Lodged between Starbucks and JuiceWalla, Kiki Riki is a spacious and clean restaurant with some great food for the money you’re paying. With a menu spanning from barbecue ribs, sirloin steak, seafood cebiche, Peruvian style fried rice, lomito, yucca, and their signature Peruvian style rotisserie chicken, there’s food for every palate.
With Peruvian style hamburgers, topped with slices of fried sweet potatoes, salsa criolla, lettuce and mango, at a whopping price of six bucks, it’s hard to resist. So I didn’t! The burger itself is pretty big, and comes with a side of red onions incase you’d like more to the mix. For $6, this burger could feed you, and likely anyone else you bring with you. But of course, other like-priced foods include their pulled bbq chicken sandwich, lomito sandwich, gyros, and a multitude of subs—some are even cheaper. Food takes roughly 10-15 minutes to get to you, depending on how much you order; the Peruvian burger only took 10 minutes, and I was at the back of a pretty long take-out list. The only thing that may put some people off the plastic knifes / forks and styrofoam plates; not exactly the most eco-friendly choices, but certainly takes nothing from the overall experience if you’re there for good food and a positive environment.
Something that really adds to the experience is their service. Customers weren’t left to idlely twiddle their thumbs, and those already seated were attentively checked on. That said, it was evident that those manning the cash registers and working as servers were still learning English, but didn’t let that downplay their magnetic personalities. The owner also regularly chats with customers, something well received by regular patrons, as a method of quality assurance.
Overall, well worth your money for lunch and dinner, especially if you’re not looking to spend too much. With a very friendly staff and family-oriented environment, Kiki Riki proves great for any combination of family or friends. The fact that Peruvian restaurants aren’t as common in NOVA as, say, Italian restaurants, making it a great place to bring those you’re trying to impress with something unique.