Sze Chuan House

2150 Roxas Blvd. cor. Quirino St., Malate, Manila, Metro Manila

Sze Chuan House
4.1
4.0 Stars

12 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 3
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 13 Reviews
  • 0 Recommend
  • 12 Reviewers
Category:
Chinese
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 2:30p
Phone
+6325268088

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street
Reservations:
Yes
Delivery:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Lumix A.
5.0 Stars

How can I count the reasons why my family love this place for over 30 years? Used to see FPJ and Dolphy at the next table during the 80s and 90s. We had our family lunch again here yesterday and aside from the ubiquitous lapu-lapu with tauso and kung pao shrimp, let me show you a relatively new dish of theirs called crispy beef. You'd think the meat is tough; but noooo, even with people with serious dental problems would find this enjoyable. Check this out if you haven't already.

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Lumix A.
5.0 Stars

This chinese resto is the 'Bicol cuisine' of China. Enough said.

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Kitch G.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Mark L.
3.0 Stars

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salted fish fried rice 128077128077128077
corn soup 128077128077128077

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Jasper S.
4.0 Stars

We just discovered how good this restaurant is around last year even if we've past by this place for so long. It's an old restaurant, been operating since 1977 according to the place.

It serves szechuan dishes but you can ask them to make the dishes less spicy.

Our favorites are the beef tendon cooked with scallion, sea cucumber cooked with brown sauce, string beans fried and the steamed fish with tauso.

The star of the restuarant is the steamed fish with tauso. It's perfectly steamed, soft fish that isn't chewy at all. It flows smoothly inside your mouth. It's just the right kind of fish. On top of it, the tauso sauce perfectly complements the fish. The tauso tastes like a nutty, salty, umami sauce. You have to try it but it doesn't come cheap. Tonight it was around 1800 per kg.

The other dishes they have are afforable, ranging from 200 to 300 per dish. I like beef tendon because I like the texture of it and the actual tast of it. They cook it nicely together with the brown sauce. As for the sea cucumber, it's a great steal because it's only priced at 295. Other restaurants offer this dish at very high prices. They cook it great as well. Lastly, the string beans is fried with ground beef. I don't know how they do it but the beans are so tasty. It basically absorbed all the spices that they put it in. It's really yummy. Just take note though that they make their dishes with generous amount of oil. I think it's vital in making their food standout like that.

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Edwin I.
4.0 Stars

Sze Chuan House is one of those good , old , and reliable restaurants that has served Chinese cuisine for almost 40 years.

It's been quite sometime since I've been back to this place. This place was once a favorite Chinese food haunt of my grandparents (and even my great grandfather then). I recall fond childhood memories of dining here which we kids then called "the Chinese place across Manila Bay". A time when good Chinese Lauriat was only available from a handful of Chinese establishments mostly located in the Manila area.

This visit was for a grand-uncle's 88th birthday. The choice of place was made by the celebrant and the menu was arranged by one his children.

The place seemed to have been frozen in time during the 70's when they first opened. It looked exactly the same so many years back.

Their cooking, while good, to the more discerning taste buds certainly does not exude the spicy heat of what authentic Sze Chuan cuisine is renowned for. I guess, they have tempered the spice levels to the Filipino taste. While they have stuck to their "Filipinized" spice levels through the years, diners can request the kitchen to temper up the heat levels of their dishes. Otherwise, fiery up the dishes to your liking using their spicy red pepper-black bean paste table condiment (I like this condiment a lot).

Since our meal was Lauriat style, I recall enjoying the following dishes that we were served:

Appetizer Plate: a starter plated with steamed chicken, century eggs, jelly fish salad, and roast pork. I liked the century eggs, jelly fish and the roast pork topped with a garlicky peanut sauce. The roast chicken was ok. I didn't like the sweet peanut sauce that came with the chicken (it tasted like lumpia sariwa sauce).

Corn and Crab Soup: I liked the thick creamy soup with generous bits of sweet corn niblets and shredded crab meat.

Pork Belly with Mantou Steamed Buns: I loved the tender pork belly braised in a lightly sweet-anise flavored thick sauce. The meat was rendered with the yummy sauce. Even the fatty part was buttery and flavorful. Delicious with the fluffy Mantou steamed buns.

Yang Chow Fried Rice: I liked that their fried rice was generously proportioned with flavorful Yang Chow condiments. Even if the rice was fried, the rice wasn't oily.

Steamed Shrimps: the shellfish tasted fresh and sweet. The meat was deliciously succulent and very easy to peel (a sure sign of its freshness).

Fried Spicy Crabs: I loved the crabs, lightly floured in a flavorful baste and fried. The meat tasted fresh and sweet with the nice spicy-salty , lightly crunchy flour coating.

Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Garlic: I loved the dish. The steamed fish was flavorful and sweet. I enjoyed the loads of minced fried garlic that they smothered the fish in.

While the other dishes served were ok, I would still like to come back to Sze Chuan House for the dishes that I enjoyed. Moreso, come back to this place for some nostalgic Chinese food tripping.

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Aleli J.
3.0 Stars

Love the bread na kasama ng patatim, siksik yummy freshly bake. Other food we ordered just ok nothing special. Price reasonable, payed php2,200 for 4pax. May konting take out pa. May house tea pang free.

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Stephanie Y.
4.0 Stars

I always pass by this place but never ate here so I thought of giving it a try. Food was alright... Nothing too special, but their sweet and sour spare ribs or pork is so delish! Servings are big, prices are very reasonable! Overall, it's a good chi resto.

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Maimai L.
5.0 Stars

I don't love chinese food but with this one i'm beginning to love chinese food. Come visit them...

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Jojo S.
4.0 Stars

I never liked anything sweet and sour but their fish fillet was awesome. It wasn't too overpowering which i appreciated. Their yang chow rice was a good complement. Will definitely be back here.

However, skip their sze chuan fried chicken. It was really bland.

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Jacy Mae L.
4.0 Stars

We're Craving for something spicy so we went to Sze Chuan House.

Ordered the ff:

1. Xiao long bao
2. Century egg with tofu
3. Fried garlic squid
4. Lapu-lapu in special spicy sauce
5. Fried spicy frog legs
6. Plain rice

Damage was around 1.5k good for 4 people.

My favorite is the fish in special spicy sauce. This dish is something I will come back for. There's something about that special sauce! Oh so delicious!

The rest of the dishes are just so-so. 128539

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Maita d.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Livi B.
5.0 Stars

We go all the way from QC to eat here cos they serve gret chinese food here.

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