Lao Sze Chuan Turns Up The Heat at Palms Casino Resort Sept. 12

Lao Sze Chuan Turns Up The Heat at Palms Casino Resort Sept. 12  On Sept. 12, Palms Casino Resort gets spicy as Chef Tony Hu brings his acclaimed Lao Sze Chuan to Las Vegas for the first time. A reinvention of Hu’s popular Chicago-based restaurant, Lao Sze Chuan introduces an expansive menu of Sze Chuan cuisine as well as a selection of popular Mandarin, Cantonese, Hunan and Shanghai dishes made especially for the Palms location. A flavorful addition to the impressive culinary offerings on the property, Lao Sze Chuan at Palms opens with a range of inventive menu options in a completely redesigned space sure to tempt the taste buds and the imagination.

“Chef Tony Hu’s approach to traditional Chinese cuisine is unlike any other in Las Vegas, so we’re very excited to introduce his newest restaurant here at Palms Casino Resort,” said Alexander Schnoeller, Vice President of Food and Beverage at Palms Casino Resort. “With such a wide variety of options and an incredible atmosphere, we’re confident that Lao Sze Chuan is an experience that all of our guests will enjoy.”

Known as Chicago’s “Mayor of Chinatown,” Hu built Lao Sze Chuan into one of the nation’s most beloved Chinese restaurants, honored with the MICHELIN Guide “Bib Gourmand” distinction for two consecutive years. At the new Palms location, Hu introduces the exceptional quality and remarkable flavors guests have come to expect from Lao Sze Chuan with a special “Customers’ Favorite Selection” menu featuring a collection of popular items from his other restaurants. Signature dishes include the famously spicy Tony’s Chicken with Three Chili, the savory Sze Chuan Smoked Tea Duck.  The restaurant will also feature delicious vegetarian options like Mapo Tofu.

Lao Sze Chuan Turns Up The Heat at Palms Casino Resort Sept. 12Taking frequent visits to China to research culinary trends, Hu continuously modifies his menus to reflect the latest in Chinese cuisine. Lao Sze Chuan features a range of new dishes developed specifically for the Palms location. Hu’s latest creations include the Sze Chuan Peppercorn Fish, the Famous Empress Lobster topped with dry chili, ginger and scallions, and the Twice Cooked Pork Szechuan Style. The menu is packed with more than 200 beef, chicken, pork and seafood options including a variety of soups, dim sum and an emphasis on hot pots, like the House Special Chicken in Hot Mini Wok, simmered bone-in for delectable flavor and served to the table in a large pot.

To complement the entrees, Lao Sze Chuan also offers an assortment of authentic Chinese beers and specialty cocktails. Expertly selected to enhance the flavor of each dish, the imported Chinese beer selections include TsingTao, Tiger and Lucky Buddha. Specialty cocktails include items such as Dragon’s Eye, a delicious blend of Skyy Infusions Dragon Fruit vodka and Calamansi Juice served with dehydrated dragon fruit, as well as the exotic International Waltz, a combination of Bombay Sapphire East, Nagomi Lychee Syrup, Funkin Brazilian and Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic.

“When creating Lao Sze Chuan at Palms, I challenged myself to experiment with new flavors, ingredients, and even a new design that all came together for a restaurant that I’m very proud of,” said Tony Hu, Founder and Executive Chef of Lao Sze Chuan. “I’m thrilled to welcome guests to my newest restaurant at Palms where they can enjoy both my newest culinary creations and the Lao Sze Chuan classics.”

Blending traditional Chinese stylings with modern flair, Lao Sze Chuan’s stunning design creates an atmosphere that is both elegant and contemporary. The 150-seat restaurant is draped with various textiles, vibrant décor, and traditional Chinese elements. Metallic gold, bold red accents and regal hues of purple highlight the contemporary venue, with eye-catching ceramic sculptures and modern, culturally inspired artwork adorning the space. A centrally located imperial chandelier serves as the focal point of the restaurant, surrounded by high ceilings and open windows that showcase the action on the casino floor. Soon after opening, guests will also be able to enjoy their meal in a lively outdoor environment on the spacious patio overlooking Palms Pool.

Lao Sze Chuan, located on the east end of the casino, opens daily, Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Friday through Saturday from 11 to 2 a.m. The restaurant serves dim sum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For reservations or additional information, visit or call 702-990-8888.

About Palms Casino Resort

Lao Sze Chuan Turns Up The Heat at Palms Casino Resort Sept. 12Palms Casino Resort, heralded as one of Las Vegas’ most sought-after destinations, is an all-encompassing, one-stop experience. The property boasts three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants surrounding a 95,000-square-foot casino. Palms is in the midst of a property-wide renovation, having recently renovated its Ivory Tower guestrooms, the newly redesigned Race and Sports Book, the iconic N9NE Steakhouse and suave Ghostbar, recently named “Best Lounge” by Nightclub & Bar Magazine. Other amenities include the popular Fantasy Suites, such as the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court, and  the Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas’ leading concert venue;  Nove Italiano; the Michelin-starred Alizé; Iron Chef winner Kerry Simon’s eponymously titled Simon  Restaurant & Lounge; the new poolside burger restaurant Back Room Burger; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre Cineplex; three swimming pool environments, and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space. On September 12, 2014, the property will also introduce Lao Sze Chuan, an authentic Chinese cuisine restaurant by renowned Chicago chef Tony Hu. Palms Casino Resort is located just west of the center of the Las Vegas Strip and I-15 on Flamingo Road and offers free shuttle service to The Strip. For reservation information, call toll free at (866) PALMS-RES, (866) 725-6773, or visit For groups of 15 rooms or more, contact the Sales Department at (866) PALMS-MTG or (866) 725-6768. Connect with Palms Casino Resort on Twitter @Palms, on Instagram @PalmsCasinoResort and on Facebook.

About Tony Gourmet Group

Tony Gourmet Group is run by award-winning chef Tony Hu, a graduate of China’s first culinary institution. With more than 20 years experience in the Chinese food industry, Tony has built Tony Gourmet Group into a leading restaurant conglomerate dedicated to providing authentic gourmet Chinese cuisine and exceptional customer service. From the birth of Lao Sze Chuan in 1998, to the grand opening of Lao Ma La, and now Hu’s first Las Vegas venture with the reinvention of Lao Sze Chuan, Tony Gourmet Group consists of 16 famous Chinese restaurants. Concepts include Lao Sze Chuan, Lao Beijing, Lao Shanghai, Lao You Ju, Lao Hunan, Lao Yunan, Lao Ma La. Tony Hu’s restaurants have received multiple honors including accolades in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, World Journal, Chinese Restaurant News and more, along with receiving the MICHELIN Guide “Bib Gourmand” distinction for two consecutive years at Lao Sze Chuan. For more information about Tony Gourmet Group,