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China Chilcano, Washington, DC

China Chilcano

4.7
4.7
3090 Reviews
$31 to $50
Peruvian
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. To reserve an outdoor table, visit chinachilcanodc.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Chinese, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 783-0941

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    José Andrés; Head Chef Will Fung

  • Catering

    Catering on a whole new level; José Andrés Catering elevates catering and event planning to new heights in the Washington, DC area and beyond. Now you can experience the inspired creations of celebrated chef José Andrés at your own party or venue. Visit us for more information at www.joseandrescatering.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Searching for an event venue unlike any other? let the team at china chilcano create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. We offer several vivid spaces, suitable for groups of varying sizes looking for a truly unique party.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (202) 810-8286

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    Between E St. NW & D St. NW

  • Parking details

    There are numerous public lots in the vicinity, as well as metered street parking at some hours.

  • Public transit

    Nearby metro stops include Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter (green/yellow), and Gallery Place/Chinatown (red/green/yellow)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,090 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    Innovative

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  1. SC

    StefanoC

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    good quality of food, interesting cousines fusion, nice ambience and overall very good quality for the price been charged, recommended
  2. L

    Leon

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We arrived 12 min late and they had given away our reservation.
  3. KR

    KamR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will keep coming back here. I love everything about it so much.
  4. SS

    SusanS

    Raleigh

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visit this restaurant whenever I am in DC. The food is creative and delicious.
  5. M

    Micheleh

    Washington DC

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    After taste on sauces can leave you with an unsatisfying finish. The chocolate cake dessert is good, but paired with passion fruit ice cream is unexpected, but does not pair well.
  6. KC

    KerriC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food. super service and a nice time to visit.
  7. r

    ruthiet

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ordered mainly from the Pisco Hour menu. The shu mai was the star this visit. We also enjoyed the big eye tuna sashimi and the Chilcano
  8. B

    Bruno

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with wonderful service equals delightful diner!
  9. c

    cgettinger

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food.
  10. A

    Anilk

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Very good food. Server not very pleasant and helpful.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service and food. Love any Jose Andreas restaurant!
  12. DG

    DaytonGal

    Munich

    185 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    185 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were excellent. The prices were very fair. The place looked tired, almost dirty. Maybe that's an authentic look? The chairs were very uncomfortable, especially if you sat back in them. But, the food was delicious, no matter what.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service and ambiance. Our server Angel was incredibly knowledgeable about the food and should be commended for excellent service and helping us have a lovely night out.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had eaten at CC before and loved it. This time we were seated under yellow neon ceiling art that turned all our food a sickly yellow green hue. It really detracted from the experience. The service was good, but the food lack the usual punch that made it so distinctive.
  15. KI

    KateInDC

    Washington DC

    210 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    210 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our first visit, and the staff was great with guiding us through the menu, suggesting shareables and describing dishes. Cheerful, helpful and much appreciated. We had a fun time, enjoyed some delicious treats and left full!
  16. JT

    JanTrish

    New York Area

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated near the open kitchen was an inside photo of dedication and passion. Presentation and knowledgeable staff went hand in hand to navigate dishes for sharing and those for solo delight.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The tasting menu and drinks were excellent!
  18. R

    Romee

    Cleveland

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUTSTANDING brunch at China Chilcano! We shared many, many dishes, all excellent and flavorful, within our large group. The ceviche, in particular, was among the best we had tasted, and the shrimp chili wontons were so flavorful with a good kick. GREAT service, attentive wait staff, such a delightful meal! We all hope to come again soon...
  19. RC

    RobertC

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Superberb dining experience! We got the tasting menu for 2 which was 7 courses. Every plate was better than the next. We never had Peruvian food so wanted to give it a go and we couldn't be more pleased.
  20. s

    spatzdo

    Washington DC

    159 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great good It was pretty busy but the service could have been a bit better Creative drinks Great for foodies
  21. K

    Kimberlyclaire111

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The experience was nice. We ordered the chef’s experience. It was delicious but a lot of repetitive shrimp and pork dishes.
  22. JA

    JonA

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You all did a splendid job hosting me and my friend. It was her first time at China Chilcano and you all made sure she enjoyed everything from start to finish. Thank you for making it a special night for her. Well done!
  23. SX

    ScipioX

    New England

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always superb food and service!
  24. SM

    SandiM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and friendly service. Always a special treat to eat at China Chilcano!
  25. ES

    ElyseS

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jose Andres never disappoints and this is no exception! Delicious!
  26. TD

    TatD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Wonderful service! Definitely will come back again.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Birthday celebration dinner
  28. DA

    DARR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service. Never disappoints! Food is so fresh and packed with flavor!
  29. MG

    MichaelG

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. I introduced the restaurant to some friends and everyone was pleased.
  30. TP

    ThePope

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really loved the fusion of Peruvian and Chinese! Very creative yet accessible good. Nice ambiance—casual but trendy. Something for everyone, even our picky kids loved it.
  31. A

    Aaaa

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Disappointed with my experience. I had specifically requested that they bring out a dessert with a candle as we were celebrating a birthday and this was never brought out. Service was very average. Our server came once to take our order and then left us without silverware which we had to request. She then proceeded to never come back so we had to keep calling out to her when we wanted to order more food and when we wanted to order drinks again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    The service is the worst I’ve experienced in DC. It’s a pity that the food is really good but is overshadowed by the awful service.
  33. TR

    TonyRomano

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great flavours, Canadian spelling :) Not too busy so service was fast. Japanese gin martini excellent. Pricey. Host stored my bag as I came directly from a flight, nice
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another Jose Andres restaurant that my family and I love. We loved everything we ate and drank. The service was great, beautiful restaurant. Looking forward to going back soon.
  35. DE

    DeanaE

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my first time at China Chilcano and did not disappoint! Our server was so wonderful! He offered great insights into drinks and food, so much so that decided to let him just choose our final dish for us. The Pisco hour is a great value for well-concocted Pisco Sours. The Dancing Yucca are amazing!
  36. p

    perla

    Atlanta

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Cant go wrong with jose andres food❤️
  37. SS

    SoySarah

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Enjoyed being able to sit outside as inside the restaurant is very noisy- worth the wait!
  38. AG

    AG1of3

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I returned to China Chilcano after being away from DC for 18 months. Alan and his team made me feel like I had never left. I met Will, the head chef, was taken care of by Hector and the rest of the staff including many new to me faces. The food was spectacular and the positive vibe strong. It remains my favorite of all of the local Think Food Group restaurants. I can't wait until my next DC visit.
  39. E

    Eduardo

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This is such an interesting dining experience. We always love the creativity and diversity of the menu!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal- perfect combo of all my favorite flavors abd some new ones!

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

China Chilcano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 783-0941.

China Chilcano is rated 4.7 stars by 3090 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 25 times today
Google Map for China Chilcano

418 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between E St. NW & D St. NW

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Chinese, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are numerous public lots in the vicinity, as well as metered street parking at some hours.

  • Public transit

    Nearby metro stops include Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter (green/yellow), and Gallery Place/Chinatown (red/green/yellow)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    José Andrés; Head Chef Will Fung

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 783-0941

  • Catering

    Catering on a whole new level; José Andrés Catering elevates catering and event planning to new heights in the Washington, DC area and beyond. Now you can experience the inspired creations of celebrated chef José Andrés at your own party or venue. Visit us for more information at www.joseandrescatering.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Searching for an event venue unlike any other? let the team at china chilcano create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. We offer several vivid spaces, suitable for groups of varying sizes looking for a truly unique party.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (202) 810-8286

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