Chiko

4.8
19 reviews
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French / Japanese
Located in Greenpoint, Chiko is a modern kaiseki counter with an imaginative 13-course tasting menu created by Chef Xiao. Chiko opened in August 2018, and serves modern Japanese dishes with a Western twist. The counter seating offers a casual fine dining atmosphere where guests can experience the preparation of their meal in an open kitchen. If you love fish and seafood, and a warm and inviting atmosphere, this is the place for you!

If you have any allergies, please inform us when you make your reservation. Call us at 917 909 0580, so that we can prepare a delicious substitute for you! Thank you, and we look forward to having you join us for dinner!
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chiko is a great restaurant. Inventive and delicious Japanese food with European influences. Surprisingly strong for a small Brooklyn restaurant. The food competes with the best restaurants in NYC.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We very much enjoyed our time at Chiko. My wife and I went there on a Christmas date. We made a reservation at 9oclock and arrived to find out that we were the only ones sitting at that time (don’t worry, the sittings before were all filled). As a result we had a private tasting menu experience. While I can’t say that this will happen often, the chefs talent and creativity will undoubtedly remain for a full group of patrons.

We really enjoyed all of the fresh fish, particularly the tuna and what the chef called “the Italian” which was red seabream. I liked the hamachi that had hazelnut and butter on it. While top to bottom we enjoyed the high quality food and experience, we didn’t feel that we had one of those “out of this world” reactions when you take a bite of something. Due to its ever evolving seasonal menu, I can’t imagine the chef won’t develop one of those dishes soon.

The last thing I will mention is the value. Given its location and who it’s trying to cater to, we felt the cost per person was a little inflated. They should consider $115/person. Especially knowing that they’ll soon be getting a liquor license. We highly recommend this unique dining experience at Chiko. Get there before too many people hear about it!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here if you want to try flavors that are not only new, interesting, but also delicious! I will definitely come back again. I was a bit reluctant at first, but most dishes were scrumptious. Worth the money!

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SS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was so pleasantly surprised with Chiko. I ate at Chef's Table at Brooklyn fair a month ago and I would have to say I preferred Chiko. Currently the only downside is no liquor license, but that is soon to be rectified.

They offered 2 supplements to the tasting menu, which we got, and they were amazing. Every dish was great, yet some were exceptional.

Highly recommended.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed very much our dinner. Cozy atmosphere, great service and delicious food prepared to perfection. We will definitely repeat the experience....

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Everything was incredible. Can not recommend enough

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food but very small portions hence the 13 course menu. Friendly service and they did a great job explaining each dish. Would definitely recommend for a date night or special occasion. Not good for groups.

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Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The set menu format merges different cousines along a fundamental Japanese core of superbly crafted and innovative courses.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, true discovery in each dish.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience we had at Chiko was spectacular. Taste of the food was amazing and would highly recommend you all to pay the visit here. Chef Xiao and the sous chef both pay attention to so much detail and do an amazing job at explaining every aspect of the dish they present to you. All the dishes were a work of art!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Xiao prepared a unique, whimsical and truly delicious meal, reflective of his years living in NYC cooking Asian and Italian cuisines. Outstanding restaurant!

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BT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time back and didn’t disappoint
Creative flavors with serious attention to every detail. Super friendly chef and staff.
Go before it gets really hard to book!

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PB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding - on par with Shuko, except at least for now, Chiko is BYOB with no corkage fee, so from a value perspective, it's hard to beat that. All tasting menu kaiseki, very creative Japanese and sushi. We go out a lot, and this was possibly our best meal of the year, and may go into our all-time top 5. Brilliant hole-in-the-wall that deserves a lot more traffic, but in the meantime, get there ASAP with the BYOB and while you can still get a seat at a good time before the reviews hit and the secret is out. We have nothing to do with the restaurant, chefs and ownership...we just enjoyed our meal there two days ago *that much*. Five stars.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time here. Chef Xiao skillfully executes Japanese cuisine as a lens to reflect upon his experiences coming to New York. Contrasts in flavor, texture, and temperature resulted in courses that were challenging and full of surprises, but all the pieces, for the most part, worked brilliantly together. This is the perfect restaurant for those who love personal, delicious food in an intimate setting.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening of cool dining

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing culinary experience. The food was superb and the chef walks you through the ingredients and thought process behind each dish. Will definitely be back

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IC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing and original experience! I love how each dish was created base on the chef's personal stories... as an immigrant but truly uniquely New York. Can't wait to return back...

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BT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing new place
Quality tasting menu of unique dishes
Chef and his team are super friendly and explain each dish
Will be back soon!

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1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding ! Best Japanese in NY ! It was just incredible, very creative, welcoming and excellent excellent food ! They should have a Michelin star. Run for it !

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