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  • Singharaja: Lovely Local Food

    by Jeananne Written Apr 15, 2008

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    This is a local place above a bakery in Aluthgama, it is owned by a German man and the food is excellent,from the outside it doesn't look very much ,but don't let that put you off. It is very cheap and the portions are enormous!!

    Favorite Dish: Mixed Fried Rice, absolutely delicious.

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    Alhambra: good Indian food

    by emmet7 Written Jan 26, 2008

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    the food was excellent, particularly the naans and paratha.

    We walked around Colombo and most decent restaurants seemed to be in hotels but most only had buffets, we went to above to order ala carte and it was a good value overall.

    Favorite Dish: cheese and garlic naan; spicy, cheesy and certain to make you breath curl peoples hair

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    Colombo Plaza: Best Thai Food court in Colombo

    by zafilm Written Nov 17, 2006

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    Very nice and great experience if you had thai food in Sri Lanka. Not really the same you had in Thailand but better then nothing.Nice decor and excellent shopping mall.

    Favorite Dish: Pad thai seafood and tom yam soup.

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    168 seafood Chinese Reastuarant: The best chinese restaurant in Colombo

    by zafilm Written Nov 17, 2006

    As for me, chinese cusine is a must if you reallt like chinese dishes. I had a great time and very excellent food in the restaurant. Nice staff and comfort place to dine.The variety of the menu is widely.

    Favorite Dish: Chilli crab,claypot beancurd,stir fried chicken in drak chilli sauce and wanton soup. YUMMY..!!!

    Chinese resturant Serving wanton soup My yummy CHILLI CRAB.!! inside the restaurant

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    Majestic Foodcourt: Variety of Asian food

    by zafilm Written Nov 12, 2006

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    The foodcourt had alot to offer from different cuisine. Its cheap and nice. Crowded during weekend. Dont expect to have a seat upon your arrival.

    Favorite Dish: There's a Thai stall that mostly promote thai dish. The tom Yam seafood soup not that bad. But here in Sri Lanka, the meal is really a big portion.

    Try the Chicken Tom Yam Soup and Phai Thai. Cost around 300 rupees

    Foodcourt Thai Stall Al fresco dining in Foodcourt
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    Any...: Sri Lankan food

    by hydronetta Written Sep 26, 2006

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    Now if you're fond of Indian food, here's some good news for you. In culinary terms it shares much of its large neighbour.
    Unfortunately I am not, so I found the local cuisine repetitive and hot, hot, hot.
    What is to be found easily around is rice and curry. In fact everything (chicken, fish, meat) is with curry. If you don't want to have your palate burned always ask for "not hot" dish. More or less it will arrive just to what you can tolerate!!
    Remember that despite you'll be provided with cutlery, locals prefer to eat with their fingers.
    Unfortunately finding a proper place to have a meal is a always a trick as it seems that dining out is not common for Sri Lankans. So most of the times we found ourselves sticking to the guesthouse restaurant.

    rice&curry...unhappy faces...

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    Lindys Restaurant and Bakery: Good food and great prices

    by Maxus Written Jul 2, 2006

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    If your trip takes you along the A4 road through Ratnapura have your driver stop at the excellent Lindys Restaurant and Bakery at Batugedara (just to the south of Ratnapura towards Haputale).

    There are no inflated tourist prices at Lindys, the owner manager has many years of catering experience in Sri Lanka and abroad, his place is well managed, spotlessly clean and the food is simply great.

    A breakfast buffet is served between 7 and 10am, lunch from 11.30am to 3pm and dinner between 4.30 and 10pm. The owner also has two shops selling bakery items in the area.

    Favorite Dish: The splendid rice and curry buffet comes at Rs200 for all you can eat and is followed by a complementary crème caramel. Or, if you are fed up with curry you can treat yourself to pies, sandwiches and cakes from the bakery counter.

    Lindys Help Yourself
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    Various: Small family restaurants

    by lemondrop Updated Jun 25, 2006

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    Along the coast, especially areas where travellers stay, you can find simple, family run restaurants. Usually just a small room in a house with a few tables, they can give you a chance to sample good traditional food. The selection is whatever they have on hand at the time...typically fresh fish, lamb, vegetables, curries etc. Finish off your meal with a lassi blended with milk and some of the local fruits.

    Favorite Dish: The fish is always good

    Eat local
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    Fast food in Colombo

    by jungles Updated May 24, 2006

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    I'm really not the kind of person to eat alot of fast food, but I guess I just got a bit tired of curries in Sri Lanka, so on our last day we ate at both KFC and Pizza Hut within 24 hours. But even these American icons have a Sri Lankan flavour to them here; Pizza Hut Express has three varieties of pizza - spicy vegetable, spicy chicken, and tandoori chicken - and the KFC menu includes items such as Biryani Chicken and Kottu.

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    Seagreen Fresh Fruit Juice Bar: Great seafood in Galle

    by jungles Written May 24, 2006

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    We were very happy to find this place which fills a void in Galle Fort, where we had a hard time finding budget restaurants. It is small and intimate with just three tables, and it has a very nice view of the ramparts, good food, cheap prices, and friendly service. It began in October 2005 as a juice bar (hence the name), but people kept requesting food so they started serving that too, and they do a very good job of it. They do not add tax or service charges onto the bill, which is unusual in Sri Lanka.

    Favorite Dish: Grilled Tuna with Salad Rs 200
    Grilled Prawns with Chips or Salad Rs 250

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    Walker's Inn: Good veg curry dinner in Anuradhapura

    by jungles Written May 23, 2006

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    This guesthouse has a very nice set vegetarian dinner for Rs 300. It comes with rice, three or four curries according to the menu though we were served five, plus salad and dessert. We weren't very hungry so we asked if we could share one dinner between the two of us, and they brought us more food than we could finish but still only charged us Rs 300 (plus 10% service charge).

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    Aruna' s Restaurant: Cheap pizzas and curries in Galle Fort

    by jungles Written May 22, 2006

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    Apart from the guesthouses, Aruna's restaurant is one of the few budget options for eating in Galle Fort. It's a tiny family-run place with just four tables. They do pretty good pizzas and curries, and the service is quick and the price reasonable. Since there is no staff other than the couple who live there and run the place, they may close unexpectedly if they have something else going on (even if that something else appears to be nothing more than standing in the doorway watching the world go by).

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    Hotel Saman's: Good seafood in Tangalla

    by jungles Written May 22, 2006

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    This guesthouse does a very good job of preparing fresh fish, and at a price much lower than many of the neighbouring establishments. It may take a while for the food to come, but the wait is worth it. I recommend the grilled fish with mixed salad and chips (Rs 200). Their continental breakfast for Rs 260 is also very good.

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    Paiva's: Very good Indian food in Kandy

    by jungles Written May 22, 2006

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    This large restaurant (also a hotel, see my accommodation tip) has two very extensive menus, one for Indian food and the other for Chinese. The 'banquet hall' upstairs is usually quieter than the main seating area. The Indian in particular is very good, though it can get pricy when you add in all the rice, naan, juice, tax, service, etc. A full dinner for two could cost about Rs 1000, though if you do without the extras it will be less. Don't bother with the naan, it's more like chapati and is overpriced.

    Favorite Dish: Makhani Murgh, Cucumber Raita, and Paneer Tomato Bathi.

    Paiva's Hotel and Restaurant
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    Why Not: Cheap, spicy buffet in Anuradhapura

    by jungles Written May 21, 2006

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    The creatively-named Why Not restaurant offers a lunch buffet for Rs 95, or Rs 90 for take-away. This includes rice and various curries, which are fairly tasty but also on the spicy side. The seating is at plastic tables on an outside patio. They also offer accommodation.

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