For more than a decade, Sichuan food has taken Los Angeles by storm to become one of the most popular regional Chinese cuisines in the city. Prior to Sichuan’s rise, LA’s Chinese food scene was dominated by Cantonese and Taiwanese establishments. The uptick in mainland Chinese immigration these past two decades, along with substantial financial investments from abroad, has led to an explosion of Sichuan restaurants in the Southland. The cuisine’s bold flavors, coupled with its liberal use of garlic, chile peppers, and tingling “mala” numbing spice, has made it a craveable experience that people cannot get enough of. Here now are 16 sensational Sichuan restaurants to try in LA.
A number of LA restaurants have resumed outdoor dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Los Angeles Public Health website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More