Where to eat Sri Lankan food in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 23, 2020 Ying Subia

Reviews on Sri Lankan food in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Western Province, Sri Lanka. Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia (Sinhalese: දෙහිවල-ගල්කිස්ස Dehiwala-Galkissa, Tamil: தெஹிவளை-கல்கிசை), population 245,974 (2012) is the second largest Municipality in Sri Lanka, and covers an extent of 2109 hectares. It lies south of the Colombo Municipal Council area and separated from it by the Dehiwala canal which forms the northern boundary of DMMC. Its southern limits lie in Borupana Road and the eastern boundary is Weras Ganga with its canal system and including some areas to its east (Pepiliyana, Gangodawila and Kohuwala). This town has extensive population and rapid industrialization and urbanization in recent years. It is home to Sri Lanka's National Zoological Gardens, which remains one of Asia's largest. Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila and Colombo Airport, Ratmalana are some important landmark in this area. Dehiwela-Mount Lavinia and Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte being two large suburban centers of the city of Colombo function together as one large urban agglomeration in the Region (Western Province). The overspill from the City in residential and commercial uses of land have rapidly urbanised these suburban centers. Dehiwela-Mount Lavinia and Sri Jayawardenpaura along with Colombo Municipal Council form the most urbanized part of the core area of the Colombo Metropolitan Region. Dehiwala and Mount Lavinia lie along the Galle Road artery, which runs along the coast to the south of the country.
Things to do in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

10. Sugar Beach

Mount Lavinia Beach, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370 Sri Lanka Cafe, Asian, British, Fusion, Bar, Seafood, Sri Lankan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +94 11 7 035135 https://www.facebook.com/sugarbeachsl/
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4 based on 97 reviews

Sugar Beach

Reviewed By EranW44

Just about 30 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Colombo, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind with good food and most importantly the breathtaking view of the ocean! It has a great 'beachy' casual atmosphere with attentive staff,making it the perfect place for a quick getaway!Hi Eran! Greetings from Sugar Beach! Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience. We put our customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again!  Warmest Regards Team - Sugar Beach

9. Shelton Sea Food Restaurant

No. 43/16 College Roard, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 31000 Sri Lanka Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +94 77 151 1971 http://www.sheltonseafoodrestaurant.com
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4 based on 41 reviews

Shelton Sea Food Restaurant

Reviewed By RdeSilva

We came here based on Tripadvisor recommendations and were not disappointed. Shelton has an extensive, reasonably priced menu including local and international dishes and fresh juices. Food was tasty, service was great and a large Lion lager can was only 150rupees. You can sit right on the beach or in the shade of the restaurant. Recommended.

8. Garton's Ark

Nawala Road Urban Wetland Park, Nugegoda 10250 Sri Lanka Asian, Sri Lankan, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer [email protected] +94 76 800 0600 http://www.Gartonsark.com
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4 based on 201 reviews

Garton's Ark

The Garton's Ark, Sri Lanka's Largest Sailing restaurant. The boat consists of an air conditioned lower deck able to accommodate 64 persons seated,and a upper deck which can accommodate a further 30 persons. Patrons of the restaurant will be offered a com

Reviewed By shehannf

This is our second time here. This time we celebrated my father in-law’s birthday here and he was totally surprised. I should specially thank Ms.Aheni, who did an awesome job from reservation to setting up the birthday decorations/songs. Most importantly we were given total control over the boat to set up the surprise birthday party and we got support from Mr.Janaka and crew, they were very friendly and helpful, it just felt like home. Believe it or not, we were even given a place to hide our car. Everybody loved the food (yummy!), service, and overall experience. We truly had an amazing time. Should you visit this place? Ask yourself WHY NOT? :-)

7. The Shore By O!

College Avenue, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370 Sri Lanka Bar, Seafood, European, Asian, Pub, Sri Lankan Dinner, Lunch, Drinks Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront +94 11 4 389428 http://www.facebook.com/TheShoreByO
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4 based on 271 reviews

The Shore By O!

A perfect spot on the beach, with good food and fantastic drinks!

Reviewed By MichaelG461

My friend and I were searching for a bar to go to in Colombo and were fortunate to have this suggested by one of the locals.Situated right beside the beach this bar serves alcoholic drinks (cheap by Western Standards), with 500ml of Lion lager approximately 300 rupees (£2.30). You can either sit on the beach or under cover in the 2 storied bar. There is also live music with good quality bands and individuals performing.

6. Barracuda Seafood & Grill

# 41/2 Wasala Road , Dehiwala, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10350 Sri Lanka Mongolian, Seafood, Thai, Sri Lankan Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, B [email protected] +94 77 020 7733 http://www.barracuda.lk/
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4 based on 338 reviews

Barracuda Seafood & Grill

Established in 2013, Barracuda is a household name for seafood in Sri Lanka. Our goal is to ensure customer satisfaction by means of providing the finest and freshest ingredients in food preparation and providing an exceptional and friendly dining experie

Reviewed By SLTDXB

This is a lovely location (once you get across the train tracks!) It had a live band both times we visited with a very extensive menu.The food was excellent on both occasions, the second time service was abit slow, due I think to a lack of staff, but hopefully as tourism grows again then they will take on more servers.However I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone, it's well worth a visit.Dear Customer, Thank you so much for visiting Barracuda Seafood & Grill Dehiwala and giving this valuable feedback on our food, staff, atmosphere and our restaurant. We really appreciate. We are so happy to hear such good comments about our restaurant and also the fact that you had a great time at our restaurant. Yes its worth mentioning that we are still recovering and we apologize for any inconvenience caused to you during your second visit to Barracuda. Please do try our signature dish "Hot Butter Cuttlefish" when you visit next time. Hoping to see you soon again at Barracuda. Regards, Janeesha.

5. Governor's Restaurant

Mount Lavinia Hotel 100 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 31000 Sri Lanka Asian, Sri Lankan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Validated Parking, Waterfront +94 11 2 711711 http://www.mountlaviniahotel.com/front/restaurantandbars_details.php?id=9
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4 based on 480 reviews

Governor's Restaurant

Reviewed By Viraj7881

me and my wife went fot the Sunday Brunch for our wedding anniversary. Good spread of food and it was realy tasty as well. Had few moktails.. reasonably priced. Have access to the pool and live music by the poolDear Valued Guest We are delighted to read your review.Thank you for taking your time to write such an excellent feedback.It is the biggest reward for all our efforts towards creating memories for our guest. We appreciate your generous compliments on our food.We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Team MLH

4. Seafood Cove

100 Hotel Rd Mt Lavinia, Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370 Sri Lanka Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Beach (011) 271 5221 7 http://www.mountlaviniahotel.com/front/restaurantandbars_details.php
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4 based on 404 reviews

Seafood Cove

Reviewed By 1salamaha

We stayed at MLH for 4days, every day we hiding to seafood cove to watch sunset and enjoy good weather. Boys enjoyed the beach so much and had lots of photos.Dear Valued Guest We are delighted to read your review.Thank you for taking your time to write such an excellent feedback.It is the biggest reward for all our efforts towards creating memories for our guest.We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Team MLH

3. The Angler

71 Hotel Road Western, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370 Sri Lanka Seafood, Sri Lankan, International, Asian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Table Service, Highchairs Available [email protected] +94 77 837 4961
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4 based on 309 reviews

The Angler

Reviewed By MollyWtravel

The food at this restaurant is fantastic! We visited this restaurant on our first night in Sri Lanka and it did not disappoint - a favourite meal from our travels. There was only one other group in the small, but comfortable and casual restaurant, but that was no problem. We sat on the terrace and loved the vibe! The owner asked our spice preference, which we liked as my tolerance for spicy food isn't great. All dishes were prepared to our palette and tasted amazing! We had the fish curry, rice, vegetable curry and poppadoms. They threw in side dishes on top of all that which were also so, so tasty (coconut sambol and beetroot dish). All Sri Lankan and all, totally authentic - a great foodie experience. I don't believe they sold spirits but the wine was good. The meal and drinks were not expensive - good value for money. The owner chatted to us about our trip and where we were from - a nice, personal touch. Highly recommend this place - a real gem!

2. Kanchi's

98 Hotel Road Mount Lavinia Next To Mount Lavinia Hotel, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 31000 Sri Lanka Asian, Sri Lankan Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Table Service, Seating [email protected] +94 77 642 5900 http://www.kanchids.com
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5 based on 126 reviews

Kanchi's

At "Kanchi's" we aim to give you fresh, clean, quality and tasty dishes to suit your every mood. Located just before the famous Mount Lavinia hotel, everything we dish out is made right in front of your eyes. We also cater to all occasions. We could deliv

Reviewed By martinbE1759FM

We had a great lunch at this gem. The food was absolutely delicious, particularly the coconut and lentil soup. The owner was also super helpful; giving us great advice for our travel plans. Highly recommended.

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

1. Kaema Sutra

One Galle Face Shangri-La, Colombo 00200 Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +94 11 7 888288 http://www.shangri-la.com/colombo/shangrila/dining/restaurants/kaema-sutra
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4 based on 642 reviews

Kaema Sutra

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo together with Celebrity Chef, Dharshan Munidasa and internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez, present Kaema Sutra, a new-age Sri Lankan restaurant and bar offering creative native inspired cuisine and bev

Reviewed By squidder

What a great place to eat. The Sri Lankan king prawn curry and jack fruit curry were unreal. The service spot on and the beer icy cold. Moay definitelysome of the best dishes in the many trips to SL.

Top 10 Things to do in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

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