Restaurants in Colombo

If you are looking for a spicy meal, Colombo is the place to be! The capital city of Sri Lanka is a paradise for food lovers and if you are looking for the best fish curry or vegetarian kottu, you will be able to find it in Colombo. How amazing would it be to enrich your taste of Sri Lankan cuisine with a real local experience? A local invites you to a food experience you won't forget!

Withlocals experiences in Colombo are

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From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
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Restaurants in Colombo

  • Relax in the oasis of Barefoot Garden Café 
    This beautiful garden café is a great place to relax after a busy day of exploring Colombo. Great atmosphere, good coffee and most of all, fresh and tasty dishes. 
  • Dine in style at the Gallery Café in Paradise Road
    One of Colombo’s most popular restaurants, the Gallery Café is a high-class place to be. Both international and local cuisine dishes are offered, along with the best cocktails and desserts. 
  • Visit Taprobane at Cinnamon Grand 
    Wonderful food with Western, Eastern and Japanese influences. Literally every kind of food imaginable is offered, varying from salads, rice platters, sushi and seafood to vegetarian or meat platters. 
  • Have fresh seafood at The Lagoon
    This restaurant is a specialist in seafood, offering great dishes in for instance salmon, prawns and lobsters. However, they also have other platters available such as curries. 

Top food experiences in Colombo

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


€32.00 p.p.

Delicious Sri Lankan Meal


€29.00 p.p.

Local Flavors of Colombo: Tasty Food Tour


€38.00 p.p.

Food Inspiration in Colombo

  • Learn the secret ingredients to the best Fish Curry
  • Share stories with locals while having Kothu Rotti snacks in the midst of their home
  • Acquire Sri Lankan cooking skills
  • Eat the same dishes as you would order in a tourist restaurant… but then with a much better taste!

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