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4/5

Aasife Biriyani

939, Ethul Kotte Road, Sri Jayawardana Pura, Rajagiriya


Aasife is good place to get biriyani in Ethul Kotte. The food is good and service friendly.



Aasife is located right next to the Kotte Burger King. The food is good, staff is friendly and it has enough room to seat your entire extended family.

Food

Aasife primarily focuses on Indian Cuisine but they also have some Sri Lankan Chinese items on the menu. We decided to choose from the Indian items and opted for their Chicken Biriyani (Rs. 480), Dhal Butter Fry (Rs. 230) and an Aasife Chicken 65 (Rs.450).

The chicken 65 was very satisfying, it came with around 8 pieces, sliced onions and lime. The exterior was crisp while the inner bits were succulent. That, added with a hint of lime, was just brilliant. 

The rice was flavorsome on its own, and for Rs. 480 it was more than worth it. Not just because the serving was large, but because it tasted as good. Also there was a big piece of chicken buried in the middle of the rice bowl, which was tender and well seasoned. We highly recommend this. 

While butter fry dhal mixed with the rice was a good combination, it was quite bitter on its own. If you're going to order this, we recommend you try it with biriyani or another rice dish rather than with naan or dosa.

We ordered the Faluda (Rs 300) thinking it was a drink, but, boy, were we wrong. This faluda was like having multiple desserts in one. It had fruit salad, ice cream, an assortment of nuts and raisins, and kasa kasa (poppy seeds).  While looking at it economically, it's a good deal but the flavors don't really go well together. 

Service and Ambiance

The first thing we noticed was how spacious this place was. It can definitely host big crowds. Moreover, there's a small stage towards the side of the restaurant. We're not entirely sure if the restaurant has music nights, but it is definitely something to look forward to. 

The staff was accommodating. They were swift in taking orders and bringing food and also recommended certain items from the menu for us to try,

Conclusion 

All in all, we really liked Aasife. It's definitely one of those spots where you can take your entire family because you get a lot of food for a reasonable price. They also do home delivery and catering!


TIP

You cannot go wrong with any of their biriyanis.

Address

939, Ethul Kotte Road, Sri Jayawardana Pura, Rajagiriya

Directions

It's right next to Burger King on Ethul Kotte, towards the end of the byroad leading to Rajagiriya.

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Yasisurie

Good food. Good service!

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Mystica

Can't we have a shortened version of Sinhalese reviews in English please.

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Miku

Goooooooooood food! Chicken kebabs is bae

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Yasisurie

Good food. Good service!

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Mystica

Can't we have a shortened version of Sinhalese reviews in English please.

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Miku

Goooooooooood food! Chicken kebabs is bae

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vinurasera

This is really good… try there kebab

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KayRatzy

Good food. Like the biriyani - indian style. Value for money and succulent. Highly recommend for take aways . Service is good too.

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Dinesh Mervyn

We would rate this as the best Biriyani spot in Colombo. Mutton Biriyani was very tender and flavorful. The Faluda dessert was fantastic. We visited the place for the first time with a European family and they greatly enjoyed the food. Also a clean place with efficient staff.

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RDFe

My order was a delivery. Buriyani came without the Raita or the gravy. Taste was blank and not at all good. Ordered a butter paneer. When I tasted it, it was already going bad and had an awful smell. The gravy in the paneer was just tomatoe sauce.
Will not order or visit this place again. Sending food that has gone bad is a health code violation!! Authorities should look into places like this!!
FYI - call them and ask for a refund and send the food back if this happens. I did it!

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Janarth

Took my whole family for dinner ordered sweet corn chicken soup it was literally way to sweet when asked why the waiter said that's why they call it sweet corn chicken soup lol…!! (Good thing they did not have TIGER prawns…!)Ordered mutton and chicken biriyani vs hopeless lithe rice tasted bitter did not finish it non of us did….

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Kosala Jayasekara

Ordered mix rice, because they said to make buriyani take 40minutes. Mix rice came with bad smell. Really awulf. Manthurian chicken also same. Really bad. Frustrated.

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Madhushanka Ranatunga

Food has no flavor… tried their Biriyani tastes horrible!!! Positions are quite substantial

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thilanh

Had the best chicken and mutton biriyani around Colombo. Hoping to check out other stuff in the menu too. They have all the varieties of biriyani. Best place to go if u are hungry for a biriyani. ❤️❤️❤️

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Hashantha Bandara

Absolutely crappy service. Food
is decent. Not a dine in place. Only good for take away or home delivery.

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Vishvi YAMU STAFF

Rated 4/5

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amir_the_aguero

This place sucks
They have only buriyani and nothing else
Waste of time and money going this place!

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