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Best Family Restaurants in Colombo

Colombo is where it all happens. As the largest city and urban environment in Sri Lanka, this is where everyone gathers to shop, dine, party and yes, even relax sometimes. The nightlife in the city maybe amazing of course but what many don’t know is that Colombo is also home to many of the best family restaurants in the country.

So, if you’ve ever had occasion to search for family restaurants near me for ideas, look no further. Below is a comprehensive guide to Colombo’s best family restaurants that you will absolutely love.

1

Nuga Gama

Nuga Gama

It’s easy to forget you’re in Colombo when you’re inside Nuga Gama. This restaurant, inside the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, is a welcome respite from the heat and heart of Colombo. Set around a large 200-year old Banyan Tree, and hence the name which means ‘Banyan Village’ in Sinhalese, this restaurant serves delicious traditional Sri Lankan food and fare cooked the local way. Experience home grown cooking right in the heart of Colombo, tour the organic farm inside and you can even add some traditional Sri Lankan recipes to your culinary repertoire. From a functioning village shop to smiling village cooks, this charming retreat is an immersive experience you wouldn’t want to miss.
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2

Noodles

Here’s another restaurant set in the Cinnamon Grand Hotel where Sri Lankan hospitality meets the cuisine of East Asia. With an open-floor kitchen where you’ll see masterful chefs toss up your favourite noodles in your favourite sauces, Noodles is an experience quite unlike any other. Taste the very best of custom-made East Asian cuisine or select from a menu of classic signature dishes. Noodles’ expansive menu is sure to leave you wanting more.

3

The Ocean Kingsbury

The Ocean Kingsbury

The Ocean, The Kingsbury Hotel’s new and reimagined seafood restaurant is as picturesque and gorgeous as they come. With the charming backdrop of the Indian Ocean as a constant reminder of the provenance of the very food you’re about to eat, The Ocean prides itself on serving up the freshest of seafood and the most delicious of dishes. Watch the expert chefs and culinary artists here work their magic right in front of you.
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4

&Co Pub and Kitchen

&Co Pub and Kitchen

This charming restaurant is set inside The Steuart by Citrus, a hotel brimming with unique Scottish-inspired charm. Much of the food here is deliciously European in flavour and style, not to mention quite a few Scottish and British dishes on the menu such as Fish N Chips and Shepherd’s Pie. This doesn’t mean however that you can’t enjoy a variety of gastronomic delights here. The Asian and Sri Lankan offerings are also sure to entice you to return to this charming restaurant.

5

Graze Kitchen

Located in the famous Hilton Colombo, Graze Kitchen offers a multitude of live cuisines. Featuring flavours from as far afield as Mediterranean to Japanese, the restaurant is laid out with live chef stations meant to showcase only the best that a world-class restaurant has to offer. With its sprawling space and unique interiors, Graze Kitchen is a must stop for any family dining experience.

6

FLOW

Also located in the Hilton Colombo, FLOW is a dining experience that combines global flavours and tastes with all-day availability. With five open kitchens and a large 168 seating capacity dining room, FLOW’s interior is bright, airy and the perfect place for you to satisfy your cravings. With options also available for private dining rooms, FLOW does dining right.

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Shang Palace

Shang Palace

The Shangri-La Hotel’s signature restaurant, Shang Palace is renowned for their traditional and authentic Chinese cuisine. With an impressive view of the Galle Face beach front meant to captivate you as much as the food is, there’s no doubt that Shang Palace will be a highlight of your experience in Colombo. From traditional dishes such as Peking Duck to more innovative offerings fusing Chinese and Western cuisines, you’re bound to relish your experience at Shang Palace.
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Ramen Misoya

Ramen Misoya

You may not have expected authentic Japanese Ramen here in Sri Lanka but that’s exactly what Ramen Misoya is giving you. An international chain dedicated to revitalizing the art of Miso in Ramen dishes, its traditional Japanese food and fare is to die for. Located in the renovated Racecourse Pavilion, Ramen Misoya does Japanese food right. With its seating extending into the Racecourse Pavilion steppes, affording a view over the promenade, the dining experience here is unparalleled.
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