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China Chili

#148 of 2,596 Restaurants in Phoenix
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Encanto
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302 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85012
602 266 4463
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 42
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a Winner

My parents and my sister were in town for a few days and it rained everyday. Mom wanted hot tea so I took them to China Chili for an early dinner. We ordered a pot of hot tea. It was good to feel the warm cup and see the steam rise while cold rain fell outside. We had Beef Chow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
GREENCHILEcam
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

My parents and my sister were in town for a few days and it rained everyday. Mom wanted hot tea so I took them to China Chili for an early dinner. We ordered a pot of hot tea. It was good to feel the warm cup and see the steam rise while cold rain fell outside. We had Beef Chow... More 

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Thank GREENCHILEcam
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Our Christmas tradition is to go to a Chinese restaurant on Christmas Eve. We recently moved to the central Phx area and needed a new place. I had been there years ago and couldn't remember much about it, so we gave it a shot. The food was very flavorful and well prepared. My wife didn't like the fact that they... More 

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Thank DMillington
Phoenix
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have eaten both lunch and dinner at this restaurant. The menu has wonderful choices which span the different provincial cuisines from mild to spicey. Service is fast and pleasant and I have never had a complaint. Each dish has a pleasing amount of food. Sometimes the wait can be long but usually this is at lunch when business people... More 

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Thank architecttravel
Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

One of my favorite spots for affordable and tasty Asian lunches is the China Chile Restaurant (302 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85012). The Lunch Specials Menu offers a variety of mild and spicy dishes reasonably priced. I prefer the spicy dishes that are characterized by the restaurant's namesake. My normal selections are the "Spicy" Kung Pao Shrimp or Kung... More 

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Thank Steve L
Apache Junction, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I have wanted to eat here ever since a newspaper article said they served a jalapeno Pepper Pork Chop dish, and all of their reviews were great. I had this dish once in Dallas and it was fantastic. Here, it was just heavily batter-fried tough pieces of pork topped with peppers and a non-flavored sauce. The comparison with the thin... More 

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Thank Rick F
Phoenix, Arizona
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606 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

A lot of foodies are aware that the quality of fare in many Chinese restaurants can vary from night to night and even from table to table. We dine at China Chili over a dozen times a year going back more than 20 years, back to their cramped digs on Central. We've never had a bad meal, and we've tried... More 

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Thank Mike K
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

This is our go to restaurant everything we get the urge for Chinese food. The service is comically fast, accurate, and polite. We have never seen a mistake in orders or food prep. I love the egg foo young (all of them are good) and hubby likes the house special chicken. Spicy prawns and Mongolian beef are winners, also. Their... More 

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Thank Pam S
Glendale, Arizona
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Amazing service start to finish! If you like an open dining room, fast service, and spicy Chinese food(also regular) this is the place to go in downtown Phoenix. Service is streamlined and our food came quickly-drinks, hot and sour soup, main entrée included an eggroll, and of course the fortune cookie. They also had 2 check out lines. Kung Pao... More 

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Thank 411margaretb
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The food is great, and you can order it EXTRA SPICY. Service is great, drinks were never empty, food portions and prices very comprable to other eateries.

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Thank akwonazdes
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

China Chili is 5 minutes from the house...a quick call with your order and it's ready in 10 minutes. The food is good, consistent, and always ready when I arrive to pick it up.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 302 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85012
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
  • Neighborhood: Encanto
  • Phone Number: 602 266 4463

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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