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06 53/3 Ramakrishna Road Colombo, Colombo 00600, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 361384
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We recently visited with my company colleagues plus an Indian colleague who recently our office. Place was very calm and attractive. In order to avoid any difficulties we did a reservation by calling. They had already arranged a place when were entering the place. Staff was very active and helpful. Although the place was bit crowded they were managed to... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place for a quick snack or lunch bite. A bit pricey for the fare and mind the deep fry oil. Service was somewhat wanting but OK. Some upgrades in washrooms and hand washing areas was evident but still could be improved.

Thank RHM63
Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shanmugas is the best vegetarian restaurant we ever tried in Sri Lanka. And also the best atmosphere. Not a big big grand decor, 3 little rooms, each room has 3 to 4 tables, a geniun vegetarian - no alchole, fruit juice & water available. 148 dishes on the menu you bound to fine dishes to your taste.My husband & I... More 

Thank Chris G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best ever you could find in colombo for veg food. loved it alot. affordable price. quality service. recommended to all indian food lovers. its a should visit place if you are in colombo.

Thank JaydenCruz
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean & affordable prices. Their starters are not so appetizing. Dosa, South Indian Tali meals & other meals are really nice. Especially, Panner butter masala & Vegetarian Omlet is always nice. Clean & njce environment. But less seating capacity. I can always recommend this restaurant to all vegetarian food lovers.

Thank Chensrj
Marbella, Spain
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shanmugas is THE place to go if you are a vegetarian (or perhaps even if you're not!) This restaurant is a regular among my cousins who practically flock here on most nights after they come from Germany because they love South Indian (particularly vegetarian) cuisine. & rightly so, Shanmugas is usually jam packed with local & foreign clients alike, therefore... More 

Thank spiritlandez
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were in Colombo for one day and our only concern was to arrange for lunch is breakfast and dinner was served at the hotel. We wandered around Colombo looking for a good vegetarian restaurant (my mother does not like cafes). We had been to about 4 different restaurants in the hopes that they would serve good Indian food, but... More 

Thank LavanyaRa
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If your looking for something vegi then this is the place for you, all Indian types of food are available here, and it is mouth watering. their paper thosé is just perfectly yummy!

Thank Mrs.C. Fernando
Navi Mumbai, India
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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the restuarant today for south India unlimited thali which is reasonably priced at Sri Lanka Rs. 550 and liked the quantity of food though service was slow.

Thank MohanAmin
New Delhi, India
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Hello, I visited this place twice. Their menu is according to the time you go... Most of the North Indian dishes are served between 3-7 pm .. The south Indian menu is good and the taste is also very good.. The North Indian variety is good but the food is ok ok .. But for vegetarians this is best option... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 06 53/3 Ramakrishna Road Colombo, Colombo 00600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 361384

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?