Our Story

Located in the heart of Colombo, Upali’s was established in 2013 to offer simply Sri Lankan cuisine with a vision of bringing together families and friends, making them feel at home away from home. For Mr Upali Dharmadasa, our founder, the restaurant is very much a labour of love and cooking is his passion. The premises used to be his family home and everyone who comes in is reminded of this as they pass the portraits of Mr Upali’s parents, the illustrious H K Dharmadasa and his wife Meelin.


Our Menu

A complete example of authentic Sri Lankan flavors put into a devouring menu, presented to you by Upali's. A dining experience that will leave you thinking about it until you return and try out more indulging and amazing meals. Check out the menu below and amaze yourself with the variety.

Upali's Baduma

An original fried mixture of banana flower, peanuts, noodles, onions, chilli, garlic & curry leaves

Roti Parata

2 paratas served with chicken or tomato gravy


Seven-in-one vegetable curry. The recipe dates back 2000 years!

Upali's Lunch Set Menu

Choice of two types of rice, served with 3 vegetables, tempered coconut sambol (choice of veg and non veg), papadam, dry fish, red chilli & curried gravy)

Maalu Oluwa (Fish Head Curry)

Fish head cooked in a light, coconut based curry with okra, topped with sliced pineapple & aubergine

Our Specials!

Discover special offers on our wide range of meals that bring you closer to a truly local culinary experience created with quality to add fulfillment to your heart through our food.

Opening Hours

Monday - Sunday

7.30AM - 10.00PM

Hear from our

Happy Customers

Food was very good along with excellent service. I can’t wait to check out their Australian store in Melbourne when I head back home Would highly recommend to all travellers.

Jenny L

We came here following a referral and this is local food in its best! Rich sauces, big choice of dishes and food preferences. Reasonable prices and attentive service. Highly recommended!

Lena M

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