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Home/bangalore/Silver Wok

Silver Wok

Richmond Road  

  • 08022242288
  • Sheriff House, 85, Richmond Road, Richmond Town, Bangalore
  • Chinese
  • Meal for 2 - 300
3.0

4 Reviews / 4 Ratings

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Silver Wok Reviews

This Is Now "In Wok"

With my office being close to this place, my colleagues and I end up having lunch here way too often.

And why not? It is a very nice place to eat good Chinese food without burning a hole in your pocket.

Over the last two years, we have tried a variety of dishes, but the must haves according to me are:
Chicken Manchow Soup - I like it that he gives the fried noodles in a separate bowl and we end up fighting like kids to get the most noodles.
Crispy Spinach Chicken - Although few times when we have gone really late, the chicken was a bit too hard, it is otherwise a very tasty dish and a clear winner. For Vegetarians, there is crispy spinach baby corn, which is equally yummy.
Chinese Chopsuey Schezwan Style - This is nothing but a fancy name for Dragon Chopsuey, or basically a spicy version of Chopsuey. Always have it with the crispy noodles. This is my favourite dish here.

Their menu has lot of options in every section. Good options for veg too. I would highly recommend the Cantonese Noodles for vegetarians as well the chilli garlic noodles. Do try the Dan Mein Noodles. Very yummy. Another chicken starter that I like is the Chicken Pepper Salt, albeit, it can tend to be quite oily.

This restaurant is also one of the few that serve good Pork dishes. Well cooked Pork.

The place is small but very neat with good interiors. Service is good but sometimes when crowded, it can be hard to get attention of the waiter. All in all, a favourtie of mine and I would highly recommend you try this place too!

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2.0

Very poor service and a bad experince.

Been going to this restaurant since a kid and had never been disappointed even once. An all Tibet team which runs this quite neighbourhood resto had definately one of the best chine food in this part of the town but now its all gone and dusted.
To start with the renovations have closed off the cellar which had a larger and comfortable seating arrangement but now its completely closed and only one floor to cater too. But i see that seems to become a major shot in the leg for these guys as the renovations had taken place most of their ex-employees(very efficient ones) have quit the job and new trainees have come in. The manager who always greets us with a smile this time didn't do so.. and after our order has been placed the steward goes into the kitchen and returns to ask us again" what we just ordered for?" ..thats one part of it.... after he goes in he comes back to tell us that,particular dish is not available, fine we resort to order a different one the same routine continues,but at the same time i can see that the home delivery calls constantly have been catered too and the other customers are also take care off.. Now this was starting to test my patience .. worst part is that they have sold their bar license and there is no liquor even served there anymore.. not many mid sized chinese restaurants serve liquor and this adds to that list which evidently we could see that ot had a gradual deterioration of customer. The manager of the place eventually was forced out by us from the kitchen and i actually gave him a piece of my mind for this terrible service... he had to defend himself by saying some crap and he says now the chicken got over because we order fresh chicken everyday.. dint want to talk to much... and we just told him to give a discount on the bill .. so he obliged but was just a meager sum of 10%.But on the whole the food quality was as usual at its best, always been the same only thing they need to figure out is to do with their service or else they are going to have a tough time in future at least from me... Omitted on last point in the beginning SIlver Wok is now "In Wok"... Cheers

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3.0

Good Chinese Food.

Located around the corner on Richmond Road, next to the Lakme Showroom, Silver Wok is a time tested Chinese restaurant within the area. It has been serving some delicious chinese food for more than 10 years.

Having been a loyal customer of the place for many years, one of the thing that I have always admired about them is their quality and reliability. In a growing city like Bangalore, where you have new restaurants every second day to stand for so long is very commendable. Never in any of my visits I have had a bad experience.

The food is very good. They have an authentic chinese menu. The starters a must and esp. the Momo's. The noodles are thin and crisp. In the main course they some really nice offerings. Also the thing that I really like is their portions. A bowl of noodles can easily serve three people.

Do definitely visit the place for the food, but also to see an institution :)

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4.0

Go for the starters

Silver Wok is a chinese restaurant on Richmond road. Parking can cause some discomfort, but it is worth the try.

It was quite evident from the other patrons who came in that the regulars know the menu inside out and know what variations the chef is willing to accommodate them with. We decided to try the crab soup and the bacon-wrapped prawns for starters along with two lime sodas.

I was shocked at the speed at which our order came and was wondering whether the food is the heat and serve variety here. But no!!! the food is fresh and straight of the fire. The crab soup at first glance looked like an egg drop soup with boiled crab thrown in. When I ate it though, it is evident that the crab has been cooked in the soup. It is however completely devoid of any spice and totally bland.

Bacon-wrapped prawns. For Rs 300 a plate, I was sulking thinking of the extravagance. But when the dish came, I was blown away. There were atleast 10-12 portions and each one was huge and piping hot. Served with garlic sauce, this is one dish that you just have to try. The bacon was sliced thick and was not the sorry slivers you normally get in the name of bacon. The ratio of fat to meat was perfect. The prawn in the centre of decent sized. Bite into one all the way to the centre and you are in Chinese food heaven.

For the main course, we ordered the fried chilli pork in gravy. To go with the fried chilli pork gravy we ordered the Thai fried rice with chicken and prawn flavoured with fish sauce.

Both these dishes were good without being exceptional. The starters trumped the main course in terms of being spectacular. Of course since we were filled to our ears with the starters, 90 per cent of lunch was parceled for home.

But we couldn't step out the place without having a dessert. We opted for the banana pancakes with vanilla ice cream. The pancakes were piping hot and nice with the crust of the pancakes being crisp and the inside generously filled with cooked, sugared banana mash.

The service is good, once again without being too in your face or spectacular. The starters are what you should look at here. The loo on the top floor is clean and unisex. As for the wallet factor, this meal cost us in the whereabouts of Rs 950, which for the quantities, quality and location of the restaurant is pretty darn good. The chicken on crackling spinach is supposed to be good.

For a detailed review please visit www.onruthprabhusplate.blogspot.com
Oh and in terms of rice and noodle options for vegetarians, the choice is pretty limited. Not so with the rest of the menu.

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