Palmyrah Restaurant Colombo

Bearing a moniker deeply evocative of the palmy Northern gardens, ‘Palmyrah Restaurant Colombo’ celebrates peninsular recipes hailing from a sun-speckled family kitchen in Kayts, Jaffna.

The Menu

Located at the ‘Renuka City Hotel’ in the heart of Colombo 3, this dining retreat encapsulates the exotic spirit of timeless Yaal gastronomy. From palmyrah-root-flour based Odiyal Cool Soup and coconut-milk creamed Paal Rasam, to seasoned-beef spiced Roti Savoury and crab-meat interspersed Vol Au Vents, starters are full of flour and meat inspired flavours.

Exotic traditional culinary classics, including Mutton Masala Dosai, Egg Hoppers, String Hoppers, Pittu and Saffron Rice pair well with a host of accompaniments: Spicy curries like Fish Ambul Thiyal (Sour Fish), Chicken and Crab Meat; Vegetarian dishes like brinjal-based Vendaya Kulamba, Poori Potato, creamy Cashew Nut Curry and Dhal Curry; Coconut, Onion Relish, Chili, Ash Plantain and Bitter Gourd Sambols; Onion and Chili Pickle; and Mango Chutney.

The ‘Palmyrah Legends’ collection highlights spice-seasoned Prawn Cakes, slow-cooked Mutton Poriyal, calamari-laden Kana Vai Pirettal and the inimitable Jaffna Crab Curry. The local street-favourite griddle-fry-up, Kottu, brims with meat and seafood concoctions.

The Experience

From framed black and white photos of Jaffna adorning the walls - to hand-woven palmyrah baskets that make for table centerpieces and antique bells hung around - the exotic, far-away feel is maintained throughout. The seating areas are splashed with purple and turquoise shades taken from a Kovil’s colour palette.

Egg Rulang with Shrimp; scrambled egg and shrimp, danced in sunny Jaffna spices…

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Sri Lankan


Asian Fusion

Starting price

LKR 400 Upwards

Business Hours

06.30am - 10.30am, Monday to Sunday

12.00pm - 02.30pm, Monday to Sunday

07.00pm - 10.30pm, Monday to Sunday


Sri Lankan

Sub Continental

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