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Little Szechuan

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279C Finchley Road, London NW3 6LT, England
+44 20 7433 3211
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very large menu with many genuine sechuan cuisine items, filled with people who seem to know and love it. We have returned many times.

Thank AnnabellaChicago
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I lived in Chengdu for a while and loved this streetfood dish. I yearned for it now I'm back in London and so looked up restaurants. This place seemed to have good reviews and so spent over an hour on buses getting there. What a disappointment. I ordered it and when it arrived I was disappointed by the portion size!... More 

Thank Peter M
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner taught in provincial China for a year and during that time became familiar with the Chinese "hot pot", which is a fondue-style meal shared by diners at one table. We visited Little Szechuan last night and had the hot pot, which I had never tried before. It was amazing and the quantities vast - it was really too... More 

Thank mischaw
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing Chinese restaurant hidden on finchley Road where you wouldn't expect to find a place of this quality. From the outside it looks fairly average but their food is generally top notch. Try the BBQ, and also the fish in chilli oil.

Thank Rasheeq F
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Love their food. Prices are reasonable and service was very nice. I've eaten there every time I came to visit my bf who lives right across.

2 Thank Tomer_where_to_next
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Famous sichuan dishes lack the flavour, take for example Boiled Fish–Shui Zhu Yu, which was what we ordered among other dishes. There was no flavour at all, it was simply boiled fish in oil with some beans sprouts in it. We were taking the fish pieces out and dipping it inside other dishes. We ordered around 8 dishes and 2... More 

Thank Yanni G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Can't say I enjoyed the food here as it is totally overpowered by salt and sugar. Very difficult to get any flavour sadly. This was my second visit here.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Went here with my gf on Friday after work, having walked past it many times the past few years and never going in. Was about as impressed as i have beeen with any 1st visit to a restaurant in this area. All felt very authentic and there was a large menu to pick through with all the standard dishes (and... More 

Thank Richard W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We eat here all the time and the quality is consistent and extremely good. As it's northern Chinese cooking it is spicy so watch out if you don't like spicy food.

Thank flashpacker068
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

I have been visiting this restaurant for years now. Having previously lived in Northern China, this is as close to authentic mainland Chinese food as you can find in London. Chef Jing has cooked Sichuanese and Henanese specialities in numerous restaurants around China. I was so happy to find a place in London which served local dishes such as hui... More 

Thank Markyb79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279C Finchley Road, London NW3 6LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7433 3211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?