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“Sizzling Indeed”
Review of The Sizzle

The Sizzle
Ranked #30 of 562 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: American, Chinese, Mongolian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Sizzlers are a recent 'inno-vention' that consists of an entire meal being served on a cast iron platter, which is in turn placed on a wooden base and served sizzling to your table. Sizzlers probably originated a few centuries ago when meat was served on a heated cast iron plate to keep it piping hot, while the diner ate his meal. Today, however, they have become a cuisine of sorts by themselves as many specialty restaurants serve only Sizzlers on their menu. A sizzler is a combination of a main dish served with a choice of sauces and a large variety of accompaniments, making it a complete meal by itself! "The SIZZLE" presents a new line of cuisine to the local palette with great authentic Halal recipes presented in a creative manner, resulting in innovative recipes, delectable combinations, bathed in herbs, eastern flavors - a sense of fusion in taste with a tantalizing aroma. Platters of mouthwatering meats, seafood and veggie delights served sizzling to your table.
Sri Lanka
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“Sizzling Indeed”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

I use to visit every other weekends back when i was in Sri Lanka. Love their food & i love wearing their BIB :)

Service & food are excellent. I always go for the meat combo & its perfect. its a different dine-in experience

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Thinesh W
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tamalean, Owner at The Sizzle, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thank you very much for your review and your wonderful words of praise. We appreciate it very much. Regards. Tushar Amalean, Owner, The Sizzle
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“The sizzle Colombo”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Good food , nice atmosphere for private birthday parties :) however most of the tdishes are at exorbitant prices ... Allesyd good to make a prior reservation ...

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1 Thank Praveen P
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tamalean, Owner at The Sizzle, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thank you very much for your review. Yes, in the recent times the cost of food has increased absorbidently. Besides, our food is mostly meat and vegetables based which are expensive as against other restaurants which serves more of carb based meals and little meat and vegetables. We always work on getting the best ingredients for our meals and do not cut on cost by offerring inferior raw materials for the meals to our customers. That is the secret of good tasty meals besides the love and affection that goes along with the meal we serve. Enjoy it. Regards.Tushar Amalean, Owner, The Sizzle
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Good but Expensive”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Once in a while when you feel that you are losing your taste buds, its a good advise to just hop in The Sizzle. The location is approachable. The ambiance is kind of a feeling you can get for a house converted into a restaurant, but anyway, that was not much important for me. The starters were good, the steaks (must try) are excellent, the deserts not so disappointing, but the sizzling desert was much better. Also, the staff was friendly and very attentive.
Don't come here without reservation especially on weekends and evening time.
It's on expensive side as if you had a food of around Rs 5000, expect to pay around s 1200 more for the taxes+VAT+Service charges etc. and also Add the Tip for Waiter ... !
Don't forget to enjoy here if it is your birthday, they 'll paste your photo on the roof as compliment.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Samrong
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tamalean, Owner at The Sizzle, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Thank you for your review and your words of praise. Yes, our prices do compliment the quality and quantity of the food served, considering that our meals are more meat and vegetable base as compared to other places which are more carb based with less meat and vegetables. True, our dinners are generally around Rs1,500 per person range, but again it all depends on what is ordered, like seafood dishes are more expensive than beef & chicken and our portions are bit larger. Thanks again for your valuable input. Regards. Tushar Amalean, Owner of The Sizzle
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Fabulous food with a difference”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

A very different outlook to food and great atmosphere. They even took our picture for fathers day and gave us a copy. Love the sizzling drinks. So cool.

Visited December 2011
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3 Thank Sanjeeva07
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tamalean, Owner at The Sizzle, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Thank you very much for your review and your words of praise. Customers special occasions are truly special for us. We love to be part of their celebrations. Good food is available at many places in Colombo, but it these special moments that we cherish with the customers. Thanks again. Regards. Tushar Amalean, Owner of The Sizle
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“I can't seem to figure what all the fuss was about”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Visited the place as I had heard many reviews about the 'Sizzle'. Well the atmosphere it self was a put off as it smelt like we had walked in to an open kitchen as that's what the whole restaurant smelt like. I did see a few exhaust fans in the restaurant but sadly most of them were not switched on, which was the reason for the odour.
I like the idea that all in the menu is a 'Sizzle' but in fact you cant really make all food sizzle dishes.
I did order a sizzle dish but the food was not to my liking (personal view as i do not like burnt veges with a meat dish)
The dessert which i chose was a brownie with Ice cream and by the time it came to the table the ice cream had all melted and become a caramel due to the 'sizzle'. I would not recommend or visit again sorry.

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Dilup
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tamalean, Owner at The Sizzle, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
We welcome your views and thank you for same. Yes, with this type of restaurant where everything sizzles, one can find the dining atmosphere with smoke and smell of food unpleasant. Some prefer to call it the aroma of food, while some do not like the smell of food. We have arranged for outdoor sitting area for guests who would prefer a more open non-aircondition environment with a cannopy, where the smoke and smell can be avoided. But there a concern of the weather God, if it rains, and considering Sri Lankan climate which changes within the hour, it is sometimes unpredicatble. Nevertheless, we try to accomodate our guests as far as possible to their prefered seating. We have taken your input about the exhaust fans not being switched on when the restaurant is filled with smoke into serious consideration and is truly a negligence of our staff, and sincerely appologize for the inconvenience caused to your good self. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are taking immediate steps to ensure that we do not have such negligence again. Many a times, our customers would guide us to switch on the exhausts when it is uncomfortable for them. We rely on our customers a lot and would accept their requests and suggestions with due appreciation. Thank you once again for highlighting this to us. Regards. Tushar Amalean, Owner of The Sizzle
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