China XO at The Leela Palace, Chennai, India



This past summer, the city has been abuzz with just how fantastic the Chinese food is at China XO, located in the brand new super opulent Leela Palace.

 So, I finally made it for their debut Sunday Dimsum brunch.

 The restaurant has a beautiful water view with decor in muted tones which helps add to the mood of serenity.

 As for the meal – it started off pretty well with the dimsums being brought out really quickly. The food was impressive in parts but the meal went downhill very quickly. It wasn’t so much about the food being bad as it was about dishes making it to the table.

They just could not keep up with our order – and the restaurant was rather empty.

 The service was very good – very courteous but somehow the kitchen just could not keep up. Something got lost in translation and we ended up sitting there for close to 3 hours!!!

 I would be willing to forgive and put it down to first day teething problems if it wasn’t for the exorbitant price tag that comes with the meal. I don’t know if I’ll be back there until it’s a well-oiled machine!


Here is some of what we ate:


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