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.
Crossroads, run by Tasty Caterers, is a good restaurant. With a funny menu dancing across a variety of cuisines (Thai, Western, Mexican, Italian, Sri Lankan) the food, while not authentic, lives up to…
Clean, tidy and located on the side of the road with a broad car park, you can spot Damith from afar by its curling yellow logo. A welcome change from the abundance of Wonder Bakeries - really…
Rolex Hotel is a Jaffna bath kade in Wellawatte which also seems to have a branch in Jaffna.
Lunu Ambula, on Thimbirigasyaya Road, is a buth kade with a rustic feel. Some are decent, others are outstanding.
Hotel de Pilawoos, one of the many Hotel de Pilawoos, is probably the best Hotel de Pilwaoos in town.
Nalapaham is for those of you with a sudden mid-day craving for crab - besides the biriyani, idiyapam and kottu, they serve tasty crab, cheap.
Local biryani doesn’t seem to get the attention it deserves. If you think about it though those plates of saffron tinged rice are a central part of life for millions of Sri Lankans.
The VOC is a one of the best places in the city to get lamprais, and we've heard their burgers are pretty good too.
The atmosphere of this restaurant may not be inspiring, but the seafood dishes survive the taste test.
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.
On the Attidiya Road, there’s a small spot that has the best vegetarian food I’ve had in Sri Lanka. Perhaps the best Sri Lankan food. For Rs. 150 you get unlimited rice, kos, pollos,…
Commons is one of Colombo's most popular hangout spots. They've got a great location on flower road and a relaxed atmosphere. Its expansive menu means your spoilt for choice but quality varies depending…
The New Majestic Hotel is ironically one of the oldest hotels in Colpetty. How have they been doing since our last visit? Not bad, actually. Not good, but not bad.
Near the mosque on Bauddhaloka Mawatha near Bambalapitiya Junction is my contender for the bath kade that sells one of the best budget lunch packets in Colombo 4 (what the hell, maybe even the…