They welcome you warmly! Two different menus. One for our very own South Indian food and another one for Chinese food! You will be confused from which menu should you choose the soup and the starter first! They take your order and they won't make you wait till they bring your order! You'll be served with a welcome drink and small piece of vaazhapazha dosai. I'm sure you will ask for that again because I asked them! Chinese soups are brilliant and if you are a fan of South Indian soup go for kozhi rasam! Their starters are unique and tastes brilliant! Annachis varutha kozhi - taste that and you will never go to any other place to eat chicken! Cordon blue and crispy chicken bell peppers will make you fight with your group or the person you go with because I'm sure you won't say enough! I ordered parotta and mutton chukka. The best mutton chukka I've ever had! Their South Indian gravy's are really good! My friend ordered shanghai fried rice. A mixed fried rice and noodles with Hunan chicken! I didn't know which one to finish. Their appam was as soft as sponge. Asked for one more and I couldn't stop eating! I wanted to order poricha parotta but no space in my tummy! So I stopped there because I surely knew I will come here again soon! Finally desserts. OMG. The elaneer paayasam and thoothukudi pudding will make you sit there and romance with that! I ordered elaneer paayasam again! Worth the money! When you get brilliant food Why care about the bill amount! SHANGAI ANNACHI - I would prefer eating there 7 days a week! :)
I went to the Hotel and ordered a few items like Briyani, Chicken Lollipop, fish Karandi, Singaporean Cereal chicken, drums of heaven. Everything is good and we revisited the restaurant within a week. Best place to have food traditional and chinese. Welcome drink(Lemon and Ginger juice) is awesome. Complimentary Sweet Appam is fabulous. Rates are a little high than a normal restaurant. "The Best cannot be cheap and cheap cannot be the best". Prices were not too high but, moderate.
Visited this restaurant last time I was in Chennai and was truly impressed with the food here. Though they call themselves Shanghai Annachi, they serve primarily Chinese food but that was hardly a problem since I love Chinese. I was dining with a colleague and we ordered chicken dumplings and chicken Manchow soup to start with and then moved on coriander chilli chicken, garlic fish and seafood fried rice along with mixed noodles for main course. Every item that we ordered stood out in taste and flavor and was served steaming hot on the table. We literally licked our plates clean. The service staff was also nice and friendly. Definitely will visit again the next time I'm in Chennai. Highly recommend it to Chinese food lovers in Chennai.
This place is in the first floor of a average looking building. I was skeptical first to try this place, But when I opened the restaurant door I was taken back by its beautiful interiors. I knew that I was deceived by entire buildings look. Then I was welcomed and the hospitality was superb like most of the restaurants in Chennai.
The food : Perhaps the finniest food I tasted in the recent past. Right from the starters to the dessert, I was blown back by the level of precision and importance they gave to their food. The tender chicken and the tasty banana dosa are things I would come back for. The lunch on a overall was a happy experience and I will any day come back to this place to eat.
We had been to a lunch on a Sunday as a large group (of 10). We chose the place after reading previous reviews on Burrp and we made a prior reservation. The ambience was pleasant but crowded.
We went with mixed menu between Chinese and Indian. Almost all dishes were excellent and full of flavour. Especially the kola urundai and the thoothukudi pudding. It was very crowded on the sunday afternoon and the staff had a tough time keeping up, so the service wasn't as attentive as we would have liked.
Cost here was rated as 'Moderate' but for an average eater, it cost us about INR 700 per head. But in any case, we would highly recommend this restaurant based on our experience here.
Sooooo much yummy food, cooked to perfection to choose from! . The starters were amazing. Shanghai Annaachi has a wide variety to choose from and has plenty of unusual but delicious treats as well! Take the elaneer pudding for example. It was simply mind-blowing! I loved the complimentary kimchi (never tasted anything so yummy in my life) and the vazhapazham dosa.
The ambience and the service was excellent as well. Definitely a must-visit restaurant! 'm waiting to eat there again!
The recipes according to me are so unique and great ! And I gotta say Fried Ice cream really did defy physics laws ! I really want to do a research on that ! A must visit destination ! kola urundai ,chicken n mutton porichadhu and the Karandi dishes are great and yummy !
Just one word to say....WOW!! he taste of the food served can't be explained in words! just a perfect place for a Chinese and south indian food lover!! the way they serve the chinese food is just m/ and annachi's meen roast was the best....if u go for chinese...u have a varitey of dishes to taste! one line .... FOOD LOVER?? - THEN BE HERE!!the desserts they have is very unique and u will ask for more!! can't wait to go there again!
shanghai annachi...u can feel the difference right from the name...beautiful ambience...new varieties ...AWESOME TASTE...chinese foods are simply superb..and south indian dishes are mouth watering...shd try meen porichadhu,karandi,poricha parotta...and MUTTON CHUKKA IS THE BEST...finally for dessert try elaneer pudding...something u wud want to eat agn...overall...everythin at its best...u cannot go there just once..
shanghai annachi... the awesomeness of the restaurant can b noticed from its name itself! best chinese food i've ever had! u will be amazed by the way they serve the food!! and our very own south indian foo is just mouth watering! i bet...one ordering for a plate of meen porichadhu , mutton chukka , kothu parotta and many more will surely order another plate! try poricha parotta which u wuld've never tasted anywer else like its here! karandi will b an different experience for each and evry one going out there! if i start typing about chinese food here...i should type for 1 whole day! the food is just amazing.... u will feel the dfference from other chinese restaurants and this.... cordon blue , chicken steak , crispy chicken bell pepper fry should be tried and i am sure u will ask for another plate ! after a tummy full lunch or a dinner.... u will be tempted to have their desserts..one of their specialities... best desserts i've had! try the elaneer payasam , elaneer pudiing and thoothukudi pudding there!! u will come out with full satisfaction from the restaurant!! service , quality, ambience , taste... evrything PERFECT!! worth every penny!!