Good food is an essential part of any trip and here in Sri Lanka we take our food very seriously. From street-food to luxury restaurants; we’ve got a wide array of food options ready to take your tastebuds on a journey of a lifetime! When it comes to restaurants in Colombo, you will never be disappointed; tangy and spicy local specialties and delectable and succulent dishes from all over the world are just a quick ride away!
Here’s a list of the 6 best restaurants in Colombo that are sure to make your tummy rumble and heart warm with their unique experiences;
1. A Thai experience at Royal Thai, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
There is no doubt about the authenticity because Royal Thai is the only restaurant in Colombo to have received a certificate of authenticity from the Thai Embassy of Sri Lanka itself! Royal Thai provides a signature dining experience complete with tangy and mouth-watering dishes to tantalize your tastebuds. Do come by and enjoy a scrumptious meal and let our chef transport you all the way to Thailand!
2. Truly Sri Lankan at Nuga Gama, Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Nuga Gama is a rustic haven in the middle of an urban atmosphere, a village right in the heart of the city; it’s a uniquely Sri Lankan dining experience with the perfect village atmosphere and a selection of delectable local dishes. Nuga Gama is undoubtedly one of the top restaurants in Colombo for Sri Lankan cuisine which you must visit on your trip to Sri Lanka to taste the local food that is spicy, sweet and everything in-between.
3. Dine with a view at Cloud Red, Cinnamon Red Colombo
It is the perfect place to unwind and relax while you soak up the view of the gloriously red sunsets and feast your tastebuds with some of Colombo’s best cuisine. It’s one of the best restaurants in Colombo with a remarkable view of Sri Lanka’s ever improving skyline. Be amazed by the heavenly sunset while enjoying some exquisite and divine meals that Cloud Red has on offer.
4. An Indian escapade at Chutneys, Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Indeed, the best restaurant for all your biryani and chutney needs! The aura of the Chutneys restaurant is enhanced with the overwhelming aroma of Indian spices as soon as you enter, the perfect ambience for dining, top notch service, and signature dishes made specially for you by our Indian chefs with a perfect combination of spicy and sweet.
5. Crab all the way at The Ministry of Crab, Dutch Hospital Precinct
Crabs are a local delicacy that are a must try on your trip to Sri Lanka. It is also essential that you try out the crab in a truly Sri Lankan manner of a spicy red curry that will tantalize your tastebuds and take them on a journey never to be forgotten. The Ministry of Crab offers a truly exquisite Crab experience and is one of the very few restaurants in Sri Lanka that is dedicated to serving the best Crab dishes.
Tip: They provide you with an apron, so don’t get crabby if it gets messy!
6. Tea time at the t-Lounge by Dilmah
It’s always tea time here in Sri Lanka and you can enjoy a cup of Sri Lanka’s finest tea at Dilmah’s t-Lounge complete with a variety of local and international snacks, delicacies, and finger foods. Visit Dilmah t-Lounge for a high class tea experience designed around the enjoyment and appreciation of fine tea. Let the world’s most experienced tea maker work his magic and serve you with the perfect cup of tea right here in Sri Lanka.
Don’t let your tummy miss out on any of the food experiences in Sri Lanka, we assure you that our delectable dishes and culinary expertise will transport you and your tastebuds to another dimension, never to be forgotten!
Author: Shenella Fonseka