Rice and curry is THE Sri Lankan meal and here's our top choices for having some in Colombo.
Udumbara JU Caterers is one of our favourite rice and curry places in Colombo. The food is amazeballs with buth kade prices.
Mythi's is a great place to grab a rice and curry. Specifically their black pork curry. These guys absolutely stuff the plate so it's well worth the money.
Going strong for 68 years, Buth Amma's Buth Kade is the most charming hole-in-the-wall rice and curry place in Bamba.
The rice and curry is affordable, ample in portion and consistently tasty. They don't hold back when serving you either so you'll probably end up getting more rice than you need.
Lantheruma is a classic Sri Lankan lunch buffet. Everything is served in clay pots and you can serve yourself the papadum and dried chili endlessly.
Praneetha is an extremely popular little hole-in-the-wall opposite the Beira Lake, that serves up rice and curry with the option of almost every kind of meat.
Mithuro Cafe is a really good one down Duplication Road. Besides rice and curry they also serve a whole bunch of very peppery, spicy short eats, and kottu in the evenings.
The basic Yarl meal (for lunch) is rice on a banana leaf with three veg sides that they ladle onto your plate - usually parippu, a sort of sambar and something else. On top of this they also give you a metal bowl with your choice of meat sides.
We have gushed about the crab at Mayura Hotel but the rice and curry in this little Pettah street-side stopover is also very, very good.
This bustling spot on Fife road runs out of Rice and Curry pretty fast. So you've got to be quick if you want your buth.
Green Cabin has been the spot for reliable Rice and Curry buffets for years now.
Curry Pot is a well-kept, nourishing, and spacious rice-and-curry joint down Marine Drive in Colpetty. It doesn't disappoint and is, as most buth kadeys, quite popular amongst the office crowd and few college students in the area.
Upali's is a great place to get tasty, affordable Sri Lankan food. It's incredibly busy these days, so reservations come recommended.
If there's more places you think should be on this list, please let us know. We'll keep this updated.
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