Places to Eat in Colombo

When it comes to Asian delicacies, Sri Lankan meals are like no other type of meal in the world! With such strong influence from the southern part of India, the cuisine of Sri Lanka still shows its native roots. Let a local introduce you to the most delicious food in Colombo!

Withlocals experiences in Colombo are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

100% Private

All Withlocals experiences
are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Eat in Colombo

You are visiting Colombo and can’t decide where to eat. You want something special, but somehow you end up at a restaurant where they overcharge you for an “authentic” meal. Recognize this? The beauty of having dinner with a local family is that you'll be able to feel the warmth of the local culture. Next to that, imagine if you can experience special Sri Lankan traditions while you are eating with a local, all while you get a thorough explanation regarding the reason behind it! These remarkable experiences can be yours and it will stay with you forever, all you have to do is join a local for a home made dinner.

Top food experiences in Colombo

The Best of Colombo: Highlights, Local Food & Hidden Spots


€32.00 p.p.

Best Cooking Lesson in Sri Lanka


€29.00 p.p.

Local Flavors of Colombo: Tasty Food Tour


€38.00 p.p.

Advantages to enjoy a home-cooked meal with a local

  • Meet new friends and get an authentic experience you will never forget
  • You get extra recommendations on what to do and what to try while you’re there
  • Your host can teach you how to cook local dishes and take home one of the best travel souvenirs: local recipes. Ask for a cooking class for an in-depth understanding of the cuisine you’re trying out
  • Taste and enjoy authentic local food prepared just for you by your host.
  • Taker in the flavors, history, and culture of Sri Lankan cuisine
  • You can always personalize your experience 100% for your food preferences and diet restrictions, simply ask for a personalized offer from your host.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Julius Duneeshya

Best Cooking Lesson in Sri Lanka

We had an really nice evening with Duneeshya. She explained everything very well and the food was delicious. Would do it again at any time and can't wait to try everything at home. Thanks Duneeshiya from Hamburg.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Jess Krishani

Incredible Local Adventure: Hike the Bible Rock in a Day

From my very first inquiry to the adventure itself, Krishani and her team were amazing! She was incredibly accommodating, knowledgeable and pleasant from beginning to end. We only had one day to fit something awesome in before we had to fly back to the USA that same evening. We never thought we’d be able to take a short hike through rain forest and rappel down a waterfall! The entire experience was unforgettable; the food was authentic and delicious, the scenery breathtaking, the adventure thrilling and our adventure guides were top notch. We will definitely be calling on Krishani and Sanka for our next Sri Lanka trip!!!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Kulwant Prasanna

Colombo to Kandy in 1 Amazing Day with a Local

Thank you Prasanna for a delightful day trip to Kandy. We appreciated your punctuality and flexibility with the programme. Will definitely recommend you to anyone visiting Sri Lanka.

Best regards
Charanjit & Kulwant