China Chilcano

4.7
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2762 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Peruvian
TEMPORARILY CLOSED. In response to the increasing risk of the COVID-19 coronavirus and to help encourage social distancing to stop its spread, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close. More details available on our website.

https://www.chinachilcano.com/covid/

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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Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. 5 of us shared too much food and got to taste a ton which was the best way to do it.
Pisco sours were awesome!

TG
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our experience at China Chilcano was mixed. We ordered from the Dim Sum Tuesday menu, and several items were excellent (the veggie one in particular), while others were okay but nothing special (the tradicional and the chicken). We shared the two chocolate desserts on the menu and both were fabulous - definitely worth the calories. Service was rather slow and inattentive, even before the restaurant became busier.

DF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. The Lunch in an Hour special is off the charts. Don't forget to finish your meal with suspira limena - it's life changing.

CS
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Our server was so helpful. All that she recommended was delicious.

JA
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son came to D.C. from California for his sixtieth birthday, and being an enormous fan of Jose Andres I chose one of his restaurants. My daughter had also extolled the virtues of the Suspiro Limone dessert, and it certainly lived up to its star billing. The who family had a lovely night at China Chilcano.

a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Had the Cuban rice and it was a mix of really dry ingredients that did not work together. No flavor.

MF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the tasting menu and, as usual, it was outstanding! Excellent food, service and ambience!

AM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and ambience!

CK
San Francisco
163 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second dinner at China Chilcano and again it was wonderful. We started with a pitcher of the signature Chilcano cocktail which is quite tasty. Then our group of four shared several dishes including: blistered shishitos, ají de gallina, aeropuerto with chicken, and several others I can't remember. All were delicious and we will definitely be back next time we are in DC

NB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent and different food. A lovely and unique experience. Seviche was weakest - lacked acid, but was otherwise good. Lamb potstickers and duck noodles were fabulous. Good option for Shakespeare theater patrons!

CG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food was delicious and tasty we loved the variety and flavors. The service was on point and the servers etc were friendly and informative

C
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was great. He walked us thru the menu and checked on us multiple times to make sure we were satisfied. The food (a catfish bun and the aueroporto) and drinks (horchata and Peruvian Nariinal drink) was also good. The bun was tasty, but had too much onion for my liking. The aueroporto was also tasty with lots of veggies, but the overall flavor was a little too mild for my liking. This was second time at CC and I didn’t think I’d return after the first time, but the second time changed my mind.

OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ordered the three course lunch and it was tasty & authentic Peruvian fare in substantial quantity. Will return!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Truffle Specials and Dim sum Tuesday was delicious!

TL
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Loved the anticucho mushroom. The sausages in the Concolon had a strong, terrible flavor, it was otherwise okay. Not amused by the desserts. My friend and I were often interrupted by the staff "checking in" on us. The ambiance and the noise level were perfect to hold a deep conversation; that was greatly appreciated. I am a fan of Jose Andres's charitable work so I'll give this another try.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic! The pisco sours tasted just like Peru! And the decor is fabulous. Very fun and vibrant atmosphere. Loved it!

SW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

First and foremost, the service was amazing! Wonderful!!! The food was really really bad. I can't believe how mediocre it was. It was a special occasion for my son and me and as much as we wanted to like it, we didn't.

R
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Interesting menu but difficult to select from if unfamiliar with the cuisine. Delicious cocktails!

JS
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great service. Fun atmosphere. Delicious Pisco Sour. Interesting menu. Yucca Fries were disappointing. Not served hot enough and just too many things going on at once. Other items were good but nothing amazing. I would give them another try on the strength of the service and that Pisco Sour.

c
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We always order soup dumplings and other dim sum. This was the first time that we had dessert - do not miss the condensed milk, meringue (first on the menu) dessert! It was delicious

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Made a reservation and didn’t get seated for 40 minutes past the reservation time. No good place to stand and wait.

ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was excellent . Kind, courteous and a great smile.

AG
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

While in town for business, this restaurant came recommended to my group - we loved the cool and funky menu and had serious trouble deciding what to order! Don't skip dumplings as appetizer! And the sauce on the Yucca fries were YUH-ME. Our only downside was we ordered dessert and it was never delivered. Waiter thought it had been sent to us long before we gave up on waiting it out. Great service and a fantastic menu!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Service is consistently inattentive and forgetful every time I’m there which has been several times. Of the food wasn’t so superb I would never go back.

B
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Our waiter was very nice and helpful. It was a very nice night out

OT
New York Area
1 review