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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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

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€32.00 p.p.

Delicious Sri Lankan Meal

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€29.00 p.p.

Flavors of Colombo: Tasty Food Tour

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€52.50 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

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Linda Krishani
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Incredible Local Adventure: Hike the Bible Rock in a Day

Spent a full day with Krish and her husband. A lovely day that started off with a hike up Bible rock. A nice lady served us home made bread and tea after the two hour hike. Krish made sure we were not starving during the day. :) She had a fruit basket with local delicates in the car and we stopped at coconut, nut and fruit stands along the way. It felt like a eating tour and we loved it. :) Krish and husband took us for a dip in the river aswell and some authentic breakfast and lunch places. I really enjoyed their company and I totally recommend the tour (that you can personalized as you feel fit). I love the fact that they are so eco friendly and works with sustainability on top of their minds.

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Janice Duneeshya
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Best Cooking Lesson in Sri Lanka

This is an in-depth cooking class, not your typical 2 ingredient simple tourist cooking class. You prepare a multi-course meal, eyeballing portions and tasting along the way.

You are invited into Duneeshya's home kitchen for a hands on experience and adorable conversation.

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Marg Duneeshya
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Best Cooking Lesson in Sri Lanka

A very pleasant and informative day. Duneeshya was a very good teacher and was also very patient with out attempts at local cooking. I’m only sorry we couldn’t take our leftovers back to the hotel with us.