Restaurants in Sri Lanka

If you want to try out some real spicy dishes, you should definitely visit Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan cuisine is famous for its spiciness, combined with deep fried dishes, rice, coconut, fish and curry. Check out below food options, traditional dishes and local restaurants in Sri Lanka!

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Popular dishes in Sri Lanka

  • Rice and Curry are one the most common dishes in Sri Lanka. Expect to get a plate full of rice, curry and additional fish, vegetables and spices.
  • Walking around the streets of Sri Lanka, you will certainly come across street stalls selling Kottu. It is a stir fry and it depends on your taste what direction you would like this meal to take. Variations include meat or vegetarian, cheese, egg or beetroot.
  • Hoppers are a very thin and crispy pancakes, served with chili condiment, egg or sweets on it. String Hoppers are long spirals, and made out of rice noodles. Both types can be eaten for breakfast or as an addition to an evening meal

Top food experiences in Sri Lanka

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.

Local Flavors of Colombo: Tasty Food Tour

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€38.00 p.p.

Restaurants in Sri Lanka

  • Gallery Café in Colombo is located in one of Sri Lanka’s most historical buildings, once build by the famous architect Geoffrey Bawa.
  • Green Cabin in Colombo serves from 3 different countries at once! Both vegetable and meat platters are offered
  • In Crepe-ology in Galle, the crepes are prominent! Not to mention their mouth-watering drinks and fish platters.
  • The Slightly Chilled Lounge Bar (Bamboo Garden) in Kandy is a great place to have a huge plate of food, combined with some excellent music.

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