Just across the Kallady Bridge in Batticaloa, the Riviera serves up a good rice and curry, as well as crab and other local specialities.
The Fat Crab on Marine Drive is well known for their seafood.
Mirissa food options are somewhat lacking. If you're craving a solid rice and curry, this is the place.
Kash's Kitchen is a very clean restaurant and pastry shop in Ambalantota. It serves great rice and curry and short eats at affordable prices.
Upali's does affordable and tasty Sri Lankan food.
If you're having people over and don't want to cook or just having a family meal, we highly recommend Pot Biriyani for takeaway or delivery. It's run by a friendly family and they make…
EatRite, a part of Susiko Bakers, is working to promote (healthier) rice flour products - which includes local delicacies like milk toffees and kawung.
We heard good things about Spicy Cabin, but our experience simply wasn't that good.
Panino makes excellent sandwiches. Filled with tasty ingredients, grilled, prepared with love. If you visit the Good Market each Thursday they're well worth a try. Otherwise they're a good choice…
Sri Lanka’s favourite submarine is probably that at Dinemore. This fast food franchise has been around for quite a while, and by the looks of it they’ve expanded and opened up many…
A great place to grab some good rice and curry, along with a killer pork curry.
Right next to Cool Planet (Pelawatte) is a tiny little bakery serving up short eats, fresh fruit juice and a decent rice and curry. The range of available short eats may be small but the…
The Devon Bakeaway is on your left hand side just before the Nugegoda Fly Over (Past Mc Donald’s). The location is ideal, although finding a parking spot can be extremely difficult in this part of…
Raja Bojun is generally known for good Sri Lankan cuisine. They've moved from their old spot near Galle Face to a new location at the top of Liberty Arcade. The food is still good, so is…
Hotel Top Form is an Indian restaurant under the Nugegoda flyover. It's OK, the lunch packets are not especially good but we hear good things about the tandoori.
Short eats in Battaramulla? Klassy’s is King.
Jade Restaurant has been around for a few years now. Serving up a range of delicious Sri Lankanized Chinese fare, their menu is all improved and affordable.
They do chicken biryani pretty darn good and now have crab and lamb on the menu.
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…
Cafe On The 5th has been a local favourite for years, serving tasty food in a comfortable al fresco style atmosphere. Their quality has taken a nose-dive recently, though.
One of the top Kottu places in Bambalapitiya.
JU Caterers is an awesome rice & curry place - they combine tasteful ambience with bath kade prices.
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.
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.