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mm617 Mar 3, 2009 08:13 AM

I am still drooling over Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations culinary adventures through Sri Lanka. Are there any Sri Lankan restaurants in Boston?

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  1. hiddenboston Mar 3, 2009 08:39 AM

    Someone had actually asked this question awhile ago. There aren't any restaurants in the Boston area that concentrate on Sri Lankan cuisine, unfortunately.

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      craigasaurus Mar 3, 2009 11:56 AM

      I don't think there's any significant Sri Lankan population in Boston to speak of. I hear Toronto might be your closest option.

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      1. re: craigasaurus
        Allstonian Mar 3, 2009 12:11 PM

        There are apparently some Sri Lankan restaurants in NYC.

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          hiddenboston Mar 3, 2009 12:26 PM

          Yup, there are several Sri Lankan restaurants on Staten Island....

          1. re: hiddenboston
            Prav Mar 3, 2009 12:31 PM

            Sunshowers that fall on my troubles
            Are over you, My baby
            And Some Showers I'll be aiming at you
            Cause I'm watching you, My baby

            Sorry, couldn't resist. I love me some M.I.A. :)

            To keep it chow-related, do you think there are any Indian restaurants run by Sri Lankans? I ask this because, as a Nepali, I know many Nepalis who open Indian restaurants,serving the standard canon of muglai Indian food, and may serve a few Nepali dishes on the side. The reason for this is, of course, because Nepali food is not a well-known cuisine, and there is safety in opening an Indian restaurant, a well-known cuisine. Anyone know of any Sri Lankan restaurateurs on the DL?

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              fredid Mar 4, 2009 11:18 AM

              Re NY: And discussion on today's board (Outer Boroughs? Or Manhattan?) about other Sri Lankan places in the city...

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                hiddenboston Mar 4, 2009 11:46 AM

                What's that, fredid? Are you saying there's a discussion over there on that board?

                I think there have been a thread or two in the past on the Outer Boroughs board about Sri Lankan places in S.I.

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                  fredid Mar 5, 2009 05:00 AM

                  Hi hidden - Sorry for the confusion - I was responding to you above, but when my reply was posted under Prav's, it didn't make sense...

                  Here's the link: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/600976. This thread (as you mentioned, there are earlier threads on SI) mentions a place in Manhattan, and a place in Flushing.

                  So now we just have to get some Sri Lankan mama to open a Boston place!

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                    hiddenboston Mar 5, 2009 05:26 AM

                    Wouldn't that be nice? It'd surely beat driving 220 miles to S.I.

              2. re: hiddenboston
                Luther Mar 4, 2009 05:29 PM

                And at least one in Jamaica Queens.

            2. re: craigasaurus
              rlh Mar 4, 2009 10:41 AM

              There is at least one good one in Ottawa - slightly closer...

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