About The Sichuan

Real fans of Chinese cuisine will, for one, know that China’s vast terrain comprises many distinct regional cuisines and, secondly, that if you like spice, Sichuan cookery is the way to go. In London, there’s one restaurant that is confidently laying claim to be the epitome of this particular style, aptly naming itself The Sichuan. And, with one of China and London’s most celebrated chefs at the helm in this prominent Islington kitchen, you know that The Sichuan is the real deal. Reservations at this top-ranked Chinese restaurant’s City Road premises are strongly advised.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Address

The Sichuan
14 City Road, Old Street
London EC1Y 2AA

Menu Highlights

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Appetizers

Sweet & Sour Space Ribs

£7.80

Shredded Chicken

£7.90

Dim Sum Platter

£8.50

More about The Sichuan, London

A righteous amount of fuss has been made about the defection of leading Sichuanese chef Zhang Xiao Zhong from HuTong in The Shard to Islington’s The Sichuan. Zhang is a peerless talent when it comes to the famously spicy cuisine that originated in his hometown of Chengdu. He himself is from a long line of celebrated chefs, and has proved his own merits over a decades-long career that has seen him showered with awards and prestigious appointments around the world. Now that he is ensconced at The Sichuan, whose premises down the City Road stretch if Islington match Zhang’s high calibre Chinese cuisine with a luxurious sense of Far Eastern style, it’s time you made a booking to experience Sichuanese cuisine at its very best.

Islington locals and City of London workers know that a good time to catch a table at The Sichuan is at lunchtime. And we don’t mean it’s not busy – given the quality of the Chinese cuisine on offer here it reliably is at all times – but rather that you can experience the power of chef Zhang’s Sichuanese cookery for a great price thanks to the restaurant's lunchtime lunch sets. Grab a mixed dim sum platter, the humorously titled Numb and Spicy Wontons, or the so-called Legendary Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles. Perhaps the best way to experience The Sichuan is to hire the large function room and have a banquet, but even a la carte dining, with views out over the canal, is an experience that’s hard to match no matter how hard you scour the city.

177 The Sichuan Reviews

Excellent
5.2/6
177 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Food:Outstanding
Service:Great
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Atmosphere:Pleasant
"Excellent"6/6
Kevin K.11 days ago · 1 review

Equally as good as back in China. Simply fantastic food coupled with great service. Would highly recommend The Sichuan to all and will be coming back soon.

"Excellent"6/6
hui l.19 days ago · 4 reviews

Everything is delicious. I bring some foreigners to try this restaurant for the first time, and it is amazing that everyone likes the food so much, and they are all eager to come back in the near future! Many thanks for the good service.

"Excellent"6/6
hui l.a month ago · 4 reviews

We really enjoyed the very delicious food, and the service is very efficient. We will absolutely come back again. Many thanks for this good choice.