Grill Corner came in to existence down Marine Drive in Wella somewhere in the middle of June this year. Its franchisor is Grill Corner Dubai that also has branches in Kuala Lampur.
The food chain seems to be pretty mediocre - not your fancy franchise and judging by the looks, Grill Corner Colombo is just another ordinary fast food joint.
A laminated menu card had all of the basic fast food joint items you'd expect to find, ranging from burgers, shawarmas to grills and even biriyani.
Our order of Chillie Chicken Shawarma (Rs 320) and Tandoori Grill (Rs 440) didn’t take long. So, they are quite fast, or it was probably because my friend and I were the only ones there at 3 in the afternoon.
The tandoori chicken, accompanied by three sides, was well seasoned, albeit a tad too salty for my taste. Nevertheless, the bold, tandoori flavors came out very strongly.The side dishes were average with the coleslaw being a sweet pool of cabbage that had a few shavings of carrot poking out.
I was massacring my chicken well until I got to the center of the chicken and noticed it was slightly undercooked, looking pink and raw. (Ed Note: We refrained from including a photo.You're welcome). Besides that, my quarter tandoori chicken was satisfying although extra fries would be preferred because no one says no to extra fries!
The chillie chicken shawarma, on the other hand, was pretty good. Grill Corner seems to have nailed the art of getting chillie chicken shawarmas right with the right amount of chillie and pepper to make the shawarma spicy, and not going loose on the spice to get us sweating. However, portion-wise, the shawarma was not the most filling.
The interior, which is rather small and thankfully is not flocked by waiters, is pretty basic, with plastic tables and plastic chairs thrown in. From what I was told, the upstair seating area was larger than the one downstairs. So large crowds could be entertained.
With the sounds of some Bollywood songs being played on the Indian MTV, we were served by a dude who knew what he was doing, who also helped me with my order. Service wasn't superior, but we were catered to well.
Grill Corner is your average fast food joint. Not one where you’d rock your favorite Charles & Keith heels to, but would probably stop by for a submarine to binge on after a long day at work. A lot can be done to improve the interior and portion sizes while paying attention to how long meats are cooked for because hey, no one wants salmonella!
Grill Corner - an average fast food joint to help you binge eat!
සිංහල "ස්ට්රීට් ෆුඩ් ජොයින්ට්" විදියට නම් කරන්න පුළුවන් තැන් බොහොමයක් ලංකාවේ තිබුණත්, ඒ හැම එකෙන්ම හොඳ රස කෑම ගන්න පුළුවන් කියලා කියන්න අමාරුයි. සමහර වෙලාවට මේ වගේ ස්ට්රීට් ෆුඩ් තියෙන තැන් වලට ගොඩක් අය යන්න අදිමදි කරන්නෙත් ඔය හේතුව නිසා වගේම, වටපිටාවේ තියෙන අපිළිවෙල නිසා. ඉතින් ඒ සාමාන්ය තත්ත්වයෙන් මදකට බැහැර වෙලා, හොඳ වටපිටාවක කටට රසට කෑම ටිකක් කන්න පුළුවන් විදියට ඉදි කරපු අවන්හලක් තමයි වැල්ලවත්තේ Grill Corner එක.
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