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Chimu

Peruvian Bistro
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  • Peruvian, South American, Nuevo Latino
  • 482 Union Ave, Brooklyn NY11211 40.714884 -73.951444
  • (Btwn Skillman Ave & Conselyea St)
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  • (718) 383-0045
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User Ratings (Based on 45 reviews)

3.895
Food 4.2 Value 3.9
Service 3.8 Atmosphere 3.6

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(718) 383-0045
Website:
www.chimuperuvianbistronyc.com
Place Order:
Order From Chimu for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 3pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 12pm-12am Sun: 12pm-11pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Outdoor Dining, Delivery, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out
Min Delivery:
10.00

User Reviews

  • Chimu

    Posted by Really good! on 05/16/2007

    Really Good!

    I have been to Chimu twice in the past couple of months. This was the first time I had ever eaten Peruvian food and it is DELICIOUS! Every single thing that we order each time has been outstanding. Some dishes to try are the avocado salad, this stuffed mashed potato thing with onions, chicken and steak empinadas, the steak fried rice, and the steak with cheese spaghetti. The dessert was even great! We had the carmel crepes and rice pudding. This is truly a great restaurant and I can't wait to go back. Everyone should try this restaurant out!

  • Chimu

    Posted by K. Kaye on 05/08/2007

    I don't give 5's often

    I can't say I have given a five ever. This is a first and well worth it. I came to this place with my boyfriend. We are good for going places at odd times when no one else is there. I had a feeling that this place was worth it and boy was I correct! I ordered sangria and it was sooo good. Then I orded chicken spaghetti. It was the best spaghetti ever! Period! I love Mancora, but this place just tastes more authentic and like what you would have in a Peruvian home to me. We ended up ordering another order of chicken spaghetti to take home for lunch the next day. It was just that good. Try this place at lunch or early on Sunday for the down times. It's a little dark atmosphere, but oh so worth it.

  • Chimu

    Posted by REB on 02/09/2007

    A Find

    I intended to go to a favorite in Williamsburg but on impulse got off at the next stop on the L line which is Union Avenue. A quick walk around the neighbor on a very cold night led me to Chimu. I had never had Peruvian food but enjoyed Chilean, Columbian, Ecuadorian and Venezuelan restaurants and walked in. I asked for a Peruvian drink to start and threw myself on the mercy of the waitress. The very large Peruvian cocktail that came was more expensive than I had bargained for but was just amazing. My crusted fish with mixed seafood swimming in a rich, robust sauce was terrific. The service? Well, I was probably biased by the fact that the waitress was stunningly beautiful but the service was warm and attentive. The owner came by and checked that all was well at the end of the meal and could not have been nicer. I have dined extensively over the years all over Europe and this country, but I can truly attest that this place is a find by anyone's standards.

  • Chimu

    Posted by McClain on 02/01/2007

    Wonderful, especially for seafood

    I've been here three times and each time the food is overwhelmingly good. Last time I went, service was painfully slow - about an hour from ordering to the arrival of the meal (although there was a very large party towards the back who may have gummed up the works). I was annoyed until the food came - it was worth the wait. I had the Jalea, which is hot, crispy, deep-fried seafood (crab, calamari, shrimp and whitefish) along with baked mussels in a fragrant pile layered with marinated red onion and sitting atop a small pool of just-acidic-enough sauce. My girlfriend was less happy with her roast chicken (I tried it and it doesn't have the deep-marinade flavor of Peruvian chicken I've had in Queens), but she declared the sangria the best she'd ever had and we spent some time trying to figure out why. There may or may not be vanilla in them, and that was as far as we got. We went on a bitter cold evening and the place does not appear to have the capacity to heat itself properly under such conditions - everyone around us, towards the front, was cold. But the crowd was a refreshing mix of latinos and white newcomers and far less segregated than the rest of the scene in Williamsburg.

  • Chimu

    Posted by peruvian guy on 01/10/2007

    best peruvian food in nyc

    This is far and away the best Peruvian food in the 5 boroughs. Mancora and Coco-Roco, sad to say, are not even close. (And as a Peruvian, I know what I'm talking about.)

  • Chimu

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/17/2006

    The best around

    I have been here plenty of times and every time I come it's absolutely delicious, the service is great and the pisco sours are the best. I have brought a few friends here and now they bring their friends and so on. Every one I know that has tried their food loves it and always comes back. That says a lot!

  • Chimu

    Posted by Tyler on 10/13/2006

    Excellent

    This is the first Peruvian food I have ever had, so I can't compare it to others. Regardless, It was friggin delicious. They had this dinner special when I went that included house wine, appetizer, entree, and coffee for dessert for only $18. I recommend gettin a real dessert though, delicious.

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