Szechuan’s Dumpling Now Open, What’s Your Take?

Review Arlington’s newest Chinese restaurant in the comments below.

Now that Szechuan’s Dumpling’s open, we want to know your take.

How is the food? How is the menu? How is the service? How does it compare to Jade Garden? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Szechuan’s Dumpling replaced Jade Garden at 1360 Mass. Ave. in Arlington Heights.

More info: New Arlington Heights Restaurant Opening Thursday

Andrew W. February 28, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Delivery was really fast the other night...only ~20 minutes from call to door. (Granted, a weeknight.) I got my Chinese-place-litmus-test, Kung Pao, and it was so-so, which seems to be typical around Boston. Thin sauce, not very spicy, lots of celery as filler. (If anyone can recommend good Kung Pao around Arlington, I'm all ears.)
gbc March 02, 2013 at 03:29 AM
Their dumplings are divine! The pork mini juicy dumplings were just the best - very authentic, fresh, aromatic and definitely oozing with broth. Fabulous. Also the beef with spicy Szechuan sauce was fab - incredibly spicy, huge bowl with beef and chinese cabbage. A delight. I suggest visitors stick to authentic Chinese items rather than the sweet western slop that passes for Chinese food. I will go back soon and often - it's the real deal!
Jane Doh March 21, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Bet you're a lot of fun at parties, Jeff.
James Liebman March 30, 2013 at 01:59 PM
Ate there on Friday night. The food was fantastic, especially anything noodle. We had pork and chive dumplings. The skin was perfect. Not thick and doughy but crisp, thin and delicious. The filling was better than average, seemed very fresh. The mini pork dumplings (soup dumplings) we perfect. The Mapa tofu was sharp and tasty and extremely fresh. Could have been a little spicier but it was good and hot. My wife thought maybe a bit less salty but still enjoyed it. The noodles in black bean sauce (i think) was very good. The noodles them self were perfect, I think home made and the perfect texture. The sauce was a little sweet. This leads me to my fist complaint. We got this dish as the waitress suggested it when we asked if they had DanDan Noodles. They don't. That's the whole complaint. They really need Dan Dan as a szichuan place. More shortly.
James Liebman March 30, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Ok, I'll finish. I can't say enough about the quality of the food and our disappointment about the lack of DanDan noodles but I'll stop there on those. The final complaint is that the kitchen is definitely having trouble getting the food out and keeping up with the crowd. To be fair, the place was packed with diners and take out pick ups (plus I think they do a delivery trade). But, the food came slowly. Ours came one dish at a time. We didn't make it to the bok choy and ended up canceling it. There were other people noticeably unset about the wait. They will iron these problems out, they're gonna need to. We will go back for the food and even if the service remains too slow i suspect we'd suffer it for the amazingly fresh, high quality Sichuan, but i don't think everyone will see it that way. Also, if you go, encourage them to put Dan Dan on the menu. Please. A small uprising might work. With the quality of their noodles, it could be Dan Dan worth fighting for.


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