At some point, every country builds a Great Wall to keep the secret of its cuisine from spreading to foreign nations, only to find that the real wall is around its heart. Open wide for this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
$29 for a Chinese dinner for two from Tuesday–Thursday (up to a $64 value)
$29 for Chinese dinner for two from Friday–Sunday (up to a $64 value)
$19 for $40 worth of Chinese cuisine for takeout
- One order of dumplings (up to a $9 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $55 value)
Guests choose selections from a menu of tasty Chinese food such as hot and spicy river shrimp in tangy spiced sauce ($14.75), jia jiang mein Shandong ramen noodles with minced pork and hoisin chili sauce ($10.50), or Sichuan tofu slow-simmered in a spicy brown sauce with scallions ($11.25).
In 1979, Sam Chan arrived in New York City from his native Hong Kong. He quickly set to work moving up the ranks of the restaurant industry chain—from dishwasher to prep cook to chef maitre'd and finally to owner of his own establishment, Sichuan Pavillion. Chan poured his heart and soul into his restaurant, painstakingly developing a menu of freshly made authentic cuisine from all the distinct regions of the China. In time, Sam's son Ricky joined his father to help run the business, drawing on years working there to help create a new menu as an ode to Chinese-American culture and cuisine.
The restaurant’s seasonal tasting menus feature morsels of exotic treats such as marinated jellyfish or fivespice-salted Peking chicken. Made-to-order dishes include steamed pork dumplings and slow-simmered spicy Sichuan tofu. In addition to whipping up traditional delicacies, the restaurant's chefs also show off their skills with plates of Americanized Chinese fare enlivened by unexpected touches, such as General Chan's chicken made with succulent dark meat or surf and turf of filet mignon and sea scallops stir fried in a zesty black pepper sauce.