Sri Lankan food has always been about traditional indigenous cooking which was heavily influenced by the cultures of other countries like India, British, Portuguese, Chinese, etc. Some staples of Sri Lankan food like rice, curry, and roti can also be found in other cuisines like Indian, Thai, etc.
Having said that, Sri Lankan food is unique in its creation and that is mainly because of the spices that go into making this cuisine (a generous amount of spices goes into making various Sri Lankan dishes).
If you have a taste for spices and like a burst of flavors in your mouth, then you would love this kind of cooking.
If you are based out in Abu Dhabi and are looking for some authentic restaurants to grab delicious Sri Lankan food, then we have prepared a list of 5 places that can satiate your taste buds.
Check out the list and get some authentic Sri Lankan food in Abu Dhabi.
This is a Sri Lankan restaurant located in Mussafah Shabiya, in Abu Dhabi. This restaurant serves only Sri Lankan food and some exotic dishes from the Far East.
It is quite an affordable place where you can get a classic combo of Sri Lankan rice and curry at less than 20 AED. If you are craving some authentic Sri Lankan snacks like Mani Pittu, Pol Roti with Chilli Chutney, and Egg Roti, then you can straightaway head to this eatery.
In the mains section, you can get classics like Chicken Kottu, Nasi Goreng, Chicken Curry, crab curry, etc. The restaurant also serves a special menu on weekends, so do not miss that, if you are based out in Abu Dhabi.
If we talk about ambiance, it is a decent set with a little glitz and glamor; if you want, you can also get the food delivered to your place. Some of the food options that you can find in Ron’s Restaurant menu are:
- Sri Lankan Snacks
- Spiced Far Eastern Food
- Traditional Sri Lankan Specials
- Short Snacks
- Bites Place
- Sri Lankan & Far Eastern Mains
Fresh Bite Paprika
If you are planning to go out for dinner with your friends and family in Abu Dhabi to have some authentic Sri Lankan food, then you need to visit Fresh Bite Paprika (if you are based out in Dubai, you get many options for Sri Lanka restaurants in Dubai).
This restaurant opens quite early in the morning (at 7:00 AM) and serves authentic Sri Lankan food and some Indian dishes. You will find a lot of variety in the Sri Lankan food menu and there are some amazing vegetarian options available as well.
You can also sigh relief by knowing the fact that this restaurant procures fresh ingredients to serve tasty meals to its customers.
So, the next time you crave hoppers or kottu roti, you can straight away come to Fresh Bite Paprika. Some of the food options listed on the restaurant’s menu is:
- Rice & Curry
- Fried Rice
- Curry Specials
- Sri Lankan Specials
- Indian Cuisine
- Pittu & Hoppers
If you are craving lip-smacking fusion Sri Lankan food late at night, then you can head to Eastern Palace restaurant situated in Madinat Zayed.
This restaurant remains open till 12:00 AM at midnight and the best part is you can get food delivered to your place from this restaurant via some known food delivery app like careem food.
Also, if you have valid promo code, you can get discounts on online food delivery in Abu Dhabi. The place is quite decent with comfortable seating space and a pleasant ambience; the restaurant has friendly staff and the food is not at all overpriced.
Apart from authentic Sri Lankan food, you can also get Indian dishes and Nepali food at this place.
If you happen to visit this restaurant, you should definitely try their Devilled Chicken, Sambal and fried Rice, and Koththu. At the restaurant you can find options like:
- Chinese Food
- Sri Lankan Food
- Fusion Thai Dishes
- Indian Snacks
Sri Lanka Butterfly Restaurant
This is a small restaurant located in Mussafah Shabiya, Abu Dhabi, and is run by a Sri Lankan himself; the restaurant is known for its Sri Lankan Cuisine. The place only has a few tables but the place is kept in proper condition.
If you happen to visit this restaurant in person or place an order online, do not forget to get Mani Pittu and Sambols (one of the bestsellers of this place). There are a lot of food options listed on Sri Lanka Butterfly Restaurant’s Menu, like:
- Main Course
- Short Eats
- Rice & Curry
- Lump Rice
- Devilled Rice
Teatime Srilanka Restaurant
This place serves authentic Sri Lankan food that too at an extremely budget-friendly price. The restaurant is located in Al Danah- Zone-1, Abu Dhabi, and The portion size served at this restaurant is quite generous (in fact, if you place an order of Chicken Kotthu plate, it will be enough for two people).
If you are ordering Sri Lankan food from this place do not forget to treat yourself with Kothu Roti.
This restaurant is open till late and night and you will find all the known Sri Lankan dishes at this restaurant. Some of the food options that you must not miss here are:
- Sri Lankan Snacks
- Sri Lanka Mains
- Rice & Curry