Chili House

4.7
120 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Chili House Chinese Restaurant is an award winning San Francisco Chinese restaurant located on dynamic Clement Street in San Francisco which prepares all your favorite authentic Chinese cuisine, Szechuan regional specialties including spicy and non-spicy dishes, Mandarin style dim sum and family dishes.

Chef Han has served two Chinese Presidents and was the previous Executive Chef in the office of the Consulate General of China in San Francisco.

San Francisco residents, as well as tourist and dignitaries from all around the world come to Chili House for business lunch, dinners, special events and to order our fast and reliable Chinese take out.

At Chili House Chinese Restaurant, we prepare delicious Chinese cuisine that is full of flavor. We consider ourselves to be the best Chinese food restaurant around and with one bite from our amazing menu, we are confident you will feel the same. We invite you to come in and become a new loyal customer.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Thursday 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Friday 11:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Saturday 11:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Sunday 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
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Phone number
(415) 387-2658
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Han
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Additional
Beer, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 120 People Are Saying
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4.3
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d
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the Chili House.
Norman and Walter are outstanding servers.
They also make outstanding recommendations.
Fantastic food.

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S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Chili House is simply amazing. This is no ordinary Chinese restaurant. Every dish is incredible. We were with our young son so some of the extra spicy dishes were not going to work out. Even the basil chicken and Mongolian beef were sublime.

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AJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very authentic and delicious food. We enjoyed the tea service performance. The restaurant was full with locals which indicates not only good food but good value. Chili House appears to be a great place for special celebrations.

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t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 1

Had a reservation but there was still an hour wait. Food was great once we sat down.

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e
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went in for lunchtime dim sum and was not disappointed. I need to come back for dinner to try some of the main specialties.

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c
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chili House was great as always. The duck is beyond compare, and the the menu offers many other wonderful dishes. Especially love the dumplings and the eggplant.

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RC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, very good service for an extremely busied restaurant in Richmond District, San Francisco. Highly recommend this restaurant. Advance reservation through OpenTable is also recommended. Do not try to call to make reservation.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started with the Peking Duck which was good but will try other dishes next time. Great service. Excellent food.

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f
San Francisco
110 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great dim sum and Szechuan options - make reservations, there was a long wait without one!

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RR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love LOVE! Everything from service to flavor. Nothing is actually “spicy” so no fret you non-pepper tolerant folks, you can eat here too. Their chili oil is like no other! Service is always pleasant, however I have been coming here for over 8years. Never disappoint. My favorites are;
Explosive chicken, basil eggplant (we order it fried), hot n’ sour soup, beef pancake, scallion pancake, and those cold peanut noodles (I don’t eat it, I’m allergic, but my friend orders it ALL the time). We get water, bottle of wine, AND tea. I’m a bit of a wine snob and their Riesling is great; not sweet like typical Riesling wines. Love this spot. Give it a go! Xièxiè

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OT
San Francisco
208 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We made a reservation for dinner which was a good thing because this place is always busy! We got seated very quickly, had excellent service and enjoyed our dinner. We ate family style sharing all the dishes - everything was tasty and came out piping hot! We particularly enjoyed the lamb chops, the fried rice, the tan tan noodles and the string beans.

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DA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was to die for. I brought my brother and his family and they loved it. The Peking Duck is a must here, but be sure to reserve it, as they have a limited number of ducks per night. The Chicken with Explosive Chili Pepper, is amazing. Overall, a great meal. My brother and his family were extremely impressed and we all left full and happy.

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JT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and the service was outstanding. The duck was delicious. We also had dumplings, kung pao shrimp, and house fried rice. Every dish was tasty and cooked very well. Our server prepared the first round of duck pancakes, which are made in house and were very light. Overall, a wonderful experience and will go back.

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LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

delicious and good service. booking was convenient as well.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, always get the Peking duck and Mongolian bwef

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DD
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first time dinning at Chili House was a nice surprise. Loved the dumplings and Moo Shu Pork. Enjoyed the cucumber salad and Peking duck. All very good. Did not order the walnut prawns but we'll the next time as they looked great. All in all a very good lunch..

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chili House is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. There’s several restaurants in the clement street area to choose from, but this restaurant is one of the better ones in terms of price, quality of food and ambiance. We highly recommend it!

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d
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and outstanding service.
Way to go Norman you always provide excellent recommendations and service.
David

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RC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Presently surprised and happy with The food and service.

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KC
London
65 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yummy Peking Duck with great Sichuan and Northern Chinese dishes. Go if you are crazy for some authentic Chinese dishes.

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s
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food is fabulous and service very friendly and warm. Pot stickers, spicy dumplings and duck are awesome...love the place!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, spicy, different from usual fare

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YS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Yummy food this restaurant got! I wish they treat online reservation more serious. I came in 15 mins before my reservation and had to wait and fight for my table for 45 mins. Not good..

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CC
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent duck. All dishes were Siberia. Pot stickers amazing

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Peking duck is great!

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FW
Dusseldorf Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very authentic, speedy friendly service. Excellent Peking duck plus a Peking opera performance as a bonus.

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AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a family celebration - super food - spicy - great service - lots of new things to try.

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LE
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst Chinese restaurant I have ever had. Poor quality ingredients and badly prepared.

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in town and food is always excellent although I am not necessarily into every single item on the menu. Service is of good quality as well although it can be slow sometimes when the place is super crowded but this will never stop me from coming! Must try their spicy beef and tendon appetizer, hand-made dumplings, and beef hand-wrapped pancakes!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Birthday
It was good but not as good as the other 10 times I was there. Portions were smaller too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had moved our reservation to 9:30. When we got there we were told the kitchen closes at 9:30 and the chefs were already eating. Stumped on why they snd Open Table would have a 9:30 slot that is not possible.

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w
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

in general food very good. service typical of chinese restaurant, although the people are very nice and try to be helpful for nonasian speakers. only thing i don't recommend, unfortunately were the dumplings.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food

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Q
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was good. Men's bathroom was very dirty. Should do a better cleaning job.

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l
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 11 so got lots of choices that the waiter recommended and he dialed it in!
He also explained several dishes that were a bit different. Food was OUTSTANDING and the staff
was great! Love this place!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It was a good experience. I would have appreciated the server checking in a bit more often.

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C
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Had the food been spicy , as it claimed it was supposed to be, it would have been good. But, even after specifically asking for the food to be very spicy, it was not. Disappointing.
thank

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M
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to go to Chili House every few weeks. The food is delicious and fresh, and the service is excellent. Jennifer is there all the time, and is so welcoming!

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CV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service. The food was good. Lots of big parties and a bit loud. Excellent wine selection.

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AR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

They don’t honor Open table reservation. We came on time and showed restaurant our reservation. But we were told to wait and had to wait for about one hour. We had to sign up on the waiting sheet to get a table. There was another group of people who “claim” to have 6pm reservation but showed nothing. The restaurant honored them stead of us.

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