Thalis has kept to themselves over the years, so they're easy to miss if you're around Park road. They serve up some wonderful North and South Indian food fare, and are well worth a visit.
A YAMU office favourite, Amirthaa in Bamba does a mean Ghee dosa. It also serves Bonda, Jelebi and fresh milk with a dash of tea.
Wonderbar is a sweet-toothed vegan's dream come true. They offer you gluten, sugar, and dairy-free desserts and smoothies,
Navratna, the Taj's Indian restaurant, is one of the few great places in the city for an authentic Indian dining experience.
Really tasty burgers, but not cheap.
Expensive, but probably the most modernist Sri Lankan cuisine you can get.
Cafe Beverly is a comfortable, affordable dining space in the premises of the Beverly Street shopping complex in Rajagiriya.
Foodie Adventure is a home cook in Nawala that does take away and delivery. We tried a bunch of her stuff and pretty much all of it was amazing. Which isn't something we say often.
Health Factor is an awesome little restaurant in Kohuwala that cooks up very tasty but healthy meals - at great prices.
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.
Quick Thai serves up pretty good, filling Thai dishes at affordable prices.
Cafe Francais is the only and best French restaurant in Colombo. It's expensive but really high quality dining.
Mithuro Cafe does good rice and curry for cheap, and we especially love their 'chicken pieces' rotti.
For those looking for healthy food in Colombo, the choices are limited, but The Salad Bar in Rajagiriya is looking to change that. They're a tiny stall that offers a range of salads at affordable…
The New Saraswati Cafe in Pettah is a popular little restaurant that serves good (and plenty of) vegetarian South Indian food, for cheap saivar kades prices.
Empire Cafe is a little restaurant-cum-cafe housed inside the Olde Empire Hotel, a 200 year old building, right next to the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. It's a popular tourist hangout, is surprisingly affordable,…
The Verandah Bistro is a lesser known hotel restaurant on the third floor of the Hilton Residences. It does average hotel food with a nice poolside view.
The Vege Way is one of the latest additions to the clustered stalls of wholesome foods, beverages and knick knacks that is the Good Market.
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.
Paradise is a convenient vegetarian rice and curry stop next to the Sri Sambuddhatva Jayanthi Mandira. It's easy on the wallet and they've also got a juice bar.
Machang Nawala is at Nugegoda now. After the untimely death of their Nawala branch, Machang has claimed a new spot down Stanley Thilakeratne Mawatha.
At the point where Jambugasmulla runs into Old Kesbewa Road lies AMRO Vegetarian Cafe, a little oasis of calm amidst the noisy Nugegoda soundscape. Run by four charming aunties, AMRO serves up your basic kade…
The Galle Face Hotel is one of Colombo's oldest, best known hotels, established in 1864. Over the years it's provided food and shelter to many a revered name: Yuri Gagarin, John D. Rockefeller, Prince Phillip…