Chakana

4.9
503 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.

Experiences

  • Peruvian Experience Tasting Menu

    £60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Peruvian Experience 6 Course Tasting Menu - £60 Per Person - MENU - - PERUVIAN QUINOA CORN BREAD - TUNA QUINOA NIGIRI - SEA BASS CEVICHE - HAND-DIVED ORKNEY SCALLOP TIRADITO - ASPARAGUS CAUSA - PISCO POACHED RED MULLET - 24 HOUR CONFIT SUCKLING PIG - 75% AMAZONIAN CHOCOLATE DOMM - GOLOSINAS (PERUVIAN PETIT FOURS) Vegan / Vegetarian / Pescatarian Options Available on Request
  • Chakana Christmas Menu

    £45.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2021

    Abre Boca STARTERS -CITRUS CURED SALMON,Beetroot Tigers Milk,Puffed Barley -HONEYDEW MELON, Pisco Poached Prawns,Yellow Chilli Espuma -BABY ARTICHOKE SALAD, Beetroot Rocoto Sauce, Edamame Beans -SEARED DUCK TIRADITO, Spiced Bread Crumble, Duck Liver Parfait MAINS -SLOW COOKED SUCKLING PIG, Eucalyptus, Rosemary & Thyme Potato tart -SPICY POACHED MACKAREL,Yellow Potatoes,Quinoa Salad -ROASTED LAMB RACK,Andean Potatoes,Lavender Honey, Organic Yoghurt -CHILLI SIN CARNE,Avocado &Parsley Sauce. DESSERTS -CARAMELIZED BANANA TART, Ice-cream, Macca Root Syrup. -LIMON DEL CIELO, Pisco poached physalis,Lime & Lemon curd,Merengue -VEGAN CHOCOLATE MOUSSE,Miso Caramel - SLOW BAKED PINEAPPLE TIRADITO,Pink Pepper Corn, Sweet Seaweed, Ice cream
  • Chakana Christmas Lunchtime Menu

    £35.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2021

    Abre Boca STARTERS -CITRUS CURED SALMON,Beetroot Tigers Milk,Puffed Barley -HONEYDEW MELON, Pisco Poached Prawns,Yellow Chilli Espuma -BABY ARTICHOKE SALAD, Beetroot Rocoto Sauce, Edamame Beans -SEARED DUCK TIRADITO, Spiced Bread Crumble, Duck Liver Parfait MAINS -SLOW COOKED SUCKLING PIG, Eucalyptus, Rosemary & Thyme Potato tart -SPICY POACHED MACKAREL,Yellow Potatoes,Quinoa Salad -ROASTED LAMB RACK,Andean Potatoes,Lavender Honey, Organic Yoghurt -CHILLI SIN CARNE,Avocado &Parsley Sauce. DESSERTS -CARAMELIZED BANANA TART, Ice-cream, Macca Root Syrup. -LIMON DEL CIELO, Pisco poached physalis,Lime & Lemon curd,Merengue -VEGAN CHOCOLATE MOUSSE,Miso Caramel - SLOW BAKED PINEAPPLE TIRADITO,Pink Pepper Corn, Sweet Seaweed, Ice cream

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 503 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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MalaS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be recommending this place to all my family and friends! The starters and mains were amazing. Lots of sensational flavours and everything was plated beautifully with lots of bright colours! Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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Caro
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place; interesting ingredients; beautiful presentation; delicious

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BenjiW
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Tricia was awesome. We eat from the tasting menu which was superb value and full of flavours! Pisco cocktails were really good too!

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SallyC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible meal and outstanding service. Loved it, will definitely be returning.

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anapg
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time in Chakana, food was delicious and staff súper friendly, thank you!!

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DavidC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal exceeded expectations... Michelin star quality with a friendly informal atmosphere. I'd definitely recommend to anyone that appreciates food and I'll certainly be going back for more.

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SueT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service and atmosphere- one of our favourite restaurants!

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EmmaP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks, vibrant atmosphere. Great experience, will definitely be returning soon!

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SuzyG
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great unusual food, all very tasty and portion size plentiful.

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ildar
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality cuisine affordable for everybody. Extremely attentive staff and really affable environment with really give a great relax dinning experience.

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StephE
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Fantastic service, interesting food, I would definitely return to try the a la carte menu. Accommodated my dietary needs without hesitation! All in all a great, albeit different dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service

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GillT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, great food & service, very accommodating & would highly recommend.

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IanS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

An exceptional experience at Chakana with their 2-year birthday tasting menu! The food and service was outstanding.

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SarahD
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Surprisingly very accommodating of families as we had our baby with us for an early dinner. Really enjoyed the variety of the tasting menu, everything was very good, the scallop and lamb dishes were outstanding. Also tried several cocktails which were great Peruvian twists on the classics. We had a great night there and will happily be back soon.

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JaneH
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and brilliant vegetarian options too!

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Chuckster
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for Sunday lunch. The colours and flavours were good, however it did feel like a dumbed-down experience, with the very limited menu underlying a simplified approach to make the Sunday service less taxing on the kitchen. The mixed ceviche was good, but the fish was more like off cuts with variable quality. I'd love to try the full a la carte, but Sunday lunch not the best introduction to Chakana I'd say.

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Brum
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the atmosphere so the noise-level was perfect; just right.
the food is always amazing and loved it again this time!
the service is top notch.
come to enjoy the food and return because you loved it all so much!

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RuthW
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I'm sorry to write this, as we were hoping for an interesting food experience. The place itself was fine, albeit not really reflecting anything South American in feel, which would have been nice.
The food itself was definitely a disappointment - especially at the prices being charged, and considering it is a small menu. The tuna in the ceviche was not great quality, and cut wrongly so it was a bit sinewy. If there was half a scallop in the scallop Tiradito I'd be surprised - scallop shavings was more like it. The rocoto leche de tigre sauce was good though, albeit a bit vivid in colouring - nice and spicy. The major disappointment (especially as it was the main reason we'd gone there in the first place!) was the Suckling Pig. It was a square of something indeterminate that looked like it had been tray baked, cut into squares and then microwaved. There was a thin layer of something crunchyish on the top, and the veg on the bottom weren't very warm. Definitely not like any suckling pig I've had before - even if it was confit!
On the plus side, the staff were all helpful and friendly, the Pisco Sour was very good and the chocolate mousse was a bit of a saving grace.
Going forward, I'd say that if you have a short menu, make it the best possible quality - fresh and vibrant starters and full on, specialist mains.

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MartinS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 3rd time we've been here & it gets better each time , food was amazing staff were friendly , helpful & informative on the dishes , also noticed a bigger varied choice on vegetarian meals , overall 5 stars & we leave it too long for our next visit

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zbet
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food, excellent pisco Sour and great service. I would add a small kids menu as they didn’t have one. The desserts were to die for. I would’ve liked to listen to some Peruvian chilled musco perhaps. All in all, 100% recommended

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TerriK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never eaten Peruvian food before, I will recommend it to my friends through ❤️

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DominiqueM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was as delicious as it was beautiful!

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Denise
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food so beautifully presented. Service excellent as ever as were the Pisco Sours! Highly recommended.

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NicolaRioja
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really helpful staff, nice chilled atmosphere

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DenisM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regular visitors here now. As usual, tremendous food and exceptional service. Only small criticism is that the beer is no longer as cold as it was.

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Corinne
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything exceeded out expectations! The food was beautifully presented and tasted even better. The cocktails were unique and delicious and the service was excellent! We will definitely be back when we're in Birmingham again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Chakana to celebrate my stepdads 70th Bday. The restaurant is beautifully modern. Food was yummy and good value (Sunday £30 set meal). Main course was ok (I had beef stir fry). Starters and desserts were amazing! Drinks were delicious. A little on the pricey side.

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PaulC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had the tasting menu. Unusual interesting and delicious and considering the chef has a Michelin star, not bad value. The spicy cocktails were fab

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Daniel
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was delicious. The staff and service were excellent. Highly recommend!

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LornaR
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, sensitive, knowledgable staff and beautiful food combinations.
A really lovely experience all round.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have lived for many years in Latin America before, Chakana is a place where you can experience real peruvian tastes. Well done guys

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EdwardL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food and great service. Would go again.

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Shirley
Malaysia
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely presented and delicious tasting menu. For sure, we will come again.

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RebeccaD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ridiculously good food and amazing service, what more do you need?

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NewGourmand
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Slightly belated birthday lunch with my parents. I had been to several Peruvian restaurants in London and was excited to try a venue closer to home. Styling of restaurant was great, and service was great. Starters were of a good size and tasty, the scallops were beautiful to look at.
My choice of main, squid and prawns was a little dissapointing as I found the crispy squid pieces to be overwhelmingly salty - overpowering the rest of the dish.

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TaeyaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal! We did the tasting menu for 30th birthday celebrations and it was unbelievably delicious, plus the service was excellent. Highly recommend

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Rachel
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at Chakana! The food is incredible and the staff are so friendly, informative, and welcoming. We'll definitely be back!

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IanFlatt
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tasting menu, beautiful food, great ambience. Really want to visit Peru now!

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RichardB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best standard of food I've had outside of London, great knowledgeable staff, tasting menu is a must.

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 503 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.