China Chilcano

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$31 to $50
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Peruvian
China Chilcano celebrates the fascinating intersection of cultures that defines the culinary spectrum of Peru, interpreted through the inimitable lens of chef José Andrés and his talented team. From traditional Peruvian to Chinese Chifa to Japanese Nikkei, China Chilcano will indulge diners in a spectacular menu featuring a wide range of unforgettable culinary juxtapositions.
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4.5
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Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great time. We had to wait 40 minutes for the table to be ready, but the restaurant made up for it by sending us a variety of free dishes to try. The food was outstanding and quick.

TF
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was fine but if I were to go when it wasn't Restaurant Week, I would feel that it's overpriced for what you get. The first plates (appetizers) were very good and similar to what you would get at a good dim sum restaurant. The aeroporto was very good but the TamTam noodles were not very flavorful.
All I could taste was the spiciness. Desserts were most disappointing. The Suspino portion was very small and seemed more suited to a palate cleanser than a dessert. The banana ice cream dessert had so much whipped cream that it was hard to find the banana ice cream but the ice cream was good when we were able to find it. However, the service was very good and the ambiance was great.

MA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Me, my wife, my brother and sister-in-law decided to visit China Chilcano for their Winter Restaurant Week lunch menu. The food was affordable, delicious, came out quickly and was both inventive and satisfying. The cocktails were excellent as well.

AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is good, but not as great as other Jose Andres restaurants including Oyamel. It's also not childfriendly - they didn't have high chairs available when we went, and the restroom doesn't have a changing table.

MG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, everything was perfect. The blends of the unusual ingredients and different flavors was the highlight. Can't wait to go back!

AB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner experience was phenomenal! We did the Tatami tasting menu and enjoyed every bite. The service was excellent and we had a lovely time!

NJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for very early dinner on a Saturday. Delicious! Amazing food! Attentive wait staff. We brought our 10 year old who found something to eat. Not much for kids. The atmosphere and music was very fun!

v
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A “foodies” paradise!

AF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ! I love this restaurant

AK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been meaning to try this place for a while and WOW. Unfortunately we weren’t seated until 30 minutes past our reservation time but the manager was very nice, introduced himself and apologized and gave us a free tapa for our trouble. The food had so much flavor and the drinks were delicious.

RR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a tremendous experience. Definitely plan on returning soon.

G
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place for a date, food was perfect

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for restaurant week and it was a good deal. $22 for and appetizer, main dish and dessert. The meal was tasty and the service was good. I left full. However I don’t think I would go for dinner. But it’s a great place to try to restaurant week!

LT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was great , really well prepared. The fried yuca is fantastic, the classic ceviche wonderful and teh octopus super delicious

Kuddos to Alexander, our waiter that did a fantastic review

P
Miami
66 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. Drinks and wine were good. Service was excellent. The only disappointments were the ceviche and the temperature of the chips. Other than that: the dumplings, yuca, cauliflower, etc were all delicious and creative. Beautiful presentation.

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was very unique and everything was delicious. The service was very good as well. There was a really good selection of cocktails and wines as well.

MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Restaurent week lunch was delicious! Great food and great value. Try the fried yucca!

SR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The restaurant has great ambiance but failed to deliver on food. It says Asian Preuvian fusion, but I didn't see any fusion. There were Asian (Japanese, Chinese, etc.) dishes on the menu and Peruvian dishes. Also nothing really to wow you. Went here for restaurant week for $35 pre-fixe menu, and probably not going back again.

JD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I went to lunch during restaurant week. I had not been there before because I I thought mixing the different food cultures didn't sound very good. However, the food was excellent, well-seasoned but not overly spicy (I used the sauce that came with the shrimp-pork dumplings sparingly). The Aeropuerto was just right, mixing soft and crispy items with a wonderful flavor. The Peruvian dessert, Suspiro Limeña, was very good, with the tangy passion fruit over the custard. I will definitely be back.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my birthday. They provided a surprise, absolutely delicious dessert with a candle. What fun!

s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

the 4-course meal for restaurant week was great. Our drinks came a little late and two courses came all at once for some reason. Most of the food was good but the tuna was very fishy and the fried plantain dessert was supposed to be ice cream with fried plantain but it ended up literally being fried plantain and whipped cream....
The other dessert was great, liked the passionfruit balance with the condensed milk custard. Most of the food was good. The ambiance is good for dates and small party dinners.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Decepcionante.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Never disappointed and proud to invite family and friends!

v
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious!

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DC
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Have dined here before with positive results. However this time around I believe we got served some perhaps not so good sashimi like tuna in the donburi dish. Have been having stomach issues for 2 days now after this meal and therefore not very happy. Also as much as the waiters are friendly, I do feel like they are too eager to pick up the plates from the table so we diners felt rushed. Another suggestion to restaurant— since it’s tapas style consider using smaller brimmed plates to hold the same quantity of food given since the dining tables for 2 are on the smaller side. The drinks were good but it may be a while before I return.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing

NY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in DC, creating a unique take on Peruvian and Asian cuisine that never disappoints.

ML
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

For a serious foodie, this is absolutely one of the very best restaurants in Washington DC. I recommend the Chef's Tasting Menu as an opportunity to experience a broader range of the artistry of this kitchen. It is truly amazing.

w
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was great, very creative and fantastic flavors. i liked that they had Tuesday specials at almost half price. That was a good deal. The menu is small which is good and the suspiro dessert is one of my favorites in the entire DC metro area. Delicious.

ED
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The Aeropuerto fried rice dish cake with a large (1”) piece of plastic in the dish. We pointed it out to the manager and he replaced the dish but made a point of claiming the chef had no ideas and couldn’t imagine where it came from. No comped dish or drinks, no apology, nothing.

D
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good server. Attentive, helpful, pleasant. Busboy pleasant, efficient. Food good, creative, satisfying. Setting comfortable, unrushed. Thanks.

WF
Washington DC
229 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and cocktails are superb. Go for the octopus seviche. Trust me. Place is packed and energetic. If you don't like being crowded then you might go elsewhere, but that's what you put up with for great cuisine.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!

OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, pleasant atmosphere. Great Pisco sours.

JJ
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location in DC. Good foo selection. Our food was delicious. Wait staff was excellent.

CL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun ambiance and hip decor.

JF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting and unique menu, great food and reasonable prices in a bright setting close to the Cap One aren and Shakespeare Theater.

DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect way to end the Year 2019. Merci , muchas gracias, thanks!

KT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

China Chilcano is the hidden gem of the Jose Andres restaurants in DC. It features Peruvian, Chinese, and Japanese food and dishes. The variety and range of options include soup dumplings, ceviches, and sushi and several peruvian-influenced potato and veg dishes. The pisco sours are great, and the service is excellent. The happy hour is daily from 4-6 (yes even on weekends)

EE
Austin
21 reviews