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“Nice concept”

Nuga Gama at Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Ranked #4 of 568 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: http://www.cinnamonhotels.com/GrandNugagama.htmIt has authentic Sri Lankan cuisine and its soo good!!! Best meal we had in Sri Lanka.
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice concept”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We try to go there whenever possible, especially on Mondays when they have 'traditional dancing' display. I think it is a fantastic concept. This time we took a visiting friend from Australia, who did not know about this place, he was very impressed.

We liked the food very much, thought it was good value. However, one of the curries on the night we visited (I think it was the Chicken curry), was far too hot and I suffered a bit. Considering amount of tourists visit that place for dinner, perhaps they ought to tone down the hot curry?

Other than that, it was a very enjoyable experience.

Visited December 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great place to take visitors”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Though it's quality of food is not on par with curry leaf at hilton, it definitely has a village atmosphere which makes it very authentic Sri Lankan. The great Nuga tree gives the restaurant a majestic feel. The dim lighting is great but makes it difficult to see what you are eating. Must go for visitors to Sri Lanka. I would hv liked to have seen a kotthu roti station

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4 restaurant reviews
“Great food and ambience ”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Village style food. It's a Buffett of several Sri Lankan food under a banyan tree in a traditional village kitchen setting.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely village dining experience in Colombo”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

The entire setup gave an extremely authentic Sri Lankan village feel: dirt floors, kerosene lamps (which unfortunately emitted a strong burning smell overpowering the food flavours), and a self-help buffet that has pretty good food. I especially liked the hopper station (where I went crazy ordering hoppers on my last night in Sri Lanka), and also really liked the home-brewed ginger beer, which was much sharper than anything else I tried in Sri Lanka.

The downside is that with the authenticity, comes a price paid in (slight dis)comfort: my wife got quite badly bitten by mosquitoes, and as mentioned, we were quite badly affected by the kerosene lamps which made much of the food taste of burnt fuel.

Aside from that, it was a lovely experience.

Visited December 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good Food, Great Setting”
Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Been here twice and the food does not disappoint. Typical local cuisine served fresh and hot. The service is good too with attentive waiters. The selection of desserts however, can improve. It is lack lustre in comparison with the food. Great place for a quiet meal.

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