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Namaste

No.357, High Level Road, Nugegoda


Namaste is a new Indian restaurant in Nugegoda serving mainly North Indian cuisine. While the staff are lovely and the place is nice, we can't really say the same about the food.



Namaste is a new Indian restaurant in Nugegoda serving mainly North Indian cuisine. While the staff are lovely and the place is nice, we can't really say the same about the food.

Nugegoda. It's a culinary desert. A banqueter's boondocks. The bon viveur's badlands. This is where Colombars flock to shop - not eat. While you do get the street level gems - Bo Sevana, Hotel Top Form - on the shiny restaurant scale, there really isn't much. Nothing, actually.

So we were surprised - nay, excited - when we witnessed what looked like the beginnings of a new restaurant a few weeks ago - a new place springing up just a little bit beyond all the No Limit and Loveresque bric a brac. A place that wasn't another Big Bite outlet, a Hotel Top Form or another form of international franchise (franchise wise, of course, Nugegoda has it all - KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonald's and Dominos) - a place that was an actual airconditioned restaurant. With parking and everything. I repeat, an actual restaurant...

Namaste. Adding to the city's growing list of North-leaning Indian eateries, Nugegoda's first restaurant (it seems) is here. Serving an array of standard curry house fare - naans, chapathis, tikka masalas, dosa, biriyani and so on - physically, it's quite nice. Gastronomically, however, not so much.

The food was disappointing. The naans (Rs. 110) were hard and dry - practically burnt. The dahl makhani (Rs. 450) was sweet and slightly sour, and the biriyani (Rs. 490) was not really a biriyani at all - colourful - not flavoured - grains of rice served with a bland leg barely seasoned boiled chicken. The Chicken 65 (Rs. 480) was completely off as well - veering more towards a soggy, Manchurian chicken as opposed to the crispy, tangy chunks of meat I expected. Almost every dish we got was irredeemably poor (the paneer was passable).

It's a shame. The staff are so nice, and Nugegoda definitely welcomes a new restaurant with happy arms. But at the moment, we just can't recommend it.

TIP

The service is good. We don't really recommend any of the food we tried.

Address

No.357, High Level Road, Nugegoda

Directions

On the High Level Road, go over the Nugegoda flyover and continue for 2-3 km.

Contacts

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Cuisine

Indian North Indian

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
3
Quality Rating
3
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
3
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Samithaas

Disgusting place. Doesn't even know how to make basic South Indian dishes even. Should think of changing their name to "Cheaters-Non Indian Useless Food Joint". They are masters of making onion uttappam without onions and other condiments. Do you guys think we have not been to any other Indian restaurant to know how an Onion uttappam is made and presented or do you think Sri Lankans are so illiterate to not to know how an onion uttappam is made via Google or any other electronic mode available. The outlet can not even make a coconut chutney. They consider adding used thin coconut milk with coconut scrap to onion sambol to be Red Coconut Chutney. Green chutney was so watery that we could have used the content to rinse our hands. They are experts in making a Sambar with just two vegetables and again they make it a point to make it inedible for the patron. Even if this is the only place open in Colombo on a given night, People, Please go home and make a 2 minute Maggi Curry flavour noodles with some added Garam Masala, and believe me, it'll save Rs. 2,000 off your wallet and leave a pleasant taste in your mouth than eating Expensive Non Indian Garbage from this "Food Hut" (I wouldn't even call it a restaurant).

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1/5

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Samithaas

Disgusting place. Doesn't even know how to make basic South Indian dishes even. Should think of changing their name to "Cheaters-Non Indian Useless Food Joint". They are masters of making onion uttappam without onions and other condiments. Do you guys think we have not been to any other Indian restaurant to know how an Onion uttappam is made and presented or do you think Sri Lankans are so illiterate to not to know how an onion uttappam is made via Google or any other electronic mode available. The outlet can not even make a coconut chutney. They consider adding used thin coconut milk with coconut scrap to onion sambol to be Red Coconut Chutney. Green chutney was so watery that we could have used the content to rinse our hands. They are experts in making a Sambar with just two vegetables and again they make it a point to make it inedible for the patron. Even if this is the only place open in Colombo on a given night, People, Please go home and make a 2 minute Maggi Curry flavour noodles with some added Garam Masala, and believe me, it'll save Rs. 2,000 off your wallet and leave a pleasant taste in your mouth than eating Expensive Non Indian Garbage from this "Food Hut" (I wouldn't even call it a restaurant).

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