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Chaufa and Chifa are Almost Here — China Chilcano Is Slated To Open Monday

The restaurant from José Andrés should open sooner than planned.

China Chilcano
China Chilcano
R. Lopez

One of Washington's most anticipated winter openings is happening a bit earlier than anticipated (compared to recent estimates, anyway). China Chilcano, José Andrés' long-awaited interpretation of Peruvian cuisine, was supposed to open on January 7, but construction moved a little quicker than anticipated and now Monday is the opening date. Eater will have a full gallery tour of the space Monday, but here's a sneak peek inside.

China Chilcano / R. Lopez

Reservations are currently available online on China Chilcano's website for dinner on Monday.

The menu for the Penn Quarter restaurant isn't quite finalized yet, but expect dishes that emphasize Chinese, Japanese and native Criollo influences in Peruvian cuisine, a ceviche bar, dim sum offerings, and one of the U.S.'s most expansive pisco programs.

China Chilcano, 418 7th St NW, 202-783-0941, website.