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Lao Sze Chuan Evanston

1633 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3803
+1 847-868-8989
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“crispy shrimp” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1633 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3803
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

We came to Lao Sze Chuan for dinner, as we had business in the downtown Evanston area. We were seated immediately, as it was shortly before the dinner rush that came in. We started off with crab Rangoon and a cup of egg drop soup....More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This Asian restaurant offers so many available choices, maybe too many... :) Dishes were very good, and portions were big. Staff and waiters were in general very friendly. A great experience in Evanston!

Thank rpbar4
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We had been to a North Chicago location of this excellent Chinese chain for a family celebration and raved about the wonderful garlic and pepper favors. We were eager to see if the suburban location could match the lasting impressions of our city triumph. In...More

Thank Vance d
Reviewed 3 April 2018

For the most part the food was pretty decent. You have to tell them to cut the sauce if you don't want it dripping in it. It has a lot of competition in the hood, so the fact that it is still here says something.

Thank Josie T
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Ordered orange beef and chinese broccoli dishes. OK, but nothing special. Tried crispy sweet potato dessert, which I'd pass next time. A nice dining option that I'd give 3.5 stars to if I could--much better choices in Evanston, but not Chinese. So if you've got...More

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Without a doubt, this is the best Chinese food in Chicago. I used to live in Shanghai, and the food seems pretty authentic. The menu is huge, with something to please everyone. Portions are large.

Thank Litr8r86
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The food is delicious. The Chef's dried chili chicken is amazing. So is the fish in black bean sauce. Delicious food. We have eaten the food here over 15 times. It is our local go to restaurant.

Thank KEK94
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here regularly for lunch the past year or so. The food is top notch! This is a great extension to the original spot in Chinatown with many of the same classic dishes (dry chili chicken) and the spicy cabbage starter. The service...More

Thank chijsky
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Probably the best Chinese restaurant in Evanston, although also the most pricy. Portions are large so it's better to go in larger groups and share.

Thank Anawin T
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I ate here not too long ago with three other people. Overall I would say the food was very good. We ordered Mongolian Lamb which was very tasty and not something I typically order. The dish everyone liked was the Crispy Shrimp with Lemon Sauce....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1633 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3803
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-868-8989
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