Grand with access from Ohio-Grand-Wabash and at 516 N. Rush. Parking ticket will be validated only if you park three hours or less. Validated parking rate is $15.
  • Public Transit
    We are accessible off the Grand Red Line CTA stop as well as many buses that run on Michigan Avenue.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 775 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Chinese

775 Reviews
  1. HealthyGirl

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the chili paste fish. Ordered the green beans which were excellent. Hubby ordered the stir- fried duck and he liked it as well.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Have been to this restaurant many times in the past. This was the worst experience ever. Both the service and food were pathetic.

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  3. BingC

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dinner for 8: pork potstickers, soup dumplings, whole Peking Duck set, whole steamed fish, shrimp in lemon sauce, garlic green beans, beef flat noodles, combination fried rice. Very good service and atmosphere.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress was very rude and ignored us for long periods of time.

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  5. LindaP

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our visit! Service, food, drinks and loved seeing the robot in action!

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  6. MJChi

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were quickly seated and once our order was placed, the food arrived promptly. We ordered the seven course duck dinner and enjoyed every bite!

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  7. JosieD

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Please have serve staff keep the tables Tidy: Bring out the empty dishes; serve food neatly, orderly Food was very good

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  8. SeafoodFan

    Chicago

    120 reviews

    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently good food and friendly, helpful staff make dining at Lao Szechuan a pleasure. Love their new robot that brings entrees to the table for the server. Our only 'complaint' of the menu is that the potsticker dough is thicker than we prefer.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation and we arriced early and they seated us right away. Food was great!!!

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  10. DavidP

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Got a reservation and when we arrived they had no tables we were seated at the bar, and our service suffered drastically. Our meal took 2 hours in total and no apps were ordered. Just ridiculous. We would’ve left but it was a weekend so options were limited for 5 people

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lao Sze Chuan - Downtown using the Order Online button. Lao Sze Chuan - Downtown also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Lao Sze Chuan - Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 595-0888.

Lao Sze Chuan - Downtown is rated 4.3 stars by 775 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lao Sze Chuan - Downtown

520 North Michigan Ave, Suite 420, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Ohio St.
  • Area
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch & Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Chinese (Sichuan), Dim Sum
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Discount parking validation is available when you dine in at Lao Sze Chuan Downtown. Validation terms are good at The Shops at North Bridge parking garages located at 10 E. Grand with access from Ohio-Grand-Wabash and at 516 N. Rush. Parking ticket will be validated only if you park three hours or less. Validated parking rate is $15.
  • Public Transit
    We are accessible off the Grand Red Line CTA stop as well as many buses that run on Michigan Avenue.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 595-0888
  • Catering
    Please call (312) 595-0888 or email magmile.laoszechuan@gmail.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Lao Sze Chuan Downtown can accommodate all your special event needs. Please email magmile.laoszechuan@gmail.com to inquire or give us a ring at 312-595-0888.
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