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“A spicy treat :)” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Palmyrah

Palmyrah
Ranked #38 of 550 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Sri Lankan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Authentic Srilankan Restaurant with emphasis on classic Jaffna Fare. The Restaurant is open daily for Lunch from 12pm to 2.30pm and Dinner from 7pm to 10.30pm
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“A spicy treat :)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Invariably end up coming here every trip I make to Sri Lanka! The food is brilliant, spicy, typically Sri Lankan!
As a vegetarian, the selection remains wide. The service is swift and parking around the hotel is not much of a problem either. Had good company, so didn't a 25 min wait, but the food looked and tasted fresh.
The ambience is average, but the tasty treats more than compensate :)

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Palmyra Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

We had no idea that this was going to be anything other than 'a hotel restaurant' but it was so much more. If you like Sri Lankan food, or want to experience it, I highly recommend Palmyra. There was a wide and varying selection of foods on offer and all were delicious. The dining room staff were very keen to tell me more about the cuisine, eg, the 'amuse bouche' Rasum's ingredients and healthful properties. I didn't eat any Western food whilst there (the Sri Lankan food was too tempting), but my husband had Western breakfasts and found them great too. A telling observation was that groups of Sri Lankan people from outside the hotel frequently came to dinner there. As the young woman in the Dilmah ad says, 'Do try it!'

Visited April 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Jaffna Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

This place serves up the best "Jaffna" food. Friendly staff and good food. Tried this place during lunch.

  • Visited August 2013
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Bengaluru
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

We had our dinner here. All of us ordered different things, everything was uniformly good. My mutton kothu roti was exceptionally good. Portion sizes are large, the service is attentive but not obtrusive. Expensive, but worth it.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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KOLOSSI
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

Five of us visited the restaurent and each one us had different types of food and all of us agreed that that each meal accompanied by different curries were excellent and good value for money.

  • Visited March 2014
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