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5/5

Curry Pot

314/1/A, Kollupitiya Road, Marine Drive, Colombo


A buth kadey down Marine Drive in Colpetty. Quite popular, quite good.



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.

Food and Service

With about 20 pots of curries ranging from veggies, sambols, meats, and fried chilli, the layout at Curry Pot is a feast for your eyes.

You get around four veggies of choice and one meat option according to their set prices, but can choose more or less what you want if you pay a bit more. Even so, you can easily choose like six different things and still keep it under Rs. 220, which is what it cost me for prawns, chicken, a haalmassa baduma, gotukola malluma, polos curry, pol-sambol, and of course, pappadam.

The portion size is generous and the food tastes wonderfully authentic and homemade, not watered down, or bland. It's spicy, and it's an honest-to-goodness Sri Lankan meal. Not the best around, but pretty good really.

Kavindu is vegetarian and ordered similarly, and his one cost him just Rs. 150.

This is as healthy and tasty as you can get because (a) red rice (b) plenty of veggies all prepared differently and (c) not oily. Another thing is that the food wasn't overcooked, which is something which tends to happen with vegetables in buth packets. You get sad, soggy excuses for vegetable curries, and it wasn't so in this.

The staff are efficient and pleasant, dealing with long queues and plating up curries quickly and neatly.

Ambience

There's a mati-kadey like setup at the end of a spacious room, behind which the food is served. People queue up there, and then go sit on the dark wood tables and chairs arranged around the area. It's also clean and well kept, thankfully. The place gets super crowded by 12:30pm, and is packed by 1:30, so we couldn't take pictures of the area because there were too many people and it would've been super awkward.

Conclusion

The Curry Pot has authentic and good Sri Lankan food at immensely reasonable prices. There's great value for money, and is clearly very popular with the people working and studying in the neighbourhood. We fully recommend checking it out if you happen to be in the area or want to take a non-Sri Lankan friend out for a down-to-earth local experience.

Address

314/1/A, Kollupitiya Road, Marine Drive, Colombo

Directions

Head towards Colpetty on Marine Drive, and it's a few metres away from the Memon Hall.

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Cuisine

Sri Lankan

Price Range

Between Rs. 200 - Rs. 500

Dish Types

Rice And Curry

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
5
Quality Rating
5
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
4
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User Reviews
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sithuvili

This was a place we are using more than for 3 years for breakfast & lunch almost every Saturday and sometimes during the week too. Excellent SL food with no issue always….Sadly sadly last 3 to 4 weeks we noticed no water in taps and they collected water to a bucket for washing hands by the sink.we thought it was ok while they were repairing the error… but again today reached the place for breakfast as usual and noticed when was in the wash room no water and just came out and asked for help… just to wash hands before my meal… but the replies got from manager who is a male staff was disgusting and utterly unprofessional.We never required five star services from these places obviously… but need to have some sort of basic health practices or general courtesies when you sell food and services. If not they should clearly mention No Water and Washroom is OOO …etc. Mostly was annoyed on their replies and courtesies towards guests whoever eat there , and even for a repeater who continue more than three years with the family…But the female staff were behind the counter were helpless while their supervisor and managers talk nonsense and been unprofessional… you can not only rely on food taste and choices , what about cleanliness and general PR to customers??.I know lots of people take away food and eats there daily… and today I saw people coming from the wash room and touching table and chairs and glasses even without washing their hands with no choice.
Things get out of order, broken whatever but why not immediate solution to get them repaired or an alternative for those issues. when you live in a town several time you get water cuts sometimes which is household and fine. , but how they managed the situations in a restaurant like this is a question??

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sithuvili

This was a place we are using more than for 3 years for breakfast & lunch almost every Saturday and sometimes during the week too. Excellent SL food with no issue always….Sadly sadly last 3 to 4 weeks we noticed no water in taps and they collected water to a bucket for washing hands by the sink.we thought it was ok while they were repairing the error… but again today reached the place for breakfast as usual and noticed when was in the wash room no water and just came out and asked for help… just to wash hands before my meal… but the replies got from manager who is a male staff was disgusting and utterly unprofessional.We never required five star services from these places obviously… but need to have some sort of basic health practices or general courtesies when you sell food and services. If not they should clearly mention No Water and Washroom is OOO …etc. Mostly was annoyed on their replies and courtesies towards guests whoever eat there , and even for a repeater who continue more than three years with the family…But the female staff were behind the counter were helpless while their supervisor and managers talk nonsense and been unprofessional… you can not only rely on food taste and choices , what about cleanliness and general PR to customers??.I know lots of people take away food and eats there daily… and today I saw people coming from the wash room and touching table and chairs and glasses even without washing their hands with no choice.
Things get out of order, broken whatever but why not immediate solution to get them repaired or an alternative for those issues. when you live in a town several time you get water cuts sometimes which is household and fine. , but how they managed the situations in a restaurant like this is a question??

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Adhithi Shivlingam

They charge extra for delivery.

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Malinthe YAMU STAFF

Ordered lunch from this place today. Just your ordinary chicken curry and rice and it was quite good. Generous amount of veggies. Good chicken. Pretty impressed. Their 80 rupee watalappan isn't bad either.

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