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191 Galle Rd., Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 581913
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Suva
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220 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is situated at Bambalapitiya, Colombo almost in opposite of Holy Family convent, Galle Road. This place is always crowded with local people, that shows that the food is nice and really value for the price. This is an absolute vegetarian restaurant, This is more or like a canteen. Don't expect any interior but the food is delicious and freshly... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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126 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I love their food but to be honest I am not a big fan of their service. Was there few weeks back and I didn't had the greatest times there. But in total contrast to this, their food was delicious and I liked it a lot. Being a vegetarian this one of the finest place to have a decent meal.... More 

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Thank TharinduKande
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Excellent South-Indian vegetarian food. Saraswathie is known its affordable prices and quality dosa and vada (some call it thosai and vadai). The taste of food here is inversely proportioned to its ambiance. Real value for money. Excellent for take-aways too.

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Thank Amal J
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

the service is good and food is good, but not the best taste comparing to some other places around, parata tastes nothing but their uludu wade is good, brought some muscat and sweets, they are superb

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Thank dasunr4u
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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100 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It is one of the oldest vegetarian restaurant to enjoy a typical Indian those and wade treat in Colombo.

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Thank Manoj A
Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The best ulundu vadai in Sri Lanka. A step back in time to great cheap eats. An interesting experience to eat a place mostly frequented by locals. Don't worry if your a foreigner, they stare, but only out of curiosity.

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Thank Fae E
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Saraswathie Lodge, I love you!! I've been conning to Sri Lanka for the past 14 years and on every one of my visits I've been to Saraswathie Lodge. It's a must stop place whether you're looking for authentic south Indian food or just on a budget. We had thosai with short eats along with the sambar and coconut sambols, our... More 

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Thank englishpunk
Panadura, Sri Lanka
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99 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Typical place to dine with. Good hot food in average clean place. Ample parking space along Galle road. Famous for GEE THOSAI. 100% worth of money you spend here. Friendly staff. Crowded in busy hours.

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Thank Priyantha P
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

This is one of the cheapest nice place to have vegetarian dishes. Good variety and quick service. Food is also fresh

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Thank Chamath A
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Popular vegetarian restaurant in Colombo. Authentic South Indian Meal at extremely reasonable prices.

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Thank Shobana_Kris

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Fast food, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Galle Rd., Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 581913

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?