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3A Shrubbery Gardens | Bambalapitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
(011) 258 1986
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I loved this restaurant. The food was fantastic, so cheap and the ambience was fabulous. A real gem. I had dosa that came with several small dishes of chutney etc. If I lived in Colombo I'd be a regular for sure.

Thank GoannaSydney
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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118 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Unassuming building that has obviously stood the test of time and takes you back in time to a 'hostel' 'mess like place. Old fashioned display counter advertises the best purest Gingelly oil and also yummy looking halwa, mixtures and murukus. A south Indian speciality pure vegetarian place. Food is served in wet stainless steel thaalis, is full of the aroma... More 

Thank KirtiAnand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is one of the oldest and best value for money vegetarian restaurants in Colombo. Specially if you like your food simple, high quality and lots of bang for the buck. Their iddly is brilliant, and so was the Paper Dosa. Two must have items from their menu.

Thank Milinda S
Western Australia, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

this is not a good place , the food was really bad.we had masala those, wade , chapathi, really bad place to eat

2 Thank ihasanthika04
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

For a quick reasonably priced vegetarian diet of Thosai, idly or wadai followed by a milk tea or coffee. I have been many times many many years ago with my family and it was lovely to visit this place again. Food is good. It is a shame that the management can do more to the place which has been in... More 

Thank RoshiP15
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Something surreal about the mint green walls- welcoming and cool restaurant (cool as in not boiling hot) we didn't understand the menu very well but ordered some tasty masala Dosa. Quick, tasty and good value for money- I also hear there is a cheap bar attached to the hotel but we didn't get to see it.

Thank cham16
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

This establishment has been here as far as my memory goes back to my childhood. I used to come here with my parents, visiting again this place brought the old memories back. They have authentic vegetarian food and the it is really good comparing to other vegetarian restaurants in Colombo.

Thank Mayuran S
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

One of the best places in town if you want to have authentic Indian food. I like all food they serve except their rice. Love all kinds of excellent "those" they serve.

Thank Poornima S
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

it was an awesome place for vege food and always been packed with crowd. but now its sinking, less crowd. feel people still visit this place for its name and for old memories. vege food has gone more oily but still that taste is hanging in, no complains. lunch meal is good. got a low end small bar adjoined with... More 

Thank Lord_Megatron
Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

One of the few places I never miss to visit whenever I come to Sri Lanka. This restaurant offers authentic North Sri Lankan vegetarian food with great tastes. Place is very “Ordinary” which has not undergone many changes without modern sophistication. Food items are varying in tastes and appearance with so many shapes and colours with them. They are low... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3A Shrubbery Gardens | Bambalapitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: (011) 258 1986

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