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₹₹ - ₹₹₹Chinese, Asian
Down the rd. from Higginbothams and St. Stephen's, Ooty, India
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
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“beef” (10 reviews)
“soups” (8 reviews)
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6:30 PM - 9:45 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Down the rd. from Higginbothams and St. Stephen's, Ooty, India
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Reviews (243)
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1 - 10 of 242 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We get all kind of Chinese food here. Good ambiance. Homely atmosphere. Good service. All food items are tasty here. Restaurant open only at 11.30am to 4.00pm and 7.00pm to 11.00pm.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went there with our family. We were asked to write the serial no of items in the menu, which we wanted on a printed paper as the order. The waiter came, took the sheet of paper from us, looked at the numbers and told...More

Thank Kaleshkumar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shinkows is quite an old and cozy restaurant in the heart of Ooty. The chinese food made is tasty. The amount of serving is good and recommended for a small family. Only difficulty is space for car parking.

1  Thank AnirbanBasu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ambience is good. Also the location of the restaurant is almost at the junction which is an advantage. Food quality was good as far as noodles or fried rice are concerned. However I felt that the Chinese chicken items prepared there are not upto the...More

Thank Sudeb K
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I had food of shinkows about 25 years back and when I visited ooty decided to try this for nostalgia.I was truly amazed as the food was just as I had tasted 25 years back.Same great taste.The ambience is simple and very understated but the...More

Thank Fathima81
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Soups are good. However the place is old and needs renovation. Good place for Chinese starters will not recommend for the main course. Stay away from curries.

Thank Sharad G
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Read some great reviews and went for dinner. The restaurant is overrated. The service was lazy and the ambience more like a budget hotel.. We had ordered a soup, chili chicken and chowmein. There were very limited vegetarian options. While the source and starter came...More

Thank AnuragNidhi
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This has been an Ooty institution since I know Ooty- about 20+ years now. Many things remain the same including I think the furniture. The place evokes a feeling... as of someone else's nostalgia as you walk in. Good space, a minutes walk from Mohans...More

Thank KANewYork
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Ooty. Delicious place to have Chinese foodstuffs in Ooty. Worth for money.

Thank Manuvikash
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Went there for a late lunch...The Zodiac room ambience is good...The Food -the American Choupsey was no where close to what the standard dish looks and tastes like...Chilly Beef was good and so was chicken fried rice. Ordered for chicken in garlic sauce and the...More

Thank Sharing-N-Caring
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Down the rd. from Higginbothams and St. Stephen's, Ooty, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  The Nilgiris District  >  Ooty
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