7 Places to Dine Under LKR1500 LKR per person.

By Udaraa Gamage

Are you a foodie looking for budget places to satisfy your taste buds? We have put together 7 of the best places around Colombo just for you.

1. Barista

Well known to be the largest café chain in Sri Lanka, Barista has 11 café outlets within Colombo itself. Having their range of coffees all under just 1000 LKR makes Barista one of the most economical cafés as well. With its simplicity and calm atmosphere Barista has a welcoming, friendly staff for you to feel at home.

From Bagels to Waffles to Rice Barista has it all. With their special meal deals and Combo deals you can easily have a filling meal with your choice of beverage just under 1500 LKR.

SPOT LIGHT: Lunch Deal A (from 12pm to 3pm) – Lemon Grass Chicken Rice / Thai Chicken Rice / Chili Chicken Rice with Cappuccino / Iced Latte / Tea for 1350 LKR

Check out their menu | Locations | Website

Instagram: @baristasl

Facebook: Barista Sri Lanka

2. Sri Vihar

This is the spot if you want to indulge in Indian vegetarian cuisines. Having a wide range of selections from South Indian meals to North Indian meals all under just 1100 LKR, each and every mouthful will satisfy your Indian taste buds to the best.

If you’re an Indian foodie, Sri Vihar’s ‘Naan’ is a must have. Not to forget their starter ‘Rasam’ that helps to awaken all those taste buds before you dig in to the main meal.

Check out their menu

Facebook: @SriVihar

Locations: Colombo 05




3. Clove Bistro

An Asian fusion restaurant to satisfy all your cravings from Sri Lankan Rice and Curry to In-house made Gourmet Burgers.

Located in the heart of Pitakotte, Clove Bistro welcomes you with friendly staff and vibrant ambience. Clove Bistro’s range of Koththus all under 1500 LKR wouldn’t fail to make all the Koththu fans blissful. Not to forget their delicious fresh juices all under 500 LKR.

Facebook: @CloveBistro

Instagram: @clove_bistro

Location: Pitakotte

Contact Number: 077 777 1380

4. Sen-saal

Be it grabbing a quick meal or a toothsome family dinner, Sen-saal is that all in one place for you. From bakery items to a wide selection of meals with their fresh juices and the mouth-watering dessert range all under 1500 LKR, sen-saal can be your go to place.

Check out their menu

Facebook: @SenSaal

Instagram: @sensaalofficial

Locations: Nawala



                  Havelock Rd




                  Ward Place

                  Deans Rd

                  World Trade Center



5. Crossroads Café and Restaurant by Tasty Caterers

With their diverse range of meal choices and reasonable prices, Crossroads can be your everyday dine-in place. This restaurant run by Tasty caterers includes all signature dishes by Tasty. Located in Nawala, Colombo makes it easier for you to access all your favorite tasty dishes.

From adults who love Sri Lankan authentic dishes to youngsters who love to satisfy their taste buds with western cuisine, it’s a place that everyone feel welcomed.


Location: Nawala

Contact Number: 0112 805 844

6. Dumpling Lóng

The ideal place for dumpling lovers to satisfy all their cravings. From boiled to pan fried dumplings they have a range of choices to select from. You get 12 pieces of dumplings for each selection to eat till your stomach says no more.

Apart from dumplings they have a variety of other Chinese cuisines including soups and the usual Chinese Rice and Noodles. And all these meals being under 1100 LKR is the real deal.

Instagram: @dumpling.food

Location: Colombo 03

Contact Number: 070 400 7777

7. Arcade Independence Square – Open Food Court

From Chai to Delectable Burgers to Gourmet Pasta dishes to sizzling beverages, this is the place for all your food cravings. With a wide range of outlets to choose meals under 1500 LKR, this is a spot not to miss out.

The serene ambience despite being located in the heart of Colombo, makes it the ideal hangout place to escape from that chattering and clattering. The huge projector screen allows all the sports fan to watch their favorite matches while enjoying the food. Somedays you can see open-air music being played here as well.

Instagram: @arcadeindependencesquare

Location: Colombo 07

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