Curry Leaf

Curry Leaf

Sri Lankan food in Bur Dubai Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008

Start with an appetiser of fish croquettes, packed with zingy mackerel and yellow bell peppers stuffed with vegetables. Then move on to Sri Lanka’s national dish, hoppers – rice flour pancakes with a fried egg in their centre, usually eaten with chilli sambol (a spicy side dish) for breakfast.

Then there’s lumpries – rice baked with boneless chicken, beef or lamb, fish cutlets, boiled egg, aubergine, and a delicious sweet onion sambol. A freshly grated sprinkling of coconut adds a creamy touch to the gotu kola salad – a dish made with a native and nutritious combination of fresh herb, onion, tomato and lime juice.

Try the kiri maalu – kingfish cooked in a lightly spiced coconut sauce – alongside string hoppers (steamed rice flour vermicelli) or steamed rice. Sri Lanka’s favourite dessert, watalappan, is strange but very satisfying; a custardy combo of coconut, jaggery, eggs, milk, cardamom and cinnamon, served with ice-cream.

Get yourself down here, quick smart.


By Jeremy Lawrence

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

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  • Location: Mussalla Tower Mall, Bur Dubai, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 397 8940
  • Travel: Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Suren Loganathan on 12 Aug ' 12 at 15:37
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Suren Loganathan on 12 Aug ' 12 at 15:37
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Nicole Fernando on 22 Oct ' 11 at 14:55
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I would say yummy for the food, anytime, it's something special and unique. As for the service, I have never been able to get a good service from the guys working there, they are either lazy or have the "dont care, we are doing you a service by serving you" attitude. Try to get them to deliver your food and most certainly if you order lunch, you might get it for dinner - that is if you are lucky. Recently I ordered lunch from them, order was given at around 11 in the morning and when it had not been delivered even at 1.00pm I called them again. I was told that they have a lot of monthly orders to deliver and so I have to wait and finally after making a few more calls, my lunch arrived at 2.00 pm. Such a shame that the management dont do anything to improve the service and teach their staff to be courteous.

Posted by: Sriyan on 11 Sep ' 11 at 08:33
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Phie Outram on 15 Mar ' 10 at 09:54
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

As a massive fan of Sri Lankan food and a regular at Chef Lanka, i have been trying to find the infamous 2nd Sri Lankan restaurant in Dubai. Was delighted to finally end up in a traffic jam outside it last week and took my husband along for a surprise dinner. Granted the ambience / decor is not up to much (imagine an eccentric food court) and at first i was ready to turn back. But the food was excellent, and the service was very attentive.
In order to compare it to other SL restaurants we stuck to a rather unadventurous Chicken curry, rice, cashew curry, daal and chicken kotu roti. All were exceptionally good - though it would be nice to see one SL restaurant use the better cuts of chicken in the curry - though it is authentic with all the boney bits. Especially liked the meaty kotu roti, and the daal / Cashew curry were incredibley flavoursome. All this was ample to feed 2 people, and came to 70 Dhirams.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant for lunch (when they do special meal deals - traditional rice and curry) or for a quick dinner. It's not exactly going to impress a date, but if you're looking for some cheap, quick, spicy, tasty homecooked food, this is definitely a winner!

Posted by: Shen Baq on 05 Dec ' 09 at 16:20
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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