China Chilcano

4.6
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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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4.5
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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome. Great experience for our entire group

E
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing start to finish...

FG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was Very delicious. The sanguche of pork belly a nice set of savory flavors. Enjoyed the dumplings chicken and pork with vegetables. I liked the tiradito of salmon and the Shapiro limeño for postre. I have been there several time and believe me I will return.

M
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky to be there during Restaurant Week - it was delicious as usual.

MM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun place with a unique and interesting menu. Food was great and the servers were helpful. Seemed a bit pricey for the portions but that’s probably just downtown DC. I would go back.

T
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and spot in Penn Quarter! Delicious food and good service; would highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went during restaurant week. All of the food was wonderful. The Peruvian-Asian fusion worked really well. Only thing I didn’t enjoy was the dessert, which had a very strong tangerine flavor. Pretty standard pricing for sit down dining in the district. Would definitely recommend!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 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.

MC
Berlin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We have not been impressed by this restaurant, food too elaborated to the point that single tastes we’re undistinguishable and somehow confused.
Service was normal and ordinary.

TF
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined 7 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.

ML
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good is really good! Will definitely recommend to friends

MA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
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 on January 19, 2020
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 on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

LP
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was absolutely amazing, but we had service incidents at the start and of the meal that detracted from the experience. To start, we checked in at the host desk a few minutes before our reservation time, and the hostess with the iPad replied, “I’ll see what I can do.” What?? We had a reservation! Fortunately, she seated us not too long thereafter but with an equal amount of surliness. She took us to our table, dropped the menus on it, said, “This is your table” and walked off. The lack of hospitality was stunning, and a Jose Andres restaurant deserves better. At the end of dinner, our waiter acknowledged my birthday with a pile of whipped cream with a candle in it – except he knew I am lactose-intolerant. To be fair, he noted that the dish was dairy, but the restaurant missed a notable opportunity to celebrate my birthday with something I could actually eat. There is tons of potential here, if management put as much effort into the service that is clearly put into the food.

AB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
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
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
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 on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A “foodies” paradise!

AF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ! I love this restaurant

AK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
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 on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place for a date, food was perfect

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, Jose Andres has the absolute best restaurants in DC.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
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 on January 16, 2020
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 on January 16, 2020
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 on January 16, 2020
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 on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food. Enjoyed the restaurant week menu.

SR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
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 on January 15, 2020
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 on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
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