Chili Jiao

4.3
64 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Chinese

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About

“ 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.
What 64 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. He answered all of our questions patiently. Very nice touch to have the chef come out and explain the food and take our order. Will definitely recommend to others and make return trips ourselves as well.

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MauT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on Sunday for "brunch". There was a buffet but also carts with a variety if Dim Sum. I enjoy Dim Sum so did not try the buffet but my guest did and found it tasty. The Dim Sum was comparable to other places in the GTA. So very happy with the experience.

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Lajo
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice, proper and tasteful Sichuan and Dim Sum restaurant.

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HowardK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was excellent but for the price we paid the portions were too small.
Price of wine was a bit too high.
Water tasted like dish soap. They should rinse the glasses with cold water
after they are washed to take the dishwasher smell away.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing

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DonnaD
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I thought the food and the service was great. But I thought it was expensive for Chinese food

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NicV
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The service wasn't exactly warm and friendly but we came for the food, which was excellent! Great KungPao Chicken and dim sum, perfect level of heat and spice.

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RenatoP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was not very good and not very plentiful on plates. Expensive also for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dim Sim was great. And the best Kung Pau we have ever had.

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JudyO
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent local venue. Dim Sum was yummy!
A buffet offering would be a great way to taste new dishes.

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vipcherylG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised by this addition to the NOTL restaurant scene. All the food was well prepared and delicious. We will certainly return on our next visit.

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MichelG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would definitely go back. The service was impeccable. If a dish shows two 'peppers' on the menu be warned that it is damn hot but we loved our meals

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RobC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Very quiet setting. Great overall experience

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vipKW444
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Loved the buffet and Dim Sum. I was so full of such good food. Everyone was so nice. We will be back.

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COFFEEHOLIC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good place to have a dim sum in Niagara on the Lake. Dish (dim sum) is quite affordable.
I will go back with friends and family again.

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GlizaD
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food is okay. Service is bad. Only one server. Over pricing for dimsum. $1 per piece of dimsum.

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PetrinaH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was quite good - high quality and authentic szechuan flavor. The waiter was polite and very engaging until they got too busy and he forgot about us :( We ordered pork wonton soup, yang chow fried rice, dan dan noodles, and kung pao chicken. All delicious with flexible spice levels (though I dont think rice noodles are usually used to prepare dan dan). Overall a great spot but they probably need a few more servers on hand for peak times.

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TommyK
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

everything was homemade even the dumplings the food was fantastic!

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FoodieCat
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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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AndreH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KillianS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ChillyJoe
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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NatalieM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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Randaddy
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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SeanH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was generally good but cold.

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DianaP
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

A little pricy for portion size

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Chris
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ScottL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food!

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Notlgirl
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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MarkR
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent customer service and variety of food choices.

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ChillyJoe
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ScottL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LoraineC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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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LloydL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Brian
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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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DawnT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

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

FAQs

Chili Jiao is rated 4.3 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.