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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Casino
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel
“This is a large 5-star hotel with a seemingly infinite choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. Really. So we made a list of our favourites here: Cheers Pub Nuga Gama - Themed Sri Lankan restaurant under large Banyan Tree Noodles - Great food for reasonable prices Lagoon - Seafood heaven Breeze Bar - Sipping drinks by the pool Coffee stop - Quick bite in the lobby with live music ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Mall at Colombo City Centre is Sri Lanka’s largest shopping destination, housing the best local and international brands alongside world-class restaurants and entertainment.”
  • 10 locals recommend
History Museum
“Originally the home of Count Carl Van Ranzow, this colonial Dutch town house was built in the latter part of the 17th century. The era's unique architectural features and artefacts are displayed here.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Night Club
“This is a very cool nightclub in Colombo that plays the best in R+B and house music till very late!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Place to shop
“You can buy all your groceries here to cook in the flat or your breakfast items. You can also pick up some clothes, pens, stationary etc. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Entertainment complex, with everything ranging from places to eat, bumper cars, bowling, cinemas, arcades and games and social events.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 3 locals recommend
Landmark
“Ever heard of an island temple? Offering the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, Seema Malaka is one of the few places to visit in Colombo for couples which exudes tropical charm. Designed by the renowned architect of Sri Lanka – Geoffrey Bawa, Seema Malaka temple strikes a perfect balance between Indian, Chinese, Thai, and Sri Lankan architecture, that holds a greater significance in maintaining peace amongst all the cultures.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Shopping Pettah is a neighbourhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka located east of the City centre Fort. The Pettah neighborhood is famous for the Pettah Market, a series of open air bazaars and markets. It is ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lake
“If there is one place where you can get the combined benefits of adventure, pilgrimage, picnic and fun, it is the Beira Lake. This is one of the hot tourist spots in Colombo as well. One can enjoy duck paddle boat rides on the lake. It is one of the famous places to visit in Colombo..”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Food, drink, shopping access to Cinnamon Grand Hotel with delicious restuarants”
  • 1 local recommends
Mosque
“he mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Colombo and a popular tourist site in the city.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“A chaotic and vibrant market with interconnected streets that sell literally, everything. Perfect for bargain hunters. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Best sashimi in Colombo. This is Colombo's best Japanese Restaurant and one of Asias top 20 restaurants. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Night Club
“This is a very cool nightclub in Colombo that plays the best in R+B and house music till very late!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“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
Restaurant
“Come, visit Nuga Gama, a rustic haven in the middle of an urban atmosphere, serving a delicious traditional Sri Lankan buffet cooked by local ammes and a unique village experience. Trust this restaurant set around a 200 year-old banyan tree, to cast its rural charm on you.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“Part of the Hilton chain of hotels, 3 restaurants and bars offer a choice of Sri Lankan and Western cuisine. A gym, swimming pool, sauna and tennis court are open to those who like to stay fit. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local version of Burger King. Unrelated to the international chain (piracy is alive and kicking in Sri Lanka)! Good burgers, cheap.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“They have great seafood served fresh off ice. For a restaurant in a five star hotel, their pricing is pretty reasonable. Their cuttlefish in tamarind sauce is really good. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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