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Navratna

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Taj Samudra, No. 25, Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo 03, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a group of four and did not have a reservation. Staff were amazing. They asked us to wait for a while and managed to get a table ready. Once inside - it was a true Taj ambience. Soft live music - instrumental. Food was classic - true to their Indian roots - yummy and mouth watering dishes -... More 

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Thank DrVRaj
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best places in Colombo for authentic Indian cuisine. Being part of a five-star hotel, the restaurant tends to be a bit more expensive compared to other good Indian food outlets elsewhere, but it is fully worth it. This is a tried and tested restaurant that has always lived up to my expectations. Friendly and helpful staff. An... More 

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Thank Amal J
Hyderabad, India
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a dinner at this restaurant. The place has live Indian music and the menu has all the mouth watering Indian dishes that you can ask for. We ordered for a mix of Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian food. The baigan bharta and mutton Roganjosh were a standout. It was an authentic Indian preparation. Aloo parathas were yum too. The chef was... More 

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Thank Manish S
Bangalore
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172 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located in Taj Samudra. The food quality is average. The dishes we ordered were bland and tasteless. It is surprising as Taj is known for the quality of food. Service was not upto the mark. It is an expensive place.Better options are nearby.

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Thank Arvind M
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

After a long day, I was craving for some sweet. Knowing that Indian cousin is very famous with sweets, I decided to pay a visit to Navratna restaurant at Taj hotel for sweets. I ordered malai kulfi and mango kulfi, and I did not regret. Very delicious.

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Thank AbdulazizAlmoosa
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this on visit to Colombo and was not disappointed. It truly lives up to the Taj standard form a decor point to the quality of food. Soft live music by few boys added a bit of nostalgia as well. Tried the galawati Reshmi kebab and they were as good as any outlets in taj in India. The biryani was... More 

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Thank Aammaarr
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Long standing Indian restaurant providing a range of North Indian dishes. The menu has a good selection and tasty. The prices are above average. Friendly staff.

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Thank Eraj W
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Though the food experience is excellent I still rated the restaurant as average because I think the food we had is very expensive.We came for dinner on 21st September and we started with a beer, and two fruit juices, then followed by few non veg and veg starters. then we ordered butter naan with a fish curry and black dhal.... More 

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Thank AnushkaWijepala
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

visited this restaurant after a long time. Still looks the same. Food is still of good quality. Service was good and quick as there wasn't a crowd when we visited. Music by the band was serene.

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Thank Richie S
Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Had a romantic dinner twice at the Navratna restaurant inside the Taj Hotel, and the food was absolutely delicious both times. The staff was attentive and very service-minded, but most importantly, the food was excellent. I highly recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Taj Samudra, No. 25, Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo 03, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?