"A well oiled machine, lacking a 4th gear"
There is nothing wrong with Copper Chimney. The sense I got from walking in was that this was a huge, slick operation. A restaurant that probably has a prep-kitchen for it's satellite restaurants, produces mass amounts of various curry sauces and marinades and distrubutes them where the local chefs assemble the final product. I could be wrong but it feels like somewhere between a mom and pop store and a wallmart.
I'll reiterate, there were no glaring faults. The service was friendly, the food was good and the prices were high, to be expected of a Kalagoda establishment.
My Romali Roti was decent if a bit stodgy, my chicken curry was tasty but had no punch or edge to it. Everything was smoothed out to appeal to the greatest number of palates without offending any.
I found my entire meal enjoyable but not memorable. It may be a personality thing but I'd prefer a chef who bathes in dangerous spice blends, throwing an extra bit in at the end in rabid panic.
Add a bit of chaos in the recipes and you'll have a winning formula to churn out to your loyal clientele.
These recommendations are just personal opinions based on my palate, things change, chefs get fired or replaced, places open-close, relocate, so take it all with a pinch of MSG and discover your own gems too. But please do try a few of these, they have been researched exhaustively.
"Tastes are subjective, so take everything with a pinch of salty tears"