Xilaton - Wonderful Sri Lanka

Location: 126, Havelock Road, Colombo 5
Tel: .94 (0)11 2508887
Hours: 10.30 am to 2.45 pm and 6 pm to 10.45 pm
Cuisine: Chinese 
Price: Inexpensive

Overall: 4  Food Quality: 4.5  Service: 4  Ambience: 3 

The Xilaton is conveniently located in an upscale neighbourhood with ample parking. The restaurant employs 3 Chinese chefs and is a favourite of the residents of Chinese origin in Sri Lanka. The Xilaton has oodles of space and can accommodate 280 people. It has 5 separate rooms upstairs for private dining. Whilst they have a well-stocked bar, patrons can bring in their own hard liquor at no extra cost. They also have a good collection of wines costing about USD 15 and above. 

All of their main dishes come either large or small. Their portions are very big and 2 small main dishes accompanied by some plain rice will be ample for two people. Some of the local favourites are hot butter cuttle fish, hot garlic prawns, crispy roast chicken and fried roast pork, whilst the Chinese patrons go for pork knuckles, Sri Lankan crab and Groupa fish. 

Xilaton is one of the few restaurants that serve Peking duck, a large portion of which will put you back about USD 55!! The menu features a very wide selection of hot and cold starters, clear and thick soups, virtually all kinds of meat dishes, vegetarian dishes, and various different rice and noodle preparations.

With enough notice, usually one week, they will do exotic preparations such as barbeque piglet, braised dried abalone and Emperor’s wok style chicken. They have recently started out door catering with special menus for a minimum of 35 pax. 

The food is generally delicious and the service very friendly, attentive and quick. The interior decor is rather plain and the lighting too bright for our liking. Xilaton is the place to go for anyone looking for authentic Chinese cooking in Wonderful Sri Lanka. 

9/25/2010 00:22:57

Love Your Food And Service <3

3/7/2012 04:17:50

we just had dinner there and i must say the food was very good ...but there are some complaints ....first i only asked for a small potion of soup just for my mum but there gave as all soup.the food came out very fast so that was nice..i asked the waiter for soy sauce and i never got it.. we asked for salt and pepper and didnt get it.. we were put at a table that didnt have any air condition and when i asked the waiter he said this side of the restaurant didnt have it so why did he put us there...the waiters were more interested in watching the match than paying any attention to us ...but the prices are good so we will come again but ur service is not the best and what the use of having a manger when he doesn't bother coming to the table to see if every thing is ok..any way all the best...........ps i was at Ur place about 3 years ago and the service was far better than the hilton that's why im so disappointed .


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