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Waku Chicken

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656 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4723
+1 703-870-7448
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to many Peruvian chicken spots all over the area including the "original" The Chicken Place near circle towers in Alexandria among many others and I had to say this is my favorite spot. They have of course great chicken with crispy well seasoned skin, fresh fried yuca and French fries, plantains, beans, salads and many other sides that... More 

Thank Olivia D
Herndon, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

My favorite spot for rotisseried chicken. The service and food is awesome. We often visit for a good, healthy meal, without the cooking at home.

Thank Nikisha R
Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

A number of Peruvian chicken establishments are popping up around the area and many of the locals are familiar with Waku Chicken. The chicken here is very good with crispy skin and moist meat. There are a number of side dishes to choose from, and the portions are very generous. I ordered the 1/4 dark roasted chicken with green beans... More 

Thank VA_Newlywed_0813
Manassas, Virginia
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79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Waku has a large menu, I have had the chicken which is good. Today I tried the Gyro platter with combo fried rice, the meat was done well and was tender and had good flavor the Rice was ok a nice filler to add to the meal.

Thank Kevn F
Casper, Wyoming
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

I am Peruvia and my husband is american but loves Peruvian food. Our friends took us there and the food was delicious. Lomo saltado, pollo a la brasa, anticichos de carretilla, yuquitas fritas, platano frito, chicha and the hot sauces were incredible the peruvian flavor.

Thank Lupisk
Ashburn, Virginia
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

I'm not big on counter service restaurants, and definitely frequent them more for lunch than dinner, but I have been known to stop in here for dinner too because of the perfect Peruvian chicken! I worked with a Peruvian gentleman a few months back and he said this was very authentic Peruvian style chicken. The spices on the chicken is... More 

Thank NoFranchisesAloud
Reston, Virginia
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302 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

This chicken restaurant was recommended by Yelp of Northern Virginia as well as a couple of local people we know. We were looking forward to eat there and our expectation was high. However, we were quite disappointed. My wife had the one half a chicken and i got the boneless grilled chicken. We each gad the rice and black bean... More 

Thank Farhad A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The chicken is delicious the sides are great and sometimes they make different sides like empanada de(stuff meat on flour ) carne and papa rellena(stuff potato) soo good

Thank tsilvamontoya
Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015

I had a 1/4 of the charcoal cooked chicken and my wife had creviche. We both really liked our meals. Prices are moderate, service was fast, sides have a wide selection. Altogether Waku is a good choice for Peruvian.

Thank Keith S
Fairfax, Virginia
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have been headed for another restaurant nearby, and have been draw in! This place is 'fast food', but better! You can carry out or eat in. But how to describe the food? It's a lotta Peruvian, a little bit Mediterranean, a little bit Asian... even steak & cheese or chicken & cheese appear on the menu for a flavor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 656 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4723
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Herndon
  • Phone Number: +1 703-870-7448

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?