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What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Everything delivers here. The grocery store, the bakery, Indian, Thai, Chinese, pizza, McDonalds, Domino's, you name it and they deliver. - Sep 28, 2017
There have been lots of restaurants coming up, post 2009 - Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Indian, Chinese, etc. Plus there are some great coffee shops and cafes too. There is a great site for review on everything in Sri Lanka, Take out is available almost anywhere and make sure you keep your eye on new openings of events, venues and restaurants! - Mar 20, 2017
McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino Pizza (cheaper than the U.S). - Sep 28, 2013
Many. Ignore the fast food ones. They are terrible. EVERYTHING has chilli in it. Many good restaurants are listed in the guides. All gay-friendly. - Sep 23, 2012
There are two McDonald's, one KFC, and two Pizza Huts in Colombo. Fast food in Sri Lanka is curry and rice which is available everywhere. Food quality is a big issue. The larger hotels all have restaurants, cost is reasonable in comparison to U.S. costs, although outrageously expensive in comparison to the local economy. - Dec 7, 2011
McDonald's, Pizza Hut, KFC and Domino's are the most prominent chains (around 3-4 USD for a burger meal, 4-5 USD for a small pizza). But there are lovely more upscale restaurants available, making the fast food chains only a rare best option. Delivery service available through Indian, Sri Lankan, Swiss, Steak, and mixed Western are all readily available and of good quality. Mexican food hard to get. - Feb 8, 2010
Rice and curry. Get used to it. I never ate at McDonalds but rather went to smaller restaurants. The name restaurants at hotels are just as expensive as Europe or the U.S. - Sep 7, 2008
There are several fast food places including McDonald's. - Feb 26, 2008