Royal Bakery is an old timer from Colombo's original bakery scene, going way back to 1906. The shorteats and cakes are still pretty good, and they've expanded to serving rice and kottu too.
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.
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.
Anilana is one of Pasikuda's big beachside hotels. They've got killer ambience late in the evening, and they do a very good Jaffna crab curry.
Hotel de Majestic is one of the oldest kottu-and-biriyani stops on the Bamba Galle Road stretch. It's a popular and easily accessible stopover for biriyani and a quick cold drink.
Flavoured at Cinnamon Red, with their lean luxury theme, offers a curated menu with good variations at reasonable prices. They've got a good view of Colombo, tasty mains and excellent desserts,…
Ashik was once a popular choice amongst the YAMU staff for their rice and curry. Our latest visit left a negative impact on us though, and here's why.
This basic buth kade serves a good rice and curry and sorta specializes in baabath (tripe - ie cow stomach).
Ammi's Meaty Delights is a home cook that delivers Sri Lankan style meat dishes. We tried their beef, chicken and pork dishes and they all turned out be very satisfying.
Latheruma does a really tasty and cheap rice and curry lunch.
Bombay Sweet Park is a small easily accessible shop in Bamba that does very good samosas and milkshakes - they've also got sweets and rice and curry.
Jeewa's is a great place at the Good Market to have some proper Sri Lankan wraps, roast paan or roti, for cheap.
Taste of Asia is a very affordable favourite on Galle Road for hoppers and Jaffna food.
EatRight.lk is a delivery site with an exclusively healthy menu, from healthy wraps to healthy kottu. It's also got a lot of info on it to help you stay fit.
Health Factor is an awesome little restaurant in Kohuwala that cooks up very tasty but healthy meals - at great prices.
Indian Summer is a slightly expensive Indian restaurant, with a great ambience.
Krishna is a good vegetarian spot for rice and curry and the likes at the Arcade. They're run by the same guys who run Mathura.
Garton's Ark is a floating (boat) restaurant in the Nugegoda Wetlands Park.
Affordable and pretty tasty office lunches, with free delivery.
A Minute By Tuk is a little eatery in the Galle Dutch Hospital. The ambience is cool since it's up on a deck, but the food is pricey and just okay.
Buth Amma's Buth Kade is a hole-in-the-wall rice and curry spot in Bamba, run out of a family home for 68 years.
Bilal Hotel is a little kade on Bamba's Galle Road that serves kottu, fried rice, biriyani and the likes. The prices are low and the kottu is super cheesey.
The grandly named New Star Hotel is a little street kade on the Galle Road of Dehiwala that serves up a mean iced milo, biriyani and kottu. It's a good stop for a cheap, tasty lunch, if you don't…
Zion Fountain Cafe is a little bath kade type eatery that's on the same premises as the Zion Christian Church. They serve rice, short-eats, smoothies and cake for affordable prices, and it's actually…