Escape Curry Row’s restaurant hawkers at this intimate, orange-hued space where a familial staff serves up excellent Sri Lankan cuisine. You can order curries, of course, but a bolder choice is the lamprais, made of spiced rice, chicken, fish, plantains and a hard-boiled egg, all baked and served in a banana leaf. Other specialties include rice pancakes (kothus) and spring rolls made with potato and fish. Of the desserts, we like the traditional yogurts and coconut sweetmeats.
Sigiri Sri Lanka Restaurant
|Venue name:||Sigiri Sri Lanka Restaurant||Contact:|
91 First Ave
|Cross street:||between 5th and 6th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–10:30pm; Sun buffet 12:30–3pm, 5:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave; L to First Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $14. AmEx, MC, V. AmEx, MC, V|