Maha Gedara.

From fancy, high-end restaurants to bars and the throng of seafood joints dotted along the beach, the restaurant scene in Mount Lavinia is quite wide. But, believe it or not, this town needs some more places where you can get the Lankan buth kadey experience. 
Maha Gedara in Mount Lavinia is one of the very few places that offer it.  

Rice & Curry

Their spread of rice and curries isn't massive. We saw around 8 – 10 curries alongside white rice, and they also make Fried Rice on request. 

This is our plate of Prawn Rice & Curry (Rs. 250). Five curries of your choosing, which also includes a protein, they serve a generous helping of rice to go with it. 

We really missed the strong curry flavours here, which is the highlight of Lankan food. The parippu curry was milky, and the amberella had a tinge of sweetness to it, but there was nothing much to go on. Our saving graces were the prawns and beans. Both of them were nicely thel daalaa, and had a sprinkle of chilli flakes to make things interesting.

However, just 4 small prawns per plate? Not acceptable. 

For our Chicken Rice & Curry (Rs. 200), we opted for kiri kos, parippu, mallum and bonchi thel daalaa. Aside from the bonchi, everything else was mildly spiced. The kiri kos curry had a dominating milky flavour, which overpowered whatever the spices they had infused in it.

We got a massive piece of chicken. Cooked well, and easily fell apart, it was alright – a little more curry powder would have made it better.

Ambience & Service

It's your basic buth kadey – nothing fancy about it. They've got a few plastic tables and chairs where you can sit down for a meal, or else you can opt for takeaway. The latter is more popular. The rice and curries are presented in clay pots, which are placed under a thatched canopy, while the fried rice is being prepared in a separate station next to that. 

There are 2/3 people behind the buffet, processing the orders. Probably not the friendliest staff, but quick and efficient. 


There is room for improvement, but Maha Gedara fills the void of rice and curry joints in Mount Lavinia. They can certainly introduce more spices to their flavour department while keeping the good portions and affordable prices. 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp



7 restaurants for kottu in Colombo 2022

By Sawbhagya Perera A good Kottu is an instant mood fixer. Therefore, for the love

Kamu Yamu Guide

Cheesy biriyani at Arthur’s pizzeria.

By RD Their story If you live in and around Mount Lavinia you would have

Kamu Slider

Dig-in desserts from the Gourmet Cuisine

With all this time to spend at home thinking about what's in the fridge since

Kamu Slider

Spanish & French fusion restaurant – Hola Bonjour review

Our cloud kitchen revolves around our chef Lucas Francois, who has years of experience in

Kamu Slider

Your go-to restaurant in Chilaw – Clement’s Chilaw review

By Warsha Dissanayake We visited Clements brand new outlet based in Chilaw towards the evening


Holy crepes at Crepe Runner – Bambalapitiya

By Maryam Rizwan No one does crepes as good as Crepe Runner does. Starting from



‘Ceylon Coffee’ first-ever Sri Lanka Coffee Festival

Stakeholders come together to promote ‘Ceylon Coffee’ at first-ever Sri Lanka Coffee Festival The Australian

Featured Trending

Hilton Colombo Celebrates World Chocolate Cake Day

Café Kai, Hilton Colombo’s pastry shop is highlighting their  best-selling cakes in commemoration of World


What you didn’t know about NFTs

By Ruchika Seneviratne It is the talk of the town as of now and quite


THYAGA Smart Gifting Platform Shines at National ICT Awards 2021

26 January 2022, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s largest multistore gift voucher site,, received two coveted


Spilling the tea on the history of chai

 By Rahma Rifkhan As the hot water seeps in through the tea leaves, the aroma

Slider Trending

That time we met Bumblebee at One Galle Face

By Hiruni Herath If you thought the Transformers fandom was dead even before the 2018


Yamu Guide.

7 restaurants for kottu in Colombo 2022

By Sawbhagya Perera A good Kottu is an instant mood fixer. Therefore, for the love

Kamu Yamu Guide

6 Things You Will Love in Colombo’s Port City

Colombo has seen rapid development in many avenues over the years. One such development that

Slider Yamu Guide

7 Job roles of the future

By Tashia Ranasinghe Trying to have a stable income while doing what you enjoy is

Yamu Guide

5 home appliances you should upgrade to in 2022 

It is the new year and the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be still lurking around,

Slider Yamu Guide

Style 2022 with these 5 items from Mimosa

By MI Welcoming 2022 with style and elegance Mimosa recently located to 20 Bagatalle Road,

Slider Yamu Guide

5 ways SLASH will help you make more out of 2022!

By Warsha Dissanayake Ever wanted to get the maximum use for the products you are

Yamu Guide


ලොව බිහිසුනුම දාම ඝාතිකාවන් (Woman serial killers) 10 දෙනෙක්

By Yesha Fernando කාන්තාවන් කිව්වම හැමවෙලාවෙම වගේ අපේ ඔලුවේ මැවෙන්නේ හරි සංවේදී, ආදරණීය පිරිසක්. ලෝකයේ


2022 සැමරුම හොඳටම කරපු රටවල් 10 ක්  

By Yesha Fernando මරණය, කුසගින්න, විරැකියාව, ආර්ථික අවපාතය, දේශපාලන අර්බුද යනාදී ගෝලීය දුෂ්කරතා රැසක් මැදින්


හොරු අතරට අලුතින් එක් වූ “ජංගි හොරා”

By Yesha Fernando මෙරට සියලු ආකාර හොරු අතරට එක්වූ අලුත්ම හොරා "ජංගි හොරා" යි. මෙකී

Featured Sinhala

Squid Game අපට කියා දෙන ජීවිත පාඩම් 6 ක්

ත්‍රාසය, ශෝකය, කුතුහලය වගේම මෙයට වඩා තවත් බොහෝ ජීවිත පාඩමුත් Squid Game කථාංග නවයට ඇතුළත්.


පිස්සුම නව අවුරුදු සිරිත් විරිත් 6 ක්

එහෙනම් කට්ටියම තමන්ගේම ක්‍රමේකට 2022 පිළිගන්න ලේස්ති වෙමු.

Sinhala Trending