Chili Jiao

4.3
46 reviews
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“ Jiao” which means “ hot pepper” is presented by our Executive Chef , Chili Jiao is an innovative Chinese Culinary concept that showcases the authentic experiences which highlights the Iconic flavors,
from the distinctive cultures of China. The mood is inspired by the local relaxed feeling, with hints of Chinese traditions. The Dining room within Chili Jiao offers a communal spaces and rooms for the guests to mingle over teas, 100% handmade dim sum, and Sichuan Cuisine during the day. The Dining room also exudes a stylish aura inspired by Chinese Heritage and modern art. From the menu, We use exceptional high quality ingredients, like organic chicken…Select from the exclusive menus introduced by Chef featuring the maestro’s creative interpretation of the finest Chinese Cuisine. We would to love explore the CULTURE with you.
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FC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The food was bland and tasteless. We had kung pao chicken, which we asked to be mild, which tasted of nothing except chicken. We wanted the tofu dish to be really hot, but got tofu in tasteless gloopy cornstarch. The eggplant dish was really oily with very little flavour.
The server didn't seem to understand what 'gluten-free' means.

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AH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very fresh and value for the $$ was stellar. Just as good as a downtown Toronto restaurant.

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KS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome and helped. Our waiter, Guang, sat us down and walked us through the menu, giving personal recommendations, advice and highlighting the popular dishes.
We ate only dim sum but each piece was magnificent. As good as I’ve had (including Chinatown in London and New York).
Wonderful meal and well worth it.

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CJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many times for all-you-can eat dim sum & buffet on weekend. Great as usual !

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OT
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared a Kung Pao Chicken, Kung Pao Beef and a Vegetable Fried Rice. We thought the food was delicious and the tea was a calming treat after a hectic day. The staff were warm and welcoming. This restaurant is a hidden gem. Enjoy!

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NM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was very helpful as it was our first time at the restaurant and we weren’t sure how some of the items on the menu could be ordered. The price was very reasonable and the food came out in a reasonable time. The portions are a good size. I would highly recommend this restaurant .

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R
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff. quick service, great menu choices, nice atmosphere and excellent food quality.

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SH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best dim sum restaurants that we have ever been to. My wife and I just moved back to the region from a long period in Vancouver where dim sum is a great brunch experience. Both of us were craving some Shanghai dumplings and had yet to find a place local that had the same quality we were used to. Chili Jiao did not disappoint.

If you are looking for a great experience or just a nice chill brunch, this is the place to go. We will be frequenting this place from now on.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was generally good but cold.

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DP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

A little pricy for portion size

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Spinach Chicken Dumplings dim sum, Kung Pao chicken and Stir-fried Noodles w/ beef and it was all delicious. Service was excellent and the manager was very friendly and we even had a nice conversation with him. Very pleased with the whole experience and I would definitely recommend trying a variety of dishes.

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SL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Great food!

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N
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve ordered take out quite a few times and the food was really good. I went to dine in for the weekend brunch and was very surprised by the selection of food at the buffet (8-10 items), and the all you can eat fresh dim sum (Har Kow, Siu Mai, Steamed bbq pork buns, Chicken feet, Fried spring rolls and shrimp wonton, Chicken and spinach dumpling, Pan fried dumplings, Steamed and fried Chinese Mantou with condensed milk, Fresh Chinese almond cookies, and the Little Rabbit dessert with egg/milk custard in the centre. Definitely good value for money, considering you’d be paying $5-$9 for one order of dim sum at any other dim sum place. I started at the buffet and then the server rolled a hot steaming cart over with dim sum- be patient and inquire when the dim sum will come out. They also don’t charge you $6.99 for a pot of tea (like some local St. Catharines Chinese restaurants- for example, MA Chinese restaurant). Chili Jiao (following the same practice of pretty much all Chinese restaurants in general) will provide you with a good quality tea to accompany your meal at no extra cost. Service was excellent, and I felt that the server was very nice and tried to accomodate to any requests, if possible. I would definitely return with family and friends!

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent customer service and variety of food choices.

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CJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dim sum brunch was amazing ! Highly recommended, will come again.

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SL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Wonderful selection of outstanding food choices at Sunday buffet and Dim Sum cart.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to have a quiet discussion. And we were able to

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LC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was excellent as always. The ambience is off putting.
The lighting is too bright and ruins the ambience. Candles on the tables would really help too...to create a more intimate dining experience.

Service was good.

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LL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were recommend by a friend to try this. The food was great and dim sum was fantastic. Staff go overboard to make your experience one to remember.

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B
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I really like this place. The food is always fresh and the service is outstanding. The staff works very hard to ensure a great dining experience.

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DT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Four women spent a quiet noon-hour luncheon at Chilli Jiao yesterday. Our server was excellent, explaining patiently, the ordering process and making friendly but not overly aggressive suggestions for our meal. The luncheon special, at $15.99 was good value as was Dim Sum at $1.00 per piece.
We'll certainly be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The food was nothing special. Although the dim sum was good, if we went back we’d go back for the dim sum.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!

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a
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful find! Can not say enough about the flavours in our dim sum and soup. Highly recommend!!!
Great informative server.

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DS
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and learned many things about Chinese food that we didn’t know! Thursday night is Dim sum night and it was delicious. We also tried the stir fried organic chicken - three peppers 🌶 And Kung Pao Pork. All was perfectly done and the Cave Spring Riesling was a perfect match to the spice!

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R
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch buffet is the best kept secret in town. Nobody knows about it, but truly outstanding dim sum.

Staff is super friendly. Executive chef comes out often to chat.

We have been there several times - always excellent service and food.

Kid-friendly too.

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic fresh Szechuan and dim sum. Well priced and friendly. Well worth the trip.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited Chili Jiao for a pre-theatre dinner on a Friday evening and had dim sum and hot and sour soup. The dumplings, which are made on site by a chef from Sichuan Province, were wonderful, as was the hearty soup. Our server made wonderful suggestions about the menu and shared with us some of the customs related to dim sum in his home province. We'll definitely visit again when we're in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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SE
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Pricey, average food with poor service and average ambiance.
Would rather drive to St. Catharines or Niagara Falls for a better experience.
Surprised if it makes it until next summer

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Sichuan food, friendly staff.

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NO
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by Jenny
Tasty food
As NOTL residents my wife and i will go back even with our kids

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A
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I find the menu extremely spicy hot. We told them to make it not too spicy hot (menu has 3 pepper icons for very spicy hot) the equivalent of 1 pepper icon but still came very very spicy. Perhaps the menu should include an option for the dishes not too spicy for those that want to dine that cannot take too spicy hot food since the dishes in the menu were excellent (if they are not cooked extremely spicy..after the name of the restaurant with the chili prefix indicates spicy hot dishes, but again the option for people who want to eat not too spicy food should be included. I would rate the food excellent if it was milder and provide an option to either cooked not spicy hot, or very mild spicy.....

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WM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friend's home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we came for dim sum. They did not disappoint! The dim sum was freshly made and totally delicious. Although we didn't try the other menu items, they looked very good and offering varying heat levels which was important. The atmosphere is very nice, very new and fresh. We will definitely return and recommend it to our friends.

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service (friendly, attentive and helpful) plus amazing food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was fantastic. The portions were a little

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AW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very enjoyable and extremely tasty meal. A little expensive but worth the treat x

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h
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 2

We were excited to see a restaurant offering authentic Szechuan cuisine and went on a Saturday evening.
It was underwhelming.
The Spinach chicken dumplings were the best thing we ate but not spectacular.
The rest of our meal was boring and uninspired. For Szechuan food, adding a chopped chili to the top of bland, does not make it special. We ordered the beef fried rice. It contained maybe 1 oz of overcooked beef and a smattering of frozen carrots, peas and corn; no depth of flavour at all. I have eaten in some of the best Szechuan restaurants in the country and this is not it.
2 dim sum dishes (dumplings - 7 pieces total), fried rice and eggplant dish with tea was $50. Nuts
We will not go back.
The server was fine, the table had stains on it and the water tasted like bleach.

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JD
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great addition to the NOTL restaurant scene. Great food and service. Will definitely go back for more.

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AG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have now been here twice for dinner. It was exceptional! We have a BnB in town and will be highly recommending. Thank you!

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