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China Chilcano, Washington, DC

China Chilcano

4.6
4.6
3020 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. To reserve an outdoor table, visit chinachilcanodc.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Chinese, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 783-0941

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    José Andrés; Head Chef Will Fung

  • Catering

    Catering on a whole new level; José Andrés Catering elevates catering and event planning to new heights in the Washington, DC area and beyond. Now you can experience the inspired creations of celebrated chef José Andrés at your own party or venue. Visit us for more information at www.joseandrescatering.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Searching for an event venue unlike any other? let the team at china chilcano create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. We offer several vivid spaces, suitable for groups of varying sizes looking for a truly unique party.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (202) 810-8286

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    Between E St. NW & D St. NW

  • Parking details

    There are numerous public lots in the vicinity, as well as metered street parking at some hours.

  • Public transit

    Nearby metro stops include Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter (green/yellow), and Gallery Place/Chinatown (red/green/yellow)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,020 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Fit for Foodies

  • District of Columbia

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. C

    Cora

    San Francisco

    137 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasantly surprised fusion dinning experience. Everything is 8/10 except the deep fried wonton. It’s 6/10. Not as delicious as others. Ceviche, dumplings, sashimi, traditional shumai, rice pot, were, Riesling, beer are fresh and very tasty. Clean, modern interior. Just a bit noisy. It’s our absolute pleasure to visit one of the Jose Andres’ restaurants. Highly recommended. Will return.
  2. IL

    ILPort

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very good time. Friendly staff, great food.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my son and his friends to China Chicano for a fun experience. We all loved the unique blend of flavors in the food and the vibe of the place. Our waitress was wonderful. This was my fourth time there. I bring all my out of town guests to experience this restaurant and it never fails to impress them.
  4. LS

    LucaS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was below average. Waiter had an Attitude and not even informed on what kind of beers are left with. Tells me the beer We want not available and only two out of 7 in the menu were. Went to the bar to find out that In fact they had both. Beside that , Not so friendly. Food is below average and prices are quite high. First and last time for us.
  5. KR

    KelliR

    Central Coast

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We walked in and did not have a reservation. It was 5 PM on the dot. We asked the hostess if there were any available tables and she assured us there was nothing available for the rest of the night but the bar had open seating, as we sat at the bar I opened the Open Table app on my phone and noticed that there were numerous reservations approximately 15 minutes apart starting at 5:15 PM through closing. I made a reservation on the app and walked up to the hostess stand when it was time for my reservation, I asked her why she told me there were no reservations and she said because they use a different reservation system and she couldn't see that there were any tables available, we got into an argument about it she was very rude. I don't understand how Open Table can see that there are 20 open tables in her restaurant yet she cannot see that there are any open tables in her restaurant, aside from that she could look around and see that there were several open tables in the restaurant. There was also some sort of manager at the hostess stand wearing a sport coat, it wasn't just the hostess being rude. The waitress was unenthusiastic and having never been there before I wanted to know about some of the dishes but she didn't really share too much. Finally another man took over for the waitress, I've no clue what happened to her, she just disappeared. The man was helpful and he offered suggestions but we had already ordered by that point.
  6. Y

    Yolanda

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food was amazing. Definitely recommend ordering from each category and sharing. The ambience was energetic and fun.
  7. M

    Marie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was good - a bit milder than what you would get in Peru, but still good. The service was great and the ambiance was fun. Would recommend.
  8. TM

    TheresaM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had reservations for 4:30pm. We were seated immediately. Our server was very helpful. The noise level was just right - still early. Enjoyed that Jaladito Norteno (Hamachi), Dorado Siu Mai, and the Concolon. The Suspiro Limena was also good-perfect ending to the meal.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!
  10. J

    Joanne

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I used to come here when Chef Carlos was here pre-COVID. The food here used to be amazing. I brought two friends and talked it up. When we got here, we were instantly disappointed. The food is absolutely terrible and our server, Angel, is RUDE. He was blatantly upset that we were sat as his last table. The hostess messed up the rotation, as we moved from section to section to section. We finally sat and Angel huffed and puffed the whole dinner and cut us off every time we were trying to order food, it was insane. We would try and put in an order and he was walk off mid-order. We had to flag him down and felt like a huge bother to ask to put one more order in because HE walked away while we were ordering. Long story short, we were so dissed, I will never return. Angel took our dishes while we were still working on them. I have never experienced a server stacking dirty plates on our food before asking if we were done. I wish I could give zero stars.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing, as was the Chef’s Tasting menu! This is always a favorite, and this visit was no different!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Made a reservation for my birthday, and I was initially hesitant, but the food was absolutely fantastic. We shared 6 different appetizers and entrees, and every single dish was perfectly balanced. I will definitely go back! It’s definitely noisy as others stated, but i still enjoyed it.
  13. S

    Susie

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pisco sours and great food. It's unusual, reflecting the varied cuisine of Peru, but delicious. We've tried sushi, dumplings and more Spanish influenced food and it's all great. The wait staff are friendly and efficient.
  14. AB

    AsheshB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the chef's choice and everything was delicious! The quantity, however, was too much. Excellent service!
  15. T

    Theatergoer

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such interesting food, every dish is like a puzzle. Get the Peruvian dessert! It was a Thursday night, the restaurant was moderately busy, the kitchen was very efficient--small plates come out as they are ready in a short time--we had dinner and dessert before the theater without stressing about time. This was our second time here and both times have been great.
  16. Q

    Queenoculture

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very welcoming environment, knowledgeable staff, delicious food.
  17. p

    pchak

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The concept of Peruvian with Chinese and Japanese influences is perfect. Pisco sours were amazing! Enjoyed all of our dishes, from the starters to the Salmon Donburi and Prawns. Excellent!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food and service could be better.
  19. PZ

    PatrickZ

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    My wife and I just recently moved to the DC area. We are foodies and rely on multiple sources for great culinary recommendations; the Michelin Guide is our favorite. We found China Chicano in the guide and were super excited to go. The bottom line of our experience on Sat, 28-May is this: Great food! Great ambience! Excellent bathrooms! But awful Customer Service overshadowed everything else!! The young man who was our server was horrible! He was dismissive, unpleasant, lazy and inattentive. We had to ask for things multiple times, we had to wait on him multiple times and it was clearly not busy at the time of our reservation. We got the impression that he was irritated that we were there! In addition, the young woman who was the hostess had a very similar attitude. And as oftentimes is the case, their poor customer service and overall negativity ruined what otherwise would have been an outstanding culinary experience.
  20. A

    Audrey

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    The food was way too salty.
  21. SP

    SueP

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience at China Chilcano. One of our favorites down town, so we will be back!
  22. KT

    KyokoT

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, service personnel was good as well.
  23. LM

    LauraM

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We had booked a table indoors at 9 and when we arrived they told us we had to wait 25 minutes to be seated.. no apologies, no explanations, this is definitely not ok when you make a reservation. Eventually, they found an outside table for us, which was ok. The food is not amazing (I lived in Peru and know their cuisine very well) but the ambience is great. On a positive note, our waiter was super nice and attentive!!
  24. DH

    DavidH

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had the tasting menu and it was very tasty, and actually too much of food. It was for our wedding anniversary and I stated that in my reservation. They did not acknowledge that and we ended in the nosier section of the restaurant which was a bit disappointment.
  25. P

    Peter

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Every dish was delicious. Our server gave great recommendations.
  26. AM

    AnnaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Dinner was excellent, atmosphere was too loud to enjoy the experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was good
  28. T

    Techsan68

    Washington DC

    178 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious and authentic Peruvian cuisine. Best Pisco cocktails in DC!
  29. AK

    AmaliaK

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was mediocre this visit. Not likely to return for the price
  30. NG

    NGuz

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique, high-quality fusion menu that manages to satisfy most palates. If you're looking for new dishes, chances are China Chilcano will fit the bill.
  31. GG

    GaithersburgGal

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Inspired menu! We enjoyed the traditional sui mai (off the Dim sum menu), quinoa salad lettuce cups, and Aji de Gallina (chicken stew), but the Suspiro Limena dessert stole the show. With the custard, meringue, and fresh passionfruit, it was the perfect blend of sweet and tart flavor and silky and crunchy texture. Truly not to be missed!
  32. RP

    RonP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  33. p

    peats

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good but not great. Good place to go before a game at Capital One Arena. It was a little noisy.
  34. EJ

    EJ345

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is very good - a combination of Japanese, Chinese and Peruvian. We got the pricier tasting menu - and the quantity, portions and number of courses was insanely huge huge. There are too many items with rice, noodles and lacking balance of lighter items, vegetables, seafood although ceviche options were a standout. Would have been nice to even give a card of items in tasting menu and number of courses The food kept coming we asked how much more was coming and no one could tell us The tasting menu at Zentenya, their sister restaurant, is awesome as an alternative and we've had multiple times. The place is fun and lively but very loud also.
  35. L

    Lois

    Denver

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    I realize that restaurants can't always accommodate special needs like my hearing problem but I requested the quietest table possible when making my reservation and even though we spoke with a manager they were only willing to seat us at a table near the reception desk which was incredibly noisy. ( they wouldn't give us a table in a section that wasn't serviced or a four-top to accommodate me). Other reviewers have commented on how noisy the entire restaurant is too so if you have a problem hearing or just want to have quiet conversation, I suggest going elsewhere. Waiter seemed to ignore us when we just ordered apps to make our visit short and we had trouble getting water glasses refilled. Food may be really good but we won't be back.
  36. FU

    FaharaU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and very nice staff. A little noisy but not overwhelming. I really loved the visit.
  37. PP

    PurnimaP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day celebration lunch.
  38. L

    Louis

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    I have to notch down the overall score because of the FOH services. Our wait staff was splendid - very knowledgeable and attentive. Host area however was a complete zoo. Our table was given to another party that arrived after us. It was chaotic to witness and experience.
  39. B

    Brett

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was excellent; food was okay. It was very loud—conversation was difficult.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

China Chilcano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 783-0941.

China Chilcano is rated 4.6 stars by 3020 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for China Chilcano

418 7th St. NW Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between E St. NW & D St. NW

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Chinese, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are numerous public lots in the vicinity, as well as metered street parking at some hours.

  • Public transit

    Nearby metro stops include Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter (green/yellow), and Gallery Place/Chinatown (red/green/yellow)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    José Andrés; Head Chef Will Fung

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 783-0941

  • Catering

    Catering on a whole new level; José Andrés Catering elevates catering and event planning to new heights in the Washington, DC area and beyond. Now you can experience the inspired creations of celebrated chef José Andrés at your own party or venue. Visit us for more information at www.joseandrescatering.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Searching for an event venue unlike any other? let the team at china chilcano create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. We offer several vivid spaces, suitable for groups of varying sizes looking for a truly unique party.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (202) 810-8286

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