Best Seafood Restaurants in Colombo 

Sri Lanka being the island paradise it is, is known for its great seafood, both our traditional takes on seafood dishes as well as the many restaurants in Sri Lanka that serve up fresh and lip-smacking well-known delicacies from under the sea. From the traditional and well-loved Jaffna Crab Curry to every Sri Lankan’s favourite Hot Butter Cuttlefish, to Batter Fried Prawns to seafood platters that will either knock you out or leave you craving more. This little island country has a bountiful amount of seafood restaurants, ready and waiting to serve up dishes which are bursting with different flavours, created from recipes from all over the world.

Here’s a list of great seafood restaurants in Colombo!


1. Lagoon

Speciality: Indian, Continental, Chinese and Thai seafood cuisine, with live preparation

Price range: LKR 1,000 – LKR 18,000

Tel: 0112 497 371

Open hours: Monday to Saturday, 12 pm to 2.30  pm and 6 pm to 12 am | Sunday, 11.30 am to 3 pm and 6 pm to 12 am

Address: Cinnamon Grand Colombo — 77, Galle Road, Colombo 03

Facebook: @Cinammon Grand Colombo

Instagram: @cinnamongrandcolombo

Website: Cinnamon Grand


2. Crab Factory 

Speciality: Crab cocktails and signature hot pot

Price range: LKR 1,500 – LKR 25,000

Tel: 0112 446 622

Open hours: Daily, 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm

Address: Taj Samudra — 25, Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo 02

Facebook: @Taj Samudra

Instagram: @tajsamudracolombo

Website: Taj Samudra


3. The Ocean

Speciality: Fresh seafood ranging from crabs to prawns, cuttlefish, oysters and more

Price range: LKR 1,000 onwards

Tel: 0771 087 720

Open hours: Daily, 11.30 am to 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm

Address: The Kingsbury Colombo — No 48, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01

Facebook: @The Kingsbury

Instagram: @thekingsbury

Website: The Kingsbury


4. Manhattan Fish Market

Speciality: Fish and Chips, sharing platters and seafood bucket

Price range: LKR 1,000 – LKR 15,000

Tel: 0112 301 901

Open hours: Monday to Thursday, 12 pm to 11 pm | Friday, 1.30 pm to 11 pm

Address: 313, Galle Main Road, Colombo 03

Facebook: @The Manhattan Fish Market

Instagram: @mfmsrilanka

Website: Manhattan Fish Market Menu


5. Isso

Speciality: Prawn dishes 

Price range: LKR 1,000 – LKR 15,000

Tel: 0117 770 300

Open hours: Daily, 11 am to 11 pm 

Address: 53, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 03

Facebook: @Isso 

Instagram: @prawncrazy

Website: Isso


6. Ministry of Crab

Speciality: Crab dishes

Price range: LKR 2,000 onwards

Tel: 0770 024 823

Open hours: Daily, 12 pm to 10.30 pm

Address: Old Dutch Hospital Complex, 04, Hospital Street, Colombo 01

Facebook @Ministry of Crab

Instagram: @ministryofcrab

Website: Ministry of Crab


7. The Station Restaurant & Bar

Speciality: King prawns and mud crabs dishes

Price range: LKR 1,500 – LKR 4,000 

Tel: 0112 715 232

Open hours: Monday to Friday, 11 am to 3 pm and 5 pm to 11 pm | Weekends, 11 am to 2.30 pm and 5 pm to 12 am

Address: 1/41, Wasala Road, Dehiwala

Facebook: @The Station



8. Seafish Restaurant

Speciality: Signature seafood boat and seafood mixed grill

Price range: LKR 1,600 – LKR 14,000 

Tel: 0112 326915

Open hours: Monday to Sunday, 11 am to 11 pm

Address: 15, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 02

Facebook: @Seafish Restaurant 

Website: Sea Fish Restaurant and Bar


9. Breeze Barracuda

Speciality: Asian fusion seafood dishes

Price range: LKR 900 – LKR 4,000

Tel: 0770 707 050 (Galle Face)

Open hours: Monday to Sunday, 11 am to 11 pm

Address: 10, Galle Face Drive, Colombo 02 

Facebook: @Breeze Barracuda


Website: Breeze Barracuda Menu


10. Dampa Seafood Sri Lanka

Speciality: Dampa Feast, mussels, octopus and prawns

Price range: LKR 900 – LKR 14,000 

Tel: 0759 348 348

Open hours: Daily, 10 am to 10 pm

Address: 12, Level 06, One Galle Face Mall, Colombo 02

Facebook: @Dampa Seafood Sri Lanka

Instagram: @dampaseafoodsrilanka


11. Tilapiya Colombo

Speciality: Tilapiya fish, baby octopus, all-day brunch bowls and fried meat and seafood 

Price range: LKR 1,000 – LKR 7,000

Tel: 0771 787 726

Open hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 11 pm | Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 11.30  pm

Address: 11B, MS 4 Mini Stand, Phillip Gunewardana Mawatha, Race Course Avenue, Colombo 07

Facebook @Tilapiya Colombo

Instagram: @tilapiya_colombo

Website: Tilapiya Colombo


12. Mister Oyster

Speciality: Oysters, clams and mussels

Price range: LKR 1,000 – LKR 8,500 

Tel: 0779 656 567

Open hours: Daily, 9 am to 6 pm

Address: 47/44, 4th Cross Road, Laiyange Mawatha, Palewatta, Battaramulla

Facebook: @Mister Oyster

Instagram: @misteroystersrilanka


Have we missed any spots or do you have a recommendation to add to the list? Let us know!

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