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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“A creation of the great architectural genius Bass. Any true local would say that this is hands down the best fine dining restaurant in the island. Great ambience and service. Jut a short walk from us. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
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“Excellent live bands, selection of restaurants, vibey, good for over 40s. The most elegant Batik store is also located here by designer "Sonali Dharmawardana"”
  • 9 locals recommend
Casino
  • 1 local recommends
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“ Great for Sunday Jazz would recommend reserving a table as always buzzing.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Has really good Sri Lankan shorteats, and hoppers, stringhoppers and other Sri Lankan food in the night.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“A traditional pub feel, nice food and good beer. Owned and run by Australians. (same owners as Whight & Co Coffee House)”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Barefoot cafe is a hidden spot which offers nice souvenirs as well as a nice restaurant. If you are planning to visit Colombo, This should be on your list to hop on. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“International chain known by almost everybody. Warning! Meal sizes in Sri Lanka are smaller than most western countries.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great local food. A restaurant that has stood there for decades. Try their hoppers for dinner and lamp-rice for lunch. Just a short walk from us. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
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“One of the best places to have a quick bite or take your time with a glass of wine, the beautiful little Bristo's reputation is anything but little. Open 8am-12am being one of the few great places in town for great for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Colombo's oldest Japanese restaurant. Food is simply prepared, yet very tasty. Their sushi is decent.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
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“Ensconced in a great banyan tree in the heart of Colombo’s entertainment district, Nuga Gama serves signature Sinhala cuisine, escapism and enchantment. To have dined there is to have glimpsed at an ancient Sri Lanka that has long-since begun to disappear into a blur of Western technicolour.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Ideal for sunny afternoons. Small but excellent menu with loads of Sri Lankan influence. The gallery within also features some good art and the restaurant is actually an extension to the main lifestyle store which is also featured in our shopping section.”
  • 2 locals recommend