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 Post subject: Sri Lankan Food in Colombo
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:39 pm 
Sri Lankan Food in Colombo

@ LT / 04Feb2006

86 Galle Road, Col. 4,
TEL 2584403
HOURS 11 AM - 10 PM
An icon of Lankan food; serves warm biryani, curries and spicy chicken on banana leaves. The vegetable biryani is a specialty of this place. Great for take away.

Hilton Colombo,
Echelon Square, Col. 1,
TEL 2544644,
HOURS 7 PM - 12 MN
Srilankan food cooked to age-old recipes. Try the Negombo pork stew, beef bistake and chili and pepper crab.

43/14, Mount Beach, Mt. Lavinia,
TEL 2733997
Haven for seafood fans. Popular amongst the more romantically inclined with its close proximity to the ‘golden’ stretch of beach. Live calypso music on Wednesday nights.

Hotel Renuka,
328 Galle Road, Col. 3,
TEL 2573598-9 / 2573601-2,
HOURS 7 AM - 10 PM
Featuring Jaffna cuisine, a North Sri Lankan food experience. Kanavaipieratal a preparation of dry squid in ghee and Kool soup are the highlights of the menu.

372 A, Nawala Road,
Tel 2862940
HOURS 7PM - 11.30PM
North Srilankan fare, it offers baked crab, Masala thosai and milk hoppers for an affordable price. Wooden interior and earthy colours add to the cool, serene atmosphere.

19 Ceylinco Seylan Towers,
Galle Road, Col. 3
TEL 4-71 6171,
HOURS 12 PM - 11 PM
Excellent value Lankan buffet in a dining area overlooking the sea. Well known for its rural dishes like lotus root, plantain flower, thumba karawila and kohila. Good for post work beers at sunset.

Grand Oriental Hotel, 2,
York Street, Col. 1
TEL 2320391
Famous for its coconut and treacle pancakes and the freshwater fish delicacies of Meegamuwa. Prawns and Kalapu prawns go best with the pittu and string hoppers.

TEL 2594496

357, Duplication Road, Col. 3
TEL 2574998
HOURS 9AM - 4.30PM,
Exceptional home cooked lunches. Polloss Malluma, gotukola baduma with a mix of curries and rice a speciality.


8 Sea View Avenue Col. 3
TEL 2573456
HOURS 11AM-10.45PM
Set in Colombo’s emerging Chinese quarter and the most authentic independent Chinese restaurant in town. Wide-ranging menu caters to spice-loving Sri Lankan palate and the milder Chinese one. No corkage.

Station Road, Col. 6,
TEL 2588568
HOURS 12 AM - 11 PM
Palm thatched roof above, sand below feet. Whole garlic rubbed grilled fish, grilled chilli prawns and flambéed cauliflower are great. Manager, Olwyn, is a character and should be chatted with. Reservation highly recommended.

335/A D.R. Wijewardena Mw. Col. 10,
TEL 2380972-3
HOURS 12 AM - 11.30 PM
Enjoys a meal of sweet and sour lobster or ‘Bomay’ a Thai dish of stuffed and fried cuttlefish or garoupa fish. Lawn overlooks the green waters of the Beira.

College Avenue, Mount Lavinia
TEL 4 202821
This little eatery has a special Western and Chinese barbeque menu with a dash of spice. Relaxing atmosphere perfect for quiet drinks and casual meals.

Ceylon Continental Hotel,
48 Janadhipathi Mw, Col. 1.
TEL 2421221
HOURS 7 PM - 11 PM
Buffet is accompanied by calypso music on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday nights. Lobster bisque and chili crabs are spicy so flush it down with cool vanilla ice cream and mixed berries.

15 Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mw., Col. 2.
TEL 2326915,
HOURS 12 AM - 11 PM
Lobster and jumbo prawns with generous servings of sauce and fresh vegetables is a choice dish. Excellent Chilli Crab. Average service.

Galle Face Hotel, Col. 2,
TEL 2541010
HOURS 7 PM - 11 PM
The smell of fresh ocean air nearby, mixed with the mellow surroundings, and the delicious prawn cocktail melting in your mouth with a sip of chardonnay, a truly romantic evening.

Mount Lavinia Hotel,
102 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia,
TEL 2715221,
HOURS 7 PM - 10.30 PM
A delectable variety of dishes, which include sear fish stakes, lobster, crabs, cuttlefish and jumbo prawns.

496/1 Duplication Road, Col. 3,
TEL 2594496 / 2500615,
HOURS 11 AM - 11 PM
Overlooking the beautiful garden the restaurant offers a platter of cuttlefish, seer fish, jumbo prawns and baked crab. Cricket fans will enjoy watching matches on the big screen. Notable Italian, Lankan and steak dishes.

The Colombo Plaza,
TEL 2320001All
varieties of seafood. Oyster platter; dish of fresh raw oysters on crushed ice and flavoured with lemon and tabasco is a favourite.

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:10 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:05 pm
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I have been to 5 of these restaurants,

My favourite without a doubt is the "golden mile" - they have the greatest seafood i've ever eaten - also a nice atmosphere.

i also recommend very much the pamyrah if your'e looking for some special local cuisine, a little different than what you know if youre a foreigner...

Ritchie from TheReefTank

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