Colombo may be busy, humid and hectic compared to the rest of Sri Lanka’s resort island aesthetic, but if you want to experience fine dining with local cuisine, Colombo is where you should be. Here is a list of the best restaurants in Colombo.

Breakfast at Curry Pot
The Curry Pot serves Sri Lankan breakfast, buffet style. There’s a set of at least 20 different curries which you can have with coconut roti.

Rice and Curry at Upali’s
Considered the best Sri Lankan food in Colombo, Upali’s has a nice cool ambience and a delicious Sri Lankan rice and curry. Ask for their mutton curry, dry fish, cuttlefish curry, dhal curry, and coconut sambol.

Contemporary Sri Lankan at Rare
Rare at Residence is one of the well-known places for a contemporary twist on traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. Try their Sri Lankan black pork curry on a bed of garlic rice topped with okra and cherry tomatoes.

Lamprais at Dutch Burgher Union
Even though only 0.2 % of the Sri Lankan population is Dutch Burgher, their contribution to Sri Lankan cuisine; the lamprais lives on. The best place to have one is the Dutch Burgher Union.

Ceylon Tea at t-lounge
In the forefront of Ceylon tea is the Dilmah tea brand. Their t-lounge has an extensive menu so its recommended to explain your preferences to the server and be recommended the concoction to overwhelm your taste buds.