Little Szechuan

Twin Cities, Minnesota

4.1 / 12 votes

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Serving Hot Pot (fondue)

The first and only 100% authentic Szechuan hot pot restaurant in the Twin Cities. Located conveniently at the Western station on the Metro Green Line.

Added by treefrog on Dec 10 08 (last updated May 13 15)

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It's pretty much everything I want from a hot pot restaurant: The ingredients are fresh, lots of different kinds of mushrooms and tofu, lots of dipping sauces, and the staff was knowledgeable about vegetarianism. We ordered the "healthy broth," which usually comes with chicken broth, but if you tell them you're vegetarian, they'll make it without. I haven't had a chance to try the mala broth yet because I went with friends who didn't want the spicy, but they had a mala dipping sauce. It guess it could be a little cheaper, and they could have more vegan broth options, but it's so much better than the average hot pot place that I still gave it 5 stars.

Like all hot pot restaurants, only go there with people willing to eat veg (unless you're cool with meat in your broth).

It's right near the lightrail, and that's pretty cool, too.

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LIttle Szechuan on University Avenue changed to a hot pot only restaurant on June 14, 2014. The restaurant layout will look familiar, but the booths/tables are now set up with burners to keep your pot hot. For vegans, ask to sub water for the chicken stock in the mushroom soup and order either ala carte from the mushrooms, vegetables or tofu sections of the menu... or if you can't decide do a platter. We had the tofu and vegetable platters which was a lot of delicious food for two people. Don't forget to check out the spice bar, and load up on fresh garlic, chilis, scallions, cilantro and some vinegar, sesame oil and chili sauce. Insanely good, and lots of fun. Do note this is not fast food. We were there for well over an hour. If you're crying because you miss the old Little Szechuan, have no fear...they serve their standard menu at the new Oak Street location (conveniently near the East Bank stop of the Metro Green Line.)

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Western station on Metro Green LIne, ample free parking.


Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • MasterCard Visa


  • Szechuan


  • Gluten-Free Options
  • Happy Hour
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly


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Inside image for Little Szechuan Hot Pot - vegan mushroom soup (subs water for chicken broth, very flavorful!) Tofu platter (frozen, firm, silken, noodle, bean curd skin)

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11am - 3pm;
4:30pm - 9pm
11am - 3pm;
4:30pm - 10pm
11:30am - 10pm
11:30am - 9pm

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