Stir Fry To Noodles: When It Comes To Budget Chinese, Koramangala Is King

Roshni posted on 22 September

Chinese food is soul comforting and let's face it, there are days when you want to slurp on some Hot & Sour Chicken Soup or eat your way through chopsuey, greasy starters, and dumplings! These are those days when nothing other than greasy, Indian Chinese will do. And for those days, we have just the list for you — a bunch of budget-friendly Chinese restaurants from the bottomless food pit that is Koramangala.  

Woke Paper Scissors (WPS)

Arguably the best budget Chinese noodle house in Koramangala, WPS wins it hands down for their super greasy, carb-loaded noodle and rice boxes that come in two sizes - regular and large. These boxes are customisable to the T starting with the kind of noodles or rice you want to add veggies and meat. The best part is the boxes work as quick-fix meals with minimal fuss. They have an extensive menu too, but we say stick to the boxes that will cost just under INR 200. 

Casual Dining

50/1, Opp. Jyothi Niwas College, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Delicacy

With around seven outlets across the city, this no-frills place is a go-to option when you have Chinese on your mind. Start off with the thick Manchow soup before you proceed to tuck into their Hunan Chicken and Butter Garlic Noodles. If that doesn’t fill you up, there’s always wontons or flavourful starters to load up on. Looking for a quick meal? Go for their Dragon Chopsuey which comes with a choice of soft or crispy noodles. Lazy folks, you can even do a quick home delivery from them.

Fast Food Restaurants

972-C, Ground Floor, Near Smart Super Market, 4th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Noodle Panda

Right from the entrance to its panda-themed interiors, Noodle Panda hits all the right spots with it's self-service model and a menu filled with crowd favourites. Start with  Grilled Teriyaki Bao and Sui Mai Dim Sums before ordering custom noodle boxes are what they specialise in and you can order a regular or large Noodle Box and go crazy with combinations. But if you are giving the noodles a skip, then you are going to want to eat copious amounts of curry, as the rice comes shaped like a panda. No kidding! Finish off with the gooey Fudgy Cookie Dough Ice Cream With Oreo. 

Casual Dining

122, Near Jyothi Nivas College, 1st Cross, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

Peace Restaurant

One of the many Tibetan places that has Chinese on their menu, Peace makes easy, breeze, greasy winners in the form of braised lamb, Hunan Chicken, and our go-to order Shredded Chicken In Hot Garlic Sauce. It's as greasy, spicy, and basic Chinese as it can get. Pair these with Schezwan Pork Fried Rice and Chicken Pan Fry Noodles, you've got yourself a soul satisfying meal. Hot & Sour and Sweet Corn soup to warm the tummy before any meal comes recommended!  

Casual Dining

156, Opp. Tibet Mall, 6th Main, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Khawa Karpo

Frequented by the college-going crowd in the area (it is opposite Jyoti Nivas College, after all), Khawa Karpo might be known for their Tibetan specials, but they also serve quite a few Chinese dishes that vie for your attention. Apart from the usual suspects like noodles and fried rice, their Manchurians and beef starters are a must-try here. Order yourself some simple Hakka noodles and jazz it up with their ultry-spicy Schezwan Beef Chilly for a wholesome meal.

Fast Food Restaurants

50/1, Ground Floor, Jyoti Nivas College Road, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Chung Wah

How's Koramangala's Chinese scene not complete with the most OG Chinese-Indian restaurant in town, Chung Wah?  Chung Wah’s menu lists out specials and our favourites like crispy Spring Rolls, Mixed Seafood Soup, Butter Garlic Prawns, Lamb with Black Peppercorn and Cantonese Chowmein. And, while you can happily gorge on as much as you want, you won’t feel the dreaded pinch at all!

Casual Dining

Building 129, 5th Block, KHB Colony, Koramangala, Bengaluru

Tibetan Mother’s Kitchen

Don’t let this cosy little eatery’s name mislead you. Along with homely Tibetan specials like the Thukpa and Thenthuk, Chinese delights also hold a place here. And, the best part? They serve pork dishes, too! Think Chinese BBQ Pork and Szechwan Pork to go with your choice of rice or noodles. Or try the American Chop Suey which comes with a thick and heavy sauce, complementing the crispy fried noodles. 

Casual Dining

404, 1st C Cross, Near Vodafone Store, 7th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Hakka Chinese

Done up in vibrant yellow and pink, Hakka Chinese has enough starters (veg and non-veg) to fill you up before you turn to the mains. Pair your choice of noodles or rice with their Pepper Hot Lamb or Hunan Prawns, and tuck in. Wash it all down with one of their simple mocktails, and that’s what we’d call a happy meal.

Casual Dining

891/ A, 7th Main Road, Near Wipro Park, Koramangala 1st Block, Bengaluru

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China Bowl

Just the thought of digging into the spicy Roasted Chilly Pork and the Lamb in Black Pepper Sauce gets us craving for some of China Bowl’s specials. But if that doesn’t tempt you enough, we suggest you get your Chinese fix with the buffet here which gives you everything from soups and starters to mains and desserts.

Casual Dining

99, 2nd Floor, ARD Complex, 5th Cross, 6th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Bamey’s Restro Cafe

While keeping it minimal and simple, Bamey’s adds art, posters and colours to the walls, taking the cheery vibes up a notch. So, we won’t blame you if you end up spending longer {and eating more} than you intended to. Start off with some Crispy Shanghai Spring Rolls or XO Chicken, as you savour the relaxed ambience here. Follow it up with a helping of fried noodles or rice and you’ve got yourself a filling meal. If you can handle insane levels of spice, the kind that will crush your insides, you can try their spicy momo challenge.

Casual Dining

A-5, Ground Floor, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

4.3
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