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Restaurants in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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 whether 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? Withlocals aims to connect locals and travelers directly through home restaurants in Colombo. Local families are inviting you to join their evening home dinner.

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Restaurants in Colombo, Sri-lanka

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Colombo, Sri-lanka


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Eat inspiration in Colombo, Sri-lanka

  • 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, 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.