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2/5

Elite Indian Restaurant

124 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 4


Elite Indian Restaurant offers a wide range of savory veg and non-veg Indian dishes as well as an array of sweets.



The Great Bambalapitiya Biryani Hunt continued last week with a visit to Elite Restaurant, a well-established Indian place opposite the big HSBC on Bauddhaloka Mawatha that offers a wide range of savory veg and non-veg Indian dishes, as well as a range of Indian sweets. After an average biryani from The New Majestic Hotel a couple of weeks back I was prepared for the worst, but this time the meal really didn't disappoint.

I had the chicken biryani (rice and fried chicken garnished with coconut chutney, fried vegetables and a boiled egg) which was pretty tasty and very filling. It set me back Rs. 280, making it as affordable as most of the other dishes at Elite (mains all cost between Rs. 250- Rs. 500 approx). In addition to this, the restaurant itself was clean, and the waiting staff were polite (if a little officious). So all good, right? Well not quite....

My friend ordered the chicken shawarma which took almost half an hour to arrive.  For something that normally falls into the ‘fast food’ bracket this was a bit of a surprise. As we were on our lunch break from work, by the time his food was ready we had to get it to take away and eat on the run back to office.  The shawarma also arrived without the chips that were advertised on the menu, though after we complained they eventually sent it back to the kitchen from where it returned 10 minutes later with a few french fries.

What I gather from friends who have been to Elite, as well as a number of existing online reviews, waiting a long time for a meal seems to be a recurring issue with the restaurant. So while the food is affordable and tasty and the staff are friendly enough, it doesn't pay to visit Elite for a if you’re in a hurry or are well and truly famished (unless of course you fancy the biryani which normally arrives pretty sharpish). If you are in central Colombo and have time to spare though, then the restaurant is worth a visit.

TIP

If you're in a hurry, either call ahead with your order or give the shawarma (and most other dishes, apart from the biryani) a miss.


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Ilmzshr

I used to love the Elite Mixed Fried Rice but standards have dropped drastically. There are just 2-3 pieces of meat & just like any other normal fried rice. Not recommending

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finder218

cleaness need to improve and customer service too.

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Udara Caldera

This is the worst place ever , poor customer service doesn't even know how to talk to a customer!!!!!!!!!!!
WORST EVER , NOT RECOMMENDING FOR ANYONE!!!!!!

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Ilmzshr

I used to love the Elite Mixed Fried Rice but standards have dropped drastically. There are just 2-3 pieces of meat & just like any other normal fried rice. Not recommending

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finder218

cleaness need to improve and customer service too.

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Udara Caldera

This is the worst place ever , poor customer service doesn't even know how to talk to a customer!!!!!!!!!!!
WORST EVER , NOT RECOMMENDING FOR ANYONE!!!!!!

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Naad

Used to be regular customer,but the people who take orders now are very rude and dont know to respect customers,so wont be going back

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Vipula Vipu Subashaka

The food is good soo far but the service is really not satisfying

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Nabeela Yaseen

Ordered mutton biriyani once. Received yellow rice with a mutton curry in a separate bowl. :(

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Shizan kareem

Worst service ever I waited for 1 hrs for my waiter to take my order. I was completely ignored and it was quite offensive!!!! I'm repeat myself again saying I hated the service if yamu allowed me to record a video of how they gave the service I would have done it!!!!

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sabrym

Food was good. However, service was appalling. The staff we very rude and short with us. We were asked to vacate our table within a few minutes of our bill settlement. This message too was delivered as if we were eating there for free and squatting on their property. In my opinion an establishment where I would never set foot in again.

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Shamz

Food Quality has dropped from its glory days. It taste average to not worth it. Also their delivery is so bad after 1 1/2 hours waiting for delivery I'm just going to eat biscuits right now.

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