Sichuan Impression—Westwood


If you put your name on the yelp page waiting list it gives you a time to show up that is pretty close to sit time on a weekday at least.
I heard it is not as accurate on a weekend night.__
I would guess Tuesday is not that big a deal.

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Shouldn’t be too bad on a Tuesday night. There was no wait for a table around 7pm last Monday.

Had another amazing meal yesterday for lunch. Fried chili chicken and Kung Pao chicken were as good as before. Also tried their toothpick mutton for the first time and loved it too.

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WTF??? I had no idea such a thing existed… This may be a game changer for me…



Thanks, you two. Ended up not needing the Yelp Waitlist function. There was no wait at any point in the evening. It wasn’t empty, but it never got terribly busy either.

I’m not a great reporter, plus reports on Sichuan Impression abound, so I won’t say much here except the food was very good.



Au contraire, mon frère… You just gave us some great “boots on the ground” intel on the Tuesday wait time at this establishment!



They now deliver! Just posted on Instagram! Postmates, Cavier and Doordash. Happy, happy news for those of us on the westside! Bestside :wink:



Great advice. This really kicked up the spice in a good way. More hot than numbing though.

Anyone tried the rabbit yet? The table next to me got it and it looked good.

Btw, no takeout on weekends for the time being :slightly_frowning_face: No wait at noon on a Sunday though.

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ya its not numbing…maybe next time we should ask for extra hot with Ma la ? :stuck_out_tongue:



You are welcome.
Glad it worked out so well!



From our December 2018 dinner (4th time at the Westwood location):

Back for a 2nd Dinner at Sichuan Impression 錦城里 in Westwood/West Los Angeles, December 2018

Posted by LAFOODIEPANDA on JANUARY 15, 2019


Back for a 2nd Dinner at Sichuan Impression 錦城里 in Westwood/West Los Angeles, December 2018

After an initial dinner at Sichuan Impression during their grand opening, friends wanted to go back to celebrate a December birthday with a feast. So, of course, we ordered an array of dishes for a party of 8.

This time around, the dishes were, for the most part, well prepared. Spice level is not as high as those served at the Alhambra location, and I felt that it should offer a bigger kick.

Feel free to reference my October 2018 post on Sichuan Impression for pictures of the menu:锦城里-in-westwood-west-los-angeles/#jp-carousel-3334

Steamed Pork with Rice Flour

Impressive Bean Jelly

Tea Smoked Pork Rib, sliced tableside

Stir Fried Mustard Greens with Garlic

Stir Fried “A” Choy with Garlic

Mao Cai

Boiled Fish with Rattan Pepper

Stir Fried Chili Pork Trotters

Original Kung Pao Chicken

Impressive Dumplings (wish they would sauce them a bit more)

“Xi-Zhi” Wok-Fried Crab

Toothpick Mutton

Impressive Cold Noodles (requested by others; it’s my least favorite dish here)

Griddle Cooked Shrimp (with head and shell on)

“Big-Mouth” Ginger Frog of Zigong



Got food delivered from here. Got tofu with intestine. It was excellent, meltingly tender intestine, nice kick to sauce. I said very hot but it was more like mild/medium. The only thing was that it had more tofu than intestine, and I would have preferred the other way around.

Got the twice fried street potatoes, which were like french fries with chile. Good.

Got the lamb with cumin, which is husbands favorite dish. He liked it, but I think he felt that he prefers the versions at Guyi or even HopWoo. That said, there were no leftovers of that dish.

I got the duck tongue dish, which only I ate because it turns out duck tongues have bones. I was expecting something more like lamb tongues, which I love. It was a bit much to spit out a bone with each little tongue, even for me.

We got the stir fried pork trotters. They were chewy, and I was expecting more meltingly tender. They were good, though. But I was the only one to eat them.

We got the cold beef with tendon and tripe. I was hoping it would be like the dish at Fey in Menlo Park but it was a dry chile rub on it, as advertised. I also wish it only had tripe and tendon, which I searched out. Husband really enjoyed this dish, also. I ordered it medium and it came hot. I’m not sure how accurate the mild/medium/spicy selections are based on this experience, but luckily, we can tolerate high heat levels.

I’m looking forwarded to trying more dishes!