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“Authentic Chinese Food”
Review of Tsing Tao

Tsing Tao
Ranked #84 of 583 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Silk, Gunpowder, Printing and the Compass are among the great Chinese Inventions that have altered the course of history. But of all China’s contributions to modern civilization, the most popular is Chinese food, enjoyed in restaurants and homes in every nook and corner of the globe. The reason for the enduring worldwide popularity of Chinese food begins with the cornucopia of unique ingredients, plus subtle or emphatic sauces and seasonings that are partnered.Transforming this variety of ingredients into memorable works of culinary art is just what our Team of Chinese Chefs lead by Master Chef HUASHENG MO are best at. At TSING TAO every dish must meet three major criteria appearance, fragrance and flavor. The other considerations are texture, the health giving properties of the food and it’s auspicious connotations. This purpose in mind all our seafood, meat and vegetables, are purchased daily to ensure freshness and taste. Transformation and interplay of these basics when combined with different seasonings, allows for the endless variety at TSING TAO.Visit us once at TSING TAO and you are sure to be ADDICTED !!!
Reviewed May 15, 2014

For sure, the food is authentic as like what I tasted several times in China.
In fact, some of the dishes here are very unique and you can't find it anywhere else in Sri Lanka.
Perhaps, will find it in the coming Shangri-la hotel.
Beautiful decorations in a beautiful building.
However, it is VERY hot and glaring (sunlight) on the top floor.
The air-condition units are not sufficient for customers who are sitting near the A/C side- it was like "Sona".
It was a crowded day hence we don't mind waited for 45 minutes for our main dish to arrive.
The food is good and certainly on the expensive side due to the location and other factors.
What puzzled me was that one of the glass panels was cracked and it is not acceptable just to put a chair to prevent people from walking close to the glass panel.
Overall, we enjoy the food but too hot to stay longer.

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Thank Adam L
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LOONTAO, General Manager at Tsing Tao, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the visit. We do value and comments. Much appreciate the compliments and the Chef's are overwhelmed by your comments, thank you.

Noted the comments on temperature. This doesn't usually happen even during the day but could happen on a very hot day and when the restaurant is up to it's full capacity due to the glare etc. Thank you for bringing this and we shall add more AC units to control this situation. Our sincere apologies re glass panel and agree with your comments.

At Tsing Tao, every single dish is made to order for freshness and quality.Thank you for your patients regarding the wait for the food.

We look forward to welcoming you again.

Warmest regards,
General Manager.

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

My wife and I love going out for lunch and dinner when ever we get a chance. We've visited tsing Tao three times and all the time the staff was very Cooperative and the Food didn't take that long to arrive at the table. The only thing is that it wasn't different from all the other Chinese places we've been to in Sri Lanka.

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Thank udsi
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LOONTAO, General Manager at Tsing Tao, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Tsing Tao !

Thank you for the visit and comments. We value your review.

Looking forward to serving you and family again.

Warmest regards,
General Manager.

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Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

I'm Anthoney visiting Colombo with my girl friend walking by Colombo 7 . We just walk in to a Chinese restaurant it's very. Pleasant one gentlemen walk up to us great us he is manager of that restaurant mr budika kumara
Explain the menu and the staff was very friendly and very good hospitality for us , but the food was good but need more new dishes to add to the menu we enjoyed the fresh sea food we like a lot.
If we visit in feature we visit to me the friendly staff mr kumara budika and his team and we will tell our friends too about too our Russian friends like srilanka

Thank Krishan1974
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LOONTAO, General Manager at Tsing Tao, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2014

Dear Mr.Anthoney,

Greetings from Tsing Tao !

Thank you for the visit and comments. We value your review.

Noted re menu, we include new items from time time. I am sure there will be loads of new items when you visit us next.

Looking forward to serving you and friends again.

Warmest regards,
General Manager.

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Reviewed April 6, 2014

We went to the restaurant at the Racecourse a week ago. The decor is nice and that's about it. The food was pretty awful and had the same Sri Lankan curry flavors which I have come to dread at Chinese restaurants in Colombo. We had really hoped that this restaurant would be different and service something close to Chinese food. But apparently not. The cheesy 1980s music performed by second-rate local musicians was a real turn-off.
The only other redeeming factor was the service. The staff were very friendly and helpful

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Thank pardesi_frangipani
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LOONTAO, General Manager at Tsing Tao, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the visit.

We are surprised to hear that our food taste like Sri Lankan curry. Our Chinese Chef's who come from mainland China have no clue about Sri Lankan curry flavors.

Further, duo playing acoustic music was the two main vocalists from the ever popular and the number one retro band in Sri Lanka - Flame.

May be we are not your type of place.

Regards,
General Manager.

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We were invited by one of our local friends during our stay in colombo on 17, Feb 2014. i ordered Cuttle fish (buttered one) which i think was oily. Fried rice chosen by my friend was good quality and the fried lamb also was good.
Price is moderate. Recommended to go if you intend to go and see the independence square and would like to have dinner.

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Thank Hamid N
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LOONTAO, General Manager at Tsing Tao, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the visit and comments.

we look forward to seeing you again.

Warmest regards,
General Manager.

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