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3/5

Subway

347, R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03


The international franchise Subway has come a long way since they first set up shop here. Our recent visit however, proved that Subway is now sub-par when it comes to their food.



Subway has just opened its doors in Kollupitiya and Colombo fast food enthusiasts went nuts at the opening. With more than 42,000 restaurants in 107 countries, everyone's pretty psyched that it's finally here. From the bread to the filling to the sauces - these sandwiches are as customized as they come, there's plenty to munch on, and it's not crazily priced.

Location & Ambience

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Subway is pretty accessible down Duplication Road, inside a big clunky white building that still says SRIMAL INTERIORS. It's an old style building with a decorative white fence and Dutch period lamp posts on the porch. This used to be a very short-lived Russian restaurant.

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On the opening day, the ground floor was obviously insanely crowded. There are long tables and stools along the large windows - it can get a bit cramped on a busy day - but there's a spacious room upstairs styled like a typical fast food diner.

Food & Service

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People love Subway because you feel like you're getting exactly what you want. The sandwich makers (they call them artists, but we won't go there) will ask you what bread you want, what meat and veggies you want, and which sauces. There's a range of options: five types of bread, an epic host of veggies and pickles, chicken, beef, turkey, tuna, and sauces like red chili, honey mustard and sweet onion.

Service was obviously swift, took a little more than five minutes for our three orders, though that feels like forever if you're standing in a queue. The sandwich can't be made without you pointing out your preference all along so it might feel like a bit of work sometimes (when it got to our third order we just said 'put everything in it'), but you don't really care once you get your subs a few minutes later.

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The best part about Subway sandwiches is that they're generous about the fillings. We got two 6 inch sandwiches - Chicken Teriyaki and Subway Club (chicken, turkey and roast beef), for Rs. 590 each, and a footlong Italian BMT for Rs. 840. Add-ons are really cheap - for an extra Rs. 150, you get a drink and a big cookie (chocolate chip, double chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin).

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The filling, as expected, was plenty and delicious. We suggest you go for the Parmesan Oregano bread every time though - it's heavier than the other breads and tastes better. The White Italian bread was too soft and flimsy, and slightly cold, and took away from our Italian BMT footlong - it was barely filling.

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The Chicken Teriyaki 6 inch was the best: huge chunks of chicken, veggies and mayo, sandwiched in Oregano bread. Our double chocolate chip cookie was big and soft, and tasted alright.

Conclusion

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We're glad Subway is in Colombo. Subway is an efficient and consistent franchise, especially if you want to eat healthier and put more veggies in there, or if you want to experiment with the sauces. We think it's good value for money, considering it's hard to get as much inside a 6 inch sub anywhere else.

TIP

Don't go here.

Address

347, R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03

Directions

It's just past Mahanama College, on the corner of Walukarama Road and Duplication Road.

Contacts

Website

Report Inaccuracy

Closed right now

Cuisine

Western

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Dish Types

Salad Sandwiches Coffee

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
1
Quality Rating
1
Service Rating
2
Ambience Rating
1

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User Reviews
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1/5

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AL2007

Order some items from SUBWAY SRI LANKA - the order included

Smoked Chicken, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich - refer picture at the crap they sent.


Roast Beef Sandwich - ref pic at the crap they sent.

Beef Meatball Marinara Sandwich - NEVER received

I have eaten at many subway outlets across the world and I am well aware of what is served and I know this is NOT what is offered. This is shocking and tarnishes the overall reputation of subway.

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1

2/5

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the_liyanageeey

Urgh not Subway again!

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1

1/5

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PrasadK

Went there twice, both occasions they did not have any kind of pickles. Subs without pickles is like pizza without cheese!

A
3

1/5

0

AL2007

Order some items from SUBWAY SRI LANKA - the order included

Smoked Chicken, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich - refer picture at the crap they sent.


Roast Beef Sandwich - ref pic at the crap they sent.

Beef Meatball Marinara Sandwich - NEVER received

I have eaten at many subway outlets across the world and I am well aware of what is served and I know this is NOT what is offered. This is shocking and tarnishes the overall reputation of subway.

T
1

2/5

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the_liyanageeey

Urgh not Subway again!

P
1

1/5

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PrasadK

Went there twice, both occasions they did not have any kind of pickles. Subs without pickles is like pizza without cheese!

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2

3/5

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Shehan Kamil

Tried first time, good food.

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1

1/5

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Chamil U

I visited subway recently. All the quality was gone. Inside was hot as hell, flies all over the place, even on the topping, buns etc… and staff do not even care to keep out the files from the sandwich they make. whole scene was disgusting.

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4/5

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ajlalwani

Consistent and quick service. great value for money

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1

4/5

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Jathu(rootlk)

when we went there its crowded, as for the review and comments lets go by this month end and see :P :P

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1

5/5

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ShehanJ

Hopped in yesterday. The smell of the food reminded me of my old London days. Staff was helpful and service was quick. Wish this will be same for the days to come as well :)
The location was crowded though maybe it's the first week of opening. All in all, Love the atmosphere, food and service
Kudos to Subway!!

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