Date Spots in Colombo

It’s date night! You’ve got your significant other all hyped up, picked out your outfit, gone for a haircut – but where are you going to go?

Fret not, we’ve rounded up a list of date spots around Colombo, whether you are going on a first date or celebrating an anniversary.

Let us know if we have missed out on any of your favourite date spots in the comments below!

London Grill – Cinnamon Grand

Another great spot for fine dining and romantic fancy dinner date! This is perfect for when you want to celebrate an occasion like an anniversary. While maintaining a constant great name for its steak, you definitely can’t go wrong with the class here. Seafood is great, especially the lobster bisque, which is prepared by your tableside. This high-end steakhouse also has a wonderful vintage feel to it with its bricked wall interior and decorated crests and lamps.  Great ambience, great food and great company. We are sold!

Address: 77 Galle road, Cinnamon Grand

Open hours: 7 pm to 11 pm

Estimated value for two: LKR 6,000 upwards

Berlin Sky Lounge

Berlin Sky Lounge

Berlin Sky Lounge is a traditional rooftop bar that keeps up-to-date with its slick ambience and offers you a 360-degree view of the Colombo skyline. Give it a try. Get wrapped in a cold breeze with your sweetheart over a moonlit dinner. Sunsets aren’t too bad either. 

Address: 101, The Goldblock, 11 Hunupitiya Lake Rd, Colombo 02

Open hours: 12 pm to 11 pm

Estimated value for two: LKR 2,500 

ZEN Japanese Restaurant

Zen (Zylan Rooftop Restaurant)

Zylan is a beautiful boutique hotel down Rosmead Place that has the prettiest rooftop restaurant. This stunning luxury villa has actually been out of everyone’s radars (and it shouldn’t be!). The building structure and its interior is art in itself. It’s super private for a cosy date and not to mention, it’s BYOB!

Address: 115, Rosmead Place, Colombo 7

Open hours: 11.30 am to 11 pm

Estimated value for two: LKR 2,500 upwards

Robata Grill and Lounge

Robata Grill and Lounge at Mövenpick Hotel

With 7 types of Asian Cuisine in one place, super affordable prices for a five-star hotel, stellar service and an incredible, cosy ambience, we can’t rave enough about Robata. Dim lighting and private booths give couples enough and more privacy and the food is absolutely delicious!

Address: 2nd Floor, 24, Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 03

Open hours: 12 pm – 3 pm | 7 pm – 11 pm (last order)

Estimated value for two: LKR 2,500 upwards

Tintagel Colombo

This place is exclusive, private and mind-bogglingly pretty – another great spot for a candlelit date! Watch out for the mosquitoes because it is out in the open, and also the price tag.

Address:  65 Rosmead Pl, Colombo 07

Open hours: 6.30 am to 10.30 pm

Estimated value for two: LKR 8,000

Nihonbashi ( Yakitori Garden and Honten)

Besides being one of the best Japanese restaurants serving fine Japanese cuisine here in Sri Lanka, you can choose between the painstakingly elegant Yakitori Garden and Nihonbashi Honten, both recommended. Yakitori Garden offers a menu serving a plethora of chicken variants while having an offer of 50 % discount on weekdays for dine-in customers (between 6 and 8 pm). Honten, on the other hand, is the epitome of serenity with its minimalist bamboo atrium housing the sushi bar to the Zen rock gardens.

Address: 11 Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 03

Open hours: 12 pm to 2.30 pm | 6 pm to 10.30 pm

Estimated value for two: LKR 6,000 upwards

Il Cielo

Il Cielo

One of the best spots around Colombo to go for Italian. In addition to all the tomatoes and bell pepper and tangy sauces, they also have fine wine to add that final magic touch. We all know how the saying goes, ‘nothing tops Italians when it comes to love’.

Address: 5th floor, The Goldblock, 101/11 Hunupitiya Lake Rd

Open hours: 12 pm to 11 pm

Estimated value for two: LKR 2,500

Breeze Barracuda 

Barracuda, one of the few consistent names in the Colombo food scene over the years, hardly ever fails to amaze. Aptly placed down the Galle Face Green, they offer a neat fusion of a menu ideal for beach hangout spot. You can either sit outside for a lovey-dovey talk or go in for a cosy intimate convo.

Address: No. 10, Galle face drive, Colombo 03

Open hoursMonday – Thursday: 3 pm to 1 am | Friday and Saturday: 12 pm to 2 am  | Sunday: 12 pm to 1 am

Estimated value for two: LKR 4,000

King of the Mambo

King of The Mambo at Galle Face Hotel

From the Cuban-Mediterranean cuisine to the blazing sunsets, the place literally has everything set for a classic date. You can always make it a bit tipsy with a cocktail or two, and they have happy hour deals all around the week.

Address: Galle Main Road, Colombo 03

Open hours: 5 pm – 2 am (Weekdays)  | 12 pm – 2 am (Weekends)

Estimated value for two: LKR 3,000 upwards

Fiftykay Orchids at the Edge

On the lookout for that one special date night? Fiftykay Orchids will not fail you. You can dine inside a super cool glass box and there’re all kinds of vines just hanging from everywhere. Believe it or not, they even have a museum just for Orchids! When I say this place is one-of-a-kind, just trust me. 

Address: 316 Pannipitiya Road, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte 

Open hours: Dinner reservations

Estimated value for two: LKR 12,000

3Brothers Italian Bistro 

3Brothers Italian Bistro

Yet again Italian. With wood-fired ovens, brick walls and racked up wine, the authenticity here is impeccable. Everything from cuisine to fairy lights invite romance, you just have to dive right in. 

Address: 180 Park Rd, Colombo 05

Open hours: 12 pm to 3 pm | 6 pm to 11 pm

Estimated value for two: LKR 2,500

The Embazzy

The Embazzy


One of the most affordable, cosy and classy interiors making everyone turn heads on Flower Road. Personally vouching for the food, the portions are enormous and masterfully done so you won’t have to second guess the quality of food when taking your boo out here. The service is fast but we recommend sitting inside during the afternoon (you don’t want to swat insects away now do you?) and outdoors in the evening under the foliage. Go upstairs for some privacy. Recommended for a casual date.

Address: 76/1 Flower Rd, Colombo 07

Open hours: 7 am to 12 am

Estimated value for two: LKR 4,500


29 floors above all the Colombo buzz, here you’ll have no excuse to not give your dear one all that deserving attention. Other than being a master of fine dining and ultra-romantic ambience, the attention they’ve paid to detail is worth writing home about.

Address: Access South Tower, 278/4, Union Place, Colombo 02

Open hours: Monday – Thursday: 11 am to 11 pm | Friday – Sunday: 11 am to 12 midnight

Estimated value for two: LKR 6,000 


The famous rooftop resto-bar right at the heart of Colombo. Share a beautiful view of Colombo with your very own, get a few shots down and maybe go for a chilled out swim when the sun goes down.  

Address: 57 Ward Place, Colombo 7

Open hours: 10 am to 1 am

Estimated value for two: LKR 6,000



Definitely the go-to-place for a cosy pizza date. They have wood-fired pizza, pasta and almost everything that you think of when you hear the word “Italian”. Rocco’s has an extensive menu to chose from and has gained quite a reliable reputation over the years.

Address: 615A, Nawala Road, Rajagiriya

Open hours: 11 am to 10 pm (Monday – Thursday) | 11 am to 11 pm (Friday – Sunday)

Estimated value for two: LKR 2,000 upwards

Central – Shangri- La Colombo

With two semi-private rooms, Central is ideal for an intimate celebration. You can enjoy a romantic evening with a plethora of flavours, from local to global cuisines such as Japanese, Indian, Western, and Southeast Asian with your date. 

Address: 2, 1  Colombo – Galle – Hambantota – Wellawaya Hwy, Colombo 02

Open hours: 12 pm to 11 pm 

Estimated value for two: LKR 10,000 upwards

Shang Palace – Shangri- La Colombo

Inspired from Beijing’s traditional siheyuan houses, blending with modern luxury, Shang Palace is where you and your date can enjoy intricate delicacies. 

Open Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: Lunch 12 pm to 3 pm, Dinner 6.30 pm – 11 pm  | Weekends Yum Cha 12 pm – 3 pm 

Estimated value for two: LKR 4,000 upwards

Capitol Bar and Grill – Shangri- La Colombo

With an eclectic setting, offering multiple distinguished ambiences, Capitol Bar and Grill is ideal for the intimate experience. Serving the finest steaks and other meat to perfection, with a lively bar! 

Open Hours: Monday to Saturday 6.30 am to 11 pm
Estimated value for two: LKR 4,000 upwards 

Experience Multicultural cuisines within intricate contemporary interiors with your date at Plates. With a unique range of beverages to complement your meal- what a great way to spoil your date!

Address: 77 Galle Road, Colombo 03 

Open hours: Buffet 6 am – 11 pm (Weekdays)  | A’ la Carte Dining 11 am to 11 pm

Estimated value for two: LKR 5,000 upwards

The Gallery Cafe 

Located in Paradise Road, The Gallery Cafe is a beautifully architecturally orchestrated restaurant- perfect for your date. With a combination of artworks and great food! The Gallery Cafe caters to both local and international cuisines.  

Address: 2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 03

Open hours: 10 am to 12 am 

Estimated value for two: LKR 5,000 upwards

The Breeze Bar 

Experience a calm, relaxed and private moment at The Breeze Bar with some cocktails and live performances! 

Address: 77 Galle Road, Colombo 03

Open hours: 10 am to 12 am 

Estimated value for two: LKR 3,000 upwards

Ministry Of Crab 

Ministry of Crab – Reviewed

How fun would your day be splurging through Crab Meat?! It’s all about the fresh seafood experience! Located in the historic hospital- the Ministry of Crab screams excitement from all corners and is an amazing place to have the time of your day with your date. 

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

Open hours: Seating Times: Lunch – 12 pm – 3.30 pm | Dinner – 5 pm to 8.30 pm onwards

Estimated value for two: LKR 14,000 upwards


Want to be pampered with Sushi Rolls? Kuuraka is literally a mini-Japan in Sri Lanka with amazing authentic Japanese dishes. Want to travel to another country with your date? Kuurakan is a great option! 

Address: 48B Park St, Mews 02

Open hours: Monday – Wednesday 12 pm to 10:30 pm  |  Thursday – Saturday 12 pm to 11:00 pm  | Sunday 6 pm to 11 pm

Estimated value for two: LKR 2,000 upwards 

We end our list here and hope this guide helped. Happy dining!   

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