Wendy and Jorge Loaiza and Wilson and Mercedes Altamirano own The Inkan Restaurant located at 4502 23rd Street in Long Island City. The Inkan specializes in Peruvian and Latin cuisine. Its name is derived from the Incan tribe who dominated the western coast of South America in the 15th and 16th century. Jorge tells us he began in the restaurant business in 1998 as a busboy. He spoke no English and has since worked in every position in the business leading up to him co-owning this restaurant. Popular menu items include the the Chicken marinated in a blend of perfect spices for two full days and then slow cooked on a rotisserie. It is as close to perfect as one can find. Other outstanding choices include the Ceviche, with options like the Ceviche De Pescado, fresh fish marinated in lemon juice, onions, tomatoes and cilantro served with boiled potatoes and corn and Ceviche De Camaron, shrimp marinated in lemon juice with onions, tomatoes and cilantro. Side orders include: Arroz Amarillo Con Habichuelas, yellow rice, and plantains. The Inkan is a family owned restaurant featuring good portions at a reasonable price. Established in 2007, Jorge tells us the secret to the success of the business is consistency. If a diner comes in and enjoys a dish, Jorge wants to be sure the next time that patron has the dish, they enjoy it just as much as the first time. The Inkan serves beer, wine, and sangria too. They also provide takeout and delivery services. If you’re looking for a great option for Latin and Peruvian cuisine stop by The Inkan today and experience their warm and welcoming hospitality and great food.
4502 23rd St
Long Island City, NY 11101