Noodles

Located at: Cinnamon Grand, 77 Galle Road, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka Visited on: 13 September, 2022 Noodles at Cinnamon Grand serves a variety of East Asian dishes that range from Singaporean to Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese. They do a pretty good job with their laksa, but today we were going to taste a few other dishes….

Ichi Zen

Located at: 63/2 Ward Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka Visited on: 02 September, 2022 Ichi Zen is one of the latest Japanese restaurants to hit the city. Opened in January 2022 and, according to their website, led by a chef with over twenty years of experience in Japanese cuisine, it’s a quiet spot located slightly off…

Bombay Borough, Colombo

Located at: Ground Level, One Galle Face Mall, 1A Colombo-Galle Road, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka Visited on: 15 August, 2022 Bombay Borough Indian Bar & Eatery at One Galle Face Mall is one of three of the restaurant’s international branches. The other two are located in Bangalore, India and Dubai, UAE. One of the first things…

Asylum Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Located at: Arcade Independence Square, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka Visited on: 27 July, 2022 Asylum Restaurant & Lounge Bar welcomes its patrons with a rather comprehensive and colourful menu that covers a variety of European, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, African, Asian and Far Eastern dishes. We started our lunch off with their Bacon-wrapped Grilled Prawns – honey…

The Gallery Café

Located at: No. 2, Alfred House Road, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka Visited on: 14 June, 2022 Paradise Road The Gallery Café has always been a wonderful place to enjoy a meal – particularly in the evenings, when the subtly majestic candle chandelier and twinkle lights give the place a sparkly warmth. We started this particular evening…

The Dubai Diaries: P. F. Chang’s

Located at: Dubai Festival City Mall / Mirdif City Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 25th and 31st March, 2022 This is a combined review of P. F. Chang’s at Dubai Festival City and Mirdif City Center – two of many of the chain’s locations across the Middle East. There were a couple of dishes…

The Dubai Diaries: Mosaic Lebanese Restaurant

Located at: Vision Towers, Al-Najda Street, Al-Najda, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 30th March, 2022 This restaurant isn’t located in Dubai itself, but in neighbouring Abu Dhabi. But I’ve put it under ‘The Dubai Diaries’ anyway since they’re both within the United Arab Emirates. And what a great find it turned out to be!…

The Dubai Diaries: Gazebo

Located at: Deira City Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 29th March, 2022 Gazebo’s a spot that we sometimes visited or ordered from for a bit of North Indian cuisine during our Dubai days. On this particular visit, we started off with some Subzi Samosa (AED 17.50) – i.e., their vegetable samosa. The appetiser arrived…

The Dubai Diaries: Bloomsbury’s

Located at: Al Ghurair Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 26th March, 2022 We made a breakfast stop at Bloomsbury’s one morning – a spot that was not present atAl Ghurair Centre during our pre-Covid visit two years ago. They had a comprehensive breakfast menu that offered everything from sandwiches to pancakes, shakshouka, wraps and…

Robata Grill @ Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Located at: 24, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka Visited on: 17 March, 2022 Robata Grill at Mövenpick Colombo serves up an array of Asian flavours that cover Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and other Far Eastern cuisines. We started off with some Tom Yum Talay (LKR 790). It was quite spicy, but good to get our…