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The Commons

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Mongolian, Asian
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39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 694435
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 57
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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 14
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very interesting place

Nice place to go to with family and friends and chill out. Good food, the staff are friendly and helpful. Yummy desserts.They do home deliveries too.Good variety of food and tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
dlav2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice place to go to with family and friends and chill out. Good food, the staff are friendly and helpful. Yummy desserts.They do home deliveries too.Good variety of food and tasty.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

good environment and good food. but service is a little slow sometimes. been there 4 times. it is near to cinnamon red hotel, around 15mins walking distance.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This tucked away cafe/coffee house is in the heart of Colombo on Flower Road Opposite the Russian Embasy. There is parking for about 8 cars. The seating was comfy, and had various set upsfor those who wanted to carry on their work on their lap tops, to those that wanted to chill out or just sit at a table and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Every time we come here the service is terrible, the food arrives late you atleast have to wait more than 40 minuets to be served, and this time our food arrived without cutlery, when we asked for cutlery they bring one set, for a party of five, we ask for water, and they return with one glass of water, when... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Visited this little cafe/bistro type cosy place last year for coffee and a few days ago for a late breakfast. Enjoyed the typical string hoppers with curries and chutney in the backyard outdoor area. The manager kindly allowed our maltese puppy dog was allowed in in the outdoor area. Clean and prompt service. Location is ideal for a relaxed evening... More 

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Colombo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Tried the prawn curry, pol sambol with toasted bread. I have never tasted better prawn curry! I don't know how the chef prepares it but it's so very tasty! I wanted to write this review especially for this. I would suggest anyone going to Commons to try this.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The commons has been one of my favorite restaurants and hangouts for the last ten years. They have kept their food good and the service great despite changing of hands. Their burghers, rotti, hot chocolates and lemonades are all time favorites and food to die for.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Commons offers an amazing variety of food - Sri Lankan, Mongolian, 18 different types of burgers and Continental as well. Normally, restaurants which offer such a wide spread don't tend to be very good at anyone of them, but the rotis and burgers at the Commons are fantastic. Sampling all their options will take multiple visits, but I will... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I had visited today ordering a bbq chicken burger and my wife ordering a vegi burger. When our order came I realised after taking a bite into my food that it was actually beef and not chicken as ordered. I complained to be advised that my order was taken correctly as chicken however the kitchen made a error. Then my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

First time I visited after the new menu was launched. It's an amazing menu with a great choice. The place is looking lovely after been refurbished. I love the new colours and the place looks very spacious. Was happy to see the place celebrating 10 years. Had the Laksa soup and the Grilled Chicken Couscous along with an avocado milk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 694435

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Mongolian, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?