418 7th Street, NW
More progress at Jose Andres’ new Chinese-Peruvian Restaurant, China Chilcano, coming to the former Olsson’s Bookstore space and once hoped for Wagamama in Penn Quarter.
From the October press release:
“Highlighting the rich flavors, bold colors, diverse textures and unique aromas, the menu will apply time-honored Chinese techniques to Peruvian ingredients. From the classic Peruvian causas or ceviches, to Asian favorites like dim sums and sumais, the dishes will showcase Peru’s multi-cultural influences and ingredients in true Jose fashion.
Building on the success of China Poblano, the restaurant’s working name, China Chilcano, will pay homage to Peru’s celebrated fish stew and one of its more traditional drinks, the chilcano.”
You can read the full release here.
China Chilcano now has posted a liquor license placard that says:
“New restaurant serving Chinese Peruvian cuisine. Sidewalk Café with seating for 50 patrons. Total Occupancy Load is 250.”
Hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday 7am-2am, Friday and Saturday 7am-3am.