Our Critics' Picks

  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Keep Dallas Observer Free

Little Sichuan Cuisine

240 Legacy Dr.
Plano, TX 75023
Little Sichuan Cuisine +

Kathy Tran


  • 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • $
  • Dinner
  • BYOB
  • Reservations Accepted
There’s something about devouring a whole fish — truly devouring it, leaving nothing but bones — that feels victorious, like climbing a mountain peak or getting through downtown on Interstate 35 without hitting traffic. That’s especially the case at Plano’s Little Sichuan, where the whole tilapia comes buried in an avalanche of potatoes, cauliflower, lotus root, hot peppers and numbing peppercorns. It’s a spectacular centerpiece that requires group effort. Underneath all those vegetables, the tilapia is cooked perfectly fork-tender and served with the escalating heat of chili oil, which enters into partnership with the fish’s natural sweetness. Whole fish is a must, but otherwise ordering at Little Sichuan can be intimidating. There are three menus. First and easiest is the standard menu, divided neatly into appetizers, noodles, beef, pork and other expected categories. In here, Americanized Chinese dishes like General Tso’s chicken mingle with Sichuan staples like tea-smoked duck, beef and Napa cabbage in spicy chili sauce, ma po tofu and konjac with pickled cabbage.

Related Stories (1)

View All

More Asian Restaurants in Dallas

  • Sushi Robata
    Critics' Pick

    This North Dallas Japanese restaurant is an all-rounder, serving very good examples of just about...

  • Quoc Bao Bakery
    Critics' Pick

    The bánh mì at Quoc Bao start with fresh-baked baguettes, which are practically cubist in their c...

  • Dal Dong Nae
    Critics' Pick

    If your parents were Korean and supported your drinking habit by cooking enormous meals for your ...

  • Whether cool or hot, smooth or be-bop, this Addison club has the appropriate menu selection with ...

  • Nam Hua Vietnamese Cuisine
    Critics' Pick

    Set in Saigon Mall, Nãm Húa is small, Spartan and utilitarian with stacks of Vietnamese newspaper...

  • Bambu Asian Cuisine
    Best Of

    Thai food at Bambu isn't the sloppy affair it sometimes becomes at greasy pad Thai joints: The be...


We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.