2022 Jan 27
With Colombo’s culinary landscape ever-expanding, it’s no surprise that Thai food is gaining in popularity across the city. From a delicious Tom Yum to a classic Pad Thai, here’s where you can grab Thai food in Colombo.
Krua Thai by Dao
A little hole-in-the-wall eatery in Kolpitty, Krua Thai serves up some delicious fare that won’t break your wallet. With a very homely feel to the food and the place, like you’re eating right out of someone’s kitchen, you can enjoy a hefty meal that will leave you feeling quite satisfied for LKR 1000.
With two outlets based in Pelawatta and Colombo 5, Quick Thai has a very franchise-like feel with its generic décor and average price tag. For around 1500 per head, you can enjoy a pretty decent meal.
Thai Heritage Food Truck
With Colombo’s food truck scene gaining in popularity, the Thai Heritage Food Truck can be found on Havelock road, open from 12 noon to 3.30pm and again from 6pm – 10pm. You can satisfy your Thai cravings for LKR 1000 and their Pad Thai is a real winner.
Thai Express MC Food Court
For a few dishes that aren’t quite Thai, like the Thai Special Koththu (??) or a Thai Fried Rice, Thai Express is situated at the Majestic City, Crescat, and Liberty Plaza food courts. The food might be a little questionable but the service is friendly and fast and if you’re into Sri Lankan-ised Thai food, here’s the spot for you.
Hotline – 0112 438 300
Address – Majestic City, Crescat, Liberty Plaza food court
Opening hours – 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (All branches)
Laksa Noodle Bar
A little eatery in Thimbirigasyaya, Laksa Noodle Bar is fairly new and quite good at what they do. With a range of South Asian noodles to choose from, they dish up a good Thai Woon Sen Noodle and Pad Thai. Their portions are huge and will cost you about LKR 1500 per head.
Situated at Park Street Mews and specializing in high-end South Asian food, Monsoon dishes up some well curated, high quality Thai dishes perfect for sharing amongst family or friends. Their Sarong Prawns are especially delicious so don’t forget to try it out!
An extension to the Beverly Street clothing complex in Rajagiriya, Café Beverly serves up some multi-cultural cuisine with quite a few Thai offerings as well. From their Sweet ChilI Wings to their Seafood Cakes, Café Beverly is a more laid-back option to grab some yummy Thai.
Thai Cuisine Boulevard
On the more refined side of Thai dining is Thai Cuisine Boulevard in Bambalapitiya with very impressive food, service and ambiance. With authentic flavors and high-quality ingredients, this place is a perfect spot for a date night for Thai cuisine enthusiasts.
Considered one of Thailand’s best restaurants since 2006, Nara Thai delivers a unique set of dishes, each containing ingredients imported from Thailand itself, and ensures a truly authentic Thai experience for its customers. Serving up unique elements such as the Anchan Iced Tea, Nara Thai impresses time and time again.
Royal Thai Cinnamon Lakeside
A high-end restaurant situated at Cinnamon Lakeside, Royal Thai boasts an upscale ambiance and stellar service. Perfect for group celebrations or any occasion where you just feel like treating yourself, the quality of the food at Royal Thai has been consistent over the years, and all their dishes are quite delicious, regardless of whether or not you like Thai food.
Hotline – 0112 491 945
Address – Inside Cinnamon Lakeside
Opening hours – open 24 hrs a day
Robata Grill and Lounge
Formerly a Japanese restaurant, Robata has now opened its doors to six more types of Asian cuisine. Situated at the Movenpick Colombo, their mains are quite generous in portion when the price is considered, and you can enjoy an incredible meal for about LKR 1500 per head.
Hotline – 0117 450 450
Address – A2, Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo-07
Opening hours – 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 7:00pm to 11:00 pm
Instagram – @robatagrill
Facebook – @Robata-Grill-and-Lounge
Nom Nom Thai
Situated down Maya Avenue, this restaurant caters to Thai food with a dash of south Asian flavour. The food is certain to tantalize your tastebuds and leave you hankering for more. Portion sizes are quite large enough and the price per head is LKR 1500.
Ban Thai Seafood Restaurant
This restaurant is an ideal location for food connoisseurs looking to relish their palate with authentic Thai food. Ban Thai offers a unique experience for everyone, by catering to varying tastes with a heaping amount of seafood in their menus. Prices may vary depending on the quantities chosen, but a single meal would come to around LKR 1500-2000.
Hotline – 0112 576 676
Address – 31/5, Sea Avenue, Colombo-03
Opening hours – 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Siam House Restaurant
Siam House is one of the oldest Thai food restaurants in Colombo and has been a worthy value addition in helping Sri Lankans discover Thai food in unparalleled ways, over the years. Price per head is LKR 1500.
Located in Colpetty, Jack Tree has always been a hub for iconic Thai food in Colombo. The restaurant offers a plethora of Thai food choices for their customers and never fails to impress. Prices may vary depending on the dishes, put the price for a decent meal, ranges from LKR 1000-2000.
Lan Tao Cafe & Fusion Restaurant
Lan Tao cafe is a family friendly Thai restaurant with a slight drizzle of Sri Lankan taste in their cuisine. The restaurant possesses a homely ambience and is truly welcoming. Price per head comes to around LKR 1000-2000.
Mama Thai Cuisine
Mama Thai caters authentic Thai cuisine that is sure to leave your tastebuds sizzling with flavour. The restaurant’s ambience and food are a definite hit in the heart. Prices per head range from LKR 1000-2000.