Chef Liu's Authentic Chinese Cuisine
Aurora, CO 80017
- Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm
- MasterCard, Visa, Discover, cash
- Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
- Dinner, Lunch
- Full bar
- Lot Available
"Do you like whole fish?" "How about fatty pork?" These are the questions you'll get when you start asking your server about the non-translated menu at Chef Liu's; ultimately, it might just be easier to ask that server to put together a feast for you and not to skimp on the Szechuan specialties. Liu Zeng Qun, the former head chef at Imperial Chinese, opened his own place in October 2010 in a modest strip-mall space, but there's nothing modest about either menu. From the twice-cooked pork on the English menu to the mouth-numbing beef and the lamb in cumin sauce on the Chinese-only menu, this fare offers a foray into the food of southern China that you won't find at any other restaurant in Denver -- complete with blistering chiles and tingle-inducing Szechuan peppers.
Tips from foursquare
So much to order including Beijing-style pork with bean paste, lamb skewers rubbed with cumin, fried pork livers, dan dan noodles and racy Szechuan chicken!
The crispy duck and braised duck were both amazing!
Order off the dinner menu. It's where the good food resides.
This place is so great. Order from the authentic menu if you can, it's is truly authentic.
Winner of Best Chinese Restaurant 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/denver
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