Meet the local and international food brands we’ve taken under our wing, and the creative foodies behind them. Our unique mix of eateries stems from the authenticity of the talented chefs, creative homegrown brands and franchises that catch our eye during the selection process.
The plans we have in store for them include growing the local brands internationally, so read on to discover their superhero origin stories, as well as some tips on their best bites, before they become world-famous!
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Appetising Chinese staples with spot-on flavours, China Express encompasses three stalls, each with its own flavour option. Xilan satisfies spicy local palates with that familiar Lankan Chinese kick, Mala Hot Pot serves a Sichuan specialty, and China Street serves Mao cuisine. China Express stays true to the bona fide tastes of Chinese cuisines, no matter what you crave.Download Our menu
Juice culture in Sri Lanka took off back in 1997, when Rienzie Fernando launched Roots - a one-stop shop for all things fruity, cooling, and delicious. Avoiding excess sugar and unhealthy preservatives, Roots was the first juice brand in Sri Lanka to pour out drinks made from real fruits. Ahead of the curve both locally and internationally, the ensuing health food trend subsequently made Roots a legendary brand known for its quality and affordability.Download Our menu
Husband and wife duo Ravi and Sepali launched Okra in the spirit of family-centric Sri Lankan meals, after having raised their three sons on their outstanding homemade cooking. Now all three are award-winning chefs and running the show is Chef Danendra, whose expertise in mouth-watering meals was shaped by commended chefs in Singapore, Dubai, Switzerland, Germany, and the Maldives. He is dedicated to taking the same ethos of family cooking into his parents' latest restaurant venture.Download Our menu
Shiok! is the creation of Dinisuru Fernando - a Sri Lankan who grew up in the food supply business and who went on to open his own East Asian eatery. On his travels, it was authentic Singaporean delicacies such as chicken rice and soy sauce chicken noodles that inspired him to share these nuanced flavours with Sri Lanka, truly earning the exclamation point in its name!Download Our menu
Named after a district in the Ranong Province of southern Thailand, Suksamran Thai is headed by the talented Chef Nishantha. Protein options include seafood, chicken and beef, and each set menu is served with a generous portion of fluffy steamed rice and accompanying curries. The basil and papaya salad in particular is a firm favourite of the restaurant's patrons.Download Our menu
Good Market mum Nani de Silva has captivated many a pop-up visitor's palate with her irresistible Indonesian flair, and she launched her specialty restaurant brand, Sumatran Spice, with Food Studio. Now with her own expert team to whip up Sumatra's signature Padang cuisine - including a to-die-for Nasi Goreng - Nani warmly welcomes you to indulge in the spices of her homeland.Download Our menu
The vision of Japanese restaurateur Hiroyuki Okayama, Tokyo Shokudo presents an exciting Japanese menu of all-time classics that are easy on the wallet, such as chicken katsudon. Run by the same team behind Tsukiji Uoichi at Arcade Independence Square, Tokyo Shokudo has a pleasing range of items sure to satisfy the Sri Lankan palate, along with a sushi bar featuring nigiri, maki and more, artfully prepared before your very eyes!Download Our menu
A quirky eatery well known by restaurant-goers in Sri Lanka, the Sizzle pulls out all the stops to stay true to its official theme. Delighted diners watch their food and drink crackle and fizz with flavour as they're brought to the table, and they have an impressive selection of options to choose from.Download Our menu
Inspired by the cuisines of the Mughal empire, situated at Food Studio Colombo City Centre, Mughlabar offers a range of unparalleled authentic & mouthwatering dishes that will leave you craving for more! With years of experience behind him, Chef Harros brings the classics such as the Biryani and signature dishes like the Lasooni Tikka, making Mughlabar a must visit destination.Download Our menu
Smoking Hearts takes inspiration from the classic low & slow style of BBQ cooking, taking deep cuts and smoking them with tender, loving care. All dishes are a labour of love; the outcome of when love & heat collide. Combining this rich low & slow style of cooking with the best of street food from across the South American border, Smoking Hearts offers up BBQ trays, fresh tacos and churros for a feast that's hard to forget. With select cuts of brisket, chicken and lamb, as well as pulled pollos and smoked chilli beans, there are options for both vegetarians and meat lovers.Download Our menu
Punch is Wine World's first official outlet! Being one of Sri Lanka's premier names in the beverage industry, Punch is truly Sri Lankan. It is an island bar that captures the tropical spirit of Sri Lanka! Serving up the best in cocktails, mocktails, liquour, wine and beer, Punch is sure to become one of Sri Lanka's favourite bars and a popular place to visit in Colombo for mixology masterpiece!Download Our menu
Mitsi's name has always been associated with brilliant Balkans-inspired fare, but Little Prince by Mitsi focuses on the sweeter side of the original cafe's menu. Created by European chef Melicca Rasic, an impressive array of saccharine treats awaits visitors to this breakfast and dessert bar, ranging from coffee shakes and cupcakes to fruit yoghurt, chia puddings, croissants, cruffins, juices, and more.Download Our menu
Italy is a country synonymous with love, and for Suranjan and Shalini, this proved to be true. Travelling to Italy on holiday, the duo cemented their love for one another by becoming engaged, and also developed another love along the way...for gelato! After getting married, they decided to take their commitment to good quality gelato to the next level by quitting their jobs in finance to focus entirely on their mutually new-found love, deciding that they wanted Sri Lanka to share in that love. Experimenting with flavours unique to our island, Isle of Gelato is set to make Sri Lanka fall in love with Italy's most famous dessert and will be exclusively available in Colombo at the food court at Colombo City Center.Download Our menu