Chili House

Chili House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chilihousesf.com/
  • Phone: 4153872658
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dim Sum, Seafood, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Han
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Chili House
Whether you're looking for a unique restaurant near Golden Gate Park, a romantic restaurant for the perfect date, some of the best Chinese food in San Francisco, or simply a good place to get Dim Sum near Geary Blvd., the Chili House is here for you. We offer traditional and authentic Chinese Cuisine and Spicy Szechuan Specialties, as well as Mandarin Style Dim Sum. We also offer take out, which means if you're near the Richmond District you can eat some of the best Chinese food in San Francisco right in the comfort of your home or hotel.
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Chili House reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (9)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)romantic (2)late-night find (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Not as hot as we like it
    SFNative
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It is supposed to be hot, but probably suited to the American more milder palate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite
    VALETINE
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food was great, if you love a lil spice in your food this place it great. Great selection and choices of dishes. Love the couples delight always a favorite of mine and I order it when ever I can find it. Theirs was on point! Also recommend the Fish Fillet with Flaming Chili Oil!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spicy food arrives fast
    BroseVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    No lingering at this busy spot. Food arrives hot (& spicy) as soon as the kitchen prepares it, even if that means your appetizer arrives after your entree. Be flexible! Some items are very spicy and others are mild so there's a taste for everyone. Service is friendly and helpful.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good dish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Best Szechuan restaurant in San Francisco. Recommend to go.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spicy
    bonappetitVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Be prepared for very hot and spicy food with mounds of red chilis!! Sichuan style of cuisine uses a tongue numbing spice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 7 reviews are from the Chili House reviews archive.
  • Authentic Szechuan
    otdinerVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food was very good, in particular the Shui Zhu Yu was excellent. Reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not bad
    ISYHVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I love the spicy fish fillet (in bowl of hot chili oil, hot sauce, red peppers and numbing pepper seats) I also love the cold chicken with pork, covered lightly in wasabi. The wasabi is a bit strong, it would be better if a bit lighter. Be careful when eating because of the chopped chicken bones, pieces get stuck in your teeth sometimes. Many other dishes I'd like to try...! Just a warning, they serve frog here, freaks me out! I flip through the pages with frogs quickly because I don't want to see them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious chicken and shrimp
    DoubleL
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Every order should include the chicken with explosive chili and the garlic shrimp. Good for groups.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food on par with Z&Y
    maryminVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    The main chef is formerly of Z&Y and this is their sister restaurant. The menu is pretty much the same, and food quality was on par with Z&Y. Because it's new, there weren't too many people when we visited. No lines vs. the hour-long lines you face at Z&Y, with the same food? Chili House wins! Service was a little spotty but overall great place for spicy Chinese food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    tenngirl47VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    I booked a 9:30 p.m. reservation through OpenTable. I showed up exactly at 9:30, and the first thing the waitress said was, you need to order right now because the kitchen closes at 9:30. I tried to explain that I had an OpenTable reservation, and she said I should call next time. I offered to leave and go to another restaurant. They said I should just order.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For Serious Spicy Food Lovers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    Food was great and came out in a timely manner. Attentive wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair. Better than many hole-in-wall
    Soldier
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Fair. Better than many hole-in-wall Chinese restaurants, but not great. The food is hotter that I ususally expect from Chinese restaurants, but it lacks the subtlety of really good Hunan and Szechuan restaurants
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall