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Cargills Department Store

No. 40 York Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 427777
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this IS a facelift! and what a lift is that!

recently, i bussed into the hub of the city centre "that was" - colombo fort. got a pleasant... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sad state

Looks like it is on its last leg. Only saw the supermarket which was not well stocked. Had expected... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Sentosa Island, Singapore
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  • Average43%
  • Poor8%
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No. 40 York Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 427777
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

recently, i bussed into the hub of the city centre "that was" - colombo fort. got a pleasant surprise. as i glimpsed the changed colombo thru a dirty window of noisy bus, i realized that introducing ONE WAY traffic on major roads in the hub,...More

Thank mariansira
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Looks like it is on its last leg. Only saw the supermarket which was not well stocked. Had expected more. The building itself is worth a visit. Architecture is good

Thank cinta07
Reviewed 18 October 2017

From my conversations with our tuk tuk driver, the Cargills at York Street was the first ever Cargills and was the first supermarket in Colombo.

Thank Tony_Caramella
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The Cargills Department Store is the attractive red bricked departmental store supplies daily needs for the locals as well as the tourists, which is reminded the British Colonial era in Colombo. In my view, this red bricked building is a tourist attraction with its wonderful...More

Thank zamanwho
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The Cargills building was last in its prime over 50 years ago when it housed one of the principal department stores in Colombo. It continues to be a retail store albeit on a much smaller scale. One can only hope that it will restored to...More

Thank hdias
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I was standing in front of this building during my stroll in the fort area. Found a huge departmental store inside the colonial looking building. Even if you don't wanna buy something, just drop by. There is no way you can miss this building if...More

Thank Anik_Rahman
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is classical colonial building. You have all items available in business district. I normally buy water and quick bite from here. It has pharmacy and good wide tea colloction. KFC is at next door so you can have a quick bite after shopping.

Thank Bangalore_Bird
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I always go to their supermarket to buy food, biscuits, and toiletries. There is also a KFC shop inside the store.

Thank mcrhon
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Know as a old commercial building and still standing a goddess stachu in the building it calling cargills millers building as well, so in around this building you may see lots of colonial bulldigs, better to walk alone, not by vehicle...

Thank ceyl0ntraveler
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Revisited Colombo a second time, first time was in 1999, the quarter and specially Cargills was a living area at that time Today, the place is death, needs urgent renovation, the inside doesn't reflect the "grandeur" of the past.

Thank Daniel19721972
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