Open Time:11.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m. | 6.00 p.m. - 10.30 p.m. (open until 11.00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday)
Park Street Mews, Park Street, Colombo 02
It’s one of the restaurants of the stretch of restaurants inside Park Street Mews
What we had
Kuuraku has been one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in Colombo for quite some time now. Kuuraku is a quick crowd pleaser because the food is incredible and the service quite satisfactory. Kuuraku is actually a restaurant with its origins rooted back to as late as 1999 in Japan. They’ve got 21 restaurants globally and one here in Sri Lanka inside Park Street Mew’s fancy stretch of eateries.
Our experience this time around with Kuuraku was satisfactory but we’ve had better visits to the place. The food almost always lives up to expectations, but as of recently, it’s the service that’s being letting us down. Keep reading to find out what we thought of the food and our recommendations!
On a related note, props to their ladies washroom for being literally the only ladies washroom in Colombo to have a stocked drawer of necessities, inclusive of sanitary pads – so thoughtful!
I’ve tried most of the sushi their list of rolled sushi, and this has always been the sushi that stole my heart. The prawns are crunchy and flavorful. Definitely recommending this one!
California Roll – LKR 980 (5 nos.)The California Roll is the crab stick sushi which, we were told, is another crowd pleaser. When disintegrated, you’d find a dime of wasabi, cucumber, avocado, and mock crab in it.
Pork Belly with Garlic Sauce – LKR 420 (2 nos.)
I have no words to describe how incredible this pork belly skewer is. I’m salivating for one while writing this! The pork belly is grilled so the char taste penetrates the meat and is coated with a sticky garlic sauce around it. You’ve got to try this one!
They don’t really have too many dumpling options but we aren’t complaining about this one. The fancy thing about a grilled dumpling is its texture and smokiness in the filling – this one hit the mark in both instances.
Garlic Rice – LKR 610
The Garlic Rice wasn’t out of this world but it wasn’t too bad either. It’s a good accompaniment with an additional meat item.
Yakitori Don (Grilled Chicken with rice) – LKR 820
The Yakitori Don is grilled chicken with rice, and this one is to die for. The chicken is soft, and falls off with every bite. The rice and eggs are the perfect combo and the sauce from the Yakitori chicken makes it all the tastier.
Annin Tofu Mango Sauce – LKR 400
Although the name of the dish had the word “tofu” in it, no tofu was used to make this dessert/spotted/tasted. It’s a thick, creamy almond jelly (almost like a parfait) accompanied with some mango sauce on top.
Tempura Ice – LKR 400
Tempura Ice Cream was their best seller so we were pretty excited to try it out. It really did a great job keeping us entertained because what’s not to love about deep fried ice cream?
Have you been to Kuuraku yet? Let us know what you think of it in the comments below! Is there anything we’ve missed?
Tip: Definitely have their incredible Ebi Roll and the Pork Belly in garlic sauce!