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Posted by AS on 08/17/2010
I am visiting USA and found Sigiri by surfing the web. It has absolutely genuine Sri Lankan food. I also talked to the chef (in Sinhalese. ) I had an American friend with me and he absolutely loved the food too. We ate Kottu Rotti, Appa and devilled prawns. He like the Kottu in particular. The food can be ordered hot (Sri Lanka food has chilli that can make your nose stream and eyes tear), medium or mild. We went mild just to be safe. I will go with some other friends tomorrow and let them try mild.
Posted by time and time again on 08/05/2010
sigiri is probably one of the best places in the city to get a great south asian meal, period. there's really nothing else to add to all the other great reviews here. i've been going to sigiri since 2006 and it has never disappointed.
Posted by Danielle on 03/30/2010
I ordered take out from Sigiri for the first time tonight. They were helpful over the phone in helping me pick my meal and the food was ready at the time I asked it to be. The restaurant is small but well decorated and has a nice atmosphere (smells amazing as well). The food was delicious but spicy as heck! I asked for medium and me and my friends still could barely handle it. However, it tasted so good the pain was worth it. My favorite was the prawn curry and Beef Kotthu Roti. Definitely try it, but have lots of water and ice tea waiting on the side! Price was great too.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/27/2009
My family always enjoy having dinner or Sunday buffet at this restaraunt. The food is freshly prepared and flavorful. Some dishes are very spicy, but they are always delicous. While the place is small, the meals have been consistently top notch. Make sure to try Sri Lankan food - it's very unique in flavor and different from your standard Indian cuisine. We will be back again soon!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/07/2009
Loved the food. I was born in SL and really enjoyed the buffet. It was nice and spicy and not toned down as one would expect. Was there on Sunday and had the buffet. The only issue was the space as it was cramped and for the buffet only one person can serve oneself at a time. the others need to wait in line. I wanted to order the lampreis a la carte but they did not have any. The best is that u can BYOB.
Posted by nh002004 on 06/06/2008
we have been going here regularly for 3 years now. every single time we have friends from out of town visit we drag them here ("what? we're not going to curry hill for south asian food??"). we have never had sri lankan food before, and neither had any of our friends, and every single one of them loved the crap out of this place. seriously. of the maybe 30 different people i've brought here, not a single one left feeling unsatisfied. its a really small place though, so not very conducive to parties over 6-7. however, the food is worth splitting into smaller groups for! love it love it love it!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/21/2008
We've been to Sigiri many times over the past few years, often dragging different sets of friends with us, and we (and everyone we've ever taken there) absolutely love it. The food is amazing (and totally different from any other kind of food I'd had before, which is fun), it's BYOB with no corking fee, the service is friendly if sometimes a bit slow when it gets busy (but who can blame them when there are just a few people serving everyone, and as soon as the food comes you don't care that you had to wait a couple extra minutes for your water refill), and the prices are amazingly good. Try the specialties on the first page, and skip the meat curries, which can be a bit tough. Our favorite meal for two (this probably would serve three, but we always come hungry because the food is so amazing): Kotthu Roti with chicken, dhal curry, yellow rice with cashews and raisins, Hoppers (thin crepe-like "bread" shaped like a bowl, ask for both the coconut and the onion sambol they're both great), and Mango a la mode for dessert. Bring a bottle of sweeter or at least not dry white wine with you (to cut the spice) and you have a delicious, rather huge, and surprisingly affordable meal.