Chakana

4.9
333 reviews
£26 to £40
Peruvian
Birmingham’s first Peruvian Restaurant and Bar located in Moseley. Exciting new project by Michelin Starred Peruvian chef Robert Ortiz.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 333 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NicoleE
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, people must visit and support this restaurant

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AndrewF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had Peruvian before. The waitress explained everything. Beef tartare was the best starter. Suckling pig was delicious.

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PadB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, excellent service. Very knowledgeable staff.

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JanH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short notice booking due to lockdown. The service and food were exceptional.
The ceviche, beef pachamanca and lomo soltado superb.

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Gunner
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our first visit won’t be our last. The most friendly and helpful service. Lovely food

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vipJustinV
Birmingham
67 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Peruvian food in the heart of Mosley, friendly service and some delicious cocktails

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Mikey
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, food is really fresh and tasty. Go!

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Cate
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not much food just lots of sauce
Disappointing really.

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CnZek
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, great food, excellent service, definitely recommend

JM
JonathanM
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food. Quality service. And with the early bird price for three courses good value.

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MarekB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Never tried Peruvian food before, our server explained the menu to us brilliantly, making great recommendations. Overall great experience and we will definitely be back!

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KrishanM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding, cant wait to go again with my family

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lally
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for Sunday lunch with a twist & really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, not too loud but not too quiet either. Food was great & good value - so nice to get away from the 'standards' - and the service was impeccable but also informal & friendly.

A treat which lifted our spirits (or maybe that was the delicious pisco sours?) but didn't cost us an arm & a leg!

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Hotshot
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit to Chakana - great quality, different food. Service was very professional. Higher end restaurant. Good Covid spacing of tables. We can't wait to return.

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SafinaH
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as was the service. Would not hesitate to recommend this place!

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GuyL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started great, polite staff, great ambience..
Then the food came, delicious!

Could not fault it and great value!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a bit worried about the menu through lack of knowledge when I booked, but thought I’d trust the reviews and risk it, thank god I did.
Thanks to our waiter Ben, with his knowledge and enthusiasm we were put at ease and I really struggled to choose from 3 or 4 of the mains, Ben recommended the duck and it was a great choice, but apparently my husbands choice of the suckling pig was not to be beaten, you could feel and hear the appreciation of the food all around the room.
Our starters were also exquisite and bursting with so many flavours.
I had the chocolate mousse for dessert, which was to die for.
The Malbec was also gorgeous and so were the coffees.
An exceptional meal all round and we have recommended it to all the foodies we know, we’ll be back soon!

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GraceL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Chakana was so delicious we went on two consecutive weekends. The atmosphere is excellent and the service outstanding.

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Mrschicken67
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always and excellent service. We shall be back.

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SimonW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food - we had the early bird menu which was exceptional value.

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GavinF
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, environment and general feel of the restaurant were all great, even given the covid restrictions in place.

The menu is really exciting, and the staff know it well enough to guide you through things comfortably. The Tuna Ceviche starter was amazing!!

I wasn't very impressed with my dessert, but the team were eager to know why and offered a replacement in the form of the interesting beer they have which I'd been asking about. So they dealt with everything really well.

We will definitely be hoping to return soon, and would highly recommend it to others

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Delicious food 10/10!

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Gemzyb2020
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it and will be back! Fab food and drink!

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LauraM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I've been twice and this past time was even better! The food (especially the starters!) were outstanding and the service absolutely top notch. The only slight annoyance was that we were seated next to the bar and. there were a lot of drinks that required a blender. Apart from that though, it was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and some nice not-run-of-the-mill cocktails.

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judith
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening .... delicious food, exciting flavours, best pisco sours and charming service.

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Alifia
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hosts are very friendly and helpful with the menu and really enjoyed the food. Will definitely visit again

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Spencer
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. A little disappointed that my quail’s egg was just a regular egg. I think they hoped I wouldn’t notice. Apart from that everything else was great! Definitely recommend.

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AlessandraReyes
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. The food was incredible as usual and really friendly and relaxed staff. We had a lovely time!

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HarleyW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Tried their new Sunday lunch menu which was great ! The roast beef , lovely and pink in the middle was delightful and the pork belly moist and delicious. I found their version of the "yorkshire" pud not to my taste , but that`s just me. One hiccup was that we had ordered the Cauliflower cheese which they apparently forgot to add to our order and subsequently arrived when we were most of the way through our main !! That said it was delicious once it arrived. To their credit they deducted from the bill at the end which was good.

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EstelleP
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday lunch with a Peru twist. Really good value and drinks as well.

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Ammanda
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere, perfect for Sunday lunch. Food and service excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Class place. Chap knowledgable about the food and explain where we needed. Food was distinct and very enjoyable

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TaraM
Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is special! What delicious food - expertly explained to my husband and me (complete novices in Peruvian cuisine). I would love to tell you what I ate but I honestly can't remember what any of it was called! All I know is it was ALL wonderful.

Very down-to-earth and somehow also very exotic - we really loved it. We were here for my husband's birthday and they made a real fuss of him. Great atmosphere - if you are looking for something different I would certainly recommend this place.

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ALF0308
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, coupled with friendly, not over the top service. Will definitely be visiting Chakana again in the near future.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab time - looking 4ward to ur next meal

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LauraB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday meal at the early sitting. Good value with the Early Bird menu. Food beautifully presented and very tasty. One dessert was unavailable and the waiter and chef were kind enough to produce something similar.

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michelleg
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing food, set menu is really good, a little pricey but tasty

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HelenM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous place in the heart of Brum. Superb food, well informed and friendly staff and a wonderful experience.
Good value for money for a lovely evening - I await a Michelin star shooting it's way to Chakana and the well deserving team :)

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AndyH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My first time here and what an enjoyable evening it was. COVID sercurity is taken very seriously and you will feel confident and safe here!

The dining room is warm and stylish. The music/ambient noise is not a problem. The decor is colourful without being over the top. Service is fabulous and the staff do a great job. We were seated near the door, which in bad weather can always be a bit risky but not here. Evrything was very comfortable.

The menu is not a long menu which is a good thing in my view. It is divided into two sections, small plates/starters and mains. The starters are all cold and include a lot of escabeche dishes — a sea bream escabeche was citrusy and sharp and everything you want here. A scallop and cocunet dish was also very good.

On a cold and wet night we both went for meat mains. The menu is divided into three fish mains, three meat dishes and three vegetable dishes — we ate a pork main and a beef main. Vegetarians will be fine but vegans should check — there is the use here of a lotof tiger milk, which is a maridade/sauce comprised of fish stock and aromatics.

The food is delicious and somewhat different (nice in this ever bland world of Med Cooking). Chili and citrus are the oprevailing themes (which my favourite combination) and the food is very puchy. The chili is prominent if no blow your head off hot but if you have a companion that doesn't like it this might not be hte place for you. But I guess most Brummies will love the heat combinations!

The cocktails are good and the small wine list seems to have been put together by somebody who knows what they are doing. We had a bottle of Spanish Moscatell a red which was stunning (apparentlyit was new on the list and we were the first people to order it).

This is what you want in a neighbourhood restaurant. It is similarly priced to other decnet offerings nearby but does give something a little different. It felt like a very good evening out.

FAQs

Chakana does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Chakana also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0121 448 9880.

Chakana is rated 4.9 stars by 333 OpenTable diners.

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 bookings at the moment.