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Chilli Cool

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15 Leigh Street, London WC1H 9EW, England
12:00 - 22:00
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Puchong, Malaysia
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64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Despite the mixed reviews on TripAdvisor, this place is pretty popular. I've been there three times myself in the span of two weeks. There are two shops, one where you'd order dishes to go with rice and another that does hotpot. I've only tried the former. I would recommend the deep fried diced chicken with dry chilli (辣子鸡) and the... More 

Thank Kritz_Y
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Went on a business meeting at this place, the waiter that served us thought he owned the place (which we asked and he didn't) and his service was the worst experience i have ever received. I have been to eateries in Iraq that have a better service and that is a war torn country (by the way you can understand... More 

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Grand Baie
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Good food. Although was slung at us, along with the drinks..like so many everyday restaurants in Hong Kong, therefore quite authentic! Was quite funny... On the plus side, no irritating interruptions.

Thank Wendi S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

The waiter's attitude is too terrible. we ordered hot pot, and it is all-you-can-eat. However, they only offer a little food and was impatient to offer more, and refuse to tell us what on the menu, acting like we own them 100million £. worst experiences ever, totally destroyed my mood, will never go back again.

3 Thank annika133
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

I am lucky enough to have travelled to China, Korea, Taiwan and other far eastern countries but the food was never as poor as this place serves up. Bloody awful!

2 Thank GeordioVisual
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Food is delicious, the boiled fish, the aubergines and jasmine white rice are all fantastic options. If you feel more adventurous, you can even go for duck tongues and cold oxtail, also very yummy. The atmosphere is very pleasant too.

Thank voy09
Melbourne, Australia
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558 reviews
422 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

Chilli Cool's Chinese name means an old folk from Chengdu - the capital city of Sichuan which is known for the capital of all hot and spicy food in China. That was what we expected when we walked in the other day and indeed its food was hot and spicy. Perhaps it was the influence of the hot/spicy food, the... More 

Thank Paul_Ng_Mel_and_HKG
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

I've been to this restaurant twice but I would never go there again. I knew that Chinese restaurants here in London usually only accept cash but here they got at least 3 signs showing they accept card payment. However the waiter insisted we have to pay by cash and forced us to go to a cash machine that charges extra... More 

3 Thank Ivy L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

Stumbled across this restaurant on a Sunday night. Busiest place around ..... full of Chinese people ..... couldn't resist. Expectations soared while standing waiting for a table ..... all sorts of fabulous dishes rushed by on their way to tables. Despite telling the waitress that we'd never been to the restaurant nor eaten Sichuan before and we might need guidance... More 

Thank 130R
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

Great food, great selection, from the spiciest you will ever eat to flavorful but mild. I love the sauteed potatoes. The hot pots are obviously great, but the fish stew dishes in the beginning of the menu are also great to share. Ma po tofu is excellent. There is a shrimp and pepper dish that is also amazing. Superlative.

Thank Courtney C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Leigh Street, London WC1H 9EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: 020-7383-3135

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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