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Nuga Gama (Cinnamon Grand)

Cinnamon Grand, Shri Uttarananda Road, Colombo 3

Ensconced in a great banyan tree in the heart of Colombo’s entertainment district, Nuga Gama serves signature Sinhala cuisine, escapism and enchantment. To have dined there is to have glimpsed at…

Curry Pot

314/1/A, Kollupitiya Road, Marine Drive, Colombo

A buth kadey down Marine Drive in Colpetty. Quite popular, quite good.

Lantheruma (The Lantern)

37A, De Fonseka Rd, Colombo 05

Latheruma does a really tasty and cheap rice and curry lunch.


65 CWW Kannangara Mawatha (Town Hall), Colombo 7

Upali's does affordable and tasty Sri Lankan food.

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.

Green Cabin

453 Galle Road, Kollupitiya, Colombo 3

Providing the city with crispy white hoppers and tongue burning katta sambol for well over 60 years, Green Cabin is one of Colombo's older, more venerable eating establishments.

Taste of Asia

324, Galle Road, Colombo 04

Taste of Asia is a very affordable favourite on Galle Road for hoppers and Jaffna food.

Lunu Ambula


Lunu Ambula, on Thimbirigasyaya Road, is a buth kade with a rustic feel. Some are decent, others are outstanding.

Tasty Caterers

88 Fife Road, Colombo 5

Tasty Caterers is one of the better bakeries in Colombo. They've got a good range of savouries, and some of the best eclairs in the city.


9, Station Road, Colombo 4

Mythi's is a small streetside restaurant down Station Road, Bambalapitiya, that serves up some killer rice and curry.

Chop Chop Kottu

454/2/1 Kaduwela road, Battaramulla

Chop Chop does tasty, generous kottu all day, via drive through or delivery. Win.

Mithuro Cafe

9, R. A De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 04

Mithuro Cafe does good rice and curry for cheap, and we especially love their 'chicken pieces' rotti.

Kaema Sutra (Shangri-La Colombo)

Shangri-La Hotel, 1 Galle Face, Colombo 2

The new Kaema Sutra, moved from its previous premises in Arcade Independence to the plush Shangri La, still serves decent-ish food at high prices

Udumbara JU Caterers

4, Jayaratne Mawatha, Colombo 05

JU Caterers is an awesome rice & curry place - they combine tasteful ambience with bath kade prices.

Palmyrah (Hotel Renuka)

328, Hotel Renuka, Galle Road, Colombo 3

Palmyrah has long been one of the best places in the city for Sri Lankan food. They've expanded well into Western and Indian too, the food is great, and it's also a comfy, quiet, chilled space to dine at.…

Yarl Eat House

46/1 Station Road, Wellawatte

The Yarl Eat House is perhaps Sri Lanka's best street-diner, serving spicy crab, prawns, mutton and cuttlefish along with a solid rice and curry, all for a reasonable price.

Mayura Hotel

46, Sri Kathiresan Street, Pettah

Mayura Hotel serves great rice and curry on banana leaves, and excellent Jaffna crab.


201, Muhandiram's Road, Colombo 03

Praneetha is a small eatery that serves up a great rice and curry with the option of every kind of meat, from prawns to pork.

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