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Best Chinese Restaurants in Colombo

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Chinese Dragon Café

The first name that comes to mind when speaking of Chinese restaurants in Colombo is the Chinese Dragon Café. Offering a mouth-watering Chinese cuisine menu which has been beloved by for many years, the Chinese Dragon Café is the oldest Chinese restaurant in Colombo. Since 1942, this restaurant has been offering delectable Chinese dishes such as Belly Pork with Mushroom Sauce, Sizzling Black Bean Beef, Sweet & Sour Chicken, and the famous Hot Butter Cuttlefish. With branches in Fort, Colombo 4, and Mount Lavinia, the Chinese Dragon is a great restaurant for a value-for-money dining experience.


Long Feng

Located at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, overlooking the hotel's terrace and pool, this Chinese restaurant has a reputation of giving its customers a Chinese & Dim Sum experience like no other. With a unique interior design and a relaxing ambience Long Feng serves a menu of authentic Chinese and Dim Sum food known for their rich flavor and innovative blend of zest and spice. The prices at this restaurant are reasonable, and the service is excellent. Thus, customers can have a relaxing and truly memorable Chinese dining experience within the comfort a 5 star hotel.


Steam Boat

Steam Boat is also one of the big names in Chinese cuisine in Colombo. The unique feature of this restaurant is that it serves what is commonly referred to as 'Sri Lankan Chinese'; a fusion of two cuisines of the two nations which is more palatable to the Colombo folk. The restaurant offers a great range of dishes which have generous quantities, at reasonable prices. Steam Boat has branches in Nawala and Mount Lavinia, and is well worth a visit if you are eager to try out some delicious 'Sri Lankan Chinese' dishes.


Loon Tao

Considered to be one of the best Chinese restaurants in Colombo to chill out at, Loon Tao is located at the Mount Lavinia beach and is very popular amongst Colombo folk. It's chilled out ambience and great service really makes the restaurant inviting. Overlooking the ocean, Loon Tao serves a range of Chinese and Southeast Asian dishes, as well a collection of spirits and cocktails, which make dining here an absolute treat. Dishes such as the Hot Butter Cuttlefish, Singaporean Chili Crab, Crispy Fried Prawns in Orange Sauce, and Lobster with Noodles in Cheese Sauce are some of the hits at Loon Tao, so give them a try when you visit Loon Tao.


88 Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Another restaurant which has a reputation for being one of the oldest in the business, the 88 Chinese Seafood Restaurants offers a range of Malaysian Chinese dishes which have been immensely popular amongst Colombo's Chinese food lovers. Located in Havlock Town in Colombo 5, this restaurant offers reasonably priced classic dishes such as Sizzling Garlic Prawns, Hot Garlic in Chicken, Belly Pork in Shrimp Sauce, and Chili Crab.


China Doll

Located at Alfred House Avenue in Colombo 3, China Doll has gained a reputation for being a household name when it comes to Chinese cuisine. Offering a wide range of Chinese and Thai dishes, any lover of Chinese food is sure to enjoy this restaurant, as it boasts authentic Chinese dishes, wholesome flavors, and rich spices, which culminate in a truly mouth-watering blend of sensational flavors. Noodles lovers will really enjoy the wide range of noodles dishes offered by China Doll.