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41 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155-4605
+1 781-396-8488
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is CHEAP. By cheap, I don't mean that the cost is cheap. I mean they are cheap with their ingredients and quantity. I've ordered food from here twice and both times I felt ripped off. The flavor of the food wasn't bad, but it's not worth the price. It amazes me that they are still in business. Maybe... More 

Thank djnadina
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is the first restaurant I tried in Boston. The food is better than average of Szechuan style food restaurants in Boston area. I recommend the fish in chili source. There are two kinds of fish dishes, pick up the expensive one. Besides the food, you can see some nice pictures about Szechuan landscapes there. You can find the parking... More 

Xuhai C, Manager at Chilli Garden, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for making us your first stop on your trip to Boston -- we hope you'll be back again soon to sample more of the menu! All the best, Cao Xuhai, Manager More 

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119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have been ordering from Chilli Garden and have been loyal customers for at least the last 3.5 years! I have eaten at the restaurant once, and thought the restaurant while simple was clean and homely. Chilli Garden makes really authentic Sichuan cuisine. Our favorites are their double-cooked fish, 夫妻肺片,辣子雞丁. Wonderful!!

Thank artzero
Xuhai C, Manager at Chilli Garden, responded to this review

Glad to know you've liked it here for so long! Thank you for being loyal fans and for taking the time to share some of your favorite things about us here on TA. Come back any time! All the best, Cao Xuhai, Manager More 

Plano, Texas
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Ordered a few dishes from this location, and the taste is just ok but the price is high. Overall I felt that the Chinese restaurants in this area are not good but pricy.

Thank wwtraveler2010
Xuhai C, Manager at Chilli Garden, responded to this review

I'm really sorry to hear you weren't impressed with the food, but I believe our prices are really comparable to almost any Chinese restaurant in the Boston area. I hope you'll consider giving us another chance soon. All the best, Cao Xuhai, Manager More 

Medford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Unbelievably delicious -- try the dishes at the back of the menu: chicken with cucumbers or with dry mustard & peppers, dan dan noodles . Service is friendly, prices great: the best Chinese food around.

Thank K K
Xuhai C, Manager at Chilli Garden, responded to this review

Thank you, KK! So glad you love it all this much. We're proud to be the best and most authentic Sichuan place around, and we're happy to know you feel we've gotten it right. Come back soon! All the best, Cao Xuhai, Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2016

this restaurant offers simple Chinese food with a Szchuan inspiration. In our opinion, it features the best hot and sour soup in the Boston area. We also like eggplant, either with basil sauce or garlic sauce

Thank gchen0009
Xuhai C, Manager at Chilli Garden, responded to this review

There's a lot of hot and sour soup out there, so I truly appreciate the compliments for ours! Thank you very much -- I hope you'll be back again soon for more! All the best, Cao Xuhai, Manager More 

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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We tried this place for the first time, after living near the Square for years. Surprised to see how busy it was, can't tell from the outside. Best chicken wings, large and tasty. Loved the won tin soup and the veggie fried rice; also had an excellent chicken dish. And we have so much left over, haven't even tried the... More 

Thank joanlouise
Xuhai C, Manager at Chilli Garden, responded to this review

Well, it sounds like you were pleasantly surprised, Joan Louise -- thanks for giving us a try! I'm really happy to know how much you enjoyed it here, and I can't wait for your next visit. (Hope you love the scallion pancakes too!) All the best, Cao Xuhai, Manager More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The food was definitely not authentic. General Tso had a red sauce poured over meat that tested horrible. I was really really disappointed.

Thank Sharon S
Xuhai C, Manager at Chilli Garden, responded to this review

I'm sorry you were disappointed, Sharon. Like all General Tso's Chicken, our chicken is an Americanized dish, and so it can't be truly authentic Chinese food. That said, I apologize if it didn't at least taste good to you -- everything here should only be delicious. I would like to take a second to personally invite you back sometime --... More 

Boston, MA
Level Contributor
82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

You can't beat the authentic Szechuan food served up by Chilli Garden. Don't bother ordering the Americanized Chinese foods they offer. You want the real-deal Dan Dan Noodles and Kung Pao Chicken. Always order these 2 and love trying new things as well. The chili vinegar wontons are so spicy and delicious. Like mouth numbing delicious mala spice. That's what... More 

Thank vivalamer
Xuhai C, Manager at Chilli Garden, responded to this review

I'm really happy you're a fan of our authentic Sichuan cooking! That's what we specialize in, and I'm really proud of it, so thank you very much. I hope you'll be back soon for more! All the best, Cao Xuhai, Manager More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 November 2015

After a long day touring Boston, we stopped in at this restaurant in Medford Square. I ordered the Kung Pao Chicken. It was hands down the best Kung Pao Chicken that I have ever had.

Thank ssteacher113
Xuhai C, Manager at Chilli Garden, responded to this review

Can't ask for higher praise than that. Simple and to the point, just like our food. Thank you, very much, for giving us a try and for the great review. I hope we see you again some time! All the best, Cao Xuhai, Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155-4605
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Medford
  • Phone Number: +1 781-396-8488
Located in the beautiful city of Medford, Chilli Garden has been dedicated to offering the most memorable dining experience for you.

We pick ingredients carefully and use only the freshest and natural ones to prepare every dish, and have been trying to cook them in a healthier way to provide the most nutritious food. Much attention has been attached to ensure you a cozy and inviting ambiance where you could enjoy not only the great meal but also the authentic atmosphere.

The owner and staff will greet you with the warmest welcome, whether you are a habitual patron or coming for the first time. We have made painstaking efforts to create the tidiest and cleanest dining place, and guarantee you with friendly and timely service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?