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Loon Tao

Loon Tao (College Avenue, Colombo) — In early 2008 history was created when a cozy canting by the sea became Colombo’s popular restaurant. The authentic, genuine and nutritious Chinese cuisines at Loon Tao gained customer loyalty locally and internationally, which was our main ingredient for our success and made us the winner of excellence on […]

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Lagoon

Lagoon (Cinnamon Grand 77, Galle Road, Colombo) – this seafood restaurant, on the pricey side for locals, serves a variety of worthy dishes, such as the 12-piece sushi platter, hot butter cuttlefish, Singapore chilli-style crab meat, white curry prawns, steamed garupa, smoked seer, and prawn spring rolls. Lagoon also gets points for its interior décor.

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Il Ponte

Il Ponte (2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo) – this is Sri Lanka’s only Italian trattoria — an informal restaurant that offers a homely atmosphere and views of the pool at the Hilton Colombo hotel. Patrons can choose from Italian specialties, including home-made pasta and pizzas baked in a wood oven. Along with Italian […]

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Fortaleza

Fortaleza (Church Cross Street, Galle Fort) — a striking coral and lime wall, showcasing the centuries-old heritage of the beautifully restored building in which it stands, backs this open-fronted restaurant in Galle Fort. This is a popular place for a rest stop whilst touring Galle Fort, and the eclectic menu includes Singapore style burgers, table […]

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Flower Song Restaurant

Flower Song Restaurant (137 E L Senanayake Veediya, Kandy) – for those visiting the temples and other ancient sites of Kandy, this is a great place for those in the mood for Chinese food (some say that the food served here is adapted for the Sri Lankan palate)

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Coco Veranda

Coco Veranda (32 Ward Place, Colombo) – this restaurant is known for its gourmet coffee, tea, and American-style breakfast foods. Light lunch & snack items like buffalo wings, hamburgers and sandwiches are also served here. Given this restaurant’s modern chic interior, this is a popular meeting place for much of the capital’s yuppie set.

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Black & White Restaurant

Black & White Restaurant (Parangiya Watta, Peelagoda, Unawatuna, Galle) – this beachside restaurant already attracts many tourists, who come here to dine on both local and international meals. Live bands often perform here at night, so diners can never be too bored here.

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Barefoot Garden Café

Barefoot Garden Café (704 Galle Road, Colombo) — this café is an oasis in the heart of Colombo and an ideal venue to relax with friends. The blackboard menu displays the daily lunch specials. Try the legendary Black Pork Curry or the notable Spinach Quiche. This café also have a fine selection of wines and […]

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BUS (Colombo)

BUS (Colombo) – buses are the main means of transportation within Colombo. There are buses provided by the state-run Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) (most of which are painted red) as well as the privately-owned ones. The typical bus fare tends to be around Rs. 50. The latter tend to be more uncomfortable than the […]

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Tuk-Tuk (Colombo)

Tuk-Tuk (Colombo) – these three-wheeled “tuk tuk” vehicles (which act as an informal taxi-like service, and resemble rickshaws) is perhaps the most convenient way of getting around Colombo. These drivers (many of whom speak English) will take you wherever you have to go. More of these vehicles are metered, and the fare is Rs 50 […]