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Sri Lanka

9 expert recommended restaurants

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Ministry of Crab

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Seafood lovers and cricket fans flock to this restaurant in the Old Dutch Hospital. — Afar Magazine

Celebrating the crustaceans in variations ranging from Singaporean chilli crab to locally spiced crab curry. — Lonely Planet

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The Fort Printers

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Sensational tuna sashimi hints of local spices and citrus risotto with garlic chili prawns proves he has mastered the elusive art of East-West cuisine. Breakfast baked goods are the Fort’s finest. — Condé Nast Traveler

The ideal venue for a memorable meal, this hotel restaurant offers a concise menu featuring fresh seafood and organic local produce. — Lonely Planet

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Ceylon Tea Moments

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One of the best of the upscale tea emporiums sweeping Colombo, this rather opulent cafe gets everything right — Lonely Planet

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Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe

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The open-air dining area looks over an intimate courtyard and reflecting pool. The Sri Lankan–inspired dishes focus on fresh ingredients and bold, clean flavours. — Lonely Planet

Housed in the former offices of renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa and with an adjoining art gallery, this hotspot is a must-visit for both foodies and design buffs alike. — Afar Magazine

Decor is truly stunning, and the food—Asian fusion, blending Sri Lankan and European influences—more than matches it. All of the cooking uses fresh local ingredients in an inventive, flavorsome way. — Fodor's

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Curry Leaf

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Tucked away in a lovely garden that has the motif of a Disney-fied traditional village, the buffet here has a vast range of Sri Lankan foods prepared with top-quality ingredients. — Lonely Planet

Short of scoring a dinner invitation from a local, one of the best ways to sample authentic Sri Lankan dishes in a refined setting is at the nightly buffet at this restaurant at the Hilton Colombo. — Afar Magazine

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Green Cabin

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This local institution is famous for baked goods and an inexpensive array of rice and curry variations, all served in a leafy dining area. — Lonely Planet

For bargain-priced Sri Lankan snack foods, as well as the national dish of "rice and curry," it's hard to beat this. — Fodor's

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Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant

78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Ong oversees a daily menu of Asian favorites that draws deserved raves from across the island, particularly a kung pao chicken that elevates the take-out classic to haute cuisine. — Condé Nast Traveler

The restaurant at this hotel serves superb, though very pricey, Asian fusion cuisine at tables set along the deep inner veranda. — Lonely Planet

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Amangalla

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The Dutch Fort in Galle offers a myriad of beautiful hotels including the historic and lovingly restored Amangalla. — Afar Magazine

Amangalla breathes luxurious new life into the former New Oriental Hotel, a seventeenth-century colonial gem inside Galle Fort, the UNESCO World Heritage Site on Sri Lanka’s southern coast. — Condé Nast Traveler

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Barefoot Garden Cafe

74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Textile designer Barbara Sansoni serves fresh seafood and pastas and just-squeezed, sweetened lime juice in a cool, inviting garden shaded by frangipani trees. — Travel + Leisure

Located in the courtyard of the splendid Barefoot gallery, this casual but stylish cafe serves sandwiches, salads and daily specials that usually include Sri Lankan and Asian dishes — Lonely Planet

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