Everybody loves burgers. Despite being an icon of American cuisine, this satisfying & filling fast food option has become a popular meal around the world, no matter where you go. Each country offers their own unique take on burgers with a local touch - which makes it a must-try food item even when traveling.
Unsurprisingly, there are numerous burger options when traveling in Sri Lanka too. In addition to the international burger franchises - such as McDonald's, Burger King, KFC, Popeyes, and more - there are numerous other local burger joints scattered around the country, providing an extensive array of mouthwatering burger options to choose from. This article takes a look at some of the best places that you should head to if you're in the mood for a burger.
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Having originally begun as a food truck, Street Burger has grown in immense popularity over the last few years to become one of the best places in Colombo for a delicious gourmet burger. The burger menu at Street Burger offers endless options to choose from - beef burgers, chicken burgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, and unique hybrid burgers. Though the prices are slightly higher than most other burger joints, the portion sizes are extremely good and provide a very hearty meal. The burger joint also offers a number of side dishes including french fries, fries with sriracha mayo & BBQ sauce, crispy ripple strips, and more. Beverages include a variety of milkshakes, fizzy drinks, and cold-pressed juices. The ambiance at the burger joint itself is a very casual and relaxed atmosphere - an ideal place to grab a burger with friends, on the way home.
Address: 34 Ramya Rd, Colombo 004
Phone: 077 347 7733
Open Daily: 11 AM to 11 PM
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Located in the heart of Colombo, this extremely popular burger joint is famed for its affordable range of tasty & succulent burgers. The restaurant first opened way back in 2000 with a vision to offer Colombo's best burgers with quality ingredients and creative menus. It has since become a well-known home-grown brand that has become synonymous with the word burger and is very much loved by locals for good food and value for money. The extensive burger menu at Fazly's offers a number of options - chicken burgers such as chicken cordon bleu, chili chicken, chicken tandoori, chicken tikka, chicken gammon steak, big roast chicken, chicken charley, and much more. Beef burger options include grilled beef burgers, the beef king burger, the big roast beef burger as well as the classic Fazly's beef burger. They also have more burger options such as cheeseburgers, mutton burgers, butter prawn burgers, veggie burgers, tower burgers, and a lot more. In addition to burgers, the menu features a range of other food items as well such as submarines, sandwiches, shawarmas, grilled items, kebabs, and hot dogs.
Address: 1 Vellons Passage, Colombo 02
Tel: 0112 304 504
Open Daily: 3:30 PM to 1:30 AM
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Unlike most local burger joints, Dinemore is a local restaurant chain with several outlets across the country. It is a famed Halal restaurant amongst families who like to drop by for an affordable and quality lunch or dinner together. Though Dinemore is perhaps more famed for its submarines, their menu is extensive and offers a wide range of dishes including burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, rice and curry, wraps, shawarma, and more. Their generous portion sizes, delicious food, and affordable prices really do stand true to its slogan - "So Much for So Little."
Galle | Address: No 447/A Matara Rd, Galle
Colombo 02 | Address: Moors Sports Club No:50 A, Muttayya Road, Colombo 02
Wattala | Address: No 286 A Negombo Road, Wattala
Kandy | Address: No:27-B George E de Silva Mawatte, Aniwatte, Kandy
Nugegoda | Address: No: 127, S.D.S. Jayasinghe Mawatte, Nugegoda
Negombo | Address: 06, Colombo Road, Negombo
Colombo 06 | Address: No:39, Boswell Place Colombo 06
Colombo 03 (Thurstan Road) | Address: No:20, Thurstan Road, Colombo 03
Colombo 03 | No: 60 A, Dharmapala Mawatte Colombo 03
Battaramulla | Address: 960/A/1, Pannipitiya Road, Battaramulla.
One Galle Face | Address: One Galle Face Mall, No.1A, Centre Road, Galle Face, Colombo 02
Warakapola | Address: 283 Dummaladeniya, Warakapola
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Opened relatively new in Sri Lanka, Chili's is another great place to head to for a really good burger. The upscale restaurant is located right next to the One Galle Face Mall, providing quick and easy access for shoppers in the area. Famed for its burgers, Mexican food, and crispy chicken, the menu at Chili's is quite massive - providing something to appease every palate. Burger options include premium burgers such as the Southern Smokehouse Burger and Ranch Burger (with the option of either a chicken patty, beef patty, or veggie patty), while specialty burgers include the Grilled Chicken Burger and the Cajun Club Sandwich. Classic burger options include the Oldtimer burger, Big Mouth Bites burger and the Cajun Chicken Burger. In addition to burgers, a wide range of other dishes are available - soups & salads, pizza & flatbread, mex bowls, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, pastas, steak and ribs, as well as numerous dessert options - the options are endless.
Address: Ground Floor, 1A Center Road OGF Mall, Colombo 002
Tel: 076 281 4487
Open Daily: Noon to 10:45 PM
If you prefer to stick to the big-name food chains, you've got plenty of options. These outlets are readily available in most major cities in the country, making them a great choice when you're out looking for a place to get a Halal meal. Below are a few places to head to for a Halal burger:
The famed McDonald's burger is a safe choice if you're not sure where you should go. Outlets are available across Colombo, with some offering a drive-through option for added convenience. The local menu offers Big Mac meals, a la carte meals, sharing boxes as well a number of kid's meals. Choose from beef burgers, cheeseburgers, crispy chicken burgers, fish fillet burgers, and more. A number of rice dishes are also available, for a slight local touch.
McDonald's Bambalapitiya | Address: 26 Macleod Rd, Colombo 04
McDonald's Kotahna | Address: 178 George R. De Silva Mawatha, Colombo 13
McDonald's Kollupitiya | Address: 498 Colombo - Galle Main Rd, Colombo 03
Another popular fast food option in Colombo, Burger King in Sri Lanka offers a range of classic & signature burgers for diners to choose from. There are presently five outlets that you can head to and menus include a variety of chicken burgers, beef burgers, fish burgers, veggie burgers, and more. Rice and side dishes are also available, along with the usual beverage options.
Burger King Arcade | Address: Independence Arcade, Colombo 07
Burger King Colombo 03 | Address: 283 Galle Rd, Colombo 003
Burger King Old Dutch Hospital Complex | Address: Old Dutch Hospital Complex, Hospital St, Colombo 01
Burger King Kotahena | Address: Kotahena West, Colombo 013
Burger King One Galle Face | Address: Burger King - One Galle Face, Colombo 002
With outlets in a number of major cities in the country, finding a KFC shouldn't be too difficult. Though the star item on their menus is their famed chicken nuggets, you will also find a good number of burger options - including the ever-popular zinger burger.
KFC Race Course | Address: 07 Gs7, Race Course Court, Colombo 07
KFC Jawatta | Address: 85 Jawatta Rd, Colombo 07
KFC Union Place | Address: 278 Dr Colvin R De Silva Mawatha, Colombo 02
KFC Majestic City | Address: 10 Station Rd, Colombo 04
KFC Colpetty | Address: 208 R A De Mel Mawatha Colombo 03
KFC Kiosk Fort | Address: York St, Colombo
KFC Maya Avenue | Address: Hampdon Ln, Colombo 06
KFC Marine Drive | Address: No 21 Charlemont Rd, Colombo 06
KFC Kotahena | Address: 108 George R. De Silva Mawatha, Colombo 013
KFC Dematagoda | Address: 270 Doctor Danister De Silva Mawatha, Colombo 09
KFC Kadawatha | Address: Kadawatha, Pahala Karagahamuna East