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.

Local 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.

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Thomas Isabel

Paris Favourite Food tour: the 10 Tastings

Isabel took us on an amazing tour and showed us the Paris we never would have discovered by ourselves. She knew her history and French cuisine. It was a culinary and cultural experience that we will never forget. And some of the places she showed us were so unique and lovely that we even went back to re-visit during our stay. (Among them the most amazing oysters we’ve had in our lives)
In addition she gave us some really good advice on other places to go and see, restaurants etc during the rest of our stay in Paris. If you want an intimate and fun tour you should definitely choose the exciting, down-to-earth artist that Isabel is. In the end of our lovely walk through Paris it felt like me and my fiancee had made a new friend.
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Yola Giulio

Roman Food Tour: The 10 Tastings

Giulio answered all our questions and helped us to know what to do the next days. We had the best gelato and it isn't one of the places with a big queue. He knew I love desserts so we tried a really nice tiramisu with rum and a cannolo siciliano. It really was the best of our day. Thanks :)

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Claudia AnnaMaria

Red Light District Tour with a Local

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