Casadi is a beachfront outdoor restaurant located alongside Buba, serving excellent, affordable food - but sadly no booze
Probably the best buth kade you'll find around Boralesgamuwa.
The Ocean is the Kingsbury's seafood restaurant. The food is fresh off the ice onto the pan - it's good, and they also do a decent, affordable sashimi.
Carnival is a Sri Lankan institution, serving not great but cheap ice cream in an accessible and interesting location.
Amanté is an MAS brand selling an excellent selection of high quality lingerie at the Colombo Racecourse.
Saraii Village is a charming set of tree-houses and mud chalets near Hambantota. They also make an excellent rice and curry. Probably the best place to stay in the area.
Trainspotter at Global Towers is one of the few restaurants that's open 24 hours a day. Unfortunately, the entire experience is mediocre at best.
An outdoor bar on Marine Drive with beer on tap from 11 AM to Midnight.
Robata is Mövenpick's Japanese restaurant serving a range of contemporary Japanese cuisine, along with some excellent yakitori and grills.
Taprobane's dinner buffet is pretty awesome. For just Rs. 2200, the spread's large and the food's top quality. Highlights? Their egg hoppers and their chocolate fudge.
Apart from its pool, Otter's strikes this delightful yet confusing mix between being simultaneously family-friendly and being a good place for chaps after work to put a manly arrack session.
An awesome place for pure vegetarians.
Cafe Kumbuk has taken over the cafe at the Good Market shop on the Lakpahana premises.
Biriyani, fried chicken, and burgers.
Olive Garden is another one of Colombo's many Chinese restaurants. The food is good and affordable, and they've got private rooms if you want to take a big crowd with you.
Hondahitha is name synonymous with great curd around the Colombo suburbs. This is their little cafe in Kohuwala which has some great waffles for cheap.
One of Sri Lanka's original South Coast boutique luxury hotels.
Solid ol' Saiva Kade in Jtown.
Colombo 7's newest hotel rooftop bar, at Jetwing's first ever Colombo property.
The sushi bar at the Cinnamon Lakeside lobby is actually a great place for an authentic Japanese meal for very affordable prices.
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.
The Kingsbury buffet is pretty good. It's the best in terms of salads and veg, highly competitive in seafood, and good for everything else. It's Rs. 3,500 all in. We think it's good value.
Sponge is one of the oldest bakeries in the big city, and one of the biggest. They are still going strong with a quality range of savouries and sweets, and now also lamprais and gourmet sandwiches.
FLOW is a restaurant at the Hilton Residences that serves up a variety of international and local cuisines.