China Chilcano

4.6
2869 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

ThinkFoodGroup requires all our staff to be fully vaccinated. We request all guests over 12 years of age who are dining indoors to be fully vaccinated.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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Ignacio
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu is a great mix of Peruvian and Asian food. Two small plates and two large plates was more than enough for two people. I highly recommend trying a chilcano cocktail. The traditional is less sweet than the flavored ones, but great flavor for a cocktail.

I would come back again to try more things on the menu.

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Chocolate25
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, my 8 friends and I enjoyed every single dish and dessert, nice environment, friendly latin people.

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SalazarL
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

First time in DC, first time trying Jose Andres' restaurant. We love Peruvian and Asian food, my husband is Peruvian. We went for the Lomo Saltado which they were out of. Waitress didn't know what Chaufa was and was kinda rude about it. The only thing we liked was the Yucca fries, everything else from the Ginger Ale to the last bite was just awful. The Areopuerto (fried rice) was super salty, as if the only seasoning was soy sauce! We sent back the Aji de Gallina, it was luke warm and awful. We were tired from walking all day and it was late, we had no choice but to eat the awful food. Had to ask for extra white rice to mix the fried rice so that it would be editable for my daughter, and they charged us for it!!! Never again!

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98gr8
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great mix of cuisine. Topped off with a nice Pisco Sour.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing way to spend an anniversary

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vipJNHPS
Palm Springs
74 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An interesting and tasty combination of latin, Chinese and Japanese influences, CC's Peruvian cuisine is a great departure from most other restaurants' offerings. We particularly liked shu mai dumplings, a rice dish with pork belly and sausage, a chicken stew and the signature mousse with passion fruit. Service was sweet and generally efficient and watchful, and we enjoyed being able to sit outside.

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vipMike
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic creative food preparation, stunning plate presentation although the pictures you may want to post do not do the food justice because of the lighting. Great service- my favorite restaurant in the District.

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Food4thought
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Sampled 6 dishes. Small portions. 3 were good and 3 were not. Nothing so spectacular that I would recommend trying.

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RossS
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were amazing. Flavors and options were wonderful. Drinks great. Service was impeccable. Thanks for everything.

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Lester
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique experience for both my wife and me. Creative dishes, presented beautifully. Excellent service and advice from our waitress (Fatima). Great value for truly delicious food and equally tasty cocktails.

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BrianB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I would go back if friends wanted to go, but we probably wouldn't come back by ourselves; the food and drinks were good, but nothing super special with DC's quality food scene.

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LukeMH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very inventive food highlighting Peru’s diverse culinary heritage. Excellent drinks and delightful desserts.

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DiningDoc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. One of DC's best restaurants

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vipPattyM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing and service was great, but ambiance was not good for a date night. It was super loud and the decorations are all wood and other hard surfaces, so the noise just echoed in the space. The neon lights in red and yellow threw us off because it have off the vibe of a high end MacDonalds. Would definitely come back but with a group of friends rather than a date.

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vippateb
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am happy to find China Chilcano is as good as ever!

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vipJBurella
Washington DC
151 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a fun dinner! Safety and vaccines put first, followed by clever dishes. We appreciated the great service, different styles of tapas, and the pisco sours!

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JennT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside due to COVID (indoor seating available with proof of vaccination though). It was great weather so no complaints there. But all the car traffic going along the outdoor space was super annoying and loud. This is my favorite restaurant and everything is always delicious. Our waiter was very friendly and provided great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Servers were right there to refill waters. Runners explained the dishes perfectly. Our waitress was so nice. We loved the experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The worst part of the experience was that our table was hotter than outdoors, and we were inside. We have dined at minibar, Oyamel, Jaleo, and Spanish Diner. The temperatures alone means we won’t return. Further, except for the Kung pao dishes and the pork belly mini bites, the food was just bland. We did not finish. Sad because we have been dining with Jose since Cafe Atlantico was around the corner, and even established a house account to support his efforts, and this experience was a dud. We will continue with Jaleo/Oyamel/Spanish Diner, but won’t return to this offering.

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vipLilibethR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very happy to note that they check vaccination status and ID! 👍Service was excellent and the food was good. Would recommend definitely! Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place was nice but on the touch points I had prior to the reservation they never mentioned that it was required to provide proof of COVID vaccination. This led to a 15 min period of time where I had to go through my phone searching for a picture of my vaccination card. They should have told us about this requirement ahead of time so I could have been prepared.

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Rdan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and atmosphere! I love that they check for vaccination cards too.

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Dave
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal during DC restaurant week. Good service, great cocktails, and excellent food. Would definitely return.

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SandyK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went during Restaurant Week and the food was fantastic! The staff checked our vaccination cards before entering, so we felt very safe inside. It was really warm when we first got there but then they turned on the AC and it was better. The menu for Restaurant Week was a great value and included a good variety to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week and food and service was outstanding. You gotta go!

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vipKatiuska
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Too hot. We ate inside and we’re sweating. I understand it was hot outside (though it was evening) but it should not have been this hot.
The food and service were excellent.

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adriana
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, server was knowledgeable and attentive! Great experience!

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S2013
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the DC area. Dishes were delicious and the restaurant week deal is a great value!

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BeckyK
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crazy good food, excellent service. We did the higher end fixed price, which was waaay too much food but amazing nonetheless.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Nick who was great, he knew so much and recommended great dishes. Drinks and food were all amazing.

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AbrilG
Guanajuato
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Increíble la comida muy rica el lugar increíble las bebidas deliciosas y la atención de 100!!!

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Claire
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was amazing, presentation and flavors were out of this world.
We were a party of 6 , served quickly and efficiently. Server was fantastic and very attentive. Don't miss this place

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BigD
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our party of three enjoyed the tasting menu. The food was delicious, creative, and presentation was also excellent. Service was friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes. The quantity of food was an excellent value. Overall, an outstanding experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Peruvian Independence Day

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MarielO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy recomendado! El postre de suspiro limeño ESPECTACULAR!

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vipEleanorH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative food, elegantly presented. Staff makes helpful recommendations. Good Covid protocols. Delightful experience.

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RR09
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot with small dishes so you can try a lot! Something for everyone on the menu, and the fusion is great, plus lots of pisco to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and nice ambiance! Excellent service

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Spencer
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was excellent, the food was amazing especially for the value. Highly recommend the tasting menu

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vipIdaniaT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and dining experience

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 2869 OpenTable diners.

China Chilcano does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thinkfoodgroup.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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