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Chili House

4.5
4.5
277 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Dim Sum, Chinese (Sichuan)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Mon, Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 387-2658

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Han

What 277 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Kid Friendly

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Good for Groups

  • San Francisco

    Kid Friendly

  • San Francisco

    Good for Groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was one of the best Chinese food I have had! My whole family enjoyed their meals very much!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    I love Chili House but had a poor experience. I arrived for my reservation but had to wait 15 minutes to chat with someone. Then was told that I had to wait for about 45 min for my reservation. We ended up not eating here due to this.
  3. BH

    BrianH

    Yucatán

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were here for the Peking duck and it didn’t disappoint.
  4. T

    Terrible

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Don't waste your time. We called on Wednesday morning and made a reservation for Thursday 7:30 pm and we ordered the duck. 24 hour notice. They said everything would be ready. We arrive early and are seated after 7:30 pm and we notice several tables being served duck ... we can't wait. Finally get seated and gentleman comes up to us and says... "Sorry our oven broke and your duck was not cooked." Several tables have duck and you can see the kitchen slicing duck for another table.. I asked about the duck being prepared? Gentleman sayes... sorry that is not your duck! We don't have your duck... I had to laugh! It was like a Monty Python skit. I asked if he was serious? He said so sorry.. free tea for the able. Can you believe this? HILARIOUS! Miraculously the oven broke for our duck only! And likely was working fine the next day... is it possible they sold our duck and ran out? AWFUL and FUNNY! What a bunch of fools! Don't waste your time. Plenty of better options right down the street. Terrible.
  5. J

    J685

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place, would give it 4.5 if I could. great value as well, we couldn't finish everything we were enjoying
  6. s

    stan43

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service yum yum
  7. AS

    AndreaS

    Czech Republic

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The duck was undercooked.
  8. t

    tascerbo

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Best Peking Duck we've ever had... you just need to tell them a day ahead. So many other tasty, delicious items on an extensive menu. Not sure what to order?... Just ask any of the servers, they're happy to make suggestions. Can't say enough good things about this place. We'll definitely be going back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Need to be assertive about ordering or the service will almost never come by. Tad difficult to get seated even after reservations, can’t blame them for having no open tables though. Food was excellent and came out in nice waves. Highly recommend this seemingly hidden gem.
  10. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food at a reasonable (by SF standards) prices.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Dishes were great, service was the typical like most Chinese restaurants. The host was a bit rude but worth over looking that point for the food.
  12. RB

    RichardB

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great value. Excellent Peking Duck and Dim Sum just like you get in China and Singapore (where we used to live).
  13. BF

    BrianF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went for the Peking Duck, which was fantastic. Our 8:30 reservation was just before the restaurant closed. They took care of us and had the Duck ready for us upon arrival. Nice little place.
  14. f

    fianna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Peking duck is very authentic and roasted perfectly with crispy skin. The chef who sliced our Peking duck is so skilled and made two beautiful sliced duck platter out of the duck we ordered. The fish in chili oil is also very very on point. The staff at the restaurant are all very friendly and attentive. Over all 10/10 experience! Will definitely go again bringing friends!
  15. JT

    JonTater

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had dinner at the Chili House with a large family party. The service was very good. Everyone seemed to enjoy the Peking Duck. (I don’t eat duck). The eggplant dishes seemed to go over well as well. I had Won Ton Soup, Pancakes with Green Onions & Twice Cooked Pork. I enjoyed the pancakes and soup, but did not care for the pork. This dish is very different in NY, and the meat here was more like very fatty bacon.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Chinese cuisine I’ve ever had. Superb! Service was wonderful. Great spot in San Francisco
  17. KK

    KatyK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Overall it was good but the duck meat itself was kinda dry and had no flavor, I’ve definitely had better duck before.
  18. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    awesome Peking duck and spicy wontons! can only recommend.
  19. n

    nini

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    If you are making a reservation and want to eat the special (Duck) make sure to order one hr in advance.
  20. s

    stan43

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Peking duck
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good Peking duck that is carved on the dining floor. Make sure you make a reservation and phone in for the duck as there is limited amount they make for the day. Worth going back again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Chinese food!
  23. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was not tended to. Initially seated & given paper menus upon arrival. After some time passed was given a teapot & dishes. Then more time passed & our table was not visited any further. The restaurant was not filled or super busy either.
  24. FM

    FoodieMama85

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined at Chili House due to a recent foodie review seen on Instagram. The main reason was to try the famous Peking duck. This dish was amazing and the fact that they still use the carcass to make either fried duck or soup for your table was delightful. Every dish we ordered was delicious. I highly recommend Chili House for a great meal and service!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Both the quality of the food and flavor is lacking. Also is way over price. How ever the service is very attentive. We probably won’t go back.
  26. JS

    JeannieS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, friendly service and a lively clientele. Noisy but such terrific food.
  27. N

    Noel

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was INSANE. best meal i’ve had in a while
  28. PR

    PaoloR

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    When had a great meal with wonderful service. We were there right after the lunch rush which meant it was a bit more calm than when we arrived and it was full with people finishing their meals. Food came fast and was delicious.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best Peking duck I’ve ever had. It was cooked perfectly and the gentleman who cut was skillful. The next time we are in San Francisco we will definitely be back.
  30. RR

    RRRR

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just very authentic, excellent food - great service, and a very clean restaurant as well
  31. i

    idontcook

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our first time eating at Chili House, and we were very pleased and impressed. Delicious food, generous servings, and very friendly service. We're already discussing our next visit, and plan to reserve the restaurant's famous Peking Duck (our server told us the duck must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance). We saw it being served at three tables, and it looked mouthwatering.
  32. X

    Xyz1

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food- love the peking duck... incredible Hong Kong style noodles - the sauce is out of this world! loved the fish filet in sizzling oil- BUT TOO MUCH oil and chilis and not enough fish.
  33. T

    Tinal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The Peking duck is good. The sichuan fish is average. The cucumber salad is tasteless. The basil clams is bad. The sichuan string beans is not tasty. The cold dish of garlic sliced pork is also not tasty. Very disappointed. DIdn’t the chef cooked for high officials in China?
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Duck Beijing style xlnt
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The wait staff quickly noticed us at the door and welcomed us in, checking if we had a reservation even though the restaurant was mostly empty. They seated us and brought us tea and a waiter came up to ask if we had any questions about the menu, a surprise at a Chinese restaurant. The food came quickly and was absolutely delicious, although I wish I had called ahead to reserve the Peking duck, some other diners had it and it looked soo good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience. The Peking duck was amazing.
  37. JL

    JLee

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    My wife is from Beijing and is an expert on authentic Chinese cuisine; She was impressed with the dishes we enjoyed. We loved our meal, from the tea to the Beijing pancake, and will be back soon. As with all authentic Chinese food, the bill was steep, but it was worth it.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Absolutely delish… a lot of sodium though will be back
  39. MK

    MikeK

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal, restaurant is a little tired in look, but it really is about the food here, which is excellent on all levels
  40. JM

    JasonM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great new years day meal for a group. We especially loved the cashew nut chicken, mu shu pork and pork in hot chili oil. Will definitely be back!

FAQs

Chili House does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Chili House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 387-2658.

Chili House is rated 4.5 stars by 277 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Chili House

726 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Mon, Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Dim Sum, Chinese (Sichuan)

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Han

  • Additional

    Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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