Restaurant Name: Chili’s – Dazhi Branch
English Address: 2F., No.301, Lequn 3rd Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei
Chinese Address: 台北市樂群三路301號2樓
Phone: (02) 8501-5200
Last Visited: December 19, 2014
Christmas had arrived and it was time for the annual celebratory meal. A number of locations were discussed and dismissed, before our group of 10 hungry diners settled on Chili’s. It was a feast for the ages, with a price tag to match! This is not a cheap restaurant where you’ll find a good value meal, although it does fit the bill for a celebration such as a Christmas dinner with friends. If you’re on a budget then give Chili’s a wide berth. On the other hand, if you’re flush with cash from your CNY red envelopes then this might be the perfect place for a feast!
On our visit we sampled many of Chili’s menu items, and here are our thoughts below:
Wings Over Buffalo – NT$290: These chicken drumettes do have a spicy edge to them, and the accompanying bleu cheese sauce is a welcome relief from the heat. For the price though, the serving size is small.
Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad – NT$395: That’s not a typo, somehow we ordered a salad version of our entree wings! However I have to say this was probably the strongest dish of the evening. The chicken used in the salad is sensational and it comes with a similar bleu cheese dressing. I would order this one again if I win the Taiwan receipt lottery!
Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos – NT$520: I’ll admit these tacos are quite delicious. However for the price I would’ve expected a gold nugget included!
Bacon Ranch Quesadillas (Chicken & Beef combo) – NT$440: A tasty dish, be sure to eat it quickly before the cheese cools down.
Mushroom Jack Fajitas – NT$640: I felt this one lacked flavour in comparison to the rest of the dishes we had.
Baby Back Ribs, full-rack – NT$660: Probably the second best dish of the night, behind the salad. The ribs were cooked perfectly and had plenty of meat. The sauce was great too.
Molten Chocolate Cake – NT$360: Resembling a volcano of chocolate, this cake was a good end to the meal. However it must be said, from a technical point of view it was a fail as the molten chocolate had already burst out of the cake and started to escape.
Would I go back to Chili’s again? Probably not, unless they start stocking their napkin dispenser with NT$1,000 notes! But I guess if you need a reliable place for a special occasion meal it won’t disappoint. Just avoid those Mushroom Jack Fajitas!
Other online reviews of Chili’s:
Jaysun Eats Taipei – Jaysun notes in his review: “Chili’s in Taipei is much more expensive than it is in America.”
I award Chili’s 7/10 Bubble Tea Points.