Kandoori is an Indian restaurant that serves good biriyani among other things, and the prices are pretty low. Our readers have been telling us about this place for a while so we decided to give it a shot.

The Food

The menu was typically Indian with a decent range of rice dishes, naans, and Indian curries, and they had a small Chinese range too (chop suey and seafood). The rottis are only available in the evenings though. The two of us spent only 1000 bucks each after whacking some biriyani with three different sides.

Firstly, Kandoori’s biriyani is definitely among the best in Colombo. It was spicy with pastey bits of masala chutney in it, and for Rs. 440 we got a big portion that’s okay for two if you’re not in the mood to pig out. The chicken was well cooked and incredibly soft.

The side dishes here are a good deal – they’re all for around Rs. 350-450 and enough for two. We got a plate of hot butter cuttlefish (Rs. 420) – which makes a good dry side or appetizer, crunchy and super spicy.

The prawn masala (Rs. 450) came recommended by a friend, and it’s a good pick to curry up your rice or as dip for your naan. There were only four prawns in the dish, made soft and juicy, but it was obvious that the highlight of it was the masala gravy itself which was very thick and a treat for spice lovers.

But man, it was the pepper beef (Rs. 350) that stole the show. We know this is an Indian restaurant – and it’s good for its biriyani and masala curries, but some of the stuff on their Chinese menu are awesome too. Dishes like chop suey and pepper beef may be Chinese but these guys prepare it in an Indian way, with an obvious inclination towards Indian seasoning and a spicy mix of veggies that the Sri Lankan palate knows and loves.

Service & Ambience

The restaurant is generally a family dining kind of place. They’ve got rows of formal dining arrangements and some cushioned seats with high backs that double as partitions. So you can actually get a lot of privacy in some parts of the restaurant. Service was fast and our waiter was polite.


Kandoori is a great place to have lunch or dinner without spending a lot. It’s one of the good ones in the city for Indian food, particularly biriyani, and people with a love for spicy food will drool over the choices here.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp




The Fusion Kottu at Eastern Wok

By Hiruni Herath Hot Butter Kottu - that’s not something you hear everyday but at

Highlights Kamu

More than Coffee – Kaffi Colombo

By Hiruni Herath Ambience and Service The Nordic Bakery and Coffee House located at Crescat

Highlights Kamu

7 Restaurants to dine in July 2022

By Shamrina Carim July hits a beautiful urge to try out different foods, events and

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

Hot Chook – all about that Chicken

By Hiruni Herath Service and Ambience The head chef at Hot Chook was very helpful

Highlights Kamu

A glistening night out at Colombo’s finest local bar!

By Shamrina Carim A Sri Lankan experiencing the magical inspiration of Sri Lanka in the


Ceylon Curry Club – Sri Lankan Cuisine With a Twist

By Janani Vithanage Ceylon Curry Club, located in the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, is a



From the Garden to your Skin 

By Menaka Indrakumar  Iris Garden is a brand which started five years ago, with Fuller’s


Bullet Train – movie review

Bullet train is as the name suggest is a fast-paced action movie. Directed by David


Stay healthy & refreshed With KiCO

By Janani Vithanage Boasting over 100 years of trusted excellence, the journey of Silvermill Group

Highlights Trending

5 Reasons why you need to check out Wild Culture Yala

If you are that Wildlife lover who loves being in the wild and looking to

Highlights Trending

Waves Bologoda

SINGHE's Wave Bolgoda, which launched in January 2021, The venue was initially established by lecturer


De Artemis Gallery & Pub

A brand-new restaurant with a Gallery & Pub concept is now being built in the


Yamu Guide.

8 Hotels That Offer Transport – 2022

Sometimes arranging for transport when you’re on vacation is the last thing that you want

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Instagrammable restaurants to dine in August 2022

By Hiruni Herath We’re always looking for the perfect spot that is a mix of

Highlights Yamu Guide

5 Places to get Gift Hampers – 2022

By RR Gift hampers have been around for quite a bit but they’ve suddenly become

Highlights Yamu Guide

8 FAQ’s on fuel QR Code system

Sri Lanka introduced the Fuel Pass QR code system in full force from today (1st

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Tips to Ensure Safe Cycling

Cycling on roads full of traffic due to petrol queues can be scary. Here are

Highlights Yamu Guide

6 Cycling Accessories You Need

By Janani Vithanage With the fuel crisis still wreaking havoc in everyone’s lives, a new

Highlights Yamu Guide