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  • Sri Lankan
  • 227 W 28th St, New York NY10001 40.747883 -73.994627
  • (Btwn 7th & 8th Ave)
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  • (212) 494-0000
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User Ratings (Based on 5 reviews)

Food 4.0 Value 2.9
Service 3.5 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 494-0000
(347) 938-6120
(212) 494-0001
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Daily: 11am-10pm
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Good for Groups, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Banana Leaf

    Posted by foodienyc on 03/20/2014

    best indian/srilankan food

    We tried to this place randomly today for lunch and I had to instantly write abou it. It was by far some of the best food I've had. Being Indian, I always go to curry hill if i'm in the mood for south asian food but i'm def switching & coming over here for lunch. first of all, it's a sri lankan restaurant, not indian. they have a great buffet for about $10 and lots of veg and non veg options. we tried their a la carte menu: a dutch/sri lankan dish: Lampri with seafood. it came wrapped ina banana leaf and the aroma was just amazing. also had the hoppers and veg kotthu which were both tasty. the portions were big. each dish we ordered could be shared with two ppl easily. not too expensive either. also loved the decor..had some great painting exposed brick walls..and the staff was great. very friendly and took the time to explain the menu to us. it probably doesnt get that many visitors due to its location but i rather walk the extra 10 mins during lunch and go here now instead of curry hill.

  • Banana Leaf

    Posted by Cw on 01/22/2012

    Great food

    My friends and I ordered from here on a whim and were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. There isnt great indian food in chelsea too so a treat if you're craving something from the subcontinent...tip: if you like your food spicy, let em know...

  • Banana Leaf

    Posted by Eddie on 09/05/2011


    Solid Sri Lankan restaurant. The food tasted quite similar to what I ate on a trip to SL a few years ago except for a few missing ingredients that aren't available in the US. Hoppers are good and the rice dishes well made. Looking forward to return visits.

  • Banana Leaf

    Posted by NS on 08/13/2011

    Much improved and worth a visit!

    We saw the first review and were startled with the disappointing experience. We ate here last week, the place has been open for 5 months so perhaps the've improved. But the food was great! A friend ordered lamb biriyani, very flavorful and filling. One of us ordered the lampri, definitely a unique dish unlike anything you'd get. There aren't many Sri Lankan places in town, this one is worth checking out!

  • Banana Leaf

    Posted by Ashok b on 07/28/2011

    Total disappointment

    Read the review in Village Voice and went last night .The food was well below average , the hoppers were cold, the fish overcooked and inedible,the shrimp barely ok.How can I talk about service when it was non existent.The place was near empty and the waiter woulnt come to the table ,sat looking at TV.Evary time we needed something I had to go and walk to the waier.And they ran out of milk after they served the coffee. the piece de resistance, there was a cockroach running on the wall .One of the staff killed the insect and apologized."It came from the street"

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