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“New and Improved ...and excellent!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Island Ceylon

Island Ceylon
Ranked #1,183 of 1,875 Restaurants in Zurich
Cuisines: Asian, Sri Lankan
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner
Zuerich
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134 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“New and Improved ...and excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

This location was previously an Indian restaurant... and unfortunately over the years that business went from bad to worse... So this new restaurant - in the same location - has some karma to overcome. The location is under new management, it has been renovated, and it is now featuring Sri Lankan cuisine, ...and after our first visit, I am pleased to say that it was really excellent food, nice personal service, and they are doing everything right to earn a superb recommendation.
We started with the spicy mango soup and some veggie patties - both excellent and clearly home-made. For the main dish we took vegetarian curries - one a Panner with tomato, honey, and ginger-cinnamon, the other more spicy with aubergine, served with rice and a couple roti's. The curries were excellent and very flavourful. If there was one critique to give, it would be that the kitchen service was a little slow, but this was also clearly a reflection of the dishes being prepared from scratch upon order.
The price for vegetarian meals is very good value, and the price for meat or fish dishes seems normal for Zurich... so we would HIGHLY recommend this place to our vegetarian friends. ...and one other important thing to note, is that they are only open for dinner in the evening.
All in all this was perhaps the best south-asian meal I have had yet in Zurich. I hope the new owners can overcome the reputation associated with the address, ...but if our meal was any indication then I think they should have no problem... we will certainly be back!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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