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“Good concept, average food”

Nuga Gama at Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Ranked #5 of 583 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.
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Nuga Gama is arguably the best of the food choices at the Cinnamon Grand, and definitely the most interesting one for visitors. It's an open-air restaurant, mimicking a small rural scene, and serving local food. Unfortunately, the food itself isn't very good - if the food was better, this would have made for a great destination restaurant.

A caution: most of the tables are under large trees, and "stuff" keeps falling from the trees into your food, making it a little tedious to eat uninterrupted.

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Thank SBahl
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is one of the few locations (apart from newly opened Upali's) that seems to serve a good selection of local, authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. There is a good selection of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options and of course no fear of poor hygienic standards.

It is located in a village mock-up in the back-garden of the hotel and is a lovely location in the evenings when it is a bit cooler outside. The ambience is excellent although the live music could be slightly quieter.

The service however is extremely poor. I have been here on several occasions and they always take a long time to bring drinks or assist in any way. It took over half an hour for the ginger tea to arrive at the end of the meal and at least another half an hour to get the bill! This is bad customer service considering that it is a 5-star hotel with a 5-star buffet price.

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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.

1  Thank S D
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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

1  Thank Malaka T
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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.

Thank Achal A
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