Chakana

4.7
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28 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Peruvian
Birmingham’s first Peruvian Restaurant located in Moseley. Exciting new project by Michelin Starred Peruvian chef Robert Ortiz.
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CM
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous place! The food was both excellent and interesting and our waitress possibly the best I have ever had. Full marks!

G
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, cocktails and service! We had the set menu for £25 which was good value, definitely want to come back to try some more dishes.

HJ
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really tasty. The service was good too. The waitress explained the menu and gave recommendations for the authentic Peruvian food. She also picked a nice bottle of wine to complement out food.

RG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Chakana is a good idea but it doesn't quite manage to execute all the elements needed to make it a really great restaurant experience. This isn't to say that it's all negative: the starters are fantastic, and you're probably going to find it hard to find anything else like it, certainly in Birmingham.

However, the main courses are seriously lacking - my beef was cold and tough, for example. My partner's food, which although better, still lacked something special. It wasn't anything to write home about.

However, average food I can overlook - what really left a sour taste was the 15% tax added by the restaurant on our bill - of which there was no mention at any point! This made a meal that was already probably a little over priced really poor value for money.

P
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Staff friendly, cheerful and helpful. Food was a tad underwhelming and was just about warm. The fish was nicely cooked but the beef was a bit tasteless and tough. Staff dealt with our comments ( which were not really delivered as a formal complaint) quickly, with interest and promptly deducted a round of drinks from the bill. We were offered dessert, which although not specifically stated, we believe would have been complimentary.
Warm and lively place, perhaps because it's new and a totally different cuisine but just needs a bit more care on the food side.

G
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food - honestly never had food like it before.
Lovely staff who are really good with allergies etc.
Amazing building and atmosphere.
LOVED it!

E
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great and interesting food and drinks. Well described and explained by the server. Great presentation and flavours.

AS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent & unusual menu, including the best tomatoes that I have ever tasted. Good value & attentive service.

L
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful new restaurant in Birmingham. Busy Friday evening made for a nice atmosphere, the dining room and service were relaxed. The food was some of the most Brilliant and exciting I've ever tasted. My sea bream Ceviche was out of this world, sweet sour vibrant and delicious. Would definitely come back. Only mark down was for the lack of full drink menus accompanied with the servers lack of knowledge of non alcohol drinks, but only a small thing, still amazing.

ES
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing three course lunch for £25. Outstanding food, wonderful service and a fabulous experience overall. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic venue- we dined in the vault! I enjoyed a fab cocktail, and then food and service were exceptional!
Highly recommend.

GB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fine dinning, real Peruvian food cooked by a great Peruvian Chef. It brought memories of my times in Peru, the Ceviche , Lomo Saltado, Chicken Causa were all cocked to perfection. And the Pisco Sour was as good as any Pisco Sour in Lima. I will definitely go back soon. Highly recommend it! The very first Peruvian Restaurant in Birmingham.

B
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the lunch menu, really good. We will come back to dinner!

YL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambience. We enjoyed every dish we had, I had ceviche, jalea and chocolate mouse, my friend had scallops, lomo saltado (omg the beef was perfection!) and she also had the chocolate mousse, overall wonderful experience, can’t wait to go back

RK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was different and presented beautifully. I really enjoyed the beef. The staff and service was great.

G
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! Really fresh and full of flavour. I will definitely be back!

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service
Really tasty cuisine

TF
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous new addition to the food scene in Birmingham! Elsie and her team really made the whole experience seamless service and the food was sensational!

PT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Superb service. We will be back. A lot.

c
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really tasty Interesting food. Lovely waitress to explain it all. Would Definitely recommend. We had Friday set price lunch menu. Excellent value.

p
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very stylish restaurant with innovative, unusual and largely delicious food. No coffee or after dinner drinks at the moment which hopefully will be resolved as the restaurant finds its feet. A welcome addition to the Moseley dining scene.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best food I’ve had out in Birmingham. The service was great, the ceviche was wonderful. The chef and server were sensitive to our allergies and made a special dessert that was really delicious. The serving sizes are not small, but also aren’t very large, but you pay for the quality of the food.

DA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service atmosphere
Will be most certainly going back

P
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening , arrived at 7 and left at 11 , food was not rushed service was perfect as was the food . Would totally recommend as a special evening out

CJ
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely evening at Chakanas! Thank you for having us. The beef pachamanca was absolutely stand out and I would eat it again in an instant! The alfajores dessert was delicious, my personal opinion is that it needed some more dulce de leche (the best bit!!) and bit a bit more of ‘something else’ to make it exceptional!
Will gladly recommend to all our friends.
Claire & James xx

VD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and services were great at Chakana. The waitress was very helpful explaining the concept and the Peruvian cuisine to us. The cocktails we had were also very creative and unique in many ways. We went during lunch time which we had a 3-Course set menu that has a great value and many choices for you to choose from. However, we found that the food was a bit hit and miss. Some of the dishes blown us away but some are generic and felt like a typical food you could find elsewhere despite this being a Peruvian restaurant.

Overall, this is still a good restaurant to visit, especially for Peruvian food which is not easy to find around Birmingham.

F
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great drinks, great service all at a great price! Great!

KK
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such delicious flavors and taste! Amazing, accommodating service, chilled ambiance, a proper treat night out!!