China Chilcano

4.6
2454 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Peruvian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.5

Jose Andres’ new place isn’t quite up to the level of his other spots, but it’s a fun time for Peruvian, Japanese, and Chinese fusion.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
What 2454 People Are Saying
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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Restaurant Week

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't imagine spending Restaurant Week in DC anywhere else. Spent the weekend in DC and so happy it coincided with restaurant week. Portion size was very generous and as always, the presentation was perfect. Staff was attentive as ever. And oh those Pisco Sours ! ! I support Chef Andres whenever I'm in town.

HB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some friends and I went here for restaurant week and loved it! The food was fantastic and the macerados were amazing. Our waitress was helpful and attentive and they took the time to explain what was in each dish. Fabulous experience, can't wait to return!

b
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly service. Unique and interesting dishes, all delicious.

PP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this place. Creative menu and decor. Very laid back and easy going.... a good place to have a conversation with friends while dining.

JU
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch meal - the $55 tasting menu is a great value.

e
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I left China Chilcano feeling just fine. Nothing really hit it out of the park, or was very memorable. I was much more impressed with Oyamel.

AM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing. I am a vegetarian and had enough options, which I appreciated. The service was surprisingly slow, and the place busy this noisy. Other than that, great experience!

K
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate a friend’s birthday during Restaurant Week and the meal was excellent. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. The service was great. Will definitely go back.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant week menu!

AF
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for restaurant week and the food was unique and delicious! I would definitely go back to try items on the regular menu.

R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Pisco Sours north of Lima. The food was great. Went for Restaurant week, will try ordering off the menu next time.

HL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious and tasty! Service was a little slow due to restaurant week but it was worth the wait. I had a good time. Definitely worth going.

FF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurants—unique cuisine, fun drinks, great service and ambiance. Really fun date night with another couple. Just wouldn’t go there seeking quiet but we weren’t.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still a favorite of mine. Took my daughter for her first time and she loved it as well

JP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant week menu is wonderful, a real foodie adventure.

J
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Interesting and delicious. Great vibe. Attentive, helpful service.

JC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Lots to explore on the menu. We will definitely be back to continue the adventure.

LT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have eaten there a couple of times since my office is a block away. This was not my first choice of restaurant, but my friends wanted to try a Peruvian (fusion) restaurant new to them and they chose this one. After lunch, we all agreed that "it is just ok". I ate the locro with shrimp and I liked it but nothing we ate gave us the "wow!" factor.

j
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks and service was amazing. Would highly recommend!!

N
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I were vacationing in Washington DC and China Chilcano was highly recommended to us by a good friend. We had some amazing food and the service was excellent. My sister-in-law is Chinese but grew up in Peru. She recommended several dishes. The loma saltado was excellent and very tasty. The two desserts that were recommended by the server were especially good. So glad that we were able to eat here!

m
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Thank you so much for that lovely lunch

t
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, excellent staff, cool decor- I would eat here everyday.

S
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance were fantastic. They also have amazing pisco cocktails.

FD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

we enjoyed cocktails and a relaxed dinner for two. the place was very busy, so the service was a bit slow. overall a great night out.

y
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place...cool vibe and decor.
Food was great. Awesome experience overall.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a group dinner here for a friend's birthday and we all got the $55 tasting menu. Dishes were delicious and the service was on point. Great for a group and and recommend it for bringing out of town friends/family.

BD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and serve with a great atmosphere. Ever dish we had was fantastic. Note that it is quite noisy.

JD
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the $55 per person tasting menu and we were delighted with (almost) every dish. There were many courses - much more than we should have eaten, but it was too good! And the leftovers were great the next day. Highly recommended as a tour of Peruvian cuisine - as good as any we have had during our multiple trips to Peru.

T
Washington DC
130 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food, as usual for a Jose Andres restaurant, was very good. Service was very good in terms of waiter's knowledge and pleasantness, but one dish (shisito peppers) arrived quite late in our meal -- less like a side dish than a green and savory dessert. The noise level was much louder than I remembered, way too loud for easy conversation between just the two of us. But I'd go back -- maybe on a quieter day like a Monday.

TB
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I went to China Chilcano on a friday night for a date, and the restaurant was packed. The food was delicious, the service was only ok, but I'm gonna chalk it up to the amount of people in the restaurant causing the staff to be a little forgetful and slow. I'd highly recommend China Chilcano to anyone interested in going.

T
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This food is DELICIOUS. I took my mom here for her birthday. If you've never been, do the tasting menu and get a little bit of everything. The must haves are definitely the soup dumplings, classic ceviche, and the yucca fries. I would go back every day if I could.

b
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful and unusual foods! An amazing culinary experience! Another great Andres restaurant!

CH
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is fantastic! Make sure you order their special Peruvian chicken dish and try some of the innovative dim sum. We ordered far more than we planned because we couldn't get enough of their fabulous flavor combinations! Genius!

G
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

China Chilicano is solid. It's not Jose Andres' best restaurant by far, but the cuisine is creative and the prices are fair. I had the tuna sashimi bowl, which I think is pretty new, and I really enjoyed it. It's a good place for lunch in the Penn Quarter area.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service for an office outing. The lunch jn an hour menu offered the entire group tasty options. Im coming back with the hubby!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Started out horrible...bad service from one of the managers and waitress. I’ll spare you the details, but I finally got to speak to the GM after asking for him for three times, Mario Bernal, who turned the entire experience around and provided excellent service himself after the issues we had with the rest of his staff.

ML
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Every bite was great. Cocktails were solid too.

LP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, flavorful ceviche. This was my second experience here and both times have been excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and fantastic decor. All the servers were amazing and were very helpful with the menu when I discussed concerns over food allergies. The lamb potstickers are amazing! Will definitely be back.

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