Cafe Asiana is an established affordable restaurant down Hill Street that, as the name suggests, serves Sri Lankanized Asian food - their portions are huge and their seafood is spicy and delicious.
It looks like England's lake district or New Zealand. In fact Ambewala's marketing tag is - little New Zealand, and unlike certain little Rome's and Englands we have in this country the name isn't a…
One of Sri Lanka's first vending machines, residing at Liberty Plaza.
Worth a visit for the location alone, but the menu is uninspiring.
This is truly a chill spot with beanbags, good food and decent WiFi.
This is the city’s rising late-night kottu star.
Maharaja Palace is one of the few fine dining Indian restaurants in Colombo. The prices are high but the portions are actually quite large now. Their food was always pretty good and it…
The grandly named New Star Hotel is a little street kade on the Galle Road of Dehiwala that serves up a mean iced milo, biriyani and kottu. It's a good stop for a cheap, tasty lunch, if you don't…
Great Wall has been around for a while now, but they're mostly known for their take out. We dropped by for lunch to see how they match up against the growing number of Chinese restaurants in Colombo.
An Irish inspired restaurant in Kirulapone.
168 Sea Food Palace is a veteran among Chinese eateries in Colombo and is still hugely popular among locals. They do a decent take on Sri Lankan Chinese with efficient, but the place looks quite run…
It's all about that char-grilled goodness.
London House of Coffee is a new coffee shop located on Gregory's Road serving Ceylon Coffee - roasted in-house.
Local biryani doesn’t seem to get the attention it deserves. If you think about it though those plates of saffron tinged rice are a central part of life for millions of Sri Lankans.
Tex-Mex here is too fast food-like for our liking
Latitude at Taj Samudra offers one of the more expensive lunch buffets in Colombo. While they don’t particularly specialise in a particular area, they offer a satisfying spread overall.
A long-standing rice & curry name that has slid down the ladder a bit.
Compared to newer entrants Delifrance is overpriced and underwhelming, but they still do reliably tasty sandwiches and baked goods.
Mango Tree is a hugely popular Indian restaurant on Dharmapala Mawatha, serving mainly North Indian cuisine. The food is very rich, and quite good.
China Town is a little restaurant on Marine Drive that serves big sloppy portions of spicy Sri Lankan-Chinese and even some Indian.
Aside from their buffet, OZO actually has a pretty good a-la carte menu with an interesting range of dishes from burgers to steak.
Owned by the Ceylon Hotel Corporation, the Grand Ella has a great view, okay service, and mediocre food.
Dinemore is one of the most popular local franchises in Sri Lanka.
Kitchen 06 serves up some good kottu, and rice and curry. We loved their Mix kottu.