10450 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone: (310) 837-5807
Hu's Szechwan Restaurant
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Asian, Caterers, Family Style, Take Out, Chinese
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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02/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
If you can't make it to Yun Chuan Garden in Monterey Park, then this will curb your Sichuan craving temporarily, as long as you don't order anything off of the combo menu. The Szechwan Cabbage & Pork Chop soup is the only item off the menu that i've had at an authentic Sichuan restaurant and the Szechwan Wonton ground pork dumpling in chef's special hot sauce is pretty good. The twice cooked pork here doesn't resemble the real dish in the slightest, where the pork is more like lean bacon, but it's good.
09/19/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This hole in the wall Chinese restaurant is the best in Palms! The service is great and the prices are reasonable. The portions are huge and the food is delicious though a bit on the greasy side, but that's almost to be expected.
Make sure you try the spicy dumpling appetizer. It's da bomb!
Parking is a nightmare. Try finding a spot on Motor or Woodbine or Mentone.
09/09/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've been hunting for a decent chinese place and decided to try this after it appeared on Citysearch's best eats under $20. We ordered a soup, a shrimp dish, a vegetable and a kung pao, all items highly recommended in other reviews. Very disappointed overall. The soup lacked flavor. The meat was chewy. The sauces were unremarkable, too thick, and without nuance. Sadly, not cheaper or better than Panda Express...
01/01/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Hu's has been my favorite from Day 1. The service is quick and the dishes are very tasty and served in large quantities. Since I'm Asian myself, I can tell when the food is Americanized or truly Authentic. At Hu's its AUTHENTIC! I love the Cashew Nut Shrimp and my Fiance Loves the Orange Chicken. Some may think its oily but I think that's up to each persons' liking. I usually ask for a small amount of oil used in my dishes and sometimes even extra ginger or garlic in my dishes. I wish you the best experience at this restaurant.
12/23/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I read the reviews and decided to give this place a try. I have tried it a few times and it is hard to believe this place is highly rated. Its not even close to being a good place to eat compared to any chinese restuarant I have been too.
I found that Hu's was greasy and service to be poor. My last visit, Eric, the manager, took my order togo. Eric made a mistake on my order, which I found out at home. I was over-charged. When I called, Eric, he insisted that it was my fault that he made an error. If we wanted the money difference, I would have to go to the restuarant with all the food so that he can correct the mistake and re-make our lunch.
Eric said he would re-make the lunch correctly. I went back to the restuarant, Eric took the food gave me correct change. When Eric gave me my order, I thought it was awfully quick, and Eric told me he had them hurry and re-make our lunch, which was a lie.
It seems that Eric just re-pack the same food in different containers. Eric replaced the salad with an eggroll, but the problem was he gave us the original main course back without re-making it. Eric has the nerve to lie that he re-made the lunch, even though we pointed that out. We did not see any stream coming from the container.
Its clear that I need to find a new chinese restuarant with better business practices, and better food. I would not go here ever again.
11/11/2006Provided by Citysearch -
This small local joint doesn?t look like much but the food is awesome. If you?re looking for an alternative to your typical fast Chinese fast food this is it. I prefer to take out, the place needs new decor, it's a hole in the wall, great service though. The egg rolls are amazing and you got to try the kung-pao.
10/04/2006Provided by Citysearch -
This is NOT an upscale restaurant with a star chef. This is a ""joint"", the equivalent of soul food joint on the corner in Detroit. Except instead of soulfood and Detroit, substitute Szechwan-style and south-central China. It's heavy, think and so dang good!
My favorite is the Orange Peel Chicken and the Szechwan Dumplings. Sometimes the Orange Peel can be too ""crispy"". Make sure you ask them not to over cook it. The Stir Fried String Beans and Szechwan Shrimp are insane, too!
If you want to get down-home, make sure you have some white rice so you can pour some of the dumpling sauce on it. ROCKIN'! You can do this with the Bon Bon Chicken appetizer's sauce as well. The sauce for both dishes are spicy and the bomb and you don't want to waste it, so sop it up with the rice!
Now, if you can get there during lunch, they have a soup that is only served at that time. Chinese Chicken Cold Noodle Soup (I think). It's made with the same sauce as the Bon Bon Chicken. You WILL eat the entire bowl.
This place is right in between Sony and 20th Century Fox studios and all my peeps from both have made pilgrimages to Hu's. Plus it's cheap and the service is great. The waiters are the kind of guys that will remember your name. So go often and they'll treat you like a star!
MY ADVICE: Print this review, go with a bunch of friends and order only the dishes listed here (order it ALL 'cause it's cheap).
Don't listen to the food snobs! Those people just don't get it and they never will. Let 'em eat at Chin Chin's. This place is for artists, hippies and the young at heart. This is the soul food from the East. Embrace it! Go to Hu's with the crew, have a great time and get your Szechwan Soul Food Grub on!
07/15/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Utter lack of ambiance, slightly low-rent Palms location, and very limited parking initially turned me away from this establishment. After two visits, however, I'm willing to concede that the food is both high quality and high value. The menu is nothing too ecclectic, but this place is really about standards done right. Service was friendly and reasonably fast on both past visits. Caution on the orange chicken: it's very orange. We're talking actual pieces of orange rind. Bottom line: not a place to impress a date, but if you're in the area and looking for really good basic Chinese grub, try Hu's. If you can find a place to park.
06/08/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I use Kung Pao sauce as my Chinese food barometer and their Kung Pao sauce is amazing. Different than any I've had, it's just about perfect. I order it with white meat chicken, since I've never been a big fan of the lower grade chicken customarily used by Chinese restaurants in Kung Pao.