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About Chili House

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.

726 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood

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.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 387-2658

Website:
http://www.chilihousesf.com/

Executive Chef:
Han

Additional:
Beer, Non-Smoking, Wine

Chili House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

3.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is our second time here. We previously came and had the special banquet with a group of friends. We enjoyed the banquet very much. This time we ordered the Peking duck, the honey bitter melon and the pork shu mai — it was just the two of us this time. We found the duck dry and not very tasty — certainly not as we remembered it. The honey bitter melon was just ok. The pork shu mai was excellent — almost like a xia long bao — as the inside was juicy and flavorful. This dinner was not inexpensive and we were disappointed with the taste. Cantonese restaurants do a much better Peking duck with the buns — the ones here came was thin pancakes as a wrap.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was good, pleasantly surprised!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Quite possibly the best service I've ever had in a Chinese restaurant. Soup dumplings were excellent. Peking duck was good. Seated on time with reservation, even though the place was packed. Overall a great experience. Will be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food ( Peking Duck, fish soup, lotus root stir fry)
Was very tasty & authentic, waiter was professional to introduce the History of Peking duck. They offered good service in a very crowded & noisy space .
After we've paid the bill, the hostess came over to our table & telling us to leave because there were still many people waiting to get in..... which we thought was rude!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The bathroom and kitchen were so dirty that we left.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Had a wonderful waiter that made recommendations off the menu based in our preferences, and they were spot on!! Good food, excellent price for what you get.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

They seem to have no respect for the reservation system. This is the second time I didn’t use the walk-in list. I don’t see the point. People who were walk-ins were seated before us while we waited twenty minutes after our reservation time (for which we arrived five minutes early), with a 97 year old woman and a person in a cast in tow. One table that was seated, didn’t even have their full party present at the time they were seated. I make reservations because if I’m traveling with my 97 year old neighbor, I need to not stand around in a noisy entryway where she cannot have a conversation. All four-tops were full when we arrived. Why bother with open table?

That said, the food is exceptional. The spicy dumplings are amazing. Order the onion pancakes to make use of all of the spicy sauce in the bottom of the dumpling bowl. Cumin lamb is also a favorite. Peking Duck was nothing special. Save your money and time and order off the fantastic menu.

For some reason, every time I go in there, a waiter asks me where I’m visiting from, as though he’s never seen non-Asian people before—let alone a local who’s been the the restaurant twice a month for the last year. And this is the impression the arrival treatment felt—you will wait while we seat all who come. No reservation held tables. If the restaurant doesn’t mean to have this sort of interface with the public, and it was the fault of the woman handling the two lists, then they need to handle their staffing situation. Because this evening was enough for me to stop coming and stop recommending this restaurant to people.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Fantastic. We're all eaten a lot of Chinese food of varying quality and authenticity. This was a standout. For those who think this is important, we were virtually the only non-Chinese in the room.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Worst place ever I've dine so far. The waiter figure it was our first time and took our menu away, ordered for us. Bad idea! Nasty food and their Beijing Duck so called famously from Hong Kong... disgrace!

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food is very good. We ordered Peking duck (without booking it) and Dong Po pork, among others. It is one of the few places in SF and in US where you can have a wide spectrum of Chinese cuisine of different regions, not only Sichuan (as you would have guessed from its name). The air conditioning was not working, but I guess it was just mulfuntioning the day we were there. Definitely will recommend it to my friends.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Celebrating friendship

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Absolutely love our dining experience at the Chili house. Highly recommend this hidden gem!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was delicious - it was recommended by David, our waiter, who made certain everything was just right. The atmosphere was very informal and pleasant. I will certainly go again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

This is our first time to have dinner at Chili House. We decided to try it since our usual go-to restaurant on Geary Street has a dismal health score. I made reservations thru Open Table for our group of 11, and we got seated right away. The Peking Duck was delicious, and the tableside carving and presentation was amazing. We liked the Potstickers, Pumpkin with Salty Egg Yolk, Honey Walnut Shrimp, Mongolian Beef, Broccoli Beef, Orange Chicken, House Chow Mein, House Fried Rice, and Lamb Chops. However, the Beef Stuffed Pancakes didn't have much flavor, and we did not like their Hot and Sour Soup at all. Service was friendly. A bit pricey, and 18% gratuity was included. The place gets really crowded, but clean. Overall, we enjoyed it and will be back to try other dishes.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The food is always great at the Chile House! Their beef stew noodle dish is my favorite and their meaty honey walnut prawns is my second favorite. I hear their drunken chicken is fabulous too.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Attentive and service great even with an incredibly full restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Just ate here tonight with a good friend. We were both so impressed with both the food and the service. We asked the maitre'd/manager to choose the dishes for us since it was our first time there. Had the xiao long bao (yum!), this bun with beef and broth inside (also yum!), ma pop tofu and these other beef stir fry-like dish (yum and yum!). I can't wait to come back and try other dishes and perhaps for dim sum, too.

Excellent dinner!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

The won ton soup was perfect. The walnut prawns were tasty and not greasy. There was more mu shu pork than we could eat. It was a very good dinner.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Call in advance to order Peking duck. They were rolling out of the kitchen!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Outstanding service was matched only by the distincly awesome food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Fair Service. The Peking Duck was average. The other dishes were good but somewhat greasy.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 3, 2017

authentic Peking duck cuisine in US. no one else does it right in the US, period.
great spicy sichuan dishes as well. the people there really take care of business and their reputation.
thanks.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Best Peking Duck house in San Francisco. The Chef would come to your table and slide the duck in front of you. Then you can order additional dish for the rest of the duck. It is an authentic Chinese restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Great service. I had mistakenly made reservation for wrong date. They still managed to seat 10 of us and provided great service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 15, 2017

The food was good. The service was abysmal. It took us an hour and a half, almost 2 hours to eat and be served lunch even with a reservation. People were served and left the restaurant who arrived after us.Two thoughts occur to me. One, we were older women and were served last or there were only 4 service staff that were in the restaurant and the restaurant was short servers.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 12, 2017

We had a large party including several people with dietary restrictions who wanted to order individually. The waiter took away our menus and tried to order a variety of food for us, which surprised and stressed out many people in the party who were not comfortable with the "family style" concept. The waiter should let the table decide whether they want to order individually or as a family, and not take our menus away without permission.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We ordered the Beijing banquet. It included multiple courses. Some were quite good; others felt very inauthentic. Did not feel like either Beijing or Sichuan style food. It was a bit of a disappointment.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Spicey food good enough
Service very badp
Filthy bathrooms

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Chinese New Year celebration

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Chili House is a pretty traditional Chinese style restaurant. I came from Beijing, so I could say that their Peking roasted duck is really authentic and delicious. They also supply Sichuan food and Guangdong food, maybe my next time trial. The ambiance is very suitable for traditional Chinese family party. The only drawback is the waiter was very slow. They looked very busy, but not very positive to help. Maybe this is because it is a holiday when I came. In summary, I will recommend this restaurant and suggest you try the northern Chinese entrees first.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Great service and great food as usual.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Delicious onion pancake; don't miss it. The best in town so far.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Even though the food overall wasn't bad. But I see why people leaving comments on Yelp with health concerns. We first got plates that looked wet. I realized it was not water but chili oil after wiping it with napkin (leaving the napkin with yellowish red marks). Later, we also found hair in the leftover appetizer we took back home. Not sure if I would want to go back again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Excellent food. Authentic. I can't wait to go again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2016

This is an exceptionally good restaurant. The Peking duck was superb the other dishes were excellent. It's a real find!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2016

Good food, great staff. Thank you for a wonderful meal!

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 15, 2016

The restaurant had no workable reservation system and no host stand for check-in. We had a 7:30 reservation for 6 people and finally got seated at 8:30. We got there at 7:36 (we attempted to call and advise we had hit traffic but nobody ever picked up the phone) and were not greeted for 15 minutes. A party with an 8 pm reservation was seated ahead of us. The waitstaff was friendly and helpful but they were understaffed and had no one but waitstaff to bus the tables which slowed things down. The food varied from passable to good. Nothing stood out as being great or something you would want to return for. I would probably not choose Chili House again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2016

They don't honor the reservation. Plus the usher barely speaks English and she looked pretty angry when somebody told her they had the reservation.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2016

The Peking duck was very lean and served fresh at our table. The servers were nice and professional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2016

The Chili House's food is pretty good, delicious for me and my friends. The Peking duck need to be wait around 30~40 minutes, not bad. Overall it is a good spot for Chinese food.

Tags: Good for Groups
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