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Where To Eat In Negombo

A list of some good places to get your food on when in Negombo.

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From fancy dining spots to petti kadeys, Negombo's streets are made of restaurants, serving up various cuisines - Sri Lankan, Italian, Western, Chinese and whatnot. If you ever find yourself in Negombo, here is a bunch of good places that you can drop by and have a nice meal. 

Lords (Negombo)
80, Poruthota Road, Negombo

Lords in Negombo has been named Trip Advisor's top spot in Negombo for years now and we totally understand why. While their food is a bit steep in terms of pricing, they offer a pretty solid dining experience through their attentive staff, delicious food, and quirky ambience. We also suggest checking out the fish therapy available at their venue. 

Mad Dog's Bodega (Heritance Negombo)
Heritance Negombo, 175, Lewis Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka

Found inside Heritance Negombo, Mad Dog's Bodega blew us away with their mains. Again, like Lords, they're not the cheapest option out there but you definitely get your money's worth. We strongly suggest getting the Pork Spareribs if you find yourself here. 

Bacco (Negombo)
70, Porutota Road, Negombo

While we weren't necessarily blown away by their dessert option, we were made extremely happy by our mains. The Bacco Pizza was baked and seasoned to perfection and the Spaghetti Carbonara was definitely worth the moolah we paid for. 

44 Porutota Road, Ethukala, Negombo

Bijou is one of the oldest names in the restaurant book in Negombo. Their menu succeeds in reflecting both the Europeanness of the owner's heritage and the locality of Negombo. 

Papou's Restaurant
A4, 1 Ettukala Rd, Negombo

Freshly made delicious food, good portions that fill you up, and easy on the wallet - Papou's Restaurant does it right. We particularly loved the spicy plate of HBC they make, and the grilled prawns dish. 

Tusker Restaurant
No. 83, Ethukala Road, Kattuwa, Negombo

Last time we checked, Tusker Restaurant was closed for renovations - but hopefully, they are open now. It's quite popular among both local and tourist crowds, mainly because of the generous portions of seafood dishes they offer, alongside some boozy cocktails. 

Pancake House
223, Lewis Place, Negombo

Pancake House is a charming, little restaurant down Lewis Place, Negombo, that does some yummy and filling Lankan style pancakes combined with reasonable price tags. Cheese, chicken, mixed seafood, mixed meat pancakes - they have them all. 

Blue Lagoon (Jetwing Lagoon)
Pamunugama Road, Thalahena, Negombo

Blue Lagoon is Jetwing Lagoon's restaurant on the porch. You can indulge in their excellent Rosemary Pork Cutlets, while catching up some stunning views of the Negombo lagoon. 

The Sushi Bar (Samurai)
Porutota Road, Negombo

Fresh, well-presented and not overly pricey, the Sushi Bar (Samurai) is one of the very few restaurants in Negombo that's specialized in Japanese cuisine. Drop by if you're craving for some delicious California rolls, or a plate of Salmon Sashimi. 

Cafe J
Porutota Road, Athukala, Negombo

If you want a quick bite or a dessert in the evening for ridiculously low prices along the very touristy Poruthota Road (aka 'Hotel Road' sometimes), drop by Cafe J. 

Rio Ice Cream (Negombo)
120 Sea Street, Negombo

Jaffna's popular ice cream parlor, with a branch down Wellawatte, has a shiny store in Negombo too. If you're too broke to go to Il Gelato, but in need of a creamy saccharine fix, go here.

Dolce Vita
27, Poruthota Road, Ettukala, Negombo

Dolce Vita is a very homely and affordable place to hang out with friends, good Italian food and a great view of the Negombo Beach. From Neapolitan-style pizzas to homemade ice cream, everything here is well-executed, delicious and well worth the price. 

The Grand – Espresso Bar
45, Colombo Road, Negombo

The Grand is a coffee shop with a nondescript exterior, but don't let that put you off. They whip up some great stuff, especially coffee, alongside good cheesecake. 

Sherry Land Pub & Restaurant
No. 74, Beach Rd, Eththukala, Negombo

Sherry Land doesn't look like the hippest spot on the Negombo strip, but it has a great cocktail selection. If booze is not your thang, go ahead with their Banana Fritters that comes with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce drizzled all over it. 

The Vu
249/15 Lewis Place, Beach Road, Negombo

The Vu is one of the few spots in Negombo to enjoy a legit rooftop dining experience with great service to boot. They offer a pretty extensive menu with a good mix of both western and Asian cuisine as well as some interesting local fusion dishes like the pork kalu pol.

These are some of the best places that we've encountered during our trips to Negombo. Try them out whenever you are there, and let us know how it went. 

Notable mentions - HBC at Bee Beach, Sweet & Sour Chicken at Calamari (C Negombo) and Chicken Cheese Kottu at Sameeha Family Restaurant.

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