The range of international cuisines available in Chicago makes it one of the most diverse cities in Illinois. For regional and authentic Chinese food, locals usually head to Chinatown, where nearly every restaurant promises an incredibly flavorsome, inexpensive menu. Fantastic Chinese restaurants are also dotted elsewhere in the city, offering everything from traditional dishes to fusion and experimental food. We take a look at the best places to enjoy Chinese food in Chicago.
Sze Chuan Cuisine has a sophisticated ambiance and incredible food. Intricate wooden panels line the room, surrounded by cozy booths and tables. The menu is extensive, with an emphasis on spicy dishes – as per the Sze Chuan tradition. One of the most locally popular specialties are the dan dan noodles, which are spicy, hand-cut and incredibly moreish. Other popular plates include the steamed whole fish in hot chili oil, the griddle-cooked tea tree mushrooms and the tender grilled ribs. With its elegant decor and fantastic food, Sze Chuan Cuisine is a low-key, upscale option in Chinatown.
Sze Chuan Cuisine, 2414 S. Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 791 1882