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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, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A very cozy place which serves delicious food, soup, milk shakes & juices that i have had over the years. The place gets pretty busy. Very Popular

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Kerala2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've visited this establishment almost every year when I'm down in SL for the last 9-10 years. This was easily the worst experience. The place was full of flies and not enough effort seemed to be made to get rid of them. The service was sub standard. The person serving food brought food to the table and just mentioned what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Newly refurbished.....looks great Tried the three pol roti with beef curry and kata sambol combination.......amazing

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Visited Commons during last weekend with my friends and had Dinner...we tried the Great Chicken Mongolian Rice and Kottu Dishes...they are so much tasty and really filling...very decent Portions and really good for the Value. Then we tried the Desserts....awesome and so delicious. Can't forget the Superb Service offered by the Commons Staff..they are very professional. Thanks all we had... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A very cozy place which serves delicious food, soup, milk shakes & juices that i have had over the years. The place gets pretty busy. Very Popular

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

First time at Commons after a nice refurbishment. Really pleasant ambience and colorful. Tried out the Sri Lankan prawn curry with pol sambol and bread which was very tasty. The service was as usual excellent. Loved the fresh chocolate biscuit pudding. Kudos to the Commons team for a great refurbishment and maintaining consistency in standards which is not so common... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Commons has become a usual spot for many in Colombo due to the consistency in quality of food & drinks. They have a wide variety in the menu and also a superb choice of local treats like Roti etc. Would recommend the place to anyone!

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Address: 39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 11 2 694435
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Mongolian, Asian

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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, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Doing business

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?