One of the most common dishes in the Lankan food and dining industry is fried rice. A Chinese staple, now holds a place in all our Lankan hearts and has become one of the most popular comfort food items. A go-to dish at any family gathering, it's one of the easiest dishes to find. Here we have listed down a few places that serve up some of the best fried rice dishes in town.
Chinese Dragon Café
The famous Chinese Dragon Cafe has been in operation for many years and is best known for its ever so popular fried rice.
The restaurant serves varieties of fried rice, and the best amongst them would be the Chicken & Shrimp Fried Rice (the small portion priced at RS 670 and the large at Rs 920) and the Shrimp Fried Rice (large portion Rs 880 and small Rs 570). They’ve also got an option for all the meat lovers, the Mixed Fried Rice – a flavorful rice is mixed with a variety of meats.
The main branch is at Bambalapitiya and their Fort branch serve pork.
Contact: 0117 808 080
After Chinese Dragon, another spot at Bambalapitya that serves some delicious fried rice is The Red Orchid. The restaurant serves a special fried rice – the Red Orchid Special Fried Rice. They’ve put their own twist to it and have amped up the flavor so much that it can be eaten on its own. Another unique fried rice is the Young Chow Fried Rice. Their fried rice starts at Rs 850 and can go up to Rs 1300 for a large portion.
Another few notable mentions here are the Garlic Fried Rice, Seafood Fried Rice and Prawn Fried Rice. If you’re passing by Bamba, please do check out the place.
Located at Bambalapitiya and Pelawatte
Shandong Chinese Kitchen
The restaurant serves some of the best Chinese dishes, one being the Seafood Fried Rice. The portion and price are reasonable, the standard consistency and the quality uncompromised. The Seafood Fried Rice is priced, at Rs. 1,300 with seafood tossed into it generously, so that you have some for every spoon of rice. The Shandong Mount Tai Special Rice quite good too. It's a wet fried rice that needs no accompaniments. It's priced at Rs. 1,500 and you can grab a good Thai Spicy Seafood Rice priced for Rs. 1,300 here.
Located at Rajagiriya
Contact: 0117 882 882
One of the oldest Thai restaurants in the country which has been serving Thai food for years. Even though it serves basic preparations, they still make a mean fried rice that is basic yet so full of flavor. The Fried Rice with Mixed Seafood is much sort after dish here – priced at Rs 870 a small portion, medium at 1490 and large at Rs 2,230. This is a family favorite. It's much spicier compared to our other fried rice listed.
The restaurant is located at Bambalapitiya.
Contact: 011259 5944, 011 259 5966
Loon Tao Restaurant
Your go-to restaurant if a good ambience is what you’re looking for. The cool sea breeze and their cosy interior are two of the many things people keep coming back. Another reason is their signature Young Chow Fried rice. This fried rice mixed with shredded chicken comes at Rs 890 for a small portion and large at Rs 1390 and can easily serve up to 4 people. Another dish to try is the Pineapple fried rice with prawns – it's still a debate if we can mix pineapple and rice but trust us, it's amazing.
Loon Tao is located at Mount Lavinia and is a popular restaurant in the area.
Contact: 011 2722723 & 076 6895639