We Ai Family.

Located on Union Place, next to Miniso, this is a relatively small Chinese restaurant, but it is as Chinese as it can be with a Chinese staff and a menu written in Chinese. The thing is, there is nothing about it on social media. They don't have Facebook, Instagram or anything so the only way to make sure if they're open is to call them. Also, you should definitely step in if you happen to pass it on the street. 

The Food

Their menu on the wall was written in Chinese which initially freaked me out because, well…

Thankfully, they gave us an English menu once we sat down. The menu was extensive with a lot of starters, rice dishes, noodles, wontons, dumplings etc. There were a few dessert options too.

The Seafood Noodles (Rs. 900) Vishvi got came in a gigantic bowl. You can't really see it here but it was the size of a watermelon, and it was delicious! The noodles were cooked right and the soup itself had a thick consistency and full of flavour. There were about half a dozen jumbo prawns mixed in with bits of cuttlefish. We kept eating but noodles kept popping up from the bottom. The two of us together could only finish 1/3 of it, and we eat. A lot!

I opted for a Spicy Chicken Rice (Rs. 890) which came in a cool bento plate with sticky rice, fried chicken, cabbage chop suey and a spicy tofu marinade. It's not as spicy as our local food but it was still really good. Everything worked so well together, especially the tofu and rice. The chicken was cooked well with just the right amount of seasoning. It doesn't look like much and quite frankly 800 bucks is a little steep, but it fills you up. It also tastes homemade so it won't make you feel bloated and uncomfortable. 

We also got an Egg Cake (Rs. 450) to try out because it sounded interesting. A little disappointing I must say because we got the waffle version instead of the traditional egg cake which they sometimes make for their New Year. Either way, it was still delicious. The cake was fluffy and smooth with a slightly crispy golden brown on top. It was mildly sweet and fun to eat.

The Drinks

Here's the thing. They don't have a drinks section on the menu (maybe they had on the wall, we don't know) but they have a separate juice bar right next door. So, basically you can ask them what's available and they will bring it to you. 

The Apple Juice (Rs. 400) we got was possibly the best I have had. Period. They have nailed the flavours and the consistency. It was refreshing, delicious and slid down the throat cooling everything down. They have used fresh fruits as opposed to cordial and syrup which we normally get so that natural sweetness was just right. Highly recommend. 

Service and Ambiance

Their service was really good. There were a couple of Sri Lankan waiters but the rest were Chinese. It's run by a family, so everyone from the chef to the cashier was a Chinese fellow. They were friendly and knew enough English to communicate. 

As soon as you walk in, it's like walking into a street food cafe in China. The minimalistic decor and the comfy wooden seatings gave off a cozy and homey vibe. Everyone looked pretty chill and we noticed that even the staff had their meals on these tables, which I thought was really nice. 


If you want to try authentic Chinese cuisine without drilling a hole in your pocket, definitely check out this place. The food is great.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp



7 restaurants for kottu in Colombo 2022

By Sawbhagya Perera A good Kottu is an instant mood fixer. Therefore, for the love

Kamu Yamu Guide

Cheesy biriyani at Arthur’s pizzeria.

By RD Their story If you live in and around Mount Lavinia you would have

Kamu Slider

Dig-in desserts from the Gourmet Cuisine

With all this time to spend at home thinking about what's in the fridge since

Kamu Slider

Spanish & French fusion restaurant – Hola Bonjour review

Our cloud kitchen revolves around our chef Lucas Francois, who has years of experience in

Kamu Slider

Your go-to restaurant in Chilaw – Clement’s Chilaw review

By Warsha Dissanayake We visited Clements brand new outlet based in Chilaw towards the evening


Holy crepes at Crepe Runner – Bambalapitiya

By Maryam Rizwan No one does crepes as good as Crepe Runner does. Starting from



‘Ceylon Coffee’ first-ever Sri Lanka Coffee Festival

Stakeholders come together to promote ‘Ceylon Coffee’ at first-ever Sri Lanka Coffee Festival The Australian

Featured Trending

Hilton Colombo Celebrates World Chocolate Cake Day

Café Kai, Hilton Colombo’s pastry shop is highlighting their  best-selling cakes in commemoration of World


What you didn’t know about NFTs

By Ruchika Seneviratne It is the talk of the town as of now and quite


THYAGA Smart Gifting Platform Shines at National ICT Awards 2021

26 January 2022, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s largest multistore gift voucher site, Thyaga.lk, received two coveted


Spilling the tea on the history of chai

 By Rahma Rifkhan As the hot water seeps in through the tea leaves, the aroma

Slider Trending

That time we met Bumblebee at One Galle Face

By Hiruni Herath If you thought the Transformers fandom was dead even before the 2018


Yamu Guide.

7 restaurants for kottu in Colombo 2022

By Sawbhagya Perera A good Kottu is an instant mood fixer. Therefore, for the love

Kamu Yamu Guide

6 Things You Will Love in Colombo’s Port City

Colombo has seen rapid development in many avenues over the years. One such development that

Slider Yamu Guide

7 Job roles of the future

By Tashia Ranasinghe Trying to have a stable income while doing what you enjoy is

Yamu Guide

5 home appliances you should upgrade to in 2022 

It is the new year and the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be still lurking around,

Slider Yamu Guide

Style 2022 with these 5 items from Mimosa

By MI Welcoming 2022 with style and elegance Mimosa recently located to 20 Bagatalle Road,

Slider Yamu Guide

5 ways SLASH will help you make more out of 2022!

By Warsha Dissanayake Ever wanted to get the maximum use for the products you are

Yamu Guide


ලොව බිහිසුනුම දාම ඝාතිකාවන් (Woman serial killers) 10 දෙනෙක්

By Yesha Fernando කාන්තාවන් කිව්වම හැමවෙලාවෙම වගේ අපේ ඔලුවේ මැවෙන්නේ හරි සංවේදී, ආදරණීය පිරිසක්. ලෝකයේ


2022 සැමරුම හොඳටම කරපු රටවල් 10 ක්  

By Yesha Fernando මරණය, කුසගින්න, විරැකියාව, ආර්ථික අවපාතය, දේශපාලන අර්බුද යනාදී ගෝලීය දුෂ්කරතා රැසක් මැදින්


හොරු අතරට අලුතින් එක් වූ “ජංගි හොරා”

By Yesha Fernando මෙරට සියලු ආකාර හොරු අතරට එක්වූ අලුත්ම හොරා "ජංගි හොරා" යි. මෙකී

Featured Sinhala

Squid Game අපට කියා දෙන ජීවිත පාඩම් 6 ක්

ත්‍රාසය, ශෝකය, කුතුහලය වගේම මෙයට වඩා තවත් බොහෝ ජීවිත පාඩමුත් Squid Game කථාංග නවයට ඇතුළත්.


පිස්සුම නව අවුරුදු සිරිත් විරිත් 6 ක්

එහෙනම් කට්ටියම තමන්ගේම ක්‍රමේකට 2022 පිළිගන්න ලේස්ති වෙමු.

Sinhala Trending