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.
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.
Authentic fresh Szechuan and dim sum. Well priced and friendly. Well worth the trip.
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.
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
Great Sichuan food, friendly staff.
Great service by Jenny
As NOTL residents my wife and i will go back even with our kids
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.....
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.
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.
Great service (friendly, attentive and helpful) plus amazing food!
Our server was fantastic. The portions were a little
A very enjoyable and extremely tasty meal. A little expensive but worth the treat x
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.
Great addition to the NOTL restaurant scene. Great food and service. Will definitely go back for more.
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!
Dim sum was good but pricey and VERY limited selection. Food was average as far as taste and portion size. We were not impressed with the tofu or hot and sour soup. Too much pepper tasting. Service was friendly and helpful and although it is new the restaurant was very clean and the bathrooms as well. I would recommend to try but not sure I would return any time soon as there are plenty of better Asian restaurants.
Great people. Great food.
Limited menu. Good dim sum. If you want less spicy say no spice not low spice. None of the dishes we tried would encourage me to return. Other alternatives would be Ma or Asian Legend. I encourage the owners and chef to work on menu this being their first few months. Great location. Wish them sucess.
I'll begin by saying that the food was very good, interesting and reasonably priced, particularly for this overpriced tourist area. This restaurant opened very recently, so the service is evolving and, we were told by locals, service is a challenge for most restaurants in the area due to seasonal issues. With a reservation, our group of 6 waited almost 1.5 hours for our first dish. Our appetizer arrived towards the end of our meal. On the plus side, the chef came to our table and apologized profusely for the delay and confusion. Their acknowledgement and concern made a big difference in how we felt when we left.
I would definitely return for a second try because I'm confident that they will get theses issues squared away and the food is worth it!
Great service but disappointing food. The staff are wonderful and go out of their way to provide service but sadly the service can’t make up for the mediocre food.
The portions are small and in our order the key ingredients such as beef or pork were barely noticeable.
My husband and I were there on opening day. Reservations made on Open Table. This is only our second time to a authentic szechuan Chinese restaurant and within walking distance of our house Host very friendly, and our server and did everything to make our dinner wonderful. Impressed with the decor, cozy, not over the top, comfortable atmosphere. They have areas for 2 people and 4 and for larger groups. We wanted to try a bit of everything, started with Chicken Spinach Dumplings and Spring Rolls, both excellent with 3 differnt sauces for dipping. Tried the Spicy Garlic Eggplant Dish and Spicy Beef Noodle, fresh ingredients and just the right amount of spice both delicious. Finished dinner with Little Rabbit dessert (made with coconut milk), and some jasmine tea. Worth mentioning the White Lychee Sangria excellent! The food came out at just the right amount of time, portions just right and good for sharing. The Manager came to the table during dinner, he told us about the restaurant and weekly specials, and the Chef came to our table nit once but twice for our feedback. Overall an incredible experience, great food, great service and great time! We will definitely be making this a regular weekly destination.