China Chilcano

4.8
2792 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.

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MichaelM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, superb preparation and presentation. Good value for the quality.

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joanna72
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, beautiful presentation.

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NoorE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal

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DaveR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recovering from a Pandamic Business model, this restaurant made for a great experience even while only being able to offer a limited menu.
The staff was attentive and responsive.
Great job!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and timely service, and the tasting menu was delicious. Definitely doing it again!

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SusanW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

China Chileans makes the best pi’s of sours and the food is great too!

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Sdc1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, Excellent drinks, excellent experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. It's a little quieter than Oyamel and Jaleo, which we also love. The menu is also more varied because it includes Peruvian, Chinese and Japanese dishes.

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vipDkmj
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun, delicious, non-fussy spot for a date or dinner out on the town. Don't miss the dessert or the Pisco Sour!

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KyleA
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious! The portions aren't huge, so you won't leave feeling overly stuffed. Will look forward to another visit!

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vipGardensalot
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very creative menu and good wine list. We ordered tuna donburi and a Peruvian shrimp and mushroom entree, and shared an order of dim sum, plus the fabulous Peruvian custardy dessert. All were fabulous and more than enough for two people.
Sat outdoors, which is a pleasant enough space except when buses go by. Wait staff was terrific.

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vipSueP
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good to be back at China Chilcano, one of our favorite restaurants in DC. The menu is a little shorter, which is understandable, but that caused us to try some new dishes that were amazing. The Causa California was so pretty that my husband took a picture, and so delicious, it was gone in a minute. The Tam Tam was great, nice and spicy, the Salmon Tiradito was fresh & delicious. Jiaozi de la Chacra was the perfect starter, cilantro dumplings, filled with squash, with a squash puree. Topping off the meal with the Concolon made it perfect. My wine & my husband's beer were quite good as well. We even picked up 2 new masks featuring the Nazka lines. The staff was all wearing them, and when we complemented them, we discovered that they were for sale! We ate indoors, and the tables were well spaced. They do have an outdoor space as well, if you would prefer.

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CarlN
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The flavors in the various dishes are really lovely. We cannot eat garlic and were pleased by the effort made to ensure that we had a lovely dinner without any.

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GerardM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff illustrate a dazzling menu of Chinese, Japanese infused Peruvian food! Outstanding!

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JulianB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of peruvian food with an authentic oriental twist, don't miss the octopus carpaccio.

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Lingdc
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time being at China Chilcano since it re-opened. They have made modifications including adding plexiglass and distancing the tables and making a few design changes. All were attractive as well as practical. The food was delicious and the waiter was very good at describing the menu which is not you usual items. We had three items that were all delicious and many of the original items are included as well.

The service was fantastic! Check it out.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good. The yucca was delicious. Overall the presentation was better than the taste.

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JacquelineH
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, absolutely loved the salmon ceviche! The waiters were very helpful with finding the best dishes.

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Zoey4868
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. Food and drinks were perfect and service was great. Dessert was something I want to eat every day.

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AilA2
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at China Chilcano! Ángel and Carlos were so nice, attentive and knowledgeable. Alan was also amazing! The restaurant was so clean and the decoration was so impressive! Thank you for the amazing experience!

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TedM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very difficult to hear inside - but everything else is excellent!

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Ingy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to celebrate our daughter's college graduation. I didn't really understand the menu so we took the advice of the waiter to get the sampler. It was a good suggestion. They continued to bring out plenty of food for all 5 of us and we had plenty of leftovers. Food was prepared very well but not my favorite tastes being they were somewhat exotic for me. I felt at $55 per person it was a bit expensive / overly priced. But sitting at the sunken table (table was our choice - I had to crawl in and out) and eating things I've never had before provided a great experience and something we will remember. The staff and service were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in DC

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy this place opened again! Always a go to for me.

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EarlW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food...great service! I'd recommend this restaurant to everyone. Dress was casual and the ambience was classy.

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Nando
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glad to finally see China Chilcano come back! Understand you are starting with a more limited menu than before. We were very pleasantly surprised that your top notch quality did not change. The chaufa Aeropuerto was specially good! Cheers!

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vipChrisK
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have China Chilcano back open!!!!! Looking forward to the outdoor dining too!

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vipNicky
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!

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vipTysonsGirl
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.

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DF17
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.

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vipCarolS
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JudithA
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.

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agguzman
Washington DC
2 reviews
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.

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vipMichaelF
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!

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AditiM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and ambience!

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vipCKMarin
San Francisco
165 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

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NanBR
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!

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CarolG
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

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vipColtrane
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.

FAQs

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

China Chilcano is rated 4.8 stars by 2792 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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