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7 Weekend Recommendations (August 3rd)

THE WEEKEND IS NIGH! I'm already hungry, so here's a list of places y'all can go eat at if you have nothing else to do.

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 I'm already hungry, so here's a list of places y'all can go eat at if you have nothing else to do. Food is a very serious business, and I don't want you to have a crappy dining experience, so I've put together a few restaurants that'll deliver in terms of service, quality and price.

If they don't, please don't come looking for me.

Roti Cafe by the Travelling KOMBI
78A, Pamankada Road, Kirulapana

Vishvi won't stop going on about this place. She loves it, and I trust her judgement on it because she knows her shizz. You can try all sorts of variations on the classic roti- even sweet ones if that's your thing! We highly recommend the Peach and Creme Crêpe. 

The Sooriya Village
49, Skelton Road, Colombo 05

Since they first opened their doors, The Sooriya Village is a popular hub for mostof the city's creatives. That's because they host musicians, artists and the like and even provide recording studios for people to do their thing. I waitressed here for a bit, so I can vouch for quality. 

Look at that steak. Look at that mash. I'm drooling. If you do try this dish out, lemme know how it is, won't you?

Krua Thai by Dao
618, Galle Rd Kollupitiya, Colombo 3

As of late, I've noticed that Krua Thai's opening times are a bit sketchy. It's always a hit or miss and when I crave their Pad Thai the most- they're closed. If you decide to go, you've made a great decision already- but unlike me please make a better choice and call them up first. 

The Thai lady who owns the shop is one of the coolest women I've ever come across. She's super upbeat and bubbly, she has some AMAZING tattoos and she'll even sit down with you for a chat! The experience is as good as the food, so make sure you try it at least once if you haven't already. 

Vasantha Bhavan
19/1, Horton Place, Colombo.

Vasantha Bhavan has been one of our steady faves for a while now. They've got a great range of vegetarian dishes and their non-veg sister restaurant- Ponnusamy offers up some excellent meat based curries as well. 

Try their masala chai when you go, hot damn it's good. 

The Sushi Bar (Samurai)
226, Sri Jayawardenepura Mawatha, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

The Sushi Bar is a funkier sushi outlet compared to Colombo's other, high-end sushi parlours. Perhaps Kami Maki is an exception in terms of ambience. The prices here at Samurai are also reasonable- not CHEAP mind you because sushi is never cheap. That being said, try their tempura or ramen bowls when you go.

Also try not to develop a habit for sushi- youll have to pay for it the rest of your life. Take it from me. I can't get enough. 

Ramen Misoya Colombo
Colombo Racecourse, Colombo 07

Colombo's go-to for Ramen (possibly the only place that specialises in Ramen, I'm not sure) Ramen Misoya seems to have appeased the resident Japanese food fanatic- Bhagya G. He likes the place and gave it a positive review so take it from him. 

Their fried rice is supposed to be one of their best dishes, so try that if you want to try one of their best dishes. However, I'd recommend you stick to the ramen if you're looking for a new experience. 

Love Bar
58 A, Horton Place, Colombo 07

This is an old review for the Love Bar, but they've still retained their ambience and eclectic vibes. Their cocktails are still good and they don't seem to be floundering in terms of popularity. 

However, their clientele is atrocious on weeends- under-age international school kids looking for some fun, always under the influence (less alcohol and more disco biscuits). I'd say go a bit earlier if you'd like to have a drink in peace. 

So there you have it. Enjoy your weekend, take it one dish at a time and let me know if your experiences were good or bad.


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