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The very first Lao Sze Chuan opened in 1998 in Chicago’s Chinatown and has since become one of the most beloved Chinese restaurants nationwide. The brainchild of Sichuan-born Chef Tony Hu, Lao Sze Chuan prides itself on providing traditional Sichuan cuisine with high-quality ingredients. In 1999, Lao Sze Chuan was recognized by the Chicago Tribune as “One of the Best,” receiving a “three fork” rating that was considered a prominent accomplishment for Chinese restaurants at that time.



“No.1 Chinese Restaurant in the U.S.”

– Travel & Leisure 2013

“No.1 Chinese Restaurant in the U.S.”

– Travel & Daily Meal 2015

“Michelin Bib Gourmand List” 2010 – 2016

“The best Chinese Restaurant in the U.S.”

– Travel & Leisure 2013

“No.1 Must To Go Restaurant in Chicago”

– Choose Chicago

“Ambassador of International Chinese Cuisine”

– Chinese World Restaurant Association

“Famous International Restaurant for Chinese Cuisine”

– World Association of Chinese Cuisine

“One of the Best” – Chicago Tribune by Monica Eng, WGN9

“The best authentic Chinese food” – Zagat Survey

“Top Ten spots for spicy food, Lao Sze Chuan is about as good as Chinese food gets in this part of the world”

– Mr. Phil Vettel (Chicago Tribune Critic)

“Such a wonderful restaurant in the U.S.A., One style for one dish, hundred dishes have a hundred different tastes” – World Journal

“Possibly the most interesting menu in Chicago they do a super job on all selections” – Chicago Reader

“Absolutely the best Chinese foods in the country just like our hometown food. But even better” – China Star News

“This is the best Sport for Szechuan cuisine in town” – Time out Chicago

“The closest to Chinese home cooking the best authentic Chinese food. The best restaurant and the best dishes in Chicago” – Chicago Magazine

“Hungry Hound” – Recommended by ABC7, Steve Dolinsky

“Excellent place for authentic Chinese Cuisine” – “Check Please” Channel 11

“Rated top 10 Chinese restaurants in the U.S.” – Chinese Restaurant News

“Best Chinese Restaurant in 2014” – The Reader

“Neighborhood hero” – Chicago Tribune 2012

“One of the 100 most powerful Chicagoans” – Chicago Magazine Award 2012, 2013

“Lifetime achievement” – Timeout Chicago 2012