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China Chilcano, Washington, DC

China Chilcano

4.6
4.6
2999 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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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

  • Neighbourhood

    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

Menu

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What 2,999 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Fit for Foodies

  • District of Columbia

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. KT

    KyokoT

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was very good, service personnel was good as well.

  2. LM

    LauraM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We had booked a table indoors at 9 and when we arrived they told us we had to wait 25 minutes to be seated.. no apologies, no explanations, this is definitely not ok when you make a reservation. Eventually, they found an outside table for us, which was ok. The food is not amazing (I lived in Peru and know their cuisine very well) but the ambience is great. On a positive note, our waiter was super nice and attentive!!

  3. DH

    DavidH

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We had the tasting menu and it was very tasty, and actually too much of food. It was for our wedding anniversary and I stated that in my reservation. They did not acknowledge that and we ended in the nosier section of the restaurant which was a bit disappointment.

  4. P

    Peter

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Every dish was delicious. Our server gave great recommendations.

  5. AM

    AnnaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Dinner was excellent, atmosphere was too loud to enjoy the experience.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was good

  7. T

    Techsan68

    Washington DC

    175 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious and authentic Peruvian cuisine. Best Pisco cocktails in DC!

  8. AK

    AmaliaK

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Food was mediocre this visit. Not likely to return for the price

  9. NG

    NGuz

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unique, high-quality fusion menu that manages to satisfy most palates. If you're looking for new dishes, chances are China Chilcano will fit the bill.

  10. GG

    GaithersburgGal

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Inspired menu! We enjoyed the traditional sui mai (off the Dim sum menu), quinoa salad lettuce cups, and Aji de Gallina (chicken stew), but the Suspiro Limena dessert stole the show. With the custard, meringue, and fresh passionfruit, it was the perfect blend of sweet and tart flavor and silky and crunchy texture. Truly not to be missed!

  11. RP

    RonP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  12. p

    peats

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food was good but not great. Good place to go before a game at Capital One Arena. It was a little noisy.

  13. EJ

    EJ345

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food is very good - a combination of Japanese, Chinese and Peruvian. We got the pricier tasting menu - and the quantity, portions and number of courses was insanely huge huge. There are too many items with rice, noodles and lacking balance of lighter items, vegetables, seafood although ceviche options were a standout. Would have been nice to even give a card of items in tasting menu and number of courses The food kept coming we asked how much more was coming and no one could tell us The tasting menu at Zentenya, their sister restaurant, is awesome as an alternative and we've had multiple times. The place is fun and lively but very loud also.

  14. L

    Lois

    Denver

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    I realize that restaurants can't always accommodate special needs like my hearing problem but I requested the quietest table possible when making my reservation and even though we spoke with a manager they were only willing to seat us at a table near the reception desk which was incredibly noisy. ( they wouldn't give us a table in a section that wasn't serviced or a four-top to accommodate me). Other reviewers have commented on how noisy the entire restaurant is too so if you have a problem hearing or just want to have quiet conversation, I suggest going elsewhere. Waiter seemed to ignore us when we just ordered apps to make our visit short and we had trouble getting water glasses refilled. Food may be really good but we won't be back.

  15. FU

    FaharaU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and very nice staff. A little noisy but not overwhelming. I really loved the visit.

  16. PP

    PurnimaP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day celebration lunch.

  17. L

    Louis

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    I have to notch down the overall score because of the FOH services. Our wait staff was splendid - very knowledgeable and attentive. Host area however was a complete zoo. Our table was given to another party that arrived after us. It was chaotic to witness and experience.

  18. B

    Brett

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Service was excellent; food was okay. It was very loud—conversation was difficult.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All the food was excellent.

  20. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for an intimate dinner or for a group. Creative dishes, unique ingredients and excellent presentation.

  21. AF

    AdrianF

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lunch with relatives

  22. SZ

    SyedZ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great first time experience. Food was amazing and service was exceptional

  23. n

    nycpogo

    Washington DC

    82 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The ceviche is amazing here, and so is the sashimi...but it literally looks like they took one piece of fish and sliced it thinly 5 times for the dish. The metal chairs are uncomfortable and we could barely hear our waiter. I ordered a martini and he brought me something entirely different. Drinks are overpriced, have had better pisco sours elsewhere. There is no explanation of what any of the ingredients or drinks are and since you can barely hear it's not even worth asking. The hot pot with pork ribs dish

  24. d

    dcvisitor

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food is good, not spectacular, but the portions are quite small, and the total price tag high. Not good value for money, especially when the food is fine but not special…

  25. CC

    CarlosC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It’s only my 2nd time here but China Chilicano is quickly becoming one of my favorite in DC! Every dish I have tried here is incredible.

  26. L

    Linda

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The menu has changed over the last couple of years. I had not been in some time could not find some of my favorites (pulpo al olivo).

  27. NK

    NapoliKid

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3

    It was a good evening. Food excellent and server provided good advice on how large servings are/how much to order. Dim Sum excellent. Stunned that they didn’t have sparkling water as an option to pitchers from the faucet — or we could have had Club Soda (ew) — or any non-alcoholic beer, wine or cocktails, or espresso/cappuccino!

  28. PZ

    PerryZ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went there after a matinee at Ford’s. First time visit for all 9 of us in the party. Our server Chris talked us through the menu and everyone LOVED what they ordered. Will definitely go back

  29. H

    Hungry

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    The waiter has such an edge on him that he really took away from our dining experience. As we all know it’s always about what you order that will dictate your food rating. I’ve eaten here many times before and enjoyed my meals but this trip was not as good. I had family in and wanted to treat them to one of my favorites but we were all disappointed. The food was tasteless.

  30. M

    Maggie

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had not been to China Chilcano in two years. It did not disappoint in terms of food, service, wine list and value. The waiter made excellent suggestions (pork sandwiches are to die for) in fact I could have just eaten all starters! Sitting outside was really nice. Maitre d' Mateo mentioned how good the Margaritas were across the street at Oyamel (salt foam instead of salt rimmed glass) so we went there too...absolutely true. I am on a mission to support all World Food Kitchen Restaurants for their outstanding work in Ukraine - it won't be difficult with such great food and service.

  31. JP

    JoePaul

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time eating at China Chilcano. The choice of dishes were so interesting and tasty. The staff was very attentive. Loved this Jose Andres restaurant. Will go back to try different foods.

  32. s

    santamonicapro

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Delicious varieties!

  33. DC

    DCTraveler

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    really good. we are locals in DC and highly recommend coming here

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Reservations only! But the place was half empty. I was able to a reservation 30-45 mins later. And sat at the same empty table no one used. If it wasn’t for my lady I wouldn’t even bother try this place. Great servers great cocktails

  35. AS

    ArthurS

    Washington DC

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We shared 5 dishes, and we agreed that each one was interesting, creative, and delicious. The service was quick and thoughtful.

  36. KD

    KD19

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    Food was unique and interesting, but just ok. The service, however, was awful. My family was seated in the corner and essentially forgotten by our server. Definitely won’t be back

  37. MB

    MichaelB

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was amazing, as always. Sake was good, but supply was limited—the first bottle I asked for was not available. Service was excellent-very attentive. I was annoyed to have little children close by me, but that’s not your fault at all. :)

  38. P

    Peter

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was excellent and the service was swift. Everyone enjoyed the experience.

  39. W

    Woodchuck

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Waitstaff was friendly and helpful, but not necessarily super well informed. The food was great, drinks were delicious and creative, and we witnessed at least one interaction where the management was actually helpful and reassuring to the staff after a mistake, which was nice. Ambiance is great -- the overhead "neon" lights in the shape of Atacama geoglyphs alone are worth the visit -- but at the high end of the noise level that is comfortable for conversation. My chair was a little weird, but not uncomfortable.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed an amazing vegetarian version of the tasting menu.

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • 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 4.6 stars by 2999 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for China Chilcano

418 7th St. NW Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between E St. NW & D St. NW

  • Neighbourhood

    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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