Roshni posted on 24th May

When It Comes To Budget Chinese, Koramangala Is King

Let’s face it. There are days when you just want to put your head down and slurp some hot Manchow soup or stuff your face with Chopsuey. There are 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. From Manchow to Hakka and Fuyong to Schezwan, Koramangala’s Chinese joints offer delicious food that won’t burn up a huge hole in your pockets either.

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Having been around for quite a while, Magnolia is a trusted favourite for many in the area. With a menu that includes everything from Fuyong {a kind of Chinese omelette} in veg, chicken and prawn versions to Chopsuey {pick from Cantonese, American or Chinese} and mains {their Prawn Schezwan is a popular dish, we hear}, this is where you should head to when you’re craving greasy ol Indian Chinese, without burning a hole in your pocket.

Where: 37, 80 Feet Road, 7th Cross 3rd Block, above Reliance Fresh, Koramangala 3rd Block

Price: INR 800 for two

Contact: 080 41102222

Timings: Noon-3pm and 7pm-11pm

Find them on Facebook here.


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.

Where: 972/C, Ground Floor, ST Bed, Near Smart Retail Bazar, Koramangala 4th Block

Price: INR 450 for two

Contact: 080 25502233

Timings: Noon-11pm

China Pearl

Right from the entrance to its red and white-themed interiors, China Pearl exudes an Oriental ambience that complements the cuisine. Be it the Shanghai Honey Chilli Chicken {spicy chicken with honey} or the Nanking Prawn {prawns marinated with oyster sauce, stuffed with chicken and herbs, crumbed and deep fried — try saying no to that}, there’s plenty here to spoil you for choice.

Where: 53/1, 5th Cross, 6th Block, Koramangala

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Contact: 080 41105060

Timings: Noon-3.30pm and 7pm-11pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.


Bamboo structures that separate the tables, artworks on the walls and a simple setup make up the decor at Popsies, lending it a laidback ambience. While it makes for a great place to hang out at with your gang of friends and has quite an array {from piquant Chilli Lemon Fish to Mixed Fried Noodles} to please you all, we love that they keep the prices very reasonable.

Where: 11, 4th C Cross, Behind HDFC Bank, Koramangala 5th Block

Price: INR 550 for two

Contact: +91 9060015001

Timings: 11am-4pm and 7pm-11pm

Find them on Facbook here.

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 Sezchwan Beef Chilly {that’s how they spell it} for a wholesome meal.

Where: 50/1, Ground Floor, Jyoti Nivas College Road, Koramangala Industrial Layout

Price: INR 300 for two

Contact: +91 9945553797

Timings: 12.30pm-10.30pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Fast Food Restaurants

Chung Wah

Almost synonymous with the kind of Indian Chinese food we love, Chung Wah’s menu lists out specials 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!

Where: 129, opposite Juice Juntion, 5th Block, KHB Colony, Koramangala

Price: INR 750 for two

Contact: 080 41607888

Timings: Noon-3pm and 7pm-11pm

Find them on Facebook here.

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. Read more about it here.

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

Price: INR 500 for two

Contact: +91 8553085570

Timings: 11am-11pm

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.

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

Price: INR 700 for two

Contact: +91 8105416506

Timings: 11am-4pm and 6pm-11pm

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.

Where: ARD Complex, 1st Cross Rd, 6th Block, Koramangala

Price: INR 700 for two

Contact: 080 41751636

Timings: Noon-3pm and 7pm-11pm

Find them on Facebook here.

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.

Where: A/5, Ground Floor, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala

Price: INR 600 for two

Contact: +91 8892077730

Timings: 11.30am-10.30pm {closed on Tuesdays}

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.