2020 Mar 6
While Colombo may not seem like a dumpling hotspot at first glance, there are ample restaurants which offer various kinds of dumplings in and around Colombo. To our surprise, dumplings are more popular now, so much so that even a few non-Chinese restaurants cater to dumpling fanatics to satiate those stubborn appetites. So here are a bunch of restaurants in and around Colombo, at which your dumpling cravings will be put to rest!
1. Long Feng, Cinnamon Lakeside
Indulge in an All You Can Eat dim sum buffet handcrafted by Long Feng’s master chef, Meiqin Duan, on Saturdays and Sundays. Boasting over 30 varieties of delicious dim sum, this buffet is priced at LKR 2950,
Address – 117, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 2
Contact – 0112 491 949
Opening Hours – 12PM – 3.30PM, 7PM – 11PM
2. Ming Han
A little birdy told us that their boiled pork dumplings are to die for and cost LKR 660, while their pan-fried dumplings (Teppan Dumplings) are priced at LKR 960. Steamed dumplings are priced at LKR 600.
Address – 14, Deanston Place, Colombo 3
Contact – 0112 576 533
Opening Hours – 11.30AM – 3PM, 5.30PM – 10.30PM
3. Momos by Ruvi
Pioneering the dumpling scene in Colombo, Momos by Ruvi offers super affordable Halal dumplings with either a veg, chicken, beef, or prawn filling. They have platters of dumplings and soup dumplings too!
Address – 664, Galle Road, Colombo 3
Contact – 0774 388 786
Opening Hours – 11.30AM – 9.30PM (Tuesday to Sunday) Closed on Monday
4. Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel
If what you are looking for is splendid interior and stellar dim sums, Shang Palace is for you. They prepare their dumplings steamed, boiled, and fried, and not to mention delicious!
Address – 1, Galle Face, Colombo 2
Contact – 0117 888 288
Opening Hours – 12PM – 3PM, 5.30PM – 11PM
A beautiful and romantic spot for a date, the Japanese restaurant Zen, doubles as a go-to spot for dumplings too. They have pan-fried gyoza stuffed with minced chicken, served with ponzu sauce.
Address – Zylan Luxury Villa, Rosmead Place, Colombo 7
Contact – 0112 686 880,0112 686883, 0112 681883, 0112 695883
Opening Hours – 11.30AM – 11.00PM
6. Wan Ge Di Ya
Whether it’s chicken and shrimp syumai (LKR 600), vegetable dumplings (LKR 600), Har gow shrimp dumplings (LKR 850), or chive and pork pot stickers (LKR 800), Wan Ge Di Ya has got it all! Message the Facebook page for reservations as the contact number is currently out of order.
Address – Odel Promenade, 5, Alexandra Place, Colombo 7
Contact – 0115 948 604
Opening Hours – 11AM -12AM
7. Sushi Kai
A beloved Japanese restaurant, Sushi Kai offers both chicken (LKR 950) and vegetable (LKR 620) gyoza, and even scrumptious octopus ball dumplings (1150) for those adventurous souls.
Address – 143A, Jawatte Road, Colombo 5
Contact – 0112 081 918, 0771 566 568
Opening Hours – 11AM – 10.30PM
8. Laksa Noodle Bar
While the eatery is known for its spin on Asian street food with a focus on noodles, it also has wok-fried prawn dumplings on the menu which will leave you craving for more!
Address – 179 Thimbirigasyaya Rd, Colombo 00500
Contact – 0112 559 799
Opening Hours – 12PM – 3PM, 6.30PM – 9.30PM (Tuesday to Thursday), 12PM – 3PM, 1PM – 3PM (Friday), 1PM – 8PM (Saturday), Closed on Sunday and Monday
9. Ramen Misoya
Yes, yes, this restaurant is known for its delectable miso-based ramen, but have your tried their dumplings? They offer fantastic pork (LKR 990), chicken (LKR 990), and prawn gyoza (LKR 1140).
Address – Race Course, Phillip Gunawardena Mawatha, Colombo 7
Contact – 0772 206 652
Opening Hours – 11.30AM – 3PM, 6PM – 10.30PM (Tuesday to Sunday) 11.30AM – 3PM, 6PM – 10PM (Saturday), Closed on Monday
Address – 179, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 5
Contact – 0112 559 799
Opening Hours – 12PM -3PM, 6PM – 9.30PM (Tuesday to Thursday), 12PM – 3PM, 6PM – 10PM (Friday), 6PM – 10PM (Saturday), Closed on Sunday and Monday
10. Yue Chuan, The Kingsbury Hotel
A personal favourite for some authentic Chinese, Yue Chuan, whips up homemade boiled, pork with celery, chicken with Chinese cabbage, and assorted vegetable dumplings, all priced at LKR 800.
Address – 4, Janadipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1
Contact – 0112 421 221
Opening Hours – 11AM – 3PM, 6.30PM – 11.30PM
11. Mama’s Kitchen, Food Studio
Offering yummy chicken, beef, and prawn dumplings in 6 piece and 12 piece portions, Mama’s Kitchen at Food Studio, One Galle Face, claims that their prawn dumplings are their best seller so do try them!
Address – 1A, Centre Road, Colombo Sri Lanka
Contact – 076 141 4241
Opening Hours – 11AM – 11PM
12. Shanghai Terrace
Shanghai Terrace cooks up delicious dumplings which come in chicken and veg, pork and veg, and egg and veg varieties, all of which are priced at a standard price of LKR 908. Available for dine-in and delivery.
Address – 811, Kotte Road, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Contact – 0112 878 878
Opening Hours – 11AM – 3PM, 6PM – 11PM
13. Steam Boat
Us Sri Lankans are not strangers to this restaurant chain with its many branches around the country. They offer dumplings only under their kids menu, so this one is for the little ones who crave gyoza. Branches at Nawala, Mt. Lavinia, Moratuwa and Kadana.
Address – 14, Narahenpita Road, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Contact – 0112 806 806
Opening Hours – 11AM – 3PM, 6PM – 11PM
14. Chef Tyro Fushion Restaurant
Although not solely a Chinese restaurant, Chef Tyro Restaurant whips up some amazing salmon gyoza priced at LKR 600 which is not too bad for some yummy salmon dumplings.
Address – 203, Sir James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo 2
Contact – 0770 125 805
Opening Hours – 10AM – 10PM
15. Asylum Restaurant and Lounge Bar
An upscale addition to the list for those fancy date nights, Asylum, does dumplings right! They have pork momo dumplings and prawn gyoza, both served with a soy chilli dipping sauce and priced at LKR 1650.
Address – 3, Arcade, Independence Square, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7
Contact – 0773 601 377
Opening Hours – 10AM – 11.00PM
16. Jade Dragon
All falling under Jade Dragon’s Chef’s Specials category, the pork (LKR 900), chicken (LKR 800), and seafood (LKR 1100) dumplings are a must-try to satisfy those dumpling cravings.
Address – 26, Marine Drive, Colombo 3
Contact – 0715 169 169
Opening Hours – 8AM – 11PM
17. Chinese Delight
While its ambience doesn’t entirely match its price point, Chinese Delight is still a good eatery to get keep the dumpling cravings at bay with their steamed chicken and pork dumplings, both priced LKR 638.
Address – 41A, Ridgeway Place, Colombo 4
Contact – 0112 580 587
Opening Hours – 10.30AM – 3PM, 5PM – 10.30PM
18. Thai Heritage Food Truck
Crispy chicken dumplings anyone? The mouth waters at the sound of it, and Thai Heritage Food Truck delivers. Priced at only LKR 660, give these dumplings a taste and thank us later.
Address – 381, Havelock Road, Colombo 6
Contact – 0777 003 688
Opening Hours – 11PM – 3PM, 6PM – 11PM (Tuesday to Sunday) Closed on Monday
19. Tsukiji Uoichi
Filled with ground pork and an assortment of veggies, wrapped in the thinnest of dough, Tsukiji Uoichi’s yaki gyoza comes in both 5 piece (LKR 780) and 10 piece (LKR 1484) portions.
Address – Arcade, Independence Square, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7
Contact – 0112 670 707
Opening Hours – 12PM – 11PM
One of the OGs in the Chinese restaurant scene, Kinjou, also whips up some delectable and wholesome gyoza (LKR 1068) and syumai (LKR 828) guaranteed to leave you wanting more!
Address – 33, Amarasekara Mawatha, Colombo 5
Contact – 0112 591 728
Opening Hours – 11.30AM – 2PM, 6PM – 10.00PM
21. Crystal Jade
This Chinese restaurant chain which recently opened its doors at One Galle Face, offers steamed black and white shrimp dumplings as a starter priced at LKR 900. We loved the dish so do try it out!
Address – 6th Floor, One Galle Face Mall, 1A, Centre Road, Colombo 2
Contact on – 0112 044 490
Open time – 11AM – 10PM
22. EDO Japanese Restaurant
Being both Halal and a BYOB spot, EDO, caters to those dumplings cravings with its homemade salmon gyoza dumplings. You get 6 pieces for LKR 980 which is not too bad considering its unwavering standard.
Address – 2nd Floor, Colombo City Centre, Sir James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo 2
Contact – 0112 302 502, 0770 125 805
Opening Hours – 9AM – 9PM
23. Kobe, Waters Edge
Along with the restaurant’s mood lighting, Kobe would make a great spot for a date. The high price point of their chicken and pork gyoza (LKR 1500) owes much to its stellar presentation and taste. We loved it!
Address – 316, Ethul Kotte Road, Battaramulla
Contact – 0112 863 863
Opening Hours – 11AM – 11PM
24. Robata Grill and Lounge, Movenpick Hotel
Robata is an all-time personal favourite for affordable and value for money food, and they do not disappoint on the dumpling front either. Their crystal shrimp dumplings cost only LKR 360 for 4 pieces!
Address – 2nd Floor, Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 3
Contact on – 0117 504 470
Open time – 12PM – 3PM, 7PM – 10.30PM
So there you go; a guide to 24 restaurants to take care of those dumpling cravings. Gobble up this delicacy at any of these places and thank us later!
Did we miss out any dumpling hot spots? Let us know in the comments.