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


€32.00 p.p.

Delicious Sri Lankan Meal


€29.00 p.p.

Flavors of Colombo: Tasty Food Tour


€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.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
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Andrew Tomas

Barcelona Bites & Flavors: Private Food Tour

Tomas is a fantastic guide! We visited the market and tasted a wonderful ham, then had a stroll in the charming allies of the surroundings listening to interesting stories about Picasso and Barcelona, filled with more stops for drinks and snacks. Tomas is a great guy, made me feel comfortable since the first moment and felt like walking around with a friend. Thank you so much Tomas!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Malcolm Ramesh

A customized trip with Ramesh

Ramesh is a wonderful tour guide picked us up from the airport and took us to hotel evening.
Next day (1) pick us at hotel took us to Malacca to our requested spots and many spots we didn't know about also some wonderful food experiences in out of the way places very local foods. At all times he would be asking if we ok concerned due to the humidity. This was a full day and into the evening. Told us of good place for massage near our hotel and the markets
And restaurants.
Day 2 very wet took us to the Bahu Cave temple, a Chinese temple the hot springs and around the city to the main highlights.
His knowledge of the history of Malaysia is very good his English is very good dropped us at the airport next morning. Having a private tour guide is very good way to see Malaysia.
The cost was very reasonable the experience was wonderful and Ramesh was fantastic.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Carolina Dennis

Jordaan Evening Tour: Bites, Drinks & Highlights

Dennis gave me the perfect insight of the trendy but still legendary Jordaan neighborhood.

Dennis is very enthusiastic and very friendly, I will definitely recommend him.