Chinatry is an Sichuan Chinese restaurants. The punchy, spicy flavors are authentic but still good for the Sri Lankan palate.
Hotel de Majestic is one of the oldest kottu-and-biriyani stops on the Bamba Galle Road stretch. It's a popular and easily accessible stopover for biriyani and a quick cold drink.
Fresheta is a small juice bar at the top of Chithra Lane. They serve up some refreshing, tasty juices which really hit the spot on a scorching day.
A simple home cook that serves shelled crab - a real pleasure to eat.
Flavoured at Cinnamon Red, with their lean luxury theme, offers a curated menu with good variations at reasonable prices. They've got a good view of Colombo, tasty mains and excellent desserts,…
Thai Heritage is one of the many chic little restaurants on the foyers of the Old Dutch Hospital building in the Galle fort. The food though not striving for authenticity, is still alright, and somewhat on…
Coffee Bean is slowly turning into Colombo's next Barista - this is the third branch to pop up in the city at another very central location. The coffee and food here taste alright and are pricey as usual, and…
Seafood Cove is Mt. Lavinia Hotel's seafood restaurant. It has a great location on their private beach front, fast service and reasonably priced, fresh seafood.
This basic buth kade serves a good rice and curry and sorta specializes in baabath (tripe - ie cow stomach).
Barista is the biggest coffee shop franchise in Colombo. Though their Laksala branch is just as so-so as the others in terms of food and drinks, it's got a lovely park-like ambience.
Life Food is a low key health food stall that manages to keep things healthy and fresh while not compromising on flavour.
This is one of the better beach-side Mirissa restaurants if you want seafood. They also do a super banana & chocolate milkshake.
Little Star is a not-so-little bakery in Mount Lavinia with a reputation for their Sri Lankan sweets
If you thought you'd tried the entire local burger monarchy, think again, cause we just found Burger Queen. It may not blow your mind, but they've got some interesting additions along with the…
Jeorgie's is a new burger place in Nawala - the burgers are huge (and not so healthy), and the fruit smoothies are amaze.
Health Factor is an awesome little restaurant in Kohuwala that cooks up very tasty but healthy meals - at great prices.
Grand Beijing is another Chinese place around the Kollpity junction that serves up good, authentic dishes at affordable prices.
Indian Summer is a slightly expensive Indian restaurant, with a great ambience.
Krishna is a good vegetarian spot for rice and curry and the likes at the Arcade. They're run by the same guys who run Mathura.
Quick Thai serves up pretty good, filling Thai dishes at affordable prices.
Cafe Francais is the only and best French restaurant in Colombo. It's expensive but really high quality dining.
Mondy is a popular shop for quality Women's office wear. They also do a pretty decent collection of shoes and accessories.
Anzu's restaurant on Marine Drive (Colpetty) is a new and authentic Chinese eating house. While it may not suit everyone, it's a good option for those looking to experience Chinese home cooking.
The Maritime Museum in Galle showcases a collection of boat models, maps, artillery and things found from ship-wrecks, some almost a century old.