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3/5

Acropol

662 Galle Road, Colombo 3


Acropol Restaurant which formerly resided on R.A De Mel Mawatha has moved to a new location on Galle Road, Colombo 03. If you're a fan of shawarmas it's worth a visit.



Acropol Restaurant which formerly resided on R.A De Mel Mawatha has moved to a new location on Galle Road, Colombo 03. If you're a fan of Shawarmas it's worth a visit.

Food

The greek shawarma The greek shawarma


Acropol is known for shawarma, being one of the first to bring the cylindrical meat delivery system to our shores. They still serve them up - and well - but only after 6 PM, which is kinda a bummer. On our second visit we went for lunch and they only had fried rice (Rs. 240), which was all right but fundamentally dull and not what the place is known for.

The chicken burger The chicken burger


On a dinner visit we had the Greek Special Shawarma (Rs. 390) and Chicken Burger (Rs. 290) and they were pretty good. The Greek Shawarma is a sort of roll your own shawarma, you can customize each bite with as much chicken and sides as you like. The regular shawarma just comes rolled up in paper, with fries inside if you order like that.

These are reliably good. The fried rice is not notable, so for now we'd recommend this as a dinner/take-away place.

Ambience & Service

Arcopol Interior

The service was quite fast  with our orders being brought in 15 minutes. The waiters were friendly, but the not the most informative about the dishes.  The place itself is quite small with seating for around 20 people. The interior is dominated by a red-black theme which works well overall. It's well air conditioned for a small place, so you won't be feeling the heat even during mid day.

Location

Arcopol Exterior

There has been a ton of misinformation about the location of Acropol since it moved. On their web and print materials they still provide the wrong address (on Duplication Road). The new address is 662, Galle Road, Colombo 3 which you can only find out by calling them, or by reading this, which you're doing, so fine. It's at the corner of Galle Road and Schofield Place. This is just past Green Cabin but it's very easy to miss because there's a tree in front.

Conclusion

Acropol Shawarma With Fries

If you're in the mood for a Shawarma or other Mediterranean food, Acropol is still one of the best places in town. It's a good place to drop by with a few friends. But we suggest you stick to their Greek cuisine and avoid their lunch set menus.

TIP

Shawarmas are available only after 6.00 PM so that's the time you wanna be there.
All Reviews

Okay shawarmas and surprisingly good burgers.

Acropol Restaurant which formerly resided on R.A De Mel Mawatha has moved to a new location on Galle Road, Colombo 03. If you're a fan of shawarmas it's worth a visit.

Acropol is personally one of my favourite junk food hangouts in the city. This little restaurant is located on the left side at the start of Duplication Road (R A De Mel Mawatha). As you walk in you will usually find the chef seamlessly carving away at a cut of meat, it’s a good place to go if you’re craving a kebab or a shawarma.

සිංහල ඇක්‍රෝපොල් එක සුපිරිම රෙස්ටෝරන්ට් එකක් නෙමෙයි. ඒ වුණාට සාමාන්‍යයට වඩා හොඳයි.

සිංහල ඇක්‍රොපොල් කියන්නේ මගේ ප්‍රියතම ක්ෂණික ආහාරහල්වලින් එකක්. ඒ පුංචි කඩය පිහිටා තිබෙන්නේ ඩුප්ලිකේෂන් රෝඩ් හෙවත් ආර්. ඒ. ද මැල් මාවත ආරම්භ වන ස්ථානයේ වම් පැත්තේ. ඇතුළතට යනකොට ම ඔබට දකින්න ලැබේවි චෙෆ්වරයා අතොරක් නැතිව මස් තීරු කපමින් සිටින ආකාරය. කෙබාබ් ‍හෝ ෂවර්මා කන්න තද බඩගින්නක් දැනේ එතැන යන්න හොඳ තැනක්.

Address

662 Galle Road, Colombo 3

Directions

On Galle Road, just past Swarna Mahal Jewellers (opposite to Green Cabin), on the sea side. There's a tree which tends to cover the view of the entrance, so keep an eye out.

Contacts

E-Mail Website

Report Inaccuracy

Open 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM

Cuisine

Greek

Price Range

Between Rs. 200 - Rs. 500

Dish Types

Burgers Shawarma

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
3
Quality Rating
3
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
3
User Reviews
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Chami0075

We ordered 3 meals and 2 meals delivered to the table in 30min and other one took over one hour, so we have to cancel meal and walk away. Very disappointing

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2/5

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Chami0075

We ordered 3 meals and 2 meals delivered to the table in 30min and other one took over one hour, so we have to cancel meal and walk away. Very disappointing

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