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Primarily dominated by Sri Lankan and Indian cuisine, Colombo is also home to some of the country’s best Chinese restaurants. We list the best places to find chow mein and egg fried rice in the Sri Lankan capital.
88 Chinese Seafood House has been around for a while and dishes out authentic Chinese dishes at reasonable prices. Popular among Chinese expats as well as the locals, the restaurant offers a comfortable setting and tends to fill up quickly. The extensive menu offers all the classics and satisfies a variety of tastes.
Address: No 98/1 Havelock Road,, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka, +94 11 2593017
Long Feng is situated in Colombo’s elegant Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel and has been beautifully decorated according to the Chinese tradition. Aside from an interior sitting area there is a charming outdoor terrace where visitors can enjoy the sumptuous dishes. The restaurant offers mouthwatering Dim Sum among other a la carte options.
Address: Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, 115 Sir C.A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 0002, Sri Lanka, +94 112 491 949
Min Han offers authentic Chinese food at great prices and consistently serves delicious dishes. Tucked away in a side lane, this no-frills restaurant is operated by a Chinese family and the friendly waiters are good at making recommendations.
Address: 14 Deanston Pl, Colombo, Sri Lanka, +94 11 2 576533
Tsing Tao counts among Colombo’s finest Chinese restaurants and serves excellent dishes in a fine dining environment. Most ingredients are imported all the way from China, ensuring an authentic and unforgettable eating experience. From seafood to meat and vegetable dishes, all options are fresh and served by attentive staff.
Address: Race Course Promenade, Reid Avenue, Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, Sri Lanka, +94 11 2698989
Tong Ni BBQ has brought a novel concept to Colombo. Similarly to Korean restaurants everything revolves around the hot plate in the center, and visitors can order from a variety of vegetable, meat and seafood options which they can themselves subsequently prepare to their liking. Additionally, a variety of dishes cooked in the kitchen are available in order to ensure a wide range of dazzling flavors.
The Golden Dragon is part of the sophisticated Taj Samudra Hotel and provides an extensive selection of Szechuan specialties. Featuring the most atmospheric decorations in the city, there’s hardly a more beautiful place to indulge in authentic Chinese dishes. Large golden dragons sit alongside beautifully decorated tables and intricately designed columns, and the room is dominated by a blend of blue and gold colors. Expect to be served skillful prepared food made using only prime ingredients.
Address: 25, Galle Face Center Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka, +94 11 2 446622
Yue Chuan belongs to the high-class Kingsbury hotel and its outstanding menu is comprised of Cantonese as well as Szechuan specialties, served alongside some Sri Lankan and Chinese fusion dishes. The glass-fronted kitchen allows visitors to observe the skilful chefs as they prepare the dishes. The modern décor combines contemporary designs with traditional Chinese elements, resulting in a sophisticated setting.
Address: Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka, +94 11 2 421221
The Emperor’s Wok can be found in the Hilton Hotel and serves up classic Chinese dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. The extensive menu ensures that all tastes will be satisfied, and the professional service is happy to assist with any queries. The traditional Chinese décor elements and the comfortable furniture create a pleasant dining atmosphere.
Address: 2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka, +94 11 2 492492