airport_transferbarbathtubbusiness_facilitieschild_activitieschildcareconnecting_roomcribsfree_wifigymhot_tubinternetkitchennon_smokingpetpoolresturantski_in_outski_shuttleski_storagesmoking_areaspastar
Sign In
Asian cuisine | © varunkul01 / Pixabay
Asian cuisine | © varunkul01 / Pixabay
Save to wishlist

The Best Places for Sri Lankan Food in New York City

Picture of Julia Goicochea
Updated: 24 February 2018
New York City hosts the largest Sri Lankan population outside of Sri Lanka. Indeed, the borough of Staten Island is even home to an area known as Little Sri Lanka, thanks to its concentration of Sri Lankan eateries and citizens. Get to know this New York subculture at the best places for Sri Lankan food in New York City.

Sigiri

Restaurant, Asian, $$$
Save to wishlist

In the restaurant-packed East Village, Sigiri manages to stand out. Not only is it the area’s sole Sri Lankan restaurant, but Sigiri’s black pork curry, string hopper kottu, and Sri Lankan fruit cordials are a few of the best dishes in the neighborhood. Best of all, Sigiri is BYOB, allowing you to spend less money on hops and more on hoppers.

One of my best meals in NYC. and definitely the cheapest one🚀🚀🚀

A post shared by David Dudi Califa (@the.hungry.tourist) on

More Info

Lakruwana

Restaurant, Asian, $$$
Save to wishlist

A feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds awaits at Lakruwana. Ornate décor including earthenware pots and wrought iron chairs set the scene for indulgent meals of smoked eggplant, egg curry, and sago pudding. Tip: Visit Lakruwana on the weekend to experience one of the best buffets on the island.

More Info
Tue - Wed:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue - Wed:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kottu House

Restaurant, Asian, $$$
Save to wishlist

For classics done right, make yourself at home at Kottu House. Kottu roti, string hoppers, and watalappam join a small selection of classics in the making (think sweet hoppers and South Asian fries) on the menu at this crowd-pleasing place on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

More Info
Mon - Thu:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

SanRasa

Restaurant, Asian, $$$
Save to wishlist

A taste of tradition is what’s on the menu at SanRasa, a Staten Island spot proving that good food never goes out of style. Sri Lankan staples such as deviled fish and black curries are out-shined only by the restaurant’s signature dish, lamprie, a Dutch-influenced meal of basmati rice, cashew curry, and meat, topped off with a fish cutlet and a boiled and fried egg.

More Info
Mon:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

New Asha Sri Lanka Restaurant

Restaurant, Asian, $$$
Save to wishlist

Authentic Sri Lankan home cooking is just a brief trip away at New Asha Sri Lanka Restaurant, where traditional dishes like fish buns, mutton curry, and chicken biryani are all accounted for. Warm customer service from New Asha’s owner, known for loading up customers’ plates with more food than they bargained for, completes the experience.

More Info

Randiwa

Restaurant, Asian, none
Save to wishlist

Those hungry for hoppers need look no further than Randiwa. Here, the famed Sri Lankan dish of rice and coconut milk crepes (and the unofficial star of Randiwa’s menu) comes crowned with toppings such as black lamb curry, tamarind claypot fish, prawn curry, and more.
More Info

Ceylon Curry

Restaurant, Asian, none
Save to wishlist

Satisfy your appetite for adventure at Ceylon Curry, a Staten Island eatery cooking up Sri Lankan classics like you’ve never experienced them. Innovative plates of cheesy kottu, coconut roti, and string hoppers served with milk curry set the standard for a new generation of ethnic eats.

Mutton biriyani

A post shared by Ceylon Curry (@ceylon_curry_) on

More Info

Dosa Garden

Restaurant, Indian, Asian, $$$
Save to wishlist

In-the-know eaters swear by Dosa Garden, a popular Indian restaurant cooking up a solid selection of Sri Lankan specialties. Some of the authentic items you can savor include Pittu, or cakes made from steamed rice flour and grated coconut, kottu roti, and string hoppers.
More Info
Tue - Thu:
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sun:
11:30 am - 10:00 pm