The original Rio Ice Cream parlour is old and sweet- it's persisted through decades of war and strife as an integral part of the local community. It's worth a diabetic shock or two to experience that.
A pricey pub "hidden" behind a flower shop.
Park Street Trattoria is still part of the Park Street restaurant melange. They specialise in Italian food fare.
Indian Chaat Corner is a tiny barely-noticeable restaurant that specializes in Indian street food. The chaat is still pretty good, and they've got a nicer interior now.
Jagro's branch in Kotte more cozy and perfect for hangouts.
Jade Dragon is an Asian fusion restaurant that offers an impressive spread of option from you to choose from, located on the ground floor of the Sunhill Hotel building.
Just across the Kallady Bridge in Batticaloa, the Riviera serves up a good rice and curry, as well as crab and other local specialities.
A home chef that whips up some great, meat-filled wraps.
Cafe Beverly is a comfortable, affordable dining space in the premises of the Beverly Street shopping complex in Rajagiriya.
Aasife is good place to get biriyani in Ethul Kotte. The food is good and service friendly.
Simple and healthy, Kumbuk does everything right with local, seasonal and organic ingredients.
Mango Tree is a hugely popular Indian restaurant on Dharmapala Mawatha, serving mainly North Indian cuisine. The food is very rich, and quite good.
Min Han (or Ming Han) is one of our favorite Chinese restaurants. It's cheap, super tasty and the waiter Wijapayala orders for you.
Besides one dish, Moon River gave us nothing to be happy about. We honestly cannot recommend it with all the new alternatives in Colombo.
Arthur's pizza is now a pub, too. They do their own take on localised pizza.
An authentic Chinese restaurant serving huge portions of rice and noodles.
Bakes by Bella has come a long way, from starting off as a little home baker to now having a full-blown delicatessen in Colpetty.
To quote the Notorious BIG, it looks like Softlogic is representing BK to the fullest. The Whopper tastes authentic, the service is competent and the location is well equipped and smart. The restaurant doesn't…
Best yellow rice and curry you will ever have!
Latitude at Taj Samudra offers one of the more expensive lunch buffets in Colombo. While they don’t particularly specialise in a particular area, they offer a satisfying spread overall.
A long-standing rice & curry name that has slid down the ladder a bit.
Kottulabs.lk does some good kottu in many interesting ways. You can place your orders through their neat website, and they deliver to your doorstep.
Compared to newer entrants Delifrance is overpriced and underwhelming, but they still do reliably tasty sandwiches and baked goods.
Sizzle is an experience restaurant with a great selection of meats and even decent vegetarian. Everything is served sizzling, even the drinks.