Little Sichuan Newark Restaurant Review


Little Sichuan Restaurant

35233 Newark Blvd #F

Newark, CA 94560


Little Sichuan Newark Exterior

Little Sichuan, not to be confused with the one in San Mateo, used to be located in Fremont, but moved to this new larger location and upgraded itself. It is now located in a big strip mall anchored by Ranch 99. This mall has a ton of different restaurants. The old one was decent, so we decided to give the new place a try. We tried them on the weekend, when they have some additional specials.

Little Sichuan Newark Interior

Decor, Vibe – Typical Chinese restaurant decor, nothing fancy. Lots of families and big groups eating Little Sichuan’s spicy food.

Menu Pictures

Full Set


Little Sichuan Newark Scallion Pancake

Green Onion Pancake ($3.50) was crispy and flavorful, how these crunchy things should be. Excellent but a little greasy and surely will clog arteries. It is amazing how many places cannot get this basic dish right.

Little Sichuan Newark Fish

Spicy Boiled Fish ($8.50) was a huge bowl full of fish. Not as spicy as it looks. Lots of cabbage, cilantro, scallions. Also available as beef or pork.

Little Sichuan Newark Duck

Tea Smoked Duck ($8.50 half) was one of the best we had. Heavy smoke flavor, tender meat, not dry, perfect. Also, a large amount for half an order.

Little Sichuan Newark Hot Noodles

Hot Noodles (Dan Dan Mein) with spicy peanut sauce ($5.95) is a classic sichuan dish. Good noodles, but not hand pulled. Great sauce, very little meat. Picture make it look gross, but this tasted pretty good.

Little Sichuan Newark Chicken

Spicy Diced Chicken ($8.50) was a little spicy and also a huge dish. Lots of flavor and zestiness. Also like a variant of Kung Pao Chicken. We accidentally ordered this dish, our intention was to order the dry spicy chicken.


Little Sichuan Newark String Beans

Dry Cooked String Beans ($6.95) had a good amount of spiciness to it but just was not great. Not crispy and flavorful, yet salty. Just average.

Little Sichuan Newark Dumplings

Pork Dumplings ($5.95) were plentiful but very average. We probably should not have ordered dumplings at a Sichuan place.

Little Sichuan Newark Potatoes

Shredded Potatoe ($6.95) was pretty expensive for such a simple dish. Not much flavor just a little bit of green onion, but massive quantities.


Service was pretty bad. It took a year to order, get extra bowls, water, etc. Multiple tables seemed to have the same issue. The food was good and not many similar restaurants are in the vicinity. If we were looking for Sichuan style food in this area, we would definitely come back.

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Little Sichuan Restaurant Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Below Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Average)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Hours:M-Th 11am-930pm. Fri/Sat 11am-10pm. Sun 11am-9pm
Prices:$6.95 - $19.80

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  • sarmistha saha
    July 6, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I had a very bad experiance eating in this store. The food is not satisfatory and also I had a stomach upset for this.
    The people out there even cannot understand when taking order what we wanted. And the orders were too much for three of us, and it was a waste.
    I had a waste of money as well as bad food experiance.

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    October 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm

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