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China Chilcano, Washington, DC

China Chilcano

4.7
4.7
3119 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 21 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 3,119 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Innovative

  • District of Columbia

    Innovative

  • District of Columbia

    Hot spot

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  1. j

    jcjc

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite spots and perfect for small groups. Terrific choices to satisfy both vegetarian and non-veg folks. Enjoyed the restaurant week menu and looking forward to trying the lunar new year menu next week. Friendly and timely service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation here and it was great. Our waitress was excellent, the food was amazing and the drinks as well. I would definitely come back.
  3. AL

    AmyLee

    Washington DC

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Finally tried this popular place during restaurant week. Lively atmosphere with friendly bar staff while I waited for my friend to join. We were promptly seated when ready and served water. The waiter was able to explain details of the menu options, but was rude and impatient with our questions. The four-course menu week menu provided fantastic options. I started with the fried dumplings, then had a raw salmon plate. Both were great. The flavorful sauces were the best I've had. The salmon was extremely high quality. I ended with the popular chicken stew and banana dessert. The chicken (thigh) stew was delicious and more than I could eat. Items were served with many of the ingredients separated, which I liked. Then I'd mix them together for the perfect combination of flavorful bites! The next time I go back (and I will) I will choose a salmon/tuna option. Everything was fresh and beautifully served! Jose' Andres has done it again!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience dining with a group
  5. AS

    ArpanS

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was a treat. The dishes came out fairly quickly and the dining experience was streamlined.
  6. C

    Chilanga

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Whatever was happening in the area created a huge backup...there were probably close to 20 people in front of hostess stand - all of us with reservations and most parties waiting at least 30 minutes past our reserved time slots. Fortunately the staff did everything they could and were very courteous under enormous pressure. A free drink would have been nice. When we were finally seated, our waiter was great - a sweetie and the team was very fast with the food! And food, as usual, was excellent.
  7. KS

    KS26

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was excellent: friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive without being intrusive. The food was very good. I thought the ají de gallina and ceviche clasico were excellent, the tam tam pretty good and and the sánguche de chancho were just so-so. I was a little disappointed with the signature Chilcano cocktail, which I think needed more lime and more ginger-y flavor. Maybe next time I'll add some ginger Macerado.
  8. j

    jseelke

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Once again China Chilcano hit it out of the park - particularly their happy hour - really great price and really good food!
  9. l

    luisf

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was great, the service left much to be desired. The lady that was our waitress/server had a bad attitude and was not very pleasant.
  11. FE

    FelipeE

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This has been my favorite spot since it opened with its amazing happy hour menu. I know Dc as a whole has moved away from that. But this place still has some amazing flavors to their food. You have to try one of their amazing deserts it will make you want to come back and try them all.
  12. GL

    GLADH

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the dishes are fabulous- ceviches to desserts. A super good dinner and experience very reasonably priced
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The portions are slightly small if you are really hungry.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We came here for the first time to try food from my country Peru. We decided to make it a dinner to celebrate my friends birthday. We were seated near the window, which was nice, but we didn’t feel that we could see the rest of the restaurant where we were seated, we noticed closer to the bathrooms was a larger room with more Crowd and activity going on which to us was more appealing. Our waitress/server was pretty good for the most part, but her personality came off very dry, and unfriendly to what we are not use to, especially for our first time visit here at Chino Chilcano. One of our first questions was if we ever visited this restaurant so it surprised me her overall service and manner wit us. When our food arrived, another waiter brought our food, but made a mistake with the wrong plate. Towards the end of the restaurant hours, a huge crowd of servers/waiters decided to stand by us and talk like there was no guests around or like if they were in the back/private part of the restaurant. I think part of their conversation was talking about their issues at the restaurant. We thought it was very unprofessional to do that, and on top of that, the lights were turned off in the room we were seated. When we finally paid and left the table, we noticed walking towards the bathroom that that whole section /seating room near bathroom was still lit up, and no one was rushing them. We hope this doesn’t happen again, and on top of that, I expected (with the note, I added to this app) to have a complimentary dessert for my friend for her *birthday* which was not given to her . For my first visit, I was a little disappointed, but the food and drink was delicious.
  15. RG

    RachelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    China Chilcano always hits a home run, on all occasions, whether spending time with friends, family or a loved one. Highly recommend the pisco sours, civeche, wontons, & lomo soltado 👌
  16. S

    Stephen

    Washington DC

    172 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    172 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    China Chilcano is very good, both for the food and the service. It is noisy, however, and expensive for what you get. That said, both my son and I enjoyed the food and the pisco sours.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was wonderful
  18. AN

    AndrewN

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Peruvian fusion cuisine in relaxed atmosphere
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and interesting ambiance.
  20. r

    rbc22

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! Food is top notch.
  21. KI

    KateI

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful. A unique blend of flavors that I never would have thought to put together at home, and tasted amazing!
  22. S

    Sandi

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service. We will be back
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was super.
  24. K

    Kushka

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely evening and service was excellent!
  25. s

    snowy

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    took friends to try something new, all of them were amazed by the fusion and taste. had a great time.
  26. G

    Giancarlo

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was one of the best restaurants I have ever gone too. Food was amazing, and I am a native Peruvian. Little twist here and there but overall amazing. Service was very good, restaurant was beautiful and conveniently located close to the theater we were going to that night. 5 stars. Pricy, but worth it.
  27. AN

    AndrewN

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fusion of cuisines with a great Pisco Sour - more than a pleasant surprise!
  28. KD

    KeriD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here was absolutely delicious! They have a very unique menu, but don't be scared to try something out of your comfort zone, because everything tastes amazing! Friendly waitstaff, nice decor & ambiance, and prices weren't too bad compared to other restaurants in DC! We also had pisco sours that were as good as when we went to Peru! Would absolutely visit again & recommend to friends!
  29. SC

    StefanoC

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    good quality of food, interesting cousines fusion, nice ambience and overall very good quality for the price been charged, recommended
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. SS

    SusanS

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visit this restaurant whenever I am in DC. The food is creative and delicious.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. B

    Bruno

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

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

    cgettinger

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food.
  38. A

    Anilk

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Very good food. Server not very pleasant and helpful.
  39. 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!
  40. 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.

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 3119 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 21 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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