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“Shinkows, the same as ever.”
Review of Shinkows

Shinkows
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Been going to Shinkows for most of my life, from school days to present and I always get what I want. It just hasn't changed which for a restaurant I suppose is a good thing as long as the food is good. Shinkows is a legend in Ooty and for some reason you just have to go there, part of the scene! Portions are substantial and service is good with their retinue of old retainers, it is clean and food is always hot which you need in Ooty.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Quick service and reasonable prices.
Very handy for lunch and popular with the locals. Beer is expensive!

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We have been going here for a meal forever - well 20 years of marriage should surely qualify "forever". We first went there when on our honeymoon. May be that was what was special about it - it was our first meal together sans the family and the friends.
Of late though I must think that the quality of the food has come down a bit. And the sad part is that they just cannot make anything spicy. Everything is kind of bland and even if you added the sauces that are on the table - there is just no difference. Our favourite though has to be the soft noodles - despite it not being spicy.
You know what has not changed - the way they take the orders - you read the menu and write down the serial number of the dish that you want. And something else that has not changed in 20 years are the waiters!!
Worth one visit - doubt you'll come back for more. Not with all the new options that are available in Ooty.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

A large group of us descended upon ShinKows on a Sunday when we know they would be crowded. We had to wait awhile, but the food made it worth it. Once we were seated the service was great and the food was outstanding.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

They serve thai and Chinese restaurant. very good food with excellent service.. though food is not spicy as the clientele is mostly foreigners but worth the visit

Thank NeenaG07
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