DC Cherry Blossom Festival Specials

March 20 – April 17

To celebrate the DC’s favorite season, we’re featuring three delectable springtime specials:

Sakura Maru $12 
Sour cherry pisco, plum sake, Chinese five spice
Causa Rusa $10
Beet causa, roasted beets, roasted carrots, okinawa potatoes, pickled quail egg
Sakura Mochi $9
Cherry sorbet, mochi, lychee, cherry gel, yuzu vanilla soup

Peruvian Grape Harvest Wine Dinner

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

6:30 PM 
$85 per person, includes tax, gratuity and a gift bag of coffee and Alfajores to enjoy at home!

Join China Chilcano for an exclusive wine dinner celebrating Fiesta de la Vendimia, the Peruvian festival that takes place in March to honor the first ancestry of fruit strains brought to Peru from Spain in 1551. Many of these original natural fruits still remain today. In the Ica region of Peru, people gather during this time to enjoy the abundance of grapes and wine that are produced in the area. We are thrilled to share these delicious wines at our experiential wine dinner. Space is limited, so reserve today!



Celebrate the Year of the Rooster

January 27 - 29

From China to Chinatowns in Peru, DC and across the globe, Chinese New Year is one of the most traditional festivals of the year. In honor of the Lunar New Year, we’ll be featuring three special dishes for this weekend only:

Xiao Long Bao
Crab & Pork filled soup dumplings 12

Pork Bao
Steamed bun filled with sweet red braise pork 5

Lion Head Meatballs
Pork and beef meatballs with cabbage and salsa criolla 13

National Pisco Sour Day? We’ll Drink To That All Weekend!

February 4 - 5

Join us all weekend long to celebrate one of our favorite Peruvian holidays with $5 Pisco Sours with purchase of food. Plus, on Saturday we’ll have complimentary pisco tastings from Macchu Pisco in the bar from 12-4 PM.

What is a Pisco Sour, and why is it the national drink of Peru? Learn more here!


DC Winter Restaurant Week

January 30 - February 12

DC’s favorite dining week is back! Join us Monday, January 30th through Sunday, February 12th to enjoy our exclusive Brunch Menu for $22, Lunch Menu for $22 and Dinner Menu for $35, each featuring a delectable assortment of our most popular small plates. Plus, enjoy specially-priced wine and Chilcano carafes, available only during Restaurant Week.

Make your reservation today so you don’t miss out on the fun!

Chilcano Week

January 12 - 22

Every January Peru honors it’s national cocktail with a weeklong festival, and we want in on the fun! Come by during Chilcano Week for specially-priced Chilcanos by the glass ($10) and carafes ($50). Plus, we’re introducing three new winter flavor-infused piscos that add a unique twist to the refreshing cocktail:

  • Hibiscus
  • Blood Orange
  • Emoliente (an herbal tea served in Peru during the cold winter months)


Tour de José

October 12, 2016

You can now visit four of José’s Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants in one evening! Our Tour de José is an exclusive, unforgettable dining experience, available Sunday-Thursday on a limited basis for parties of up to six. The evening features a dining tour of Penn Quarter’s Zaytinya, Jaleo, Oyamel and China Chilcano with a special menu of 3-5 small plates and a paired round of beverages at each restaurant, for $195 per person, inclusive of tax and tip. Book yours today!


Pre-Halloween Pisco Party

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pisco Hour: All Day
Pisco Tastings: 12 – 4 PM

Get into the spooky spirit at China Chilcano! In honor of Halloween, we’re throwing a pre-holiday party featuring our Pisco Hour menu all day in addition to pisco tastings and cocktail demonstrations from Pisco 100 and Campo de Encanto from 12 – 4 PM. Plus, order one of our special $5 pisco cocktails and you’ll receive a complimentary treat from the chef with your first drink.

And there’s more! If you wear a costume you’ll be entered to win a prize. We hope to see you there!

Dim Sum Tuesdays

Enjoy our featured dim sum menu every Tuesday, highlighting a diverse array of our savory Chifa bites in addition to specially-priced wines by the glass and a weekly rotating pisco-infused cocktail.

Why limit yourself to one dish when you can try them all?


The Washington Post, “The best places to eat within walking distance of the National Mall”

March 24, 2016

China Chicano is chef-and-restaurateur José André’s ambitious take on Peruvian, Chinese and Japanese fusion fare.

Join Us At Pisco Hour

Everyday, 4 – 6 PM

Put a little pisco in your post-work routine and join us everyday from 4-6 PM for Pisco Hour. Our entire bar area will have an exclusive menu featuring specially-priced Peruvian libations and savory bites, including $5 Chilcanos and Pisco Sour cocktails as well as $3 Chicken Skewers and $6 Pork Buns.

Stop by today!

Enjoy Our Peruvian Specialties in One Hour or Less

Monday – Friday, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

We know you have a lot to do, so we’re making enjoying a delicious lunch that much easier. And quicker! Join us Monday through Friday for our Menu al Paso, and we’ll get you out the door within an hour.

For $20, choose three dishes from a delicious assortment of options. Mix it up with our Chicken Siu Mai dumplings bursting with flavor and paired with a black vinegar dipping sauce, Quinoa Salad chock-full of Peruvian vegetables, or our twist on a Spicy Tuna Roll with fresh cucumber, avocado and cilantro. And don’t forget something sweet, like the Suspiro Limeña, Peru’s most iconic dessert featuring sweet and smooth condensed milk custard with soft and crunchy meringue and passion fruit.

Our full lunch menu and beverage offerings are available as well, so you can select a lunch experience that fits any schedule.

Monday – Friday, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Now Serving Weekend Brunch, Peruvian Style

Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

We know you’re daydreaming about your weekend plans. So we’ve made it easy for you with our new brunch menu, now available Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Not your typical brunch, our offerings include Picante de Huevos, poached eggs with Peruvian red pepper, pork belly, potato, tomato and red onion served with toast to enjoy every last drop, and for something sweet, our Quinoa pancakes with sweet potato filling, algarrobina-pecan butter and spiced maple syrup drizzled on top. View the full menu here.

And since Brunch is the most fun meal of the day, we’re featuring a selection of festive cocktails to complement your meal. Grab a group and order our signature Chilcano by the tarafe, or go it on your own with the Jade Garden, featuring pisco, cucumber-cilantro, lemon and vanilla to give you a refreshing zing to start the day.

We hope to see you this weekend! Make your reservation today!

USA Today, “Chefs embrace Peru’s deliciously diverse cuisine”

September 13, 2015

Back in D.C., chef Andrés has received many accolades for China Chilcano, where he opted to concentrate on three of the major influencers in Peruvian cuisine: Chinese (chifa), Japanese (nikkei) and traditional (criollo).

The Washington Post, “PISCO IS THE NEW KID IN TOWN”

September 2, 2015

The restaurant touts one of the country’s largest pisco selections, with about 30 varieties, along with more than a dozen house-made macerados — pisco infused with fresh fruits and herbs, and ubiquitous in Peruvian households and restaurants.

DCist, “First Look: China Chilcano’s New Brunch Is A Culinary Passport”

August 27, 2015

Expect Peruvian, Japanese, and Chinese flavors mashed up with American staples to create a menu that technically includes eggs and pancakes, interpreted as only Andrés can.

Bitches Who Brunch, “China Chilcano Brunch II”

August 28, 2015

The Bitches say: A+ This specially-designed brunch menu was thoughtful and curated Pervuian and Japanese cuisine into delicious flavors for every taste.

Brightest Young Things, “Taste Test: China Chilcano Brunch”

August 17, 2015

If you’re tired of the same old, same old, get to China Chilcano and chase away your hangover in style in one of the more interesting dining rooms in D.C.

Washingtonian Blogs, “13 New Restaurants to Try During Summer Restaurant Week”

August 11, 2015

The latest restaurant from José Andrés serves a variety of Peruvian-Asian small plates for Restaurant Week—we’d go for classic ceviche, chicken siu mai, and fried rice with 20 seasonal vegetables.

WTOP, “Pisco’s Popularity: The South American Brandy Experience a U.S. Renaissance”

August 6, 2015

Move over, vodka. There’s a new neutral spirit taking over the cocktail shaker at your neighborhood bar. It’s pisco, and the brandy native to Peru and Chile is experiencing a renaissance in the U.S.

Washington DC Eater, “Nine Places To Try Different Styles of Horchata”

July 30, 2015

José Andrés has taken the Mexican drink and gave it a Peruvian twist at his newest restaurant. The chef uses quinoa, almond milk and cinnamon to make his version.

The Huffington Post – Blog, “The Top 8 Southern Dishes”

July 27, 2015

Sánguche de Chanco Nipón; these deep-fried buns, paved with slices of custardy sweet potato, layered with hunks of pork belly and coins of pickled daikon, are just as eye-catching and palate pleasing.


June 22, 2015

China Chilcanos Tam Tam Noodles featured as one of the best tasting dishes in 2015 so far


June 2, 2015

China Chilcano is a truly unique restaurant in Washington D.C. that fuses three cultures: Japanese, Chinese and Peruvian, into one unique and welcoming location in which to dine.


July 7, 2015

This Peruvian spot from José Andrés recently added a Nikkei version of the ubiquitous spicy tuna roll


July 7, 2015

Expect an innovative restaurant that fuses modern Peruvian cuisine with Asian-style dishes like dim sum and stir-fries.

Washington City Paper, “Best of DC 2015”

April 9, 2015

Blame it on Guy Fieri and his barbecue-sushi restaurant, but fusion is often considered a dirty word in culinary circles. Fortunately, José Andrés’ brand of fusion at China Chilcano is rooted in culture and history…

Reuters, “José Andrés Serves Up Peruvian Cuisine with an Asian Accent”

April 7, 2015

Award-winning chef José Andrés’ China Chilcano restaurant in Washington D.C. showcases Peruvian dishes influenced by Chinese and..

DC Modern Luxury, “All Hail the Food Conqueror”

April 6, 2015

Indefatigable restaurateur and one-man think tank José Andrés has never met a culture he didn’t like…

China Chilcano

Zagat National, “The 15 Hottest Restaurant Openings Around the U.S.”

March 4, 2015

Whether you like intricate tasting menus or casual Italian trattorias, our list of the country’s 15 hottest new restaurants has something for every type of diner…

China Chilcano Suspiro Limeña

Zagat, “5 Must-Try Dishes at José Andrés’ China Chilcano”

February 5, 2015

A hot cuisine in a hot neighborhood brought to us by one of the city’s hottest restaurateurs means you should hot-foot it over to José Andrés’ China Chilcano ASAP…


Bisnow, “China Chilcano by the Numbers”

February 6, 2015

José Andrés’ latest restaurant, China Chilcano, is now open in Penn Quarter. Here’s what you need to know, by the numbers…

Eater Heatmap February

Eater DC, “Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now”

February 2, 2015

The latest offering from DC megachef José Andrés focuses on Peruvian chifa cuisine. Expect dishes like sushi, chaufa and ceviche…

China Chilcano Kitchen

The Washington Post, “José Andrés’s China Chilcano Previewed”

January 26, 2015

Stock up on patience before you go online to book a table at China Chilcano, the vibrant new restaurant combining Chinese, Japanese and Peruvian accents from José Andrés, a chef who seems determined to tackle every cuisine on the planet before he turns in his white jacket…

China Chilcano Interior

T Magazine, “In D.C., a Vibrant New Restaurant From the Obamas’ Favorite Local Chef”

January 7, 2015

In the District of Columbia’s historic Penn Quarter, the newly opened China Chilcano is a departure from the usual Spanish sprawl of José Andrés, the tapas pioneer (and arguably the city’s most famous chef) who runs a mini-empire of restaurants, frequented by Barack and Michelle Obama…

China Chilcano by José Andrés

China Chilcano Debuts in Washington DC’s Penn Quarter

January 7, 2015

Chef José Andrés Opens Contemporary Peruvian Restaurant in the Heart of Downtown DC.

Read the full press release here.

China Chilcano Interior

Washington Business Journal, “Say hello to China Chilcano, José Andrés’ newest D.C. restaurant”

January 5, 2015

José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup will mark the next phase of its ever-expanding Penn Quarter restaurant empire with the opening of his latest restaurant, China Chilcano…

Washington Post

Washington Post Express, “Five Big-deal Restaurant Openings in D.C. to Get Excited About”

September 2014

This fall, D.C.’s dining scene will see the arrival of big-name chefs and new projects from well-loved local establishments… 

Tasting Table

Tasting Table, “Fall Preview: Restaurants and Bars”

August 2014

The fall restaurant and bar class of 2014 is already showing a lot of talent: Big-name chefs are opening in smaller cities, old favorites are adding to their empires and there’s a new crop of chef-driven cocktails about to be poured… 

Eater National, 53 Most Anticipated Fall 2014 Openings

Eater National, “53 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings Fall 2014”

August 2014

From coast to coast, America’s restaurateurs are getting ready to unleash a whole new crop of restaurants upon the nation in what promises to be a busy Fall openings season…