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Upali's

) #11 of 477 Restaurants in Colombo $$ - $$$ Asian, , Vegetarian Friendly
65 C W W Kannangara Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 695812
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“curry” (63 reviews)
“rice” (57 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
65 C W W Kannangara Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 699 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food is very good and the place also very nice. The price is bit high but can be afford than other places. When it comes to the service, that's the bad part and first it took lot of time to get the ordered items....More

Thank Nikila_Peiris
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Some Sri Lankan colleagues brought me here and ordered us a feast. They have a huge selection of curries, hoppers, and kotu roti. The food was quite good, but not amazing. I also found the prices to be quite reasonable. The desserts were a highlight....More

Thank Arielle T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Didn't want to add to much, as I think most of the reviews cover it. Having said that I notice a number of reviews say it is expensive; maybe from a Sri Lankan perspective, but from a western (Melbourne) point of view it ain't. I...More

Thank Bruce_Andrew_Thomas
Desh D, Manager at Upali's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Bruce_Andrew_Thomas, Thanks very much for your kind comments! We truly appreciate it and can't wait for you to visit our sister restaurant in Melbourne too. Let us know how you find it and hope you'll be back soon! Kind Regards, Deshani.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited to this place with few of our friends and was the first time for few of us as the reputation around the corner was the food at this place is superb. Well our first visit became the last as well since we found...More

Thank e36m43
Desh D, Manager at Upali's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear e36m43, Once again, we are very sorry that your friend experienced this and we can only assure you that this was a mistake and an oversight on our part and it will not happen again. We have reprimanded the manager on duty for not...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

we experienced a fried worm in today's lunch. they accept the issue and the reply was "we cook more than 15 kg a day so there can be a worm". the restaurant manager was missing in action, after we reported the issue and we called...More

Thank shazmin m
Desh D, Manager at Upali's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear shaman m, Once again, we are very sorry that you experienced this and we can only assure you that this was a genuine mistake on our part and it will not happen again. We have reprimanded the manager on duty for not taking on...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went with friends for lunch. They have a variety of Sri lankan dishes. I like rice and curry there. Very nice and fresh. Not so spicy. Service is also good. But a little ecpensive than a normal rice and curry place.More

Thank salujajayasena
Desh D, Manager at Upali's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear salujajaysena, Glad to hear you like our rice and curry, thank you for your comments! The level of spice in any of our dishes can be customised to your liking (this is so that no one will find it too spicy or too bland...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ate here twice in 3 days. Reasonable prices. Alcohol not served. Mutton with water spinach dish unfortunately didn't mention that it was made with dried mutton, so I found it a little chewy. Enjoyed all the dishes we had. Kottu roti portions were huge. Would...More

Thank drk2004
Desh D, Manager at Upali's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear drk2004, Thank you for your feedback! We operate on a BYOB basis so if you'd like, all you have to present us with is the receipt for the alcohol and that's it :) Sorry that the dry mutton wasn't to your taste, it's one...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch with my wife on our honeymoon. Felt just like the New York of my youth. Generous and delicious portions (as in nothing for Woody Allen to complain about), unpretentious atmosphere, and helpful unobtrusive staff. She got the Jaffna crab, I got the...More

Thank nomadology
Desh D, Manager at Upali's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear nomadology, First off, congratulations!! Hope you had a lovely honeymoon! So glad you popped by Upali's for a meal, and very pleased to hear that you liked the food and ambience :) We aim to please with our authentic Sri Lankan dishes, and we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered a srilankan set menu Excellent taste. friendly service provided by the staff. best place for anyone trying out srilankan food.More

Thank chamiljaya
Desh D, Manager at Upali's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear chamiljaya, Thank you for visiting us and we are so happy you enjoyed the set menu for lunch! It's one of our best sellers, and the reason why most of our patrons keep coming back :) We hope you do too very soon! We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty array of Sri lankan dishes cooked keeping in mind it would be tasted by Sri lankans.Usual prawn curry exactly the way we like,egg omlette cooked in kiri hodi brings nostalgic memories.More

Thank kalyani_guruge
Desh D, Manager at Upali's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear kalyani_guruge, Thanks very much for your kind comments! We are glad you liked the food we have on offer :) Since we only do authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, we try to gear our dishes more towards the Sri Lankan palette, but we do adjust...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 C W W Kannangara Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 695812
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Description
Upali's with its array of dishes with the best Sri Lankan flavours offers you a truly homely and unique culinary experience. Our signature dishes are mouthwateringly delicious, and the rest of the dishes and desserts on the menu will keep you coming back for more. Our menu is incomparably rich vis-a-vis taste and quality and we pride ourselves on exclusively serving traditional Sri Lankan fare. Located in the heart of Colombo, Upali's affords breathtaking views of tranquil Viharamahadevi Park, the majestic Nelum Pokuna Theatre and the iconic Town Hall. We also serve locally brewed coffee, favourite local snacks and pastries at the Coffee Shop which is located just a few steps away from the main restaurant.

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Colombo life, Upali's offers you the perfect escape from the daily routine and satisfies your taste buds. The interior adorned with alluring local paintings and old photographs of Ceylon add a touch of artistic sophistication. As you sit down for a hearty meal you can revel in the elegance and charm we have created for you, complete with autographed memorabilia by cricketers and other celebrities that have dined with us. The garden ambiance, a hallmark at Upali's, complements the view of the park right outside. We have specially designed areas upstairs to host events ranging from birthday parties to company meetings and reunions. Our function room which is situated on the top floor of the Coffee Shop can accommodate up to 85 pax for a seated event and up to 100 pax standing, is available to hire for private events. Free WIFI access and other amenities are at your disposal to ensure your visit to Upali's is a pleasant one. The temptingly delicious meals at Upali's will redefine your food indulgence. We look forward to having you over soon!
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