Support Hurricane Harvey

As you know, Hurricane Harvey has caused unfathomable damage to Texas and the Gulf Coast, and there is much to be done. José built our company on the core mission to change the world through the power of food, and is setting up a kitchen in Houston, Texas with World Central Kitchen’s Chef Network to help feed those displaced by Hurricane Harvey, as well as other volunteers on the ground.

You can donate to World Central Kitchen directly here.  All donations taken through World Central Kitchen will be used to provide food, water, serving equipment, ground transportation and chef-prepared meals to the victims of the flood.


EdibleDC Presents Sunday Fun-Day at China Chilcano!


For $45, enjoy an open bar of Pisco Sours + Chilcano cocktails in addition to unique food stations and passed bites as you dance your way around the restaurant to live music.

Just a month before the EdibleDC Magazine Awards we will announce the top five finalists for each category ranging form Best Local Distillery to Best Local Chef x Farmer Collaboration. Better yet, grab the newly released Fall issue of EdibleDC Magazine!


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Restaurant Week

Join us for Restaurant Week! Check out the menus:

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Celebrate Peruvian Independence and National Pisco Day!

What better way to celebrate Peruvian National Day and National Pisco Day than with a party at China Chilcano! Peru commemorates its independence with a celebration that culminates on Sunday, July 30. We’ll celebrate Peruvian independence and National Pisco day with an epic party fueled by Pisco cocktails, passed bites, food stations serving the finest Peruvian cuisine and live entertainment (of course).

The party is from 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Tickets are $35/per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity



Ceviche Festival

Introducing Ceviche Festival, a two-week celebration highlighting one of Peru’s most traditional (and tasty) dishes. Starting today, we will be adding six new ceviches to our dinner menu for this time only, allowing you to expand your repertoire and experience a wide variety of fresh fish, crisp ingredients and most importantly, leche de tigre, a citrus-based marinade that cures the seafood and packs a bright citrus punch.

Make Your Reservation

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China Chilcano Cocktail Dinner

China Chilcano Cocktail Dinner 
Let’s Shake Things Up!
Wednesday, May 24 | 7 PM
Price: $75 per person all-inclusive 
Although we live for the fun and whimsical, there are some things at China Chilcano we take very seriously… our cocktails! To jumpstart those Memorial Day Weekend vibes,  we’re hosting an intimate cocktail dinner featuring five unique courses paired with complementary refreshing cocktails. Our team will guide the experience, sharing interesting tid bits on Peru’s sacred spirit: pisco. You won’t want to miss this night! 
 Please note that due to the nature of this dinner, the menu was prepared specifically to pair with every cocktail, and we will not be able to accommodate any dietary restrictions.  


Chef José Andrés & Friends Present Dine-N-Dash 

30 Restaurants, 1 Night 

June 7 | 6-10 PM 

Dine-N-Dash is back! Join China Chilcano, Jaleo, Oyamel and Zaytinya in addition to other Penn Quarter and 14th Street restaurants for a night filled with food, drinks, music and more. All ticket proceeds benefit José’s non-profit, World Central Kitchen. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

General admission: $125

VIP Tickets, including exclusive after-party with José, Andrew Zimmerman and Ted Allen: $400


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!


Dim Sum Tuesdays

Enjoy our featured dim sum menu every Tuesday, highlighting a diverse array of our savory Chifa bites in addition to $5 pisco sours and specially-priced wines by the glass.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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… 

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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…