Iftar in Colombo

Ramadan is a time of spirituality and reflection, but it is also a time for sharing food - especially Iftar table staples such as conjee, short eats and dates - with our loved ones and neighbours. While homemade Iftar is made with plenty of love, once in a while, you just want to take a break and eat out. So whether you're observing Ramadan, or you're simply a fan of food served at Iftar tables, this list is here to help. 

From extravagant Iftar buffets to snack boxes, we've got everything covered. 

Have we missed out on a restaurant? Let us know in the comments below. 

Buffets 

AYU, Mövenpick Hotel Colombo 

Address: 24, Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 03 
Telephone: (011) 7 450 440 
Price: Rs. 3330 nett 

Cioconat Lounge 

Address: 107, Barnes Place, Colombo 07 
Telephone: 0777 880 023 
Price: Rs. 1550++ per person 

Check Cioconat Lounge's Facebook post for more information on what the buffet offers to customers. 

The Governor's Restaurant, Mount Lavinia Hotel 

Address: No. 100, Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia 
Telephone: (011) 2 711 711 
Price: Rs. 2900 nett 

Harbour Court, The Kingsbury 

Address: 48, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 
Telephone: (011) 2 421 221 
Price: Rs. 3000 

Mandarina Colombo 

Address: 433 Galle Road, Colombo 03 
Telephone: 0702 583 515 
Price: 1900 nett 

Gardenia Coffee Shop, Ramada Colombo 

Address: 30, Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha, Colombo 03 
Telephone: (011) 2 422 001 
Price: Rs. 2500 nett 

Taprobane, Cinnamon Grand Colombo 

Address: 77 Galle Road, Colombo 03 
Telephone: (011) 2 497 377 / 8 
Price: Rs. 3257 nett 

The Dining Room, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo 

Address: 115, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 02 
Telephone: (011) 2 491 956 
Price: Rs. 2650 nett 

The Verandah, Galle Face Hotel 

Address: 2 Galle Road, Colombo 03 
Telephone: (011) 2 541 010 
Price: Rs. 2920 nett (20% off) 

Set Menus 

Agra 

Address: 100/10, Independence Avenue, Colombo 07 
Telephone: (011) 4 723 333 
Price: Rs.1800 nett 
Type: Set menu 

Arabian Knights 

Address: 379, Galle Road, Colombo 03 
Telephone: (011) 2 301 032 
Price: Rs. 1350 per person 
Type: Set menu 

Flamingo Restaurant, Ceylon City Hotel 

Address: No. 11, Upatissa Road, Colombo 04 
Telephone: (011) 2 508 000 
Price: Rs. 800 nett 
Type: Set menu 

Check Ceylon City Hotel's Facebook post for more information on what items are included in the menu. 

The Manhattan Fish Market 

Address: 31 Deal Place, Colombo 03 
Telephone: (011) 2 301 901 
Price: Rs. 1490 nett 
Type: Set menu (4 course meal) 

Upali's by Nawaloka 

Address: 65, CWW Kannangara Mawatha, Colombo 07 
Telephone: (011) 2 695 812 
Price: Rs. 1999 nett 
Type: Set menu (5 courses) 

Other 

Café 64, Galadari Hotel 

Address: 64 Lotus Road, Colombo 01 
Telephone: (011) 2 544 544 
Price: Rs. 5600 
Type: Iftar Pickup Package Deal (includes biryani savan, 8 sandwiches, samosas and shawarmas each) 

Cafe Bellissimo 

Address: 15 Fife Road, Colombo 05 
Telephone: (011) 4 848 084 
Price: N/A 
Type: Ramadan inspired menu with complimentary dates and rice congee 

Indian Summer 

Address: 42, Horton Place, Colombo 07 
Telephone: (011) 2 662 112 
Reservations: reservations@indiansummerlk.com 
Price: Rs. 699 
Type: Iftar pack (includes short eats and beverages) 

Paan Paan 

Address: 84, Lorensz Road, Colombo 04; 6B, Alfred House Road, Colombo 03; 104, Havelock Road, Colombo 05 

Telephone: (011) 7 500 225 
Price: Rs. 350 (minimum order of 10 boxes) 
Type: Iftar packs (pre order) 

Tea Avenue 

Address: 55, Barnes Place, Colombo 07
Telephone: (011) 2 669 944 
Price: N/A 
Type: Iftar Bundles 

Check Tea Avenue's Facebook post for more information on what items are included. 

The Mango Tree 

Address: 82, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07 
Telephone: (011) 7 620 620 
Price: N/A 
Type: Special Iftar menu 

The Sizzle 

Address: 32, Walukarama Road, Colombo 03 
Telephone: 0716 888 777 
Price: Free (May 28 - June 10) 
Type: Watermelon juice, congee and dates for those breaking fast 

The t-Lounge by Dilmah 

Address: 62/2, Block B, Chatham Street, Colombo 01 
Telephone: (011) 2 447 168 
Price: N/A 
Type: Ramadan inspired menu 

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2 Comments

  1. firoz says:

    whats the point of fasting if you are going to feast like this for ifthar? This is unislamic and rather makes a mockery of the purpose of Fasting.

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