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191 Galle Rd., Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one of the oldest vegetarian restaurant to enjoy a typical Indian those and wade treat in Colombo.

Thank Manoj A
Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best ulundu vadai in Sri Lanka. A step back in time to great cheap eats. An interesting experience to eat a place mostly frequented by locals. Don't worry if your a foreigner, they stare, but only out of curiosity.

Thank fae0049
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Saraswathie Lodge, I love you!! I've been conning to Sri Lanka for the past 14 years and on every one of my visits I've been to Saraswathie Lodge. It's a must stop place whether you're looking for authentic south Indian food or just on a budget. We had thosai with short eats along with the sambar and coconut sambols, our... More 

Thank englishpunk
Panadura, Sri Lanka
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96 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Typical place to dine with. Good hot food in average clean place. Ample parking space along Galle road. Famous for GEE THOSAI. 100% worth of money you spend here. Friendly staff. Crowded in busy hours.

Thank Priyantha P
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

This is one of the cheapest nice place to have vegetarian dishes. Good variety and quick service. Food is also fresh

Thank Chamath A
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015

Popular vegetarian restaurant in Colombo. Authentic South Indian Meal at extremely reasonable prices.

Thank Shobana_Kris
Byron Bay, Australia
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015

Food is very tasty and cheap. One of the oldest south Indian restaurants which has become a household name. Interior surroundings need a lot of improvement but ideal place to pick up a take-away. Great for Ulundu and Masala Wade, Thosai (Dosa), Idli Sambar (curries), Gram mixture and sweets.

Thank Kamal P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

One of the best budget indian food stalls in Bambalapitya Colombo. Variety of food items. My favorite is parata with their spicy chili curry knwon as " miris hodda". If u r not used to hot and spices be careful if u gonna try it out. Itz more hot and spicy than snake chillies and tabasca. But itz the spicy... More 

Thank Hansa P
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753 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

This is in the main Galle road in Bambalapitiya. Quite a popular vegetarian restaurant. Seating is poor.Food is tasty.Service is good.

Thank SE s
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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163 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2015

Tasty vege foods in the capital of Sri Lanka. Easy access, located nearby Galle Road, Bambalapittiya. Tip: to manage the crowd during the peak hours please choose the upstairs for your table.

Thank jthatparan j

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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, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Galle Rd., Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: 11-2581913

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