Sichuan Chili Chinese Restaurant (Authentic Sichuan) (513) 376 7223
10400 Reading Road, Suite 205B Evendale, OH, 45241
Well I can’t tell you how happy I am to write this review. My friend Jay Erisman told me about Sichuan Chili with a great big smile on his face saying I had to get there. When Jay says check out a restaurant… You do it! Jay had me at “Authentic Sichuan!” I called my friend Craig (who is an adventurous eater like me) and asked him to help me eat a bunch of awesome food! We arrived a little before 7PM to an almost empty restaurant but the few people eating were Chinese (A good sign). The weather was a bit snowy so I thought that might have scared the people away. I was wrong! By the time we were finished the restaurant was packed and quite busy. We were greeted with smiles and welcome to Sichuan Chili. The service was good and the servers were willing to offer suggestions despite a mild language barrier. The only negative was when our server tried to talk Craig out of his Pork Liver and Kidney Stir-Fry selection saying “mostly Chinese people order that.” It turned out to be his favorite dish. Craig and I ordered 3 appetizers and what we thought were three entrees from the “New Sichuan Menu.” The New Sichuan Menu is separate from their regular menu; it’s the “Authentic Menu”. Make sure you ask for it. It turns out items from this menu feed at least three people. So we ordered enough food for 9 people. No wonder our server looked at us like we were crazy! We both ate so much; we put a huge dent in the food and split the leftovers. At one point Craig looked up and said “I’m so happy right now!” Agreed! The food was simply amazing, prepared with chili oil and handfuls of Sichuan Pepper corns and Dried Whole Chilies. There were no prepared foods that we saw. Everything was made to order including the Homemade Pot-stickers. The dishes were spicy but not out of control.
Sichuan Chili gets my highest recommendation!
This is the best Chinese food I’ve ever eaten and the best restaurant meal I’ve eaten since moving to Cincinnati!
Dan Dan Noodle $5.99: Served warm in chili oil and spicy sauce. Sorry, no picture. We crushed them before we could take a picture.
Pot-stickers $6.99: Wow, the best Pot-stickers ever! Homemade dough and stuffed with spices, ground pork and ginger.
Mala Chicken $7.99: Served cold in chili oil with peanuts and scallions. This dish had a lot of bones in it. We both liked it but the tiny bone shards was a little too much work for us.
Sichuan Bo Bo Beef $15.99: The spiciest of the dishes we ordered and my favorite. Beef with scallions, pickled cucumber, whole dried chilies and Sichuan Peppercorns.
Fish Fillets Stir Fried in Chili Oil $19.99: Wow! The picture says it all… Large amounts of fish and tofu in a spicy bath of chili oil and broth seasoned with mouth numbing amounts of Sichuan Peppercorns. Craig liked the broth so much he poked a whole in his last pot-sticker and filled it with it.
Pork Liver and Kidney Stir Fry $10.99: The name says it all. Craig’s favorite dish of night. I liked it as well; very rich and earthy flavors.