Sichuan Cuisine – Chicago Illinois

Join Wendi and Sarah on their trip to Sichuan Cuisine in Chicago!  Did Sichuan Cuisine survive the pandemic?  Listen to find out!

Sichuan Cuisine

Sichuan Cuisine has been a topic on Dorks with Sporks since the shows beginning.  Sichuan Cuisine is was started Sarah’s dumpling obsession.

Sichuan Cuisine was a favorite of Anthony Bourdain as well.  He called the food “ass burning”!  But man is their food delicious!  The love for Sichuan Cuisine fueled the dorks obsession with finding good Sichuan food near home.  Alas, Sichuan Cuisine moved and is no longer located in China Town.  They have moved to another part of Illinois.

How to Find This Place

Hunan Bistro is now located where Sichuan Cuisine was located previously.  It is at the very end of the main drag in Chinatown.

The Menu

They had a fairly large and slightly complicated menu due to it being online.  You pull up the menu via a QR code and order and pay from the app.

Price Range

The prices were more expensive but items are meant to be shared family style.

Important Tips

Several of the more expensive menu items are meant to be shared family style.

How to Dress for Hunan Bistro

This is a casual dining establishment, many wore shorts and t-shirts or khakis and polo shirts.


There is street parking but it is a short walk from the train station.


You order from your phone with a QR code.  Its very cool but make sure your phone has battery!

Is This A Date Night Place

It is a very nice restaurant and would be great for a date night.

Our Spork Rating

  • Sarah    7/10
  • Wendi   5/10

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