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3/5

Shanghai Terrace

811, Kotte Road, Ethul Kotte, Sri Lanka.


Shanghai Terrace is a Chinese Restaurant that recently opened up in Ethul Kotte. They serve up some good looking Chinese food at a reasonable price. There is a charming little terrace on the roof top (hence the name Shanghai Terrace) accompanying a slightly dodgy looking bar. The service was really good and the food - not too bad either.



Shanghai Terrace is a Chinese Restaurant that recently opened up in Ethul Kotte. They serve up some good looking Chinese food at a reasonable price. There is a charming little terrace on the roof top (hence the name Shanghai Terrace) accompanying a slightly dodgy looking bar.

As we walked in, we were greeted with awkwardly innocent smiles by the waiting staff. The restaurant seemed quite small, with maybe 10 or so tables in a single open room. The space is well designed and the seats are really comfortable; the cushions made of soft leather will caress the boniest of bottoms.

The best thing about this restaurant is their attention to detail. They brought a bowl of chilli paste and soy sauce before we even had to ask, even the cutlery, plates and napkins were nicer than those at flower drum; a better dining experience for just about the same price.

The menu has photos of most of the dishes they serve which is excellent if you’re looking to try something new. While skimming through the menu I was enticed by a picture of sizzling Indonesian style prawns in thick spiced gravy. I made the smart choice of ordering that instead of the usual hot butter cuttlefish.

The presentation of the food was great, the pictures speak for themselves. And the service - really good; our waiter, a pleasant young man, never left my glass of water empty, and I don’t think I saw him stop smiling until the time we left, he even walked us out.

More importantly, the food – the food was good. I would say it was probably better than any other Chinese restaurant of the same price range. The food had flavour and the chef seems to know to cook a wide range of various dishes, two thumbs up for good food and presentation.

The price breakdown: Seafood fried rice with pineapple (Rs. 608), Indonesian style prawns in thick spiced gravy (Rs. 838), Chef’s special chicken in Chinese chilli sauce (Rs. 608) Stir fried mixed vegetable in oyster sauce (Rs. 538). Total Came to 3,396 rupees with service charge, VAT and a ginger beer.

It is an all round great dining experience for a fair price - a good addition to our beloved collection of Chinese restaurants in the city.

TIP

Corkage is free for only imported alcohol

Address

811, Kotte Road, Ethul Kotte, Sri Lanka.

Directions

Coming towards Nugogda from Kotte Road, it is on your right.

Contacts

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Open 11.30 AM to 3 PM, 6.30 PM to 11 PM

Cuisine

Chinese Sri Lankan Chinese

Price Range

Between Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1500

Dish Types

Seafood Alcoholic

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
5
Ambience Rating
4
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Sam123

Food is average. Did not find any sea food in the sea food fried rice. only couple of small prawns. took long time to serve the dissert. overall not worth for the prices they charge.

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AJaya

food was disgustingly salty and cold.

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AJaya

Been driving past this place quite a lot and always wanted to try it out. finally made it on Wednesday and what a disappointment that was. Everything we ordered was salty. The pepper pork was drowned in soya sauce and we had to send it back. The waiter took it back and brought it back in 5 mins - just as nasty and salty. They had just re-heated it and served on a new platter. They had tried to imitate the other Chinese place like Peach and Sunlight with the sizzling tofu - but there was no sizzle and it was cold when brought to the table - and again salty salty salty! Cook must be eating betel leaves so cant taste the salt. I will never recommend this place to anyone.

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Sam123

Food is average. Did not find any sea food in the sea food fried rice. only couple of small prawns. took long time to serve the dissert. overall not worth for the prices they charge.

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AJaya

food was disgustingly salty and cold.

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AJaya

Been driving past this place quite a lot and always wanted to try it out. finally made it on Wednesday and what a disappointment that was. Everything we ordered was salty. The pepper pork was drowned in soya sauce and we had to send it back. The waiter took it back and brought it back in 5 mins - just as nasty and salty. They had just re-heated it and served on a new platter. They had tried to imitate the other Chinese place like Peach and Sunlight with the sizzling tofu - but there was no sizzle and it was cold when brought to the table - and again salty salty salty! Cook must be eating betel leaves so cant taste the salt. I will never recommend this place to anyone.

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