Empire Szechuan Village
173 Seventh Avenue South (near Perry St.), New York, NY 10014
#1, 2, 3 train to 14th Street station
Offers a wide selection of Chinese and Japanese delicacies. All of the dishes we’ve tried have been delicious; makes it difficult to choose favorites. In addition to their wide menu selection, they also offer a wide selection of alcohol and beer and at really good prices! Their decor is quiet and mostly comfortable. The staff is super friendly (we’ve found we’re not the only ones to get a big “Hey! How have you been? Or, “So nice to see you again!”) The management at Szechuan Empire definitely understands the value of return customers. It’s highly likely that your first visit won’t be your last.
Our only critique on the downside is that it often gets a little too warm in there, especially after a few cocktails. As far as drinks, while they serve really good cocktails at a really good price, they’re not exactly on par with pairing the cocktail with the right glassware. I can’t tell you how many times they’ve served me a whisky sour inside of a champagne flute. Lol. It’s a little funny. We love this place.
My favorite is the Seafood Teriyaki dinner. It comes with fish, shrimp and scallops. Because I don’t like scallops, I ask them to swap out scallops for extra shrimp. YUM!!!!! Harv really likes the Beef & Scallops dinner.
Good (This place is sure to offer a dish you’ll find special enough to come back for)
Good (You’ll definitely come back again)
Cheap ($10 – $30pp) $30 will secure an appetizer, drink and main course for sure!
Good (Comfortable, a little creative)