A Potful Of Biriyani To Chase Away Your Curfew Blues.

Biriyani is quintessential comfort food for many of us. A warm potful of biriyani packed with spices, aromatics, meats and flavour can certainly brighten up anyone's day, really.
 
It has been nearly a month since we went into self-isolation mode, and the ongoing curfews have made sure that we're doing it right, while keeping ourselves safe from COVID-19. Therefore, it's only natural to miss this comfort food, especially when it's tricky to make it at home as finding ingredients isn't that easy these days.
 
Thankfully, the lucky ducks in Colombo have a solution. There's a whole bunch of Indian restaurants in town that deliver biriyani amid these curfew hours, so you can chase away your curfew blues in the most delicious way.
 
For the full list of restaurants, click here.

Chola Authentic Indian Restaurant

Easily one of the best picks in Colombo for biriyani, we were quite glad to find out that Chola is delivering amid curfew. Their Chicken Tikka Biriyani is loaded with flavour and has a wave of spiciness to boot too. Plus, no minimum order value is required. Yay!

  • Menu
  • Lunch orders: before 12.00 PM, dinner orders: before 7.00 PM
  • Contact: 0114363118

Pot Biriyani

If you're looking for a biriyani feast as a family, Pot Biriyani is your best bet. Even their small pot can serve 4 – 6 people, while the big one is for 8 – 10. Their collection of biriyani is quite impressive too, as they cover all the bases from chicken and mutton to beef and prawn, along with the option of going with string hopper biriyani and samba biriyani.

  • Menu 
  • Delivery areas: Colombo 4, Colombo 6, Dehiwala, Nawala, Kohuwala, Nugegoda Mount Lavinia, Ratmalana
  • Contact: 0777330938

Dindigul Thalappakatti Restaurant

A restaurant with quite the story, Dindigul Thalappakatti Restaurant's Mutton Biriyani is loved by many. However, they require a minimum order value of Rs. 5000, so you can order up a few more curries to accompany your biriyani too. Perhaps some Kadai Chicken? It's pretty good to pair up with some naan as well.

  • Open from 12.00 PM
  • Items on the menu are subjected to availability
  • Contact: 0777167226/ 0114878787

The Mango Tree

A sister restaurant to the popular Jack Tree, The Mango Tree whips up their chicken biriyani and delivers to your doorstep. 

  • Minimum order value: Rs. 2500
  • Delivery areas: Colombo 1 – 15, Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia, Ratmalana, Moratuwa, Nugegoda, Nawala, Kotte, Rajagiriya, Battaramulla, Kolonnawa
  • Open from 11.30 AM to 9.00 PM
  • Accepts cash on delivery and card payments
  • Contact: 0117111660

Indian Summer

A fancier option to get your biryani cravings satisfied, Indian Summer's delivery system is up and running. If you're looking for something extra to munch on the side, we highly recommend the Kalmi Kebab. 

  • Menu
  • Minimum order value: Rs. 2000
  • Accepts cash on delivery and card payments
  • Open for orders from 10.00 AM to 5.30 PM
  • Contact: 0112662112/ 0112662113

Sri Vihar

Sri Vihar is an immensely popular name when it comes to full-veg Indian food in Colombo. If you're looking for a meatless version of a biriyani, this is a safe option to go with.

  • Sri Vihar – Nugegoda
    • Open from 12.00 PM to 9.00 PM
    • Delivery areas: Bambalapitiya, Wellawatte, Narahenpita, Kirulapone, Nugegoda, Kohuwala
    • Contact: 0112829298/ 0112596597/ 0755500215/ 0755500216
  • Sri Vihar – Mattakkuliya
    • Open from 11.00 AM to 8.00 PM (last order 7.30 PM)
    • Delivery areas: Mattakkuliya, Kotahena, Wattala
    • Contact: 0112525058/ 0719825925

Chana's

The Tandoori Chicken Biriyani by Chana's is a hella smoky treat! We at YAMU has been praising it for many years now. It's a good thing that they deliver during curfew hours. 

  • Menu
  • Open from 11.00 AM to 6.00 PM
  • Delivery areas: Colombo 03 – 06
  • Accepts cash on delivery and card payments
  • Contact: 0113288788/ 0775133655 (WhatsApp)

Diner's Delight

Diner's Delight is a restaurant that occupies the premises of Dineinn, which is also the sister restaurant to Diner's Lounge. We quite enjoyed their Hyderabadi Tandoori Biriyani, and we're sure that you'd too.

  • Menu
  • Delivery areas: Colombo 03 – 06, Dehiwala
  • Contact:  0770078686/ 0117741341

Shri Vani Vilas

The Dosa King in the outskirts of Colombo, Shri Vani Villas will make sure that your veg biriyani cravings are satisfied.

  • Delivery areas: Colombo 12 – 14
  • Open from 8.30 AM to 2.30 PM
  • Contact: 0112322922

Moksha Vegetarian

We remember tasting an incredible Paneer Biriyani at Moksha, and guess what? It's available for delivery, among a couple more veg biriyanis. Make sure to grab some kulfi too, these guys do some very good ones.

  • Lunch orders: before 11.00 AM, delivery hours: 1.00 PM – 3.00 PM
  • Dinner orders: before 5.00 PM, delivery hours: 7.00 PM – 9.00 PM
  • Menu
  • Minimum order value: Rs. 1000
  • Delivery radius: 5km from Moksha Restaurant
  • Delivery fee: Rs. 50 per km
  • Contact: 0772152152

Banana Leaf

The OG Banana Leaf is delivering biriyani too, but you need to place the orders 2 hours in advance.

  • Open from 11.00 AM to 7.00 PM
  • Delivery areas: within Colombo city limits
  • Contact: 0117870870/ 0777428666

August Middle Eastern

Known for its fusion Middle Eastern fare, August does two types of biriyani; Chicken and Prawn. Their menu changes every couple of days, so keep an eye on August Middle Eastern Facebook page for the updates.

  • Open from 1.00 PM to 5.00 PM
  • Delivery within a limited radius from August
  • Accepts cash on delivery (exact amount) or bank transfers
  • Minimum order value: Rs. 3000
  • Delivery fee: Rs. 300
  • Contact: 0777005808

Galle Caterers

This is another option you can go for, especially if you have around 4 – 6 people in your family. Galle Caterer's take on biriyani is no way authentic, but considering the massive serving, it's worth it. Each portion comes with malasa-ed up rice, a fried, full chicken, green peas & cashew curry, Malay pickle, Maldive fish sambol, pineapple slices and a bowl of Watalappan. You get all of these for Rs. 3000, which is pretty sweet.

  • Menu
  • Delivery areas: Nugegoda, Dehiwala, Colombo
  • Contact: 0114949222/ 0114542240/ 0112728480/ 0114367755/ 0773971044 (WhatsApp)/ DM

Malay Restaurant

Malay Restaurant is one of those restaurants in town that offer giant amounts of food, including biriyani, for very reasonable price tags. 

  • Menu
  • Accepts cash on delivery and card payments
  • Delivery areas: Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia, Kohuwala, Colombo 03 – 06
  • Contact: 0117777999/ 0772168718/ 0767008917

Pilawoos Premium Restaurant

The premium arm of Pilawoos delivers two kinds of biriyani, regular chicken and barbecued chicken.

  • Menu
  • 2-hour notice is required
  • Minimum order value: Rs. 1000
  • Delivery areas: Colombo 01 – 09, Dehiwala
  • Contact: 0777417417/ 0750444111
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