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Kancha Champagne Bar & Tapas, Santa Rosa, CA

Kancha Champagne Bar & Tapas

4.6
4.6
58 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Kancha is a made-up word symbolizing two cultures blended together. The first meaning comes from the Peruvian word Cancha with a “C” — an ingredient that comes from maiz corn and is a complementary side in Peruvian ceviches. The second meaning comes from the Japanese word Kansha - meaning grateful.

Kancha’s unique meaning is the driving symbolism behind the restaurant. The California cuisine concept blends fresh and local produce with the Japanese training of attention to detail and the heart of Peruvian culture.

Cayllahua’s passion and expertise of food and beverage is showcased through Kancha’s dining setup.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Peruvian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 623-9793

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 58 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • Wine Country

    Innovative

  • Wine Country

    Great for fine wines

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Kancha and it remains a well priced excellent meal. We did the New Year's tasting menu with the wine pairing. Each course was well prepared and presented, and most importantly tasted great. The wine selection paired well with each course. The environment is very comfortable and relaxing, and the service was great.
  2. R

    Rjk6

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looking forward to going again and trying more of the menu. Fantastic Mac n cheese and golden beet salad. Friendly service and great wine ideas.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on December 23, 2022Thank you so much :)

  3. JD

    JoannD

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little tapas place featuring Peruvian dishes.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on December 23, 2022Thank you so much :)

  4. LD

    LoriD

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We would totally recommend this restaurant for special occasions or a date night. Everything we ordered was top-notch. Difficult to pick a favorite. Food was spiced and presented beautifully and wine flights were fun and delicious! Will definitely return. Service was excellent, and we were wonderfully cared for!

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on December 6, 2022Thank you LoriD ! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience and that the wine flights were of your liking! we rotate the flight often! Angel Cayllahua Chef/Owner

  5. t

    tracya

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and fun place that is still working out the “kinks”. Really nice but inexperienced, overworked servers and understaffed. Our food literally came out one plate at a time so it took over two hours but we didn’t mind as we were relaxing and enjoying the evening. We would go back.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on December 6, 2022Hello TracyA, Thank you for your feedback and we are so happy you liked our cuisine. We had a very slim wait staff the night of your visit. We appreciate your patience while we were taking care of the other guests. We like to course things out but definitely not to the extend of one plate at a time. We will address that with our staff. Again we love that you guys were enjoying your evening and We are happy that we provided great food for you and your guest. Angel Cayllahua,

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great happy hour! Look forward to going back!

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on December 6, 2022Thank you, Happy to hear you loved the happy hour ! Best,

  7. H

    Healdsburgfoodie

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    The food at Kancha was outstanding. Delicious, innovative, creative, aesthetically pleasing dishes. Our table enjoyed the tuna tartar, classic ceviche, mushroom causas, mac and cheese with crab, scallops, and the macha cheesecake with miso caramel. Every dish was thoughtfully prepared and beautifully spiced. We also ordered champagne flights which unfortunately arrived long after most of our dishes had been served. The server apologized as they had run out of glasses and she was washing them in the back. The owner eventually came out and generously poured our flights, but the lengthy delay left our beautiful dishes cold. The noise level was high with the long narrow room and tin ceilings. Suggest they consider playing some culturally appropriate Peruvian music rather than the techno pop that was thumping in the background above the din. The owner and server were well aware of the timing issues and were apologetic, and appropriately comped a few items. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will recommend Kancha and hope to return soon for a smoother and more aptly timed dining experience. The exquisite food surely deserves another chance.
  8. m

    mp03dk

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try this place guys!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fabulous restaurant. The tuna tartar was to die for along with the mushroom empanadas and mac n cheese. We’ve recommended it to all our friends in the area

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on December 6, 2022We are beyond grateful that you loved the food we prepared. and that you had a wonderful dining experience. Thank you for advocating for us ! Cheers, Angel Cayllahua

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious-sauces were extremely flavorful

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on December 6, 2022Thank you for your review. We are really happy you truly enjoyed our cuisine. Cheers, Angel Cayllahua

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good, little pricey. Champagne variety was good. Very causal and relaxed environment. Server could have been a little more welcoming. Over all, not a bad experience. Would definitely come back.
  12. m

    mp03dk

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good - creative cuisine

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 16, 2022Thank you. We are looking forward to hosting you again. Best Regards,

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service with a unique and delicious menu. We will be back.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 18, 2022Thank you for your review. We look forward to hosting you again.

  14. SP

    SofPic

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    This restaurant is clearly a chef’s passion project as the food was absolutely incredible. However, the service was clearly struggling even though it wasn’t very busy. Wine list was solid - BTG average was $12. Food was great but in my opinion, overpriced for tapas. $17-$25 adds up quickly when your ordering several different plates. The pork belly lettuce cups in particular were pricy and in my opinion way to fatty. I understand that it is indeed pork belly but it was 90% fat. I cant say I’ll be back soon. It’s a new restaurant and probably needs time to work out the kinks.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 18, 2022Hello SofPic thank you for checking us out and for your honest review. We are really happy that you though our food was "absolutely incredible" (your quote) and sorry we missed the mark on the pork belly. Looks like your portion had an uneven ratio. we will talk to our chefs to make sure that is not an issue moving forward. When you are ready to come back. I would like to personally make a reservation for your and send out a pork belly prepared by Chef Angel. email us at info@kanchasr

  15. SO

    StephenO

    Tahoe

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Nearly all dishes the four of us ordered were very good to excellent. A major exception was the artichoke--too tough with no real "meat." They were out of two food items and out of the wine I wanted to order. Our server was seriously overworked, so we had to approach the bar twice where our wine had been poured but not brought to our table. They need to get the staffing right. There is nothing special at all about the decor/furnishings/ambience. The price was quite high so the value was so-so at best.
  16. l

    lotusearth

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely tapas menu anchored with south of the border flavors. We felt that many of the dishes went well together. The prices all seemed very reasonable and their 4-6 happy hours has discounted wines and appetizers! Willi's has some excellent competition now! The menu is seafood oriented so a hearty meat eater might not be satisfied here.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 18, 2022Hello, We love reading reviews like that. We are beyond happy you enjoyed your food and experience and compared us to one of the top restaurants in the northbay wow! thank you we will see you soon :)

  17. m

    mp03dk

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really like the food here. They have a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese flavors.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 18, 2022😊 thank you Angel Cayllahua

  18. T

    Theresa

    Orlando

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great food menu. We shared several items and everything was very tasty!

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 18, 2022😊 thank you. We are so happy you enjoyed your food :) Angel Cayllahua

  19. SH

    SHAYC

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Actually had reservations at another place, came across this places’ menu and changed last minute. Walking in the restaurant first thing is the amazing smell of the food! It was then I knew I made the right decision. Paige took care of us, welcoming us as soon as we came in! Literally everything on the menu is delicious!!!

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 19, 2022Thank you super happy you stumbled upon us and liked your dining experience. We hope to see you soon

  20. N

    Njtrigal

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour menu.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 19, 2022thank you 😊 Angel Cayllahua

  21. TH

    TerryH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    What we would consider on the expensive side for tapas, but very tasty and very good service

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 19, 2022thank you 😊 Angel Cayllahua

  22. m

    mp03dk

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative cuisine and very unique in a row of other eateries close by

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 19, 2022thank you 😊 Angel Cayllahua

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful dining experience. We arrived before our reservation and decided to sit at the bar and take advantage of happy hour with some oysters and champagne. The bartender did such a nice job of suggesting a champagne to accompany the oysters that we decided to eat dinner at the bar. The bartender suggested some dishes for us to try, which were all outstanding, as well as provided a wine pairing for each dish. Not until I did a search of Kancha on my phone did I realize that the bartender was the owner of Kancha. He was so unpretentious, welcoming and gracious. I would recommend this restaurant for its nice environment, outstanding food and service.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 19, 2022thank you 😊 We are really happy you enjoyed your dining experience. I am glad you liked the pairings I prepared for you two. :) Angel Cayllahua

  24. G

    George

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good friendly service. The food consisted of an interesting selection of tapas. The three we had were very tasty.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 19, 2022thank you 😊 Angel Cayllahua

  25. PS

    PerpetualStudent

    Phoenix

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Peruvian food served in a creative tapas style. Everything about our dinner was outstanding and better than many of the Michelin

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on December 6, 2022Thank you !

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Angel, really made a huge difference in making our experience exceptional. He went above and beyond to accommodate our food restrictions and got us green tea where other waiters said they did not have it. He made it happen. The place is nice and the food is a great mix of Peruvian and Mexican food. Highly recommended and ask for Angel.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 19, 2022thank you 😊

  27. OK

    OaklandK

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    What a lovely surprise! Delicious Japanese inspired Peruvian tapas and a nice selection of bubbles. Great pairing, fabulous service!

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on December 6, 2022Thank you ! Angel Cayllahua

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Aletha was our server and she was extremely accommodating with our food allergy requests. Will definitely come back for the service alone.
  29. GU

    GrilledUnicorn

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    I was really excited to try this place. Given the prices I expected much better service. When we arrived they didn’t seem to care that it was our anniversary, we had mentioned it in the booking. I mentioned it at the table too. We asked for water three times over twenty minutes when we first arrived. The oysters were fresh but 50% had shells in them. They came out before the champagne and without a spoon. It took almost 45 minutes to get the champagne. Food was mostly excellent. Small portions, big price. The Mac and cheese was boring and tasted like it was hot but sat in the window for a long time and got cold. They also offered free drinks to three tables near us, but didn’t acknowledge our anniversary at all. I figured someone called out sick so they were understaffed and that’s why the service was bad, but when I stepped outside for a little air three of the waitstaff were standing around outside talking to their friends at a table. Dinner for two with a bottle of champagne was almost $200… would come back for happy hour oysters but don’t come here for special occasions or romance. They’re not up for the challenge in front of house which is a shame because most of the food was excellent. The outside light shines right in the eyes of diners inside too. Needless to say we didn’t stay for dessert.
  30. Y

    Yummmmmm

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and we loved the staff. Great combinations of Peruvian food

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 19, 2022thank you 😊 Angel Cayllahua

  31. SO

    StephenO

    Tahoe

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Server was very good. Knowledgeable and prompt. We ate outdoors so the street traffic was, at times, loud. Prices are a bit high, but we will return.
  32. JM

    JoanM

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paige and Ozzie were welcoming and provided great service. Beautiful venue with delicious Peruvian flair tapas. We will go back!
  33. v

    vickir

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience, owner was on hand, staff was wonderful and the food was amazing. Arrived a few minutes before happy hour ended and was able to take advantage of ordering a few dishes. Everything was amazing, oysters were so fresh, ceviche was the best I've had since Peru and the pork belly lettuce cups were so delish. Highly recommend, we'll be back!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was fantastic. I’ve eaten here twice in a month because the food was that good. Note because it’s a tapas type restaurant the bill may be higher than you expect similar to the price point of willies wine bar. I hope this restaurant does well in Santa Rosa as we can use a place like this.
  35. GD

    GreeneD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, good service. Great choice of sparkling and sake. Plan to come back again.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on October 19, 2022thank you 😊 Angel Cayllahua

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good but very small portions and expensive.
  37. LM

    LorenM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. We made reservations for outside seating but because of my disability the bar stools would be a bit challenging. We were accommodated inside. No problem. Angel and his staff were great. Very friendly, attentive and hospitable. The menu selections were thoroughly explained. Everything we choose was wonderful. Looking forward to coming back again.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on July 22, 2022Thank you :) We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience. We will see you soon!

  38. m

    mp03dk

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We loved the tapas and sangria! I also recommend leaving room for dessert. Great service. We will be back.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on July 17, 2022Thank you ! We will see you soon! Cheers, Angel Cayllahua General Manager

  39. DS

    DinSon

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The freshness of the food and the flavors were very good. We went for happy hour so this was mostly good value. The regular menu is pricey though. Santa Rosa is a town for tourists I know, but also residents and I for one can't go out to places where a glass of wine is $18. I fear the high rents on 4th st force restaurants to set their prices so high. This is an ongoing challenge that sees restaurants open and then close all the time downtown. Good luck to this new place, and maybe they can offer some more affordable options.

    Kancha Champagne Bar & TapasResponded on July 17, 2022Thank you for joining us for happy hour and we are happy to hear that the food was fresh and tasty. We are glad you took a look at our full beverage book, The $18 glass you were referring to is Hands of Time 2018 Sonoma County Pinot Noir by Stag's leap Wine Cellars which has a higher price tag due to it's winery history. However, this is the most expensive red wine by the glass on our menu. Our reds by the glass range from $10 - $18. We hope to see you soon. Cheers, Angel Cayllahua

  40. T

    Terror

    San Francisco

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From Angel’s call in the afternoon to my return call to Paige, the front of the house managed our reservation with style and true hospitality. We are a party with a wheelchair and write the details in our reservation. This is the first restaurant to call us to check in on our wheelchair needs, table height needs, and just to confirm what might be necessary for a great experience. When we arrived, Paige greeted us and sat us at our table - #31 - perfect for our party of 4, one with a wheelchair. Ozzie followed with water and a huge smile. Arriving in time for happy hour, we enjoyed a dozen miyagi oysters with a pineapple mignonette, Classico ceviche, and yuca fries, sparkling wine, and sake - Ozzie delivered all perfectly - taste & presentation were excellent. One of us had never had Yuca fries; she wanted more - and loved the spicy aioli. For our main courses, we enjoyed a quinoa Caprese salad, Limena Causa, very adult mac ‘n cheese with crab - pasta so soft, sauce so creamy, crab like buttah, all with a little kick, a few orders of pork belly lettuce cups - the only dish that really needs a little help - pork belly a bit dry/overcooked, and lomo saltado - beef empanada again served with the spicy aioli - delicious. Service by Paige and Ozzie was impeccable. Angel, the owner approached our table and asked for feedback - what a smile and friendly restauranteur. Great job, everyone!

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Kancha Champagne Bar & Tapas is rated 4.6 stars by 58 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 2 times today
Google Map for Kancha Champagne Bar & Tapas

643 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4405

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Rosa

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Peruvian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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