Ja Ela Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ja Ela

December 9, 2017 Alice Mieles

Discover the best restaurant in Ja Ela, Sri Lanka including The Lagoon, Echo, Royal Thai, Chutneys At Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Taprobane, Breeze Bar, P N Fernando Seafood Palace, The Pan, Pizza Hut, Tao
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1. The Lagoon

3 77 Galle Road, Colombo | Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +94 11 2 497371
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Lagoon

Reviewed By Marina G - Vienna, Austria

The place is quite loud and happening. Its not fancy, but the food was great, service was good and fast. Some of the dishes very iffy (sushi). But the fish from the veteine was great . The variety is quite big and so are the cooking styles.

2. Echo

77, Galle Road, Colombo 3, | Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo Colombo 3, Sri Lanka Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night 2497485
Excellent
62%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 473 reviews

Echo

Reviewed By 840alfredp - Manchester, United Kingdom

We ate at Echo on 2nd March in the early evening. After having received a very warm welcome we were surprised at the depth and variety in the menu. As it was a public holiday alcohol wasn’t being served so I tried a non alcoholic beer which to my surprise wasn’t bad at all. The decor is quite contemporary and the table generously large with extremely comfortable chairs. This restaurant is on the Cinnamon Grand premises but situated on the main road is completely separate to the hotel. Our food was excellent and served in the most friendly and efficient way. Our special thanks go to Pradeep and Darshana who were exemplary all evening. This is a very good authentic Italian restaurant and comes highly recommended.

3. Royal Thai

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo | 115, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$118 +94 11 2 491945
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 380 reviews

Royal Thai

Thai cuisine combines the best of gastronomic exoticism and culinary pleasure and the best place in which to indulge in it is at the Royal Thai. Overlooking a paved Terrace, Royal Thai delights guests with authentic Thai food prepared by Thai master chefs, in a peaceful and serene ambience. The restaurant also has an elegantly furnished private dining room, which could be reserved for private gatherings. Voted Best Thai Restaurant in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Reviewed By shaligun28 - Colombo, Sri Lanka

We had a very good staff member called Anurudhika who served us . She gave us good suggestions on which food to choose from and accommodated our spice level .service was quick .food was amazing. An enjoyable and satisfying evening. Prices quite affordable. Portions were good

4. Chutneys At Cinnamon Grand Colombo

77 Galle Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +94 11 2 497372
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Chutneys At Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Reviewed By Jàńàńí T

Had a great lunch at cinnamon grand chutney restaurant and love to visit again. Very friendly staffs who served better lunch( Sugeetharan, Mariyathaas & prathaab who were helpful, We recommend their outstanding service, good hearted people) and superb service. Recommend for vegetarian & Non vegetarians.

5. Taprobane

77, Galle Road, Colombo 3,, Colombo, Sri Lanka Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Sushi, Asian, Sri Lankan, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +94 11 2 437437
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 376 reviews

Taprobane

Reviewed By Sathgw - Colombo, Sri Lanka

We went there on a Friday without any reservation, but nevertheless the restaurant manager offered us a table at a place of our liking. The buffet had many varieties and all tasted so delicious. The sushi bar and the hoppers sections were my favorite. They had plain hoppers, egg hoppers, milk hoppers, and juggary hoppers. Food was very fresh. Even the salad bar had many add-ons. The chefs did a great job in delivering tasty food. From the start the staff was very attentive and always with a genuine smile. I have to give 100/100 for the service they provide. Very welcoming. Specially I need to mention Nimal (manager), Dilanka (Cap), Anuradha, and Praneeth who served us and looked in to our comfort all the time. Overall we had a wonderful dinner out.

6. Breeze Bar

Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +94 11 2 437437
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

Breeze Bar

Reviewed By Cheryl_Grace20 - Brisbane, Australia

Stayed at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel for 4 nights and spent a lot of time at the Breeze Bar - it is a great poolside bar with tasty drinks and great service! Special mention to Mr Chanaka for his professionalism and friendliness - always very prompt with delivering drinks!
Great relaxing atmosphere - highly recommended!

7. P N Fernando Seafood Palace

No. 39 Gamameda Road | Thudella, Ja Ela, Gampaha 11350, Sri Lanka Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Chinese, Seafood, Asian Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
18%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
27%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 11 reviews

P N Fernando Seafood Palace

Reviewed By PRABHU60 - Colombo, Sri Lanka

This restaurant was serving excellent food few months back and I have reviewed it as one of the best Chinese Restaurants in entire Sri Lanka,
Of late, the food at the restaurant lost its flavors and some of the dishes are very unpleasant for the palate.
May be the change is temporary due to the chef is on leave and is replaced by somebody who is not as experienced.
Hope the management would do something good to improve the state back to its old splendour,

8. The Pan

107 Old Negombo Road | Wattala 11300, Wattala 11300, Sri Lanka Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +94 11 2 933760
Excellent
27%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 51 reviews

The Pan

Reviewed By Kolitha P

The best restaurant in Gampaha district. Delicious food well trained staff with great ambiance. I suggest to try Indian food. love them.

9. Pizza Hut

Negombo Road, Ja Ela, Gampaha 11350, Sri Lanka Reservations, Waitstaff Pizza, Fast Food Dinner, Brunch +94 11 2 729729
Excellent
25%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Pizza Hut

Reviewed By UdSe - Hong Kong, China

You can't expect anything new from a franchise outlet so the menus and products were pretty standard. But the service was on the more slow side so could be improved.

10. Tao

77 Galle Road | Colombo 3, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner +94 11 2 437437
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 250 reviews

Tao

Cinnamon Grand’s newest gastronomic offering TAO has a new look, new menu and 2 expert chefs from China. The hotel’s new edition of TAO serves some of the finest and most intricately prepared Chinese dishes out there created with the perfect blend of ingredients from Sichuan, Shandong, Guangdong or Fuji by two experts with experience, skill and an authentic love for Chinese food. Tao’s dining experience includes the ritualistic art of Chinese tea, engaging the pourer and drinker in an ancient ceremony of health and wellbeing. This combination of cuisine and experience comes together perfectly to create an ambiance that is incomparable. For Chinese food connoisseurs, foodies and lovers of delicious food, Tao offers everything and more.

Reviewed By PJBrownhill - Leicester, United Kingdom

The whole outdoor eating experience is complemented by fans and cool air. The tables are very private for large and small parties. The service is excellent and our waiter Chaminda was both helpful and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the whole evening was memorable.

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