One of the best things about travel is being able to explore different types of cuisine and there is no better place than Sri Lanka to experience a smorgasbord of local food influenced by the many cultures present on the island.
While Rice & Curry is the most popular, typically Sri Lankan fare, we recommend you also try other beloved local dishes such as hoppers – a crispy bowl-shaped crepe, fresh seafood cooked in coconut milk, Kottu, and local sweetmeats. Visit Sri Lankan restaurants like Nuga Gama or Curry Leaf or try any roadside eatery for delicious, traditional food. Your hotel may even be able to organize an excursion to a village where you could participate in preparing a traditional local meal and enjoy Sri Lankan hospitality at it’s best.
Dining in Sri Lanka however is by no means restricted to local cuisine. In Colombo and other key cities, you will find restaurants offering all kinds of international cuisine from Japanese to Indian to Italian. Street food to Pub Grub to Fine Dining.
Chutneys, Agra and Navaratna serve some of the best Indian dishes while Long Feng, Shang Palace & Crystal Jade offer a mix of authentic and fusion Chinese food. Take your pick from Nihonbashi, Ginza Hosen, or Kuraaku for the best Japanese in Colombo. If you are looking for exquisite fine dining options, you won’t be disappointed at London Grill, Capital Bar & Grill, or even Tintagel. If you are however in the mood for something less formal, there are many options available for semi-fine dining including the Gallery Café, Ministry of Crab, The Lagoon etc.
Shanmuga’s Restaurant, Greenlands, Mathura Madras Woodlands Restaurant and Sri Vihar are some of the best vegetarian restaurants for dining in Sri Lanka and serve delicious vegetarian cuisine.
Round the world options for dining in Sri Lanka further include Thai, German, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine among many other options. But if you are looking to pick up some fast food, you’ll find a number of international fast food chains including Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Mc Donalds and Domino’s, where you could satisfy your cravings by choosing from a familiar menu.
To further explore dining options in Sri Lanka, check out local websites like Yamu.lk and you may also find that many local and international instgrammers have shared their helpful reviews and ratings of restaurants in Sri Lanka.