We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Chicken House

1224 Capitol Trail, Newark, DE
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #36 of 290 restaurants in Newark
Cuisines: Peruvian
Description: 302-737-2426
Restaurant details
Description: 302-737-2426
Write a Review

23 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
    11
    8
    3
    0
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I went there twice recently. The atmosphere and service are warm and inviting. They do rotisserie chicken platters with red rice and soupy pinto bean. The chicken is juicy and flavorful and you can get two pieces, a half chicken or whole chicken platter. You can also order family style with various meats and vegetables. The sweet bananas and everything... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newark, Delaware
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The food was Awesome! The chicken was delicious, and the Aji sauce they serve with it is to die for, OMG! Try this place, you won't regret it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newark, Delaware
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

One of the best places in Newark. The food is AMAZING! Best chicken you've ever had in your life. It's small and out of the way, so most people have no idea. Try it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

How may times have I driven by this place and not given it a second look? A reco from a friend, an adventurous mood the other evening and, POW!, we discovered a terrific meal. The roast chicken is sublime. Yuca fires, citrus cilantro onions, sweet plantains all delicious. And such reasonable prices! This place is a find, folks.

Was this review helpful? Yes
chester county
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Not a great place. Peruvian cooking can be very tasty, but the bad service and over-cooking ruined it for me.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilmington, DE
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Visited the new Chicken House location in Claymont. (I have not been to their Newark location.) For a Saturday night the place was fairly crowded, and doing a brisk takeout business as well. Previous tenants at this location have not fared well, but I think the Chicken House will be a success. I ordered the 1/2 chicken w/yellow rice &... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I've visited the Chicken House on several occasions and each time I absolutely enjoyed myself. The chicken is so delicious. One might think, it's just chicken, but it's not. It is so tender, well seasoned and they serve it with this " aji " sauce, which makes it even better. I always get the Jalea, a fried seafood dish...delicious. You... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I called ahead for take-out. The server was very helpful and informative on the phone. The food was ready in no time flat and check it was a breeze. The chicken and fried rice tastes amazing!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I tried the pollo a la brasa or rotisserie chicken cooked over a wood fire. It came with yello rice that was realy good but I wanted green rice. They would not sell me a side of green rice. The yucca a la huancaina was done to perfection. Pilson and Cusqueña are the only Peruvian beers on the menu. They... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Homer
Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

If I lived locally I would eat at The Chicken House regularly because the food was fresh and seems homemade. It may be the Peruvian version of comfort food. In my travels I prefer to avoid chain restaurants and seek opportuntities to support small businesses like this one. This restaurant was clean and the service was excellent. They offer an... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Chicken House also viewed

 

Been to The Chicken House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Chicken House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing