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I’m almost reluctant to post this, since the place is already heaving in the evenings and weekends, but what’s the point of being on a site like this if you don’t share the love?
Oriental City is a shopping centre specialising in southeast Asian goods and food just off the A5 (Edgware Road) in Colindale, just behind ASDA in an unprepossessingly boxy grey building. The shops are mediocre; the point of going is the food.
If you want ingredients and groceries, there’s a large supermarket which carries an extensive range of Asian produce – including a good selection of my beloved Japanese snacks and drinks. But Oriental City’s real glory is its food court, which consists of about two dozen concessions each offering dozens and dozens of dishes.
All told, there must be literally thousands of choices (to say nothing of combinations), which is somewhat dizzying but also very enjoyable. The food is uniformly good (not great – there are proper restaurants upstairs which might be better) but in combination with generous helpings and reasonable prices, it makes for a very satisfying meal. Long-timers inevitably complain it’s not what it once was, but it’s still a good deal if you’re in the area.over 6 years ago