I have been frequenting Szechuan Garden with a chinese born colleague of mine who orders off the chinese menu. THe food is great. If you order off the family style menu and ask for help you will be rewarded. Great authentic chinese style chinese food. Decor is not great but service is warm and friendly.
My same chinese colleague says that szechuan Tokoyo has better food and higher prices than the garden. I have not ordered off the "chinese" menu yet. I need to beg my manadarin speaking friend to bring me over there. Didn't you always wonder why so many chinese families are eating in a sushi/american chinese place... Now I know. Intelligence has it that szechuan garden tokyo/garden are owned by two sisters...
So please post your opinion if you have tried the authentic side of szechuan tokyo or garden.
Szechuan Garden and Tokyo are both in west hartford.
Chengdu and Butterfly are great american chinese choices in west hartford.
PS I live in Hartford and would welcome any Hartford Chinese recommendations.