Geek HQ.

Geek or not, we all like food. But, it's special and exciting when there's a restaurant that particularly caters to your various interests. 

This is why Geek HQ is already a favorite of ours. Opened last month, it's the first geek-themed restaurant here that captures the rising popularity of geek culture in Sri Lanka. Be it comics, games, movies and the myriad fandoms and interests or food, it is a restaurant that's geared for every kind of geek, or basically, for pretty much anyone who enjoys good food. 

Food & Drinks

The menu here is comprised of smoothies, coffee, milkshakes, salads, soups, desserts and a bunch of mains, which all of the names look like they come from a geeky chef's cookbook. Every name is inspired by some popular comic/game/TV show characters, comic slang, and meta-references – The League of Assassins, The Stark Tower Special, Mr. Freeze's Day Off, and Puddin! to name a few.

We started off with The Ballad of The Village Bard (Rs. 650). It's essentially a portion of grilled chicken and ham, served on a bed of soft vegetable puree and tempered veggies, and topped off with a generous layer of buffalo mozzarella.

The grilled chicken had a firm rind, while the inside was all soft, and had minimal seasoning. But never fear, all the flavors you want, you can absorb it from the vegetable puree itself, and make sure not to leave the milky, chewy buffalo mozzarella while you're at it. This one was so filling, so you can actually try it as a main dish as well. 
We've been eyeing on Geek HQ's Facebook for quite a while now, and this right here is one of the reasons why. Taking "the bigger the better" viewpoint very seriously, this monstrous burger introduces itself as It's Clobberin' Time (Rs. 1450). It's piled high with four, massive patties (chicken/beef, we opted for the latter), a layer of ham, sausages, cheese, lettuce, and a bullseye, which puts the popular "whoppers" in Colombo to shame. 

Let's start with the bun. It was tender to bite, almost like the bun you get in McDonald's, and served with a generous drizzle of mayonnaise and tomato sauce on top. That follows the layer of sausages, and beneath that, there's the ham, which was cooked well with a hint of crispiness. 

Then comes the neatly stacked beef patties, which were incredibly juicy, succulent and cooked through, leaving a firm, slightly crispy exterior, while the inside is deliciously soft. The cheese slice in the middle certainly elevated the flavors, especially with the splendidly runny yolk in the mix.

It takes more than one person to consume this, so take a friend (or two) if you want to conquer this beast of a burger. 

The Wedge Antilles (Rs. 500) AKA, the potato wedges were a tad steep in terms of pricing but had an incredible flavor. Chunky and well-seasoned with hits of salt and chili, it had a nice crispy coating. Geek HQ's has a number of desserts that they serve with a side of King Cone Ice Cream² 's ice cream, but unfortunately, none of them were available on the day we visited, as they have run out of ice cream. Therefore, we settled for this beautifully crafted Chocolate Cupcake (Rs. 180). The cake itself was moist and spongy, but the crown of frosting was a teensy bit sugary for some of us. 

*Pictured above – Teen Titans (left) and Up In The Sky (right)

Served in a massive jar, Teen Titans (Rs. 400) is Geek HQ's version of smoothies, and we got the strawberry flavored one. According to what we heard, this is the most popular smoothie out of the lot. It wasn't necessarily rich with natural strawberries but boasted a strong strawberry syrup flavor, and had the consistency on point. It's your fix for a sunny Colombo day (which is basically almost every day). 

Up In The Sky, or the Cafe Latte (Rs. 450) didn't disappoint either. Frothy, milky and light, it carried a good caffeine punch. Probably something you'd want to try out if you're battling with Monday (or any day) blues.

Service & Ambience

From action figures to posters to paintings on the wall, every bit of interior here is Geek related and absolutely chilling. Even the music adds up to it. Make sure to be careful if you're taking pictures of the action figures. It's a minimum of Rs. 10000 fine for a damage you cause.  They've got a bunch of seating options – wooden chairs, couches, and even an outdoor smoking lounge. It's comfortable, very modern and aesthetically pleasing.

Well-versed and friendly staff, we didn't run into any problem regarding their service. They are quite good with the menu and knows what's available and what's not, and they'd give you recommendations if you ask for it. 


We genuinely like Geek HQ. It's a haven of a spot for all the geeks out there but doesn't bar from anyone who'd want to indulge some good food and chill. 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp




Full’R Burgers is Flipping into Maharagama

by Vimasha Vishvadari If you're on the lookout for the ideal burger spot in the


Yi Jing Unveiled: Sri Lanka’s Top Chinese Dining at ITC Ratnadipa Blends Tradition with Modern Flair

By Poornima Bandara Yi Jing Unveiled: Sri Lanka’s Premier Chinese Dining Experience at ITC Ratnadipa

Highlights Kamu

Seafood Watti Rice: A Flavorful Feast from Fathi’s Spice Attic

Watti Rice is a delightful Sri Lankan dish that combines various meats, such as seafood

Highlights Kamu

Shahi Mughal Dastarkhwan — An aromatic journey to the Mughal Era 

By Shamrina Carim From the Royal Kitchens of the Mughal Empire Chef Asif Qureshi, a

Highlights Kamu

Full’R Burgers Crowns Champion in Epic Gojira vs. Kong Burger Challenge One of Sri Lanka's favorite burger joint, Full'R Burgers, recently concluded its highly anticipated


Indulge in the North Indian themed ‘Delhi Bound’ at Harbour Court, The Kingsbury.

Ambience This restaurant offers a sophisticated yet warm ambience, with soft lighting. The bright colored

Highlights Kamu


Yaki Maki & Bento at Tenku, Colombo’s Premier Japanese Restaurant

Embark on a celebration of Japanese culinary tradition at Tenku, renowned for its meticulous craftsmanship


DINIDU: Revolutionising Luxury Jewellery with a New Digital Experience 

DINIDU stands at the forefront of the luxury jewellery space, captivating audiences worldwide through dynamic

Highlights Trending

Stand-Up Music: A Fresh Entertainment Experience Coming to The Traveling Bruncher

In a city renowned for its vibrant arts and culture scene, a new show is


MAC Cosmetics Debuts Flagship Store In Sri Lanka With Exclusive Lines

MAC lovers rejoice as Exclusive Lines proudly announces the arrival of the world's leading professional


Mount Lavinia Hotel Celebrates Wellness and Wellbeing with Sunset Yoga Event

In the spirit of wellness and wellbeing, Mount Lavinia Hotel is thrilled to announce a


Yamu Guide.

10 Places To Celebrate Father’s Day 2024

By Fathima Rukaiya, Father’s Day is a special occasion dedicated to honoring fathers and celebrating

Highlights Yamu Guide

Top 10 Places to Work or Study in Colombo in 2024

By Fathima Rukaiya Hey there! Feeling the walls closing in at home while you work

Highlights Yamu Guide

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Shirohana

by Fathima Rukaiya, Mother's Day, a special occasion to honor mothers and motherhood, is celebrated

Highlights Yamu Guide

Steak Bar: A Grand Sunday Brunch at Kingsbury, Colombo

Written by Shamrina C Welcome to the ultimate brunch experience! Nestled in the heart of

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

9 Special Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

By Fathima Rukaiya Are you trying to find the perfect way to show your special

Highlights Yamu Guide

9 Special Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

Written by Fathima Rukaiya The season of love is upon us once more, and opinions

Highlights Yamu Guide