Houston >Food & Dining > Szechuan Empress
4938 Beechnut St, Houston, TX | Directions 7709629.689248 -95.464923
Neighborhoods: Myerland Area, Southwest
Trust your tastebuds and move on! – The chicken in the fried rice tasted tainted. Boyfriend confirmed my findings. His plate of Sweat and Sour chicken tasted like chicken which was dry. The manager was belligerent and made a scene in front of other guests at which point we decided to leave and never return.
AMAZING – I just tried this restaurant the other day and loved it!!! I had the Beef with Broccoli and it was fantasitc.. The service and staff was friendly and I plan on going here again soon and trying many other dishes! I didn't really care for the egg rolls though...
Spend your money elsewhere – I tried this place because the reviews for Hunan King were less than stellar. The woman who answered the phone was pleasant, and put me on hold to see if I was in their delivery area. Another woman picked up the phone almost immediately and started asking for my order. I began and told her "D8" and was about to give the title when she says "What's that? D8 what's that?" I said, I'm about to tell you! and gave her the rest of my order. She was very abrupt and didn't care that I sounded very perturbed. She told me how long it would take, but never asked for a card number or anything. The guy came 15 minutes later - either they had no business or the food was on a warmer - and was surprised when I tried to give him my credit card. He ran back to his car to get his phone, I guess to call and see if he could take it! I offered a check but he didn't like the sound of that, either. I ended up having enough cash to give him, and avoid that problem.
The beef w/garlic sauce was pretty decent; the scallops and shrimp in the other dish were overcooked, but not 'bad' tasting. It took a good amount of soy sauce to give the dishes, and the soup, flavor. The eggrolls were $1.50 each, and were maybe 4" long, as big around as my thumb, and too dry.
I spent almost $40 (with tip) for subpar service and food. Szechuan Empress is definitely overpriced and simply not worth it, in my opinion!
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