Red Chili Restaurant, Syracuse NY

Absolutely authentic Sichuan food! And it’s even better than China Road.Red Chili Restaurant image from

Most of the dishes are spicy, but even though they range from mild to hot-as-hell, they’re all really yummy and not just “hot”.

They also have a large variety of cooking styles, not just “stir fried in goopy sauce” I won’t pretend to know what all the dishes are, but the Dry Pot Beef was amazing, as was the ot-spicy-at-all Shrimp with Walnuts served with beautifully steamed broccoli.

2740 Erie blvd, East Syracuse, NY 13224 (across from Sam’s club)