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“Best japanese in a long time”
Review of Nihonbashi

Nihonbashi
Ranked #72 of 595 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Very close to Galle Face Hotel, the place has a very comfortable atmosphere.
The food is very well done at a reasonable price - not cheap though. But hey, you pay for fresh fish!
You'll find a lot of upper scale people who live there (locals and expats) so you know now what to expect.
Trendy, good service, private rooms available - that all comes with a price.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We love the "snow garden" sashimi platter--at about 2500 rupees, it has quite a bit of sashimi and a delightful presentation. Gyoza were fairly average, and not much edamame came with the order, but the sushi was good and fresh, and the service was attentive and friendly. We'll definitely be back.

Thank Elspeth2013
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

I have been to all the Nihonbashi in Colombo several times ,because my Chinese friend likes Japanese food. The food`s quality is not bad,, but does it worth that much money?
I stayed with a couple =so total 3 persons and we ate very little and only 1 beer each.
Cost us 140$!!! and it way ok for my friends because they new the price.
But,,, what made them surprise more was 25$ tax! ( may be service fee included ,I dont know,,I dont care anyway.)
So be careful ! If you want to through money for nothing ,it is better give the money to the beggars out side.(there are many in Colombo). Caz they appreciate it at least. but This stupid Government would never say thank you to you.
Remember
In this City(Colomo), if you ate in a local restaurant ,you can have tasty curry with big rice only for 1$.
And it is real (I wonder they pay 25% tax out of 1$(^^)?) food!
And now you are thinking about spending 100$(for one person no alcol at least 35$) for a fake Japanese food? Get out of here.

talking about fish.
you can buy good flesh fish cheap in Colombo.
I wonder why these restaurant targeting such a high price. Cheap labour cheap fish cheap construction, and even more expensive than TOKYO(u know japanese capital )

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Thank Maguder D
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

There is a special Wagyu burger that needs an advance order and is to die for.
The private dining rooms are great for a small group or intimate dinner

Thank Rohan P
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

After having had one of my most memorable experiences at the Nihonbashi at JAIC Hilton last year(regretfully in the process of being redecorated), we had reserved at the Galle Face Terrace, - presumably the best sushi restaurant in town according to the main provider of tuna meat in Sri Lanka.

The interior is well thought through, and the service impeccable. The food is delcately presented, and the quality of the food very good.

On the negative side we had a teriyaki which reminded us little of the original. The price level is far too high for what one may get at alternative restaurants, and the final stint which tells you that this is high quality sushi is missing. We will wait for the JAIC Hilton to return, and hope that they keep up their standard from the past.

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Thank Stein54
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