It's been awhile (2 years) since our last visit to Round Island, and back then their menu had more items. Now it's limited to just a few - but we were happy to observe the same good quality and flavour in them. Plus, you can purchase fresh Barramundi from their maalu laalla too.
Encased in a light, well-seasoned, golden-fried batter coating, Round Island's take on Fish & Chips is one of the best, and affordable ones we've come across so far. Clocking in at Rs. 590, this one featured seven Barramundi sticks, and the sides of ketchup, tartar sauce and French fries.
The fish itself was succulent, cooked through, almost creamy-like and was not in the least bit oily. They've gone easy on the density of the coating, which helps the flavour of the fish without any interruption while flaking off to chunks so beautifully. The tang added by the tartar sauce and the sweetness of the ketchup did a good job in balancing out the flavours.
We had our eye on the Seared Barramundi with Garlic Rice, but unfortunately, it wasn't available as they had already sold out. Therefore, we settled for a large portion of Fish Popcorn (Rs. 450). This is essentially the same thing as Fish & Chips, but in smaller pieces.
The indoor seating premises that they used to have is no more, except they have this semi-indoor space with a few wooden tables, chairs and a couple of fans. They don't get a lot of dine-in orders - from what we gathered, most of the orders go through Uber Eats. However, we were told that they are working on revamping the dine-in space within the next 2-3 months.
In terms of service, the staff was quite helpful. It was raining cats and dogs, and they offered us their office space - so we can enjoy our meal without getting wet.
From the freshness of the seafood to the flavours and the quality of preparation, Round Island is a solid spot to cure your modha cravings. We sincerely hope that they'd add a few more varieties on to the menu while setting up the dine-in area, so we can sit down properly and have more delicacies to munch on.
Round House is a relatively new seafood joint down Shady Grove Avenue.
A very fish-y restaurant down Shady Grove.
සිංහල චාටර් මාළුවලින් හදපු කෑම කාල එපාවෙලා නං මේ Round Island අය අලුත් මාළු ගෙනල්ල කරන්න හදන වැඩෙන් වෙනසක් වෙන්න ඉඩ තියෙනවා.