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Launched in 2018, ICHU is visionary chef Virgilio Martinez’s first restaurant in Asia. The restaurant’s name derives from a plant found in the Peruvian Andes that only grows in extreme conditions and reflects Martinez’s in-depth knowledge of his country’s rich biodiversity. Located in the heart of Hong Kong and designed by award-winning designer Joyce Wang, ICHU recreates the convivial experience you find when dining in local Lima restaurants. Celebrating the contemporary Peruvian cuisine in a relaxed, bistro-style setting, the menu showcases authentic flavours while honouring local culinary traditions.
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$153
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Peruvian, Latin, Healthy, Grill
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really wanted to vivit this place and really enjoyed it . My only criticism is I went for afternood lunch and the music was so loud . I am a DJ and thought wow its a club in the day

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 21 June 2022

great food great service great atmosphere. i absolutely loved eating here. authentic Peruvian food at a reasonable cost

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022

Been to Ichu several times in the past few years, celebrated my birthday there a couple of times. Used to be one of my favourite restaurants but probably won’t go after the last round. Most of the staff at this restaurant were clueless about the...menu as if it was their first day. Little hard to blame them for this because they don’t have a physical menu and you need to go on your phone and see what they have, which would be fine if their website worked, me and my friend both could not access the menu because the page wouldn’t load sadly. We both have some dietary restrictions and wanted to ask the manager for some recommendations but when he came over, within 2 minutes he swiftly pointed out 3 or four dishes and suggested thats all they have and proceeded to order on our behalf before we even made up our minds. There was a sense of urgency disguised as efficiency about the whole experience to order. When we did make up our minds 5 minutes later and go with one of the managers recommendations (the mushroom skewers) he said it has run out and he couldn’t offer a replacement dish for us. Sadly, this wasn’t the only issue we had, a few of the other staff spoke to us a little arrogantly and bizarrely told us their signature cocktails had run out even though we saw them bring the same drinks (it’s served in a very particular cocktail glass) to tables throughout the night. What I would say is that the ambience, our seating were still great and food (that didn’t run out) was delicious! But this was a reminder that great service goes above everything at restaurants and it makes or breaks an overall great experience. The cherry on top of all this though was the way we were spoken to at the end of the night by the assistant manager. We had moved to the outside area after our meal to enjoy some shisha and already settled our bill for the restaurant as advised by the waiters there. When we asked for the bill outside (we had one drink and the shisha), they brought us the bill that included the dinner bill we’d already paid inside) and it happened two more times. Eventually the right bill was presented to us and we gave our cards to settle the bill. We grew tired of waiting for our cards to come back so we decided to go inside and settle the bill on our way out. To our surprise we found that despite receiving the right bill we’d been charged for the old bill (consisting of the dining experience and shisha) We spoke to the assistant manager and mentioned the issue and we were met with the response ‘It’s a restaurant, people make mistakes, I’m sorting it out now, right?’. Truly appalling service, goes from one of my favourite places to a place I must avoid.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2022

We celebrated my friend's birthday in ICHU, and it was super friendly! The best part was the fantastic staff there! Our waitress did everything to make our stay good; she worked hard and was lovely! Thanks to her, we will for sure come back! Thank...youMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 22 November 2021 via mobile

是日休假,到中環約朋友食飯 地點朋友選擇,反正中環食肆多,比人揀好過自己揀。 最終選擇左ICHI 秘魯菜,價位唔太貴。 餐廳設計好有特色,坐位常算寬敞, Lunch sets 2個 course + sides Nikkei Ceviche 吞拿魚配炸魷魚,炸魷魚分開上,食嘅時候mix埋一齊,分開、拌埋都好食。 Soft shell crab causa 炸軟殼蟹,日式天婦羅做法 Xoxo chicken 炸雞,酥脆外皮,嫩滑肉質,微辣,仲有兩隻青椒仔,味道不錯。 Bistec 石燒肉眼扒,5成熟,由於石有熱力,最佳口感要盡快吃😂 唔係會變全熟😂 24hr slow cooked iberico pork rib 肉質好淋,調味非常入味。 Peruvian roasted chicken 秘魯烤雞,醬汁好入味,連皮帶肉都好夠味。 Camote Crujiente 甜紫薯,烤焗過,微微脆身,入面好軟綿。 Arroz Bacon 烤鴨秘魯鍋飯,飯身彈牙,乾身,不油膩。

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

Came here for dinner and had the tasting menu. All 5 appetisers are delicious, I love the ceviche best. The grilled salmon is good as well, golden crisp on the outside and tender juicy inside. The lobster pasta was eye-catchy, aromatic and delicious. It would...be better if the pasta is more al Dante. The staffs are attentive and friendly, the atmosphere is good. The only down side is that I only notice my table doesn’t have the little decorative candle when it was near the end of the meal. Overall a pleasant experience.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

Went for a 3 course lunch set. Food was excellent. Mix of Peruvian and Japanese flavours and techniques. Make sure you order the Bacon Rice, it’s a side dish but something quite different and absolutely delicious! Not good for the arteries but well worth it...:-) The while baked cauliflower is also worth a mention!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 8 July 2021

We came here for Brunch during restrictions and found the food was very good. Service however was poor and you were constantly chasing your drinks. We decided to give it a second try for my wife's birthday one evening and mentioned it was a special...occasion hoping for more attention. We sat down and ordered the 'tasting menu' before we even had a drink there was food on the table. another 3 courses all arrived and we had still not received our drinks. We again chased the waiter who eventually served us some warm prosecco. When we asked for it cold it was reluctantly changed with some 'smart arse' comments from the chap who seemed in charge. Service was again poor all evening and they served us the wrong bottle of wine (more expensive) and refused to reduce it from the bill. Food was excellent again but spoilt by 'attitude' and poor service. We definitely wont be coming backMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 24 June 2021 via mobile

First time ever trying Peru cuisine. Almost nil expectation. Interior restaurant design & ambience were good. A bit crowded though. Dishes were not refined or sophisticated, however tasted alright. Luckily staff services were quite good & definitely as bad as some commentaries have highlighted.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 15 June 2021

I have a hard time thinking of other restaurants where the service is THIS bad. How this place has any sort of Michelin recommendation boggles my mind. We were a large group this past weekend for brunch. Most people ordered free-flow drinks, but the service...was so slow we had to constantly keep reminding the servers to keep our glasses filled. Most of the people at our table waited 30 mins average for their first drink. A server told us one of the reasons it took 40 minutes for a beer to get delivered was because "the tap is wet." huh? For free-flow drinks, your glass should not be empty for 15-20 minutes at a time. After we had been there for over an hour, the servers came around to see what we wanted to order, but our party had pre-ordered when the booking was made. So after waiting for an hour, they hadn't even started our food. Once the food started coming out, the service was so staggered that our table had gotten the first 4 dishes over 20 minutes or so before other tables even got their first. Eventually, some of the dishes ran out so they gave other tables different dishes which hadn't been ordered and then tried to upcharge them for it. Several of the other dishes came out with missing components that other tables had gotten. There seemed to be little direction or management with the service. For large chunks of time they seemed to be standing around chatting while we tried to get their attention. In the end, the bill was also several thousand dollars overcharged, with extra additions and certain things not having the same cost as the menu. The food was actually pretty good, I must give them credit for that. It's just a problem that when the service is so incredibly bad that you tend to even forget about the food.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Ichu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4