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Min Han

14, Deanstone Place, Colombo 03

Min Han (or Ming Han) is one of our favorite Chinese restaurants. It's cheap, super tasty and the waiter Wijapayala orders for you.

FLOW (Hilton Colombo Residences)

200, Union Place, Colombo 2

FLOW is a restaurant at the Hilton Residences that serves up a variety of international and local cuisines.

Tang Dynasty

75, Dickmans Road, Colombo 05

Tang Dynasty is one of the most authentic ones we've been to, the interior is amazing and the food is top notch.

Che Che's

24/2, 6th Lane, Nawala

Che Che's is a new home-based take-out venture specializing in Chinese dumplings and steamed buns. It may still be in its infancy, but their food is delicious and incredibly affordable. The only caveat…

Slightly Chilled

29A, Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy.

Quirky name, location with a near-aerial view of the city, and great food, more people need to know about Slightly Chilled.

The Station

1/41 Wasala Road, Dehiwala

When it comes to value for money, The Station is pretty difficult to beat. They tick all the right boxes with their ambience, service and food.

Earl’s Passikudah

103, Pasikudah road, Kalkudah

The warm reception we received on arriving at Earl's was an early indication of how good a time we were going to have there. Only a short walk away from Passikudah beach, this friendly and…

Machang (Pasikuda)

103, Passikudah, Kalkudah, Batticaloa

Machang is a great place to get your booze on out there on the Pasikudah strip, with large space and a single strip of concrete tables on the side that was open to the sky.

Mintage Restaurant & Pub

154, Kynsey Road, Colombo 08.

A chilled out place in the heart of Colombo for a nibble and drink after work with friends, which doesn't require you to dress up or shell out serious dough.

Fortune Boat

Olympic House, 100/9F Independence Avenue, Colombo 7

Fortune Boat was a wonderful find. It's a Chinese restaurant, hidden just off Independence Square near the newly refurbished Colombo Racecourse. You'd never spot it unless you happened to be walking…

Flower Drum (Battaramulla)

418. Pannipitiya Road, Pelawatte, Battaramulla

The Flower Drum in Pelawatte sits on top of HSBC Bank and Perera and Sons; a small and convenient restaurant for the occasional dinners with friends or family, although probably not the most ideal place to…

Flamingo Restaurant

11, Upatissa Road, Colombo 4

Flamingo Restaurant (which has been around forever) serves up an interesting mix of cuisines ranging from Arabic, Western, Italian and Sri Lankan.

Down Town Rotti Hut (Ella)

Ella Village Inn, Down Town Rotti Hut, Ella

රසම රස උදේ කෑම, දවල් කෑම, රෑ කෑම වේලක් කන්න හරි හොඳ තේකක් නැත්නම්…

Saffron Kitchens (Hospital Street)

32 Hospital Street, Fort, Colombo 01.

A cute cafe-style buth kade that serves up some amazing rice and curry at a great price.

Chinese Dragon Cafe (Wattala)

No. 591, Negombo Road, Wattala.

One of the better and more accessible restaurants in Wattala.

Sulthan Palace

45A, C W W Kannangara Mawatha, Colombo 7

Sulthan Palace (formerly Rahumania) is a great spot at the Town Hall hub to get a delicious, cheap range of biriyanis, meats and even Sri Lankanized Chinese.


7A Flower Road, Colombo 7

Chinatry is an Sichuan Chinese restaurants. The punchy, spicy flavors are authentic but still good for the Sri Lankan palate.

Lion Pub

220 Galle Road, Mount Lavinia

The Lion Pub has the best entrance of any bar in Colombo and really cheap beer and good food in large portions

Steam Boat (Moratuwa)

No. 34, New Galle road, Idama, Moratuwa.

හැබැයි මම නම් කියන්නෙ සති අන්තයෙ දවසක පවුලේ උදවියත් එක්ක මොරටුවෙ ස්ටීම් බෝට්…

Capital City Food Court (Badulla)

No. 05, Bank road, Badulla.

හොඳට ඉඩ කඩ තියෙන භෝජනාගාරයක ඉඳගෙන යාළුවෙක් එක්ක හරි පවුලේ උදවිය එක්ක හරි රසම රස…

Room Service Deliveries

Delivery Only

Room Service is one of the more efficient delivery services around. Their delivery charges are higher than most others but they deliver from some high profile restaurants that you can't get otherwise.

Curry Leaf (Hilton)

2, Hilton Colombo Hotel, Fort, Colombo 1

Curry Leaf is the Hilton's Sri Lankan restaurant, and their spread of local cuisine and fresh seafood is top notch. If you can afford the taxes, this is a must try.

Pelican Restaurant (Kalutara)

No. 71/1/1, Main Street, Kalutara South.

හොඳට වායු සමනය කරල තියෙන භෝජනාගාරයේ ඇතුලෙන් බාර් එකේ පිවිසුම තියෙන එක නම්…

Red Orchids

35, Castle Lane, Colombo 4

Red Orchids is like the new Flower Drum, with the same staff and waiters, and again they do tasty classic Sri Lankanized Chinese food at affordable rates.