Wok to Box: good prices, great portions and speedy delivery

By Marianne David

Meatless Monday checked out Wok to Box this week, a restaurant that positions itself as a ‘box-to-mouth restaurant specialised in Asian food with delicious localised toppings’. Based in Dehiwala, it offers dine in, pick up, and delivery options and is open through the week. We got some food delivered, which comes in their trademark cute little boxes that are quite deceptive – they look rather small but hold a whole lot of food! There are two added benefits to ordering from Wok to Box – delivery is usually quite fast since prep time is minimal and it’s also perfect for consuming in the office or any place where cutlery and crockery is not available – open the box and dig right in! 

While Wok to Box enables customised orders, this option was not available for the vegan dishes we ordered, although diners are able to specify the desired spice level. The regular menu features three vegan items,  and we tried two of them: Fried Noodles in Soy Sauce, Vegan Mee Goreng.

Fried Noodles in Soy Sauce 

The Fried Noodles in Soy Sauce features wheat flour noodles laced with onion, garlic, cabbage, carrot, and generous lashings of soy sauce. But this dish ideally needs a side dish to go with it even though it can also be enjoyed on its own. Wok to Box is careful with the oil on this one, so despite the name of the dish carrying the word ‘fried,’ it seemed quite healthy and the veggies retained their crunch. The Fried Noodles in Soy Sauce is a good portion – two boxes will be more than enough for three people while one box will serve two who consume moderate portions.

Fried Noodles in Soy Sauce

Vegan Mee Goreng 

Definitely the star of the trio of dishes I ordered, the Vegan Mee Goreng was packed with flavour. With this one, Wok to Box has definitely got the sweet and savoury balance just right. The succulent and slurpy noodles come coated in soy, tomato, and sesame sauce and the dish is packed with tofu, spinach, garlic, and cabbage. You really don’t need anything else with this meal – just dig in. The dish looks amazing and tastes just as great. This serving is sufficient for two moderately-sized meals/portions as the noodles are quite filling.


 Opening hours

Wok to Box is open for both lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Sunday (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and once again from 11 p.m. to midnight on Mondays.


A speedy, generously portioned, and reasonably priced option that we will certainly be revisiting.


Month Reviewed : March 2023


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