17 Indian Restaurants In Colombo

Indian restaurants are pretty much as popular as Chinese restaurants in Colombo. Sri Lankan tastebuds can't seem to get enough of either the masala, tikka and buttery naans of Northern India or the…

Hikkaduwa Sunsets

Hikkaduwa is one of Sri Lanka's best beaches, in season from November to January but beautiful throughout. Almost every day around 6 o'clock, it's a good place to catch a sunset.The main strip near…

Chinese Restaurants in Colombo

Chinese is arguably the most popular cuisine here in Colombo, which is ironic since Chinese restaurants actually outnumber proper Sri Lankan eateries. Anyway here's an (pretty long) updated list of the…

Vesak In Colombo (2015)

Vesak is almost here and it's always an exciting time in Colombo as everyone begins to prepare for it. The day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and parinibbana of the Buddha, and seeing the city…

Breakfast In Colombo

While a lot of bakeries and small kades may be open early morning, some of which we've mentioned here, most restaurants in Colombo tend to open their doors at about 10AM, so…

The Veg Roundup: 10 Vegetarian Options In Colombo

Sri Lankan restaurants are generally not all that concerned about vegetarians and vegans, save for the salad starters, but the scene is probably better than it was about a decade ago. Here's our roundup…

10 Coffee Stops In Colombo

Great coffee is very hard to find in Sri Lanka for some reason. We're better as tea-people. Still, Colombo's handful of coffee shops continue to be as popular as ever - here is a roundup of where you…

Japanese Restaurants in Colombo

Here's a round-up of pretty much all the Japanese restaurants in Colombo, along with some of our favourites. Our Favs 1. Nihonbashi ODEL, 5 Alexandra Place, Colombo 7 Nihonbashi is what really put chef Dharshan…

Food Delivery In Colombo

We're grateful for how big delivery has gotten in Colombo over the years. There are a couple of sites that make it easier, Quickee and OrderFood being at the top of the list, but…

Beat The Heat (4 Cool Foods & Where To Get Them)

This April heatwave is official, says the Met Department. While there's a bit of relieving rain some evenings, the days are the worst - couple that with bad traffic and you've got yourself…

10 Beachside Restaurants In Colombo (And Mount)

Colombo is a city by the sea, but it unfortunately doesn't have much beach. Views yes, but if you want beachside dining you need to go to Wellawatte or further south. These are a…

Easter Bunnies, Brunches and Eggs (2015)

So Easter is around the corner and here are a few places where you can get Easter treats and brunches if you are looking for places to…

Burgers In Colombo And Beyond

Personally, burgers are the best kind of fast food there is. Although the hamburger hailed from the US, it's very popular here in Sri Lanka and a lot of places do it amazingly…

Free Wi-Fi Zones In Sri Lanka

It was announced this week by the Prime Minister that 26 parts of the country have been turned into free Wi-Fi zones. Epic news. These zones are spread out in…

Places To Get Avurudu Sweets (2015)

Avurudu is coming up in a few weeks. Here's a quick list of places to get traditional Avurudu sweets, though you should probably order as early as possible. Lakpahana Lakpahana (across from the Racecourse)…

10 Airbnb Holidays In Sri Lanka

With some holidays coming up we looked through Airbnb for some alternatives to the usual hotel excursions. While Airbnb is popular among tourists, locals haven't really caught on as of yet, but they really should because they offer great value for money as well some breathtaking locations and just generally awesome spots. Most of these…

16 Good Seafood Places In Colombo

Fresh seafood is the best part about living on an island. There are plenty of places that do good seafood in Colombo, whether crab, sushi or our beloved hot butter cuttlefish, but these…

10 Places To Get Pizza In Colombo

Colombo has gone from a few pizzerias to a lot in just a few years. Here are 10 of our favorites places to grab a pizza in Colombo. 1. Giovanni's 145, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo…

Delicious Desserts in Colombo (2015)

Great desserts in Colombo are not the easiest thing to find, that's why our home bakers are so successful. Here's a list of where to instantly get some of our favourite desserts…

Maalu Paan Taste-Off: 14 Buns, One Champion

The maalu paan is one of Sri Lanka's most beloved kade short-eats. Although it's just a semi-triangular bun full of fish, it's still a huge favourite at bakeries, but it's usually hard…

Salads In Colombo

If you're trying to keep healthy or just feel good, salads are a good bet. They're low calorie and, done right, delicious. This is a round-up of some of our favorite places to get…

Restaurants We Wish Existed In Colombo

These are some restaurants we wish existed. Some are a bit silly, some are serious, but we hope they're fun. If you have any ideas for restaurants you'd like to see in Colombo,…

The YAMU Lamprais Taste-Off (2015)

Lamprais is a classic and beloved Sri Lankan meal - the appropriated history of the Dutch empire on a plate. Or a banana-leaf, more accurately. This is our 2015 taste-off of eight-contenders for the best lamprais in Colombo (in our opinion). This tasty and self-contained meal is: TRADITIONAL Samba rice cooked in stock …

8 Awesome Businesses by Women (Women's Day Special)

Women's Day is coming up this weekend so as a tribute, we've rounded up a couple of our favourite restaurants and businesses, run by some very special ladies. We sat down for a little chat with each of them,…