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Curry Leaf

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2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha | Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 492492
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Ilsington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best of Sri Lankan food I've tried. And I'm Sri Lankan! Lobster for £4. And the curry prawns are amazing. Also make sure you try the Kottu Roti.

Thank Som W
Hertfordshire, UK
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2015

The Curry Leaf at the Hilton which used to be great and well laid out in the gardens, however as the hotel is undergoing a major renovation whilst staying open it's more of a squashed and pitiful environment. I think it would have been better to close the hotel and complete the work quickly, the lobby, bar and lounge all... More 

Thank HengyChat
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Hilton Colombo tries to recreate a village atmosphere within a 5 star hotel and has been fairly successful - food wise. For a visitor to Sri Lanka it will be an experience as several types of food are freshly prepared within sight. The sea food is quite good and the chefs will obligingly assist you in suggesting the type... More 

Thank Panduka J
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Having arrived in Colombo for a one day stopover, we decided to eat at this restaurant in the grounds of the Hilton where we were staying. I was initially reticent, given that it is (predominantly) buffet, of which I am not a fan. However, the freshly cooked to order seafood made up for this, as did the other freshly prepared... More 

Thank hamimard
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2015

Judged by ratings you expect a nice indian place and in a way the food is indeed good but it's effectively a large buffet with a lot of seafood choices that didn't appeal to me at the time so i just had the local sri lankan choices which were really nice (and decently spicy at least, unlike the other stuff)...also,... More 

1 Thank RogierT
Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited there for.one my friends fair well.party. The food was awsm and tasty. They have good sea food collection on Sri Lankan style. However this is not the best place.for.vegetatian. One thing I have noticed was crows flying near by .this can be due this is situated in Middle of Colombo. They have nice pond near by good for... More 

Thank Viduruwan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

The buffet does not have a big variety but the sea food part is very good and fresh. You choose the kind of fish, crab, prawns you want and they make it at the moment. We also had a live group going from table to table singing local songs, very interesting. Dessert buffet is very rich and the ambient is... More 

Thank Jakymiu
Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2015

Looking back on all the food i've tried in Sri Lanka, perhaps this is the most overpriced but lackluster restaurant that i've eaten at. The seafood was also not consistent in freshness, and the last crab we ate definitely tasted of ammonia.

Thank cirocco
United Arab Emirates
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181 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2015

Maybe I visited on a bad night but otherwise most of the reviews here are very over hyped. I was staying in the Hilton and tried to have dinner here the first night only to be told it was booked for a private party. that left just the noisy all day buffet restaurant or the Italian "reached by shuttle bus"... More 

1 Thank JJimBean
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2,540 reviews
832 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 546 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is in Hilton Colombo,but not Hilton standards.We ordered two lobsters one was spoilt they replaced it with a good one.Service is poor.The hoppers and kavum only tasted good.Rest of food tasted stale and others looked stale.Not at all worth the visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$20 - $50
Seafood, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha | Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 492492
Richly decorated, this romantic Colombo restaurant offers guests an authentic Sri Lankan experience with a wide selection of local cuisine. Hand pick your dinner from the exquisite seafood market and have it prepared exactly to your liking as you relax in the landscaped gardens by a Lotus pond or in the thatched dining area at this popular Colombo restaurant.

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