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Red Hot Chilli Pepper

1125 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070 · McDougal
(650) 453-3055 · $$ · Chinese, American, Indian
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"398 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Thu11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Fri - Sat11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Sun11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Good for

Lunch · Dinner

Popular menu items

Hakka Noodles · Fried Rice · Pepper Salt · Vegetable Coins in Manchurian Sauce · Chilli Fish

General info

Casual · Family Friendly · Stylish



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jul 15, 2014 · by Vidya S. from YelpI really like the food here which though greasy is tasty. I am however quite appalled at the service here. I was with friends and I guess the last time we were there, we shut the place down. The waitress reminded me of the fact and told me I better leave soon. I was surprised at the rudeness considering the frequent business I provide. Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jul 14, 2014 · by Ankur V. from YelpOk food. A few things that they should fix:- need more salt in their soups. After I added a bit of soy sauce to my sweet corn soup, it was decent - put less corn starch. Every dish was gelatinous. - fried rice also lacked salt. This time I opted for the vegetarian fried rice; perhaps the egg fried rice would be … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 11, 2014 · by Revna A. from YelpTried one drop of the hottest pepper in the world (ghost pepper), totally NOT recommended, our waiter not recommended either, you need to sign a waiver to order it!! The xo fried rice is a treat :) Best thing was the coconut sorbet in the end! This place has an interesting menu to try something new with friends but I won't be a regular here. Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 08, 2014 · by Mike H. from YelpI sat at the bar around 6:30pm for a light dinner and had the Firecracker Beef. The server was very nice and attentive. They served the plate in about 10 minutes, then sauce followed 3 minutes after I had dug in.The small plate was very good and sizeable, and the sauce complemented the spice nicely. The beef … Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jul 07, 2014 · by Ill C. from YelpIf you haven't tried Indian-Chinese food before, this is a good place to go.The only other place I've been to that serves Indian-chinese food is Temptations in Mountain View.The food is decent, especially if you like spicy foods.We had the Hakka noodles (very good) and Devil's chicken (so-so).The decor is nice … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 07, 2014 · by Jim T. from YelpThe food options were plentiful, as were the serving sizes. The food was good, not great, but four stars for originality and a nice dinner with friends. Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Jun 28, 2014 · by ALAN Y. from YelpOver priced food. To add to that the servicer (waitress/hostess) was rather unfriendly when she took our order. When I asked what comes with the Calcutta Chicken, she said 'Nothing.' And rolled her eyes. To be fair the the guy (host?) was super friendly. I have a feeling that the rude woman server might have been the owner or one of the owners. Will not go back. Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jun 25, 2014 · by Arthur N. from YelpThe restaurant was good - not great, especially if you love spicy food! They have plenty of vegetarian options as well as some good options for us carnivores. They also have a ghost pepper dish which they'll make you sign a liability form before serving it to you. The ghost pepper dish was actually pretty good, if you … Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Jun 24, 2014 · by Kathy S. from YelpSabina H said it succinctly: "I had a really hard time ordering things that were not fried or drowned in corn starch and MSG."I'm VERY health conscious and came here for a work lunch. I knew what I was getting into going in but still was amazed by how unhealthy the food was! I ate as little as possible … Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jun 24, 2014 · by Neesh Q. from YelpThere are two dishes on the menu here which are excellent- Hakka noodles and the signature chili chicken. These dishes have been consistently excellent for the four or five times I've ordered them and deserve a collective Yelp applause. The other dishes have been total hit or miss. One dish I would … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jun 24, 2014 · by Dwpka D. from YelpI don't mind driving 20 miles from where I live to this restaurant - that's how good the food tastes here. Hakka noodles is pretty authentic- so don't miss it if you're a true fan indo-chinese food. Other things that we've tried and loved- crispy baby corn, szchewan fried rice, crispy lotus root. Things we tried and … Full review