Sri Lankan restaurants in Colombo are known to offer a varied assortment of cuisines – from the traditional and authentic local rice and curries, to exquisite fusions of culinary influences derived from historic visitors – the Dutch, Portuguese, Malay, Arabs and Indians. Typically, Sri lankan food includes an array of curries, from fish and meat dishes to vegetables liberally sprinkled with spices, along with rice, lentils and sweet treats. From the authentic to the high art, here is a list of our favorite Sri Lankan restaurants in Colombo.
314/1a Kollupitiya Road, Marine Drive, Colombo
Authentic and unpretentious are the mantras at this Sri Lankan restaurant – it’s no wonder then that this small establishment has found favor with locals and visitor’s alike! The ambiance at Curry Pot is certainly rustic, but this restaurant offers the ideal introduction to Sri Lankan cuisine – fresh meat-based curries paired with a variety of vegetarian options. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available aplenty.
77, Galle Road, Colombo
Tucked away in a breezy garden surrounded by the shade of giant banyans, Nuga Gama beautifully replicates the ambiance of an authentic Sri Lankan village with thatched roof huts, strategically placed lanterns, and local musicians to entertain guests. Tuck into thick curries paired with rice or hoppers – we especially recommend the delicious crab curry and the potato sweet treats!
No. 04, Old Dutch Hospital, Colombo
What began as a foodie dream for cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, and celebrity chef Dharshan Munidasa, is today the most exclusive hotspot in all of Sri Lanka. Lodged within the picturesque precincts of the Old Dutch Hospital that has now been converted into a hub of shops and cafe, this Sri Lankan restaurant takes fine dining to an art. Feast on deliciously fresh seafood accompanied by equally delectable accouterments at Ministry of Crab – the crabs, however, will steal the show!
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