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

July 26, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Panadura is a large town in Kalutara District, Western Province in Sri Lanka. It is located approximately 27 km south of the capital Colombo and is surrounded on all sides by water; the Indian ocean, the Bolgoda lake and river.
Things to do in Panadura

1. The Angler

71 Hotel Road | Western, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast HK$78 - HK$118 +94 77 837 4961
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

The Angler

Reviewed By AshBush - London, United Kingdom

We were a little surprised at the venue after Reading the reviews, it’s above a shop and essentially is the owners home.
Only about 8 - 10 tables, single toilet accessed alongside kitchen.
That being said, nothing wrong with the food, owner was very chatty, it was quick and satisfied our hunger.
Very informal and not much of a view.

2. Lavila

102/17 Samanthara Road | Molligoda, Wadduwa 12560, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +94 38 4 284365
Excellent
70%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Lavila

This is the most sophisticated villa situated in the southern coastal area 34 km away from the main city of Colombo. This has 10 A/C rooms with all the necessary facilities including hot & cold water. We also have dynamic staff to provide you the delicious meals & comfortable service.

Reviewed By Richard T

Nice place. We sat outside in the garden. Buildings both sides give the place a cosy and private feel.
Reviews were promising.
Prompt and attentive service, a good start.
First gripe from my teenager - fresh orange juice was more like strong orange squash. So we ordered a lime juice, mixed the 2 and all okay.
Food came quickly, nice surprise there as we have had to wait at other restaurants.
One lobster- over cooked!
One medium prawns - over cooked!!
If you major in seafood you must know how to cook it, surely.
Devilled prawns and shark stake - no complaints.
Not the meal we had hoped for having read other recent reviews. A shame.

3. Thai Cuisine La Rambla

69 Hotel Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +94 11 2 725403
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 296 reviews

Thai Cuisine La Rambla

La Rambla was formerly in Colombo 8. It has now reopened at this Mount Lavinia location since December 2010.

Reviewed By TheMoni17 - New Delhi, India

A lovely restaurant, having an old world charm from the outside and a nice warm place when you enter the eatery. a helpful and hospitable staff who knows its menu well. the menu is well curated and food is awesome, authentic Thai food with the authentic aroma, and flavors. loved the tangy soup and the prawn dish, and the flat noodles and our mint ice tea. actually we loved each dish we ordered.
by far the best thai food we had on our trip to Colombo

4. Steamboat Restaurant

34 New Galle Road, Moratuwa 10400, Sri Lanka Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +94 11 2 806806
Excellent
7%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 26 reviews

Steamboat Restaurant

This enchanting heritage restaurant, located on the new Galle Road, is a living legacy to the much talked about wood craftsmanship that Moratuwa is known for. The Victorian era ambiance, fine Chinese cuisine

Reviewed By Bodi L - Colombo, Sri Lanka

A rare well organized mid range restaurant at the heart of Moratuwa serving good foods with a friendly staff. An old mansion has been nicely transformed in to a romantic & fine dining restaurant with average facilities provide varieties of foods in Sri Lankan context. Recommended for families with kids & couples.

5. Janirest

36/15 Sanath Perera Mw, Thalpitiya South, Wadduwa | On the Beach, Wadduwa 12560, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Seafood, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +94 77 764 3655
Excellent
74%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 129 reviews

Janirest

Reviewed By lovemanger - Asia

Prawns were nice but lobsters were nothing but average. The shame was they're sprinkled with tomato ketchup-like sauce. This way, you can't feel real taste of lobsters. They were slightly overcooked for my taste. If you go there expecting much, you'll be disappointed. The place is not bad but too much overrated. I just weigh in to counterbalance the ratings here to put back in a bit of reality.

6. Jani Beach rest

Sanath Perera Mawatha, Wadduwa 12560, Sri Lanka Seating, Reservations Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Jani Beach rest

Reviewed By michering - Cork, Ireland

A nice spot, to chillax whilst looking at the Indian Ocean and enjoying a simple meal. Jani was a convivial host and very helpful indeed and the food was fine.

7. The Nautilus

The Blue Water, Thalpitiya, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka, Wadduwa 12560, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, International, Asian, Fusion, Sri Lankan Dinner +94 38 2 235067
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

The Nautilus

Reviewed By Dexter1189 - Muscat, Oman

Greet food. clean, variety and very helpful staffs. I have tried many of the food from the restaurant it was really nice and they keep changing the food every day where you will never get bored

8. Pizza Hut Panadura

No. 374 Galle Road, Panadura, Panadura 12500, Sri Lanka Seating, Waitstaff Pizza, Fast Food Dinner +94 11 2 729729
Excellent
22%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
16%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 18 reviews

Pizza Hut Panadura

Reviewed By ratnayake2011 - Panadura, Sri Lanka

We ordered two large pizzas to have it at the restaurant.
the quality of the food is great.
I really liked the pizza we ordered they were tasty!
the staff was very attentive.
They ask for your mobile number to send offers to your phone
i received an offer (15% off the next I order from the restaurant)

9. Summer Breeze, Coastal Cuisine

78 Samanthara Road | Wadduwa, Located on the Beach at Reef Villa and Spa, Wadduwa 12560, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch HK$47 - HK$275 +94 38 2 284442
Excellent
91%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 41 reviews

Summer Breeze, Coastal Cuisine

Reviewed By little_lux_loves - London

Exquisite food and service in tasteful and beautifully crafted setting. Best seafood curry we have had in Sri Lanka! Also tried the baked crab which was excellent.

10. Domino's

Galle Road, Panadura 12500, Sri Lanka Pizza +94 11 7 777888
Excellent
0%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
0%
Terrible
18%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 11 reviews

Domino's

Reviewed By Janaka K - Panadura, Sri Lanka

The place is near town and it's clean & tidy.Staff was very friendly and helpful.I like Dominos pizza because it has real pizza taste than other pizzas.Lots of varieties to select with lots of add ones like toppings.Served with chili pop & oregano powder.mmm it has good taste with oregano powder..

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