The Muslims celebrate Hajj globally on the 29th of June, 2023. No doubt, along with the religious attributes of the festival, all families, friends and relations look forward to bonding with the unity of the classic Sawan meal, enjoyed by crowds. This setting is now served either traditionally on the floor, or as a menu laid on the table for a more convenient festival lunch endeavor.
We recommend the top 7 spots that can bring you the most delicious, aromatic and flavorful Sawans, prepared with a meaty feast and delectable condiments that come along with the meal!
1. Ramada Colombo
Once again, Ramada is welcoming a warm and exquisite Sawan experience that can be ordered, delivered, and enjoyed at the comfort of your home.
Their succulent biriyani feast is served within the famous range of Mutton, Beef, Chicken, and Vegetarian options that can be shared between 6-8 pax. The decadent watalappan is served as the traditional dessert to wash down the delicious savory spices indulged in Ramada’s biryani Sawan.
Location: 30, Sir Mohomad Macan Markar Mawatha, Colombo 3
Instagram – @ramadacolombo
Facebook – Ramada Hotel, Colombo
Reservations: +94 777 864 864
Biryaniwala is THE spot to grab a traditional biryani to enjoy this Hajj Festival! They have prepared an authentic Indian based biriyani menu that can be feasted with Chicken, Mutton, Tandoori Chicken, and Mutton plus Tandoori Chicken.
As unique as their Sawan package is, this spot brings out the perfect combination of Biriyani Sawan or, you have the choice to make a twist in your lunch by ordering a Kidu Sawan served with either Chicken or Beef.
Location: 2A, Suvisuddharama Road, Colombo 6
Instagram – @biriyaaniwaalalk
Reservations: +94 11 746 0257 | +94 76 588 5501
Chanas spices up this Eid’s Biryani Sawan to an elevated Hyderabadi Dum Biryani served with their signature Tandoori Chicken!
All their condiments are combined with the perfect flavors of meat choices: chicken, beef, or mutton. This exquisite dish can be preordered based on the capacity of 4 servings, 6 servings, or 8 servings.
Fill up this form to place your order without delay or disappointment and enjoy a relishing Indian Biryani Meal this Hajj Festival.
Location: 54, W A De Silva Mawatha, Colombo 6
Instagram – @chanas.lk
Facebook – Chana’s
Reservations: +94 11 793 9788
4. Mandarina Colombo
An exquisite luxury Hajj Sawan can be preordered from Mandarina Colombo as per your choice of a Full or Half Sawan.
The accompaniments are served with a delicacy of spice and flavor without compromising the original menu of the Biryani. You can select your choice of meat ranging from chicken, mutton, prawn or you can go vegetarian.
Location: 433, A2, Colombo 3
Instagram – @mandarinacolombo
Facebook – Mandarina Colombo
Reservations: 0703 367 122/0711 343 313
5. Persian Cove
You can try out Persian Cove for an elevated experience of their Maqlooba. This can be a sophisticated Hajj lunch celebration beyond the traditional Sawan practices.
The meal can serve up to 8-9 guests with sufficient portions of meat and accompaniments. Host an ideal aesthetic table lunch setting for your loved ones this Eid!
Location: 26A, Devalamulla, 1st Lane, Boralesgamuwa
Instagram – @persiancove
Facebook – Persian Cove
Reservations: +94 77 249 3562
6. Galadari Hotel
Cafe 64 warmly invites all Muslims, friends and family to enjoy a decadent Hajj Feast at Galadari Hotel. A 12 hour prior preorder can also get you this exquisite Sawan delivered or picked up to be enjoyed with your loved ones at home.
Location: 64, Lotus Road, Colombo 1
Reservations: +94 11 254 4544 (Ext – 326)
This newly opened outlet at the Food Studio at One Galle Face serves a mouthwatering Pakistani Biryani Sawan Feast to be adored and enjoyed with your loved ones on this Hajj Festival.
Khayaban offers their Hajj Pulao as the signature festival treat for Hajj this year. Savor their meat range of BBQ Chicken Thighs, Prawn Tikka, Beef Seekh Kebab, or Mutton Korma.
Location: One Galle Face Mall, Lower Ground, 1 Center Road, Colombo 1
Instagram – @khayabanlk
Facebook – Khayabanlk
Reservations: +94 77 977 9775
8. Indian Affair
Indian Affair has prepared an authentic delicacy of Sawan ranging from their famous Hyderabadi Chicken to their Paneer Makhni, served with a free portion of juicy Gulab Jamuns.
You can get this scrumptious Sawan at an affordable price to be enjoyed around with your loved ones this Eid. A 24 hour reservation is recommended prior to pickup of the Sawan for Hajj festival 2023.
Location: 69, Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia. (Branches available)
Instagram – @indianaffairlk
Facebook – Indian Affair
Reservations: +94 74 020 4160