Katunayake (කටුනායක in Sinhala, கட்டுநாயக்க in Tamil), is a suburb of Negombo city in Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is the site of Bandaranaike International Airport or Colombo Airport, the primary international air gateway to Sri Lanka. With the change of government in 1977 and the introduction of the open economy policy a large area was allocated to create a free trade zone (currently known as the Export Promotion Zone). This created a large amount of job opportunities for the local youth and has contributed substantially towards the country's economy.
Things to do in Katunayake
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Find your space .. Discover 6 different restaurant, bar and lounge bar outlets under one roof. A unique and contemporary design with art gallery. Freshly prepared local ingredients cooked with passion and delivered from the heart. We accommodate special diet needs and have a separate Vegan Menu with over 25 different options and also a Gluten Free Menu
We had our very first Sri Lankan dinner at Lords when arrived.
It seemed that it was THE trendy place to go in Negombo.
The back of the restaurant is much nicer than the area near the street so I regretted we were not offered a table there.The service is very good though.
The cocktails were average and the food was nice. I had prawns served in a coconut sauce and a sort of beetroot chutney which was lovely. The curry itself was nothing special but it was a smooth approach to the local food.
We had so much better for much cheaper during as we traveled around the island. Especially in the guesthouses.
4.5 based on 633 reviews
We stayed in an adjacent hotel and people we met there recommended this restaurant. Unfortunately it turned out to be very disappointing.
The menu was more Chinese than Sri Lankan, with some European dishes available also. We both chose Chinese dishes that involved beef. The food presented was fairly lacklustre but the beef was inedible - it smelled and tasted disgusting. When we finished we complained to the waiter about the beef. He grinned and ignored us - though I did hear him shouting into the kitchen as he cleared the plates 'beef disgusting!' - as if it was some sort of joke.
4 based on 308 reviews
Fresh caught seafood straight from the Indian Ocean is on displayed at your very eyes to be cooked just the way you want it, grilled, deviled, poached, fried or any other style that you prefer that would leave you with great satisfaction. Enjoy the romance of live Seafood, a tables set right on the beach facing the ocean, candle lighting, warm ocean breeze and the surf breaking softly just a few feet away with the many catamarans at sea. Watch the flickering illumination of hurricane lamps throw shadows of history on the soft sand under your bare foot. Designed to make your heart softly beat. Shades you from the sun and shelters you from the rain. Perched on the pristine sands of the paradise beach overlooking the Indian Ocean .It’s a quaint yet stylish venue with the signifying natural aesthetic beauty. A setting that is nothing short from your expected dream. The cool night breeze will caress you while waiters at island style attire cosset you.
We had an evening meal here on the beach. The setting was lovely and the restaurant itself is decorated well and looks very clean and modern. However his seemed to be ruined by the cheesy 80s live music and the rodents running around outside. Food was good, especially the seer fish. This restaurant could definitely be one of the best if they made it a little more upmarket (to match their prices!)
4.5 based on 226 reviews
Established in the last 4 months as the name implies small
Ended up going for dinner twice! The food was really good quality and very reasonably priced. They don’t serve alcohol but you can bring your own which is perfect as there is a wine store very close by. Really nice family run restaurant highly recommend a visit!
5 based on 9 reviews
We are usual visitors of Jadi.Great food in a very traditional way serving on Banana Leaves with beautiful smell.Good location for family or friends dinner out. Every food item is very tasty.Open kitchen with lot of staff.Quick service.Owner is very kind .he comes personally & looked the customer requirements.
4.5 based on 575 reviews
My pizza was good and a pleasant change from curry. My wife’s pasta was good too. Staff are friendly. The location is a bit fumet as close to the road do get an inside seat. A good value restaurant when you fancy a break from Sri Lankan food. Recommended.
4 based on 289 reviews
Little tucked in location off the main road but great outdoor Seating with pleasant ambiance. Prices were reasonable, service was quick, portions were decent size and food tasted great. Overall a pleasant dinner experience.I am really thankful for the review that you made.
4.5 based on 308 reviews
Bacco is provide the best homemade Italian pizza in town ,, we are using finest products from Italy, and please enjoy our homemade fresh pasta including ravioli spinaci ,,
Once again I tantalised my tastebuds and experienced the culinary art of Roy, the owner of this exceptional Italian restaurant in the heart of the main street in Negombo on Brown's Beach.
His ability to produce amazing pasta dishes every time is unbelievable. This restaurant prides its homemade pasta, which if you haven't tried, you MUST.
Bacco has a very romantic garden at the back of the restaurant and the cool breeze off the water is just beautiful.
They have a good selection of imorted wines to suit everyones taste. I always let Roy choose the wine best suited to the dish.
It is very professionally run ,and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
It just keeps getting better and better. Even though the prices are a llittle expensive compared to others, it is worth it.
If you haven't been you should try. I would recommend this restaurant totally. My favourite place in Negombo.
Thanks again everyone for a great dining experience.
See you again soon.
4.5 based on 177 reviews
Good food, friendly staff. Close to the beach and eveything else. Got the food really quick, vegetablerice
4.5 based on 469 reviews
Friendly family owned restaurant specialising in Seafood and Sri Lankan rice & curry, lovely location on the main beach road, oposite Negombo beach
My wife had the jumbo prawns, which she said were excellent. I had the beef curry with rice, which came with a selection of vegetable curries. The veg curries and rice were good, but the beef curry was tough and chewy, which was very disappointing.
All washed down with a couple of beers.
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