China Chilcano

4.6
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2738 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AG
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

While in town for business, this restaurant came recommended to my group - we loved the cool and funky menu and had serious trouble deciding what to order! Don't skip dumplings as appetizer! And the sauce on the Yucca fries were YUH-ME. Our only downside was we ordered dessert and it was never delivered. Waiter thought it had been sent to us long before we gave up on waiting it out. Great service and a fantastic menu!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience3

Service is consistently inattentive and forgetful every time I’m there which has been several times. Of the food wasn’t so superb I would never go back.

B
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food. Our waiter was very nice and helpful. It was a very nice night out

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was out of my comfort zone but I absolutely loved everything—one of my new favorite restaurants in DC! The Pulpo Anticuchero was heavenly!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

Food was not good. Pricey. Service wasn’t great. Hate the coupon sales pitch at the end.

MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. I highly recommend China Chilcano!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING FOOD! Absolutely loved the cauliflower!

BS
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Going in I was a little unsure about the Asian - Peruvian fusion idea, but it was great. Good options for the vegetarians in our group too.

ER
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

When you make a reservation for two, the odds of getting a table not in the middle of the noise is much better. Our food was delicious, and our waitress never let our water glasses be empty. We enjoyed the meal very much thanks to the table placement !

EM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Very expensive for small portions... the food was good, just wish the value was a little better.

RK
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous!!!!!! I loved everything about it. The chili dumplings were amazing.

s
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A busy Saturday afternoon but we scored a booth table overlooking 7th Street. Great start! Lots of innovative drinks and eats to try. Fish soup was outstanding as was the dim sum, first time we tried that here. A few misses - yucca fries was hardly a small plate as advertised and I did not care for the dressing. Jalea Mixta turned out all to be deep fried, least interesting way to present some very good seafood. Service was great, attentive and cheery. But my is this place crowded and noisy - be aware if you decide to go!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

The food was great as usual, but our server was terrible. He was inattentive even though he was not overly busy. This was not typical for China Chilcano. Very disappointing.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day, and it was more crowded than usual, but we were happily surprised by how quickly we were seated for our reservation and how quickly our food came out after we ordered. The service, as always, was wonderful. It says a lot that the staff was able to provide the usual high quality experience, even on a busy holiday night. This is why we keep coming back again and again. It’s hard to find such great food service at other DC restaurants!

FS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine's Day tasting at $85/person was GREAT value!

WP
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Excellent service on a busy Valentine's Day! Food is always interesting and innovative. Cocktail menu is excellent! Great choice for pre-theater or before events at Capital One Arena.

M
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I'm a big fan of Jose's restaurants. Tasting menu on valentine's day was worth it price.
Sadly we were seated in those horrible and uncomfortable industrial metal chairs that are in every funky/artisanal/fusion/boho/quirky/urban restaurant up and down the east coast. There were probably Edison bulbs over the bar, but I was on the other side of the restaurant.
Anyway, enjoyed the food and hats off to the kitchen and waitstaff---Feb 14 is hard and they did a great job

DC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food!

C
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing as usual!! Great service! The chef made a custom dessert for my birthday

KP
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. A bit on the expensive side but worth it. the service was great as well!

AP
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I met a friend there early on Wednesday evening. We had some very tasty Pisco Sours at the bar before the happy hour prices ended, then headed to a small table for two by the window. We enjoyed the decor of the restaurant -- be sure to ask your server about what inspired the style of each section of the restaurant! We opted for the $55 Chilcano tasting menu so that we could sample a bit of several different dishes. We were told to expect about 6 dishes, but by the time dessert rolled around, it was dish #10! That included dumplings, ceviche, salads, veggies, meats, stew, and seafood. It was all amazing, and each dish was different and so very tasty. If I had to pick a couple of favorites, they would be the Causa Limeña and the Ají de Gallina. The service was friendly and prompt, and we were both thrilled to have chosen this restaurant for our evening adventures. I will definitely be going back!

M
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. It was fast for lunch but not rushed. I got the chicken stirfry and it was so good. The staff treated us very well. I look forward to coming back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Domenico took great care of my sister and I and was very informative about the menu.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, great service and fun atmosphere!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I came here for their Soup Dumplings and unfortunately they were out! However our server new the menu enough to recommend other alternatives that were almost as good! Food arrived promptly, though it was very crowded it wasn’t chaotic and we were quickly seated. Looking forward to returning!

JR
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and the flavors were crisp. Loved it.

R
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience celebrating my husband’s birthday. We had a 2 year old with us. Our waitress was super knowledgeable and was able to make excellent recommendations to us. We loved the experience and will certainly return.

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I got the jook and was pleasantly surprised. Delicious and full of flavor. My date got the soba noodles and didn't like them as much but still cleaned her plate!

FA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the restaurant, but I wish it was a little more quiet. It can get too loud and able to talk the person next to you.

ER
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We ordered tapas style (2-3) plates per the suggestion by the waiter. It was plenty of food for us and only one of the dishes was a little lackluster (fried rice). The prices were very reasonable for each dish.

JB
Baltimore
88 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The Peruvian Chinese food medley is very interesting and exciting to sample. I loved the way we could mix and match with snacks and small to medium sized dishes. We had chips, ceviche, dumplings and a noodle pork entree. Everything was a photo opportunity waiting to happen. Drinks came in all varieties and we chose some Spanish white wines by the glass. The ambience is invigorating and fun, cozy enough. Service was standard.

OT
New York Area
269 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit and we loved it. The food was inventive, fresh, and flavorful. Somethings were spectacular and others were okay. The truffle crab noodle special was spectacular, the tuna crudo plan and boring, it could have used a yuzu sauce and a garnish. The wine list was well thought out, we had a terrific bottle of sake and the drinks list was great. The dumplings were great and the rice dish, filet, and shrimp all wonderful. We had three desserts and only the chocolate cake with passion fruit sorbet was tasty the otters were just odd. We loved it overall and highly recommend it.

Z
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great options for food and very easy to share. Really enjoyed our dinner.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent service, good food comes out as ready. Team service concept.
i love supporting Jose; he’s a good person serving many countries and communities

EC
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Fabulous service. Can't go wrong with Jose Andres when it comes to anything. With Fed ID, our table got a discount! And, they do a 2nd week of restaurant week. Perfection--per usual with his great group of restaurants.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were able to take advantage of restaurant week menu which was fantastic. Otherwise not a great value.

N
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was awesome. Great experience for our entire group

E
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing start to finish...

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great unique food choices and excellent price.

FG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was Very delicious. The sanguche of pork belly a nice set of savory flavors. Enjoyed the dumplings chicken and pork with vegetables. I liked the tiradito of salmon and the Shapiro limeño for postre. I have been there several time and believe me I will return.