The cuisine of our very own Island Country – Sri Lanka – is surely a delight to the taste buds of one and all. It has come to be by a number of cultural and historical factors. Sri Lanka is known as the king of spices and mixing those spices with the dishes influenced by other nations and new food items introduced by foreign travelers has given a new twist to the Sri Lankan cuisine. These dishes share close ties with the South Indian, Indonesian and South Asian cuisines. Eat this once and you will surely want to taste this food again. But at times, it is very difficult for us Desis to find authentic Sri Lankan food joints.
We bring you a list of 10 best restaurants in the US that serve original Sri Lankan cuisine:
Appetizing food available here and surely something your taste buds will thank you for. You can relish the flavors of Sri Lanka in Staten Island, Manhattan and New Jersey. http://sigirinyc.com/
2. Kottu House
Now just a word of caution – medium spicy here means HOT! So just watch out and get yourself ready for one hell of a spicy ride. You can find them at 250 Broome St, New York. https://www.kottuhouse.com/
3. Spicy Lanka
Great pricing and great options to eat. Spicy Lanka will surely not disappoint you. The Kothu Roti with mutton along with veg rolls and the fish platter is just the thing you want. Just turn into 159-23 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, NY. They don’t have an official website but you can reach out to them here.
4. New Asha Sri Lanka Restaurant
Just when you feel that you can kill to eat, this is the place for you. Not that you will have to kill someone here but the kind of “comfort food” you need is available right here on 322 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY. http://newasha.us/
5. Caffe Lanka
With friendly staff and minimum waiting time, this is a great place in Bronx if you want to hang out with your friends. http://www.caffelankabronx.com/
6. Ceylon Curry
The authentic Sri Lankan Mutton Kothu Roti is just delectable here. Don’t forget to binge here at 324 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY. http://www.ceyloncurry.net/
7. Randiwa Sri Lankan and Indian Cuisine
Great flavor and even greater menu. Lamb Curry, Egg Hoppers and Kothu Roti will make your day. Do try them at 1405 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY. http://randiwa.space/
A beautiful restaurant and welcoming staff. Just the right quantity for the price makes this place even more special at 226 Bay St, Staten Island, NY. www.sanrasa.com
Just what you call “Home”. The decorations and the ambiance are just so Sri Lankan that you will feel yourself at home whenever you visit them at 668 Bay St, Staten Island, NY. Check out their website: http://lakruwana.com/
10. House of Curry
This gem at 3420 150th St W, Rosemount, MN, serves authentic Sri Lankan and Asian food. Lamb Curry and Chicken Tikka Masala, and Kothu Roti will surely rev up your mood. (houseofcurrymn.com)
Watch out before you explore these places, check the spice ratio in the food and make sure that you don’t eat off your own fingers while enjoying the delectable meals out here. I can surely die in peace after eating here!!