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65 Cww Kannangara Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 695812
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
65 Cww Kannangara Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Being a Sri Lankan, after being away from the country for couple of years, you really die for real srilankan food when you are back in the mother land. During my visit of almost a month in SL, I visited Upali's once or twice every...More

Thank MaHesHiK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

During a stay in SL I had to visit Columbo to renew my visa: two nights and where to eat? I was recommended Upali's by folk where I was staying. It's an upmarket fast food place: large unchanging menu, served efficiently. They don't serve alcohol....More

Thank DougInverness
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Upali's restaurant ia best place for srilanka food.it has many variety . Definitely you will like upali

1  Thank aruna s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have a number of Sinhalese friends where we have enjoyed many interesting cuisines. Now, actually being in Sri Lanka it was wonderful to be taken to Upali'a by Nawaloka where the cuisines are a real taste of Sri Lanka. It was interesting to view...More

1  Thank Star1310
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the taster combo meal along with a veggie curry from the specials. I'd recommend not having the taster menu as it was uninspiring.. If you want to try these things get out into Sri Lanka and try them elsewhere. However, the veggie curry...More

Thank HungryTrundler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant recently and ordered Sri Lankan food. The meal was delicious and also the potion was good. I would recommend this restaurant for people who seek sri lankan options in Colombo. The restaurant is always busy and not the ideal place to...More

Thank Yashen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best place to get home made tasted food. You name it they have it. Food was served fast and it was superb. Their roast paan, coconut sambol n chicken curry was a great combination and tastes really amazing .More

Thank Madhumali J
Cathy C, Manager at Upali's, responded to this review

Hi Madhumali, To think our food tastes just like a home cooked meal is one of the highest compliments we can receive. We're so glad you loved what we do and we really appreciate you taking the time to let others know about us. Best...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and i ate here for dinner and absolutely loved every dish. We had mutton stew, prawn in tamarind, spicy cauliflower, rice, lentil side and roti, and it came to £17 total, worth every penny. The setting isnt fancy but if you want tasty...More

Thank abskey
Cathy C, Manager at Upali's, responded to this review

Hi Abskey, Thank you for the amazing review....Pats on the back all round I say.!! If you get the opportunity for another visit, we would love to serve you again Kindest Regards Cathy Cruse

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a regular client at Upali's and must say that I've never been disappointed. Good food, great service and affordable prices...

Thank NadeeraHF
Cathy C, Manager at Upali's, responded to this review

Hi Nadeera, Lovely to know that you enjoy what we do. We look forward to continued visits. Kind Wishes to you Cathy Cruse

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sri Lankan friends told us to go here to try the full range of Sri Lankan food, rather than the limited selection of Sri Lankan food available in most hotels. The restaurant was very busy, which to us is always a good sign, but the...More

Thank clanmacpherson
Cathy C, Manager at Upali's, responded to this review

Hi Clanmacpherson, I'm so glad you got out of the Hotel and gave the real Sri Lanka a go. Hotel food is fine if you want to play it safe, but if you really want to experience traditional local cuisine you certainly came to the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Cww Kannangara Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 695812
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Upali's with its array of dishes with the best of Sri Lankan flavours offers you a truly local and unique culinary experience. Our well-seasoned signature dishes which are par excellence, other local dishes and desserts will keep you singularly satisfied. We create that sense of fulfillment in you with every meal you indulge in at Upali's and our menus are incomparably rich vis-a-vis taste and quality. Located in the heart of Colombo, Upali's affords breathtaking views of tranquil Viharamaha Devi Park, the majestic Nelum Pokuna Theatre and the iconic Town Hall. In addition to the restaurant, we serve locally brewed coffee, snacks and pastries at the coffee shop. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Colombo life, Upali's offers you perfect escape from the daily routine and satisfy your taste buds. The elegantly furnished interior decorated with alluring paintings adds a touch of artistic sophistication to the place. As you sit down for a hearty meal you can revel in the elegance and charm we have created for you. The garden ambiance, a hallmark at Upali's, complements the view of Viharamaha Devi Park. We have especially designed space to host events ranging from birthday parties to important company meetings. Free WIFI access and other amenities are at your disposal to ensure you encounter no hassle whatsoever. The temptingly delicious meals at Upali's will redefine your food indulgence.