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China Chilcano, Washington, DC

China Chilcano

4.7
4.7
3067 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 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 3,067 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Fit for Foodies

  • District of Columbia

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. ES

    ElyseS

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    TatD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Birthday celebration dinner
  4. DA

    DARR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    MichaelG

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. I introduced the restaurant to some friends and everyone was pleased.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. DE

    DeanaE

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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!
  12. p

    perla

    Atlanta

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Cant go wrong with jose andres food❤️
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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!
  17. e

    epicureanexchanges

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had an excellent server and the manager found us a great spot outside on a beautiful night. We loved the dorado dim sum and the ceviche was outstanding. The only disappointing dish was the fried rice with pork belly lauded as a “must have” was bland at best. Will still go back and try some other dishes and drinks.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Very salted. Nothing amazing, regular Chinese food.
  19. m

    msmdc

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We loved the food and service was great. The only issue we had was that the AC was not working in one of the sections of the restaurant and it was extremely hot. I asked for a table outside and was told that there wasn’t any available although many were empty. The booths are lovely but not when it is steamy and hot inside. The food was outstanding, ceviches were really amazing
  20. P

    Peter

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for Restaurant Week lunch. Geat menu with tasty sharing mezze plates including hummus, falafal, eggplant, watermelon salad. Good selection of wines by glass and bottle. Excellent service from Josue.
  21. M

    Mojo

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  22. MB

    MarkB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is among the famous restaurants in DC. The drinks were terrific the food was outstanding and I will definitely come back again and again
  23. GS

    GeorgeS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great quinoa
  24. J

    John

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Fantastic food. Good service. In the heart of DC!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time here. The staff is all incredibly friendly and professional. The food was delicious and i also got to try new things I hadn’t had from their menu before. 10/10 recommend.
  26. F

    Fadia

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food and drinks were great! The only down side was the server, he wasn’t friendly at all and seemed bothered to be serving us.
  27. H

    Hello

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We had high expectations but unfortunately the food was tasteless and the rice was terribly undercooked.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite! Excellent service, excellent food!
  29. B

    Brian

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience2
    Overly salted dish Chocolon was not a good taste. Drink menu was great. Hamachi ceviche/crudo was great
  30. PM

    PhilipM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere as usual. Love it here!!!
  31. ST

    SuzanneT

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Service was not that great - plates piling up on table; asked the food runner to take a plate and it was like I asked for an organ transplant - not cool. Like where were we supposed to put the finished plates? On the floor under the table? Waiter was nonexistent- took our order then disappeared- so frustrating to get more drinks. I used to love CC and this was my first time back since the pandemic shut everything down. Very disappointed.
  32. a

    aliasyko

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you to Alan and his team for a great meal and attentive service!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It took about 20 minutes to get drinks, but once we brought that to the attention of the manager, he corrected the situation and was attentive throughout the dinner. Hot pot fried rice seemed to have a ton of five spice in it- almost unbearable. But the rest of the food was AMAZING, including causa, ceviche, and lomo saltada (which I never liked before even when visiting Peru).
  34. CG

    ChicoGordoLeEncantaComer

    Washington DC

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing. The options were plenty and the manager stopped by to check on us.
  35. f

    frosty

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    China Chilcano's observance of Peru Liberty Day tempted us to make the trip downtown and we were very pleased with our meal which included a sashimi dish dressed in sauces to resemble the Peruvian flag which was one of the specials of the day. Our server was warm, friendly and helpful both to us and to the young woman he was training that evening. We had a great time and will certainly include China Chilcano in our plans for trips to DC for plays or just for fun.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my partner’s birthday and both got the chef’s tasting menu. Every single thing we got was delicious, best dining experience in a long time.
  37. NV

    NoVa

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outdoors in the sidewalk/street seating by because our indoor table was not ready. The noise level indoors was quite high, so we were happy to be outdoors. All the staff were extremely professional and welcoming. We enjoyed a variety of small plates of ceviches, sashimi, noodles, and dumplings. The cilantro dumplings were a surprise hit.
  38. A

    Andrea

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, the people there are so kind and attentive.
  39. t

    tumm

    New Orleans

    33 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Will not return. Service was okay but very short staffed. Biggest issue super hot. Had a portable ac directed at hostess stand. Asked server and he said it’s always like this in summer. Ridiculously hot and uncomfortable. All patrons were sweating. No way to spend money to be miserable. Food was good but definitely not worth being so uncomfortable.
  40. MV

    MarysueV

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I appreciated the high-level of customer service. Although I had a reservation, due to an unseen circumstance, we were hours early. The staff seated us regardless and we had a great meal.

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 3067 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 27 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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