Some of the best South Indian vegetarian food in town
A hidden food gem
Past the Kathiresan Kovils you will come across a little oasis of a restaurant perfect for a cool lunchtime bite. Sri Suryas’ main selling point is its legendary South Indian vegetarian fare. In-the-know Colombo residents regularly take the trouble to travel through gruelling traffic and crowds just to have one of its stuffed dosas. As Chamath, an office worker on lunch break who came here all the way from the other side of Pettah told us ‘Many will swear by the fact that this is the most authentic Indian veg food to be found in Colombo’. Inside you will find a cosmopolitan mix of blue and white-collar workers, families, couples, and tourists. A great place to get acquainted with authentic South Indian cuisine!
What to order?
Locals come here for the stuffed hot dosas (a giant filled pancake) and vadeys (a crispy prawn and cracker concoction), and they also do a mean version of that South Indian classic, the ghee roast dosa. Their range of sweets isn’t too bad either. Our favourite is the laddu.