Restaurants

Top Choice South Indian in Jaffna

Mangos

With an open kitchen, lots of space and outdoor seating, Mangos is an atmospheric place to dine and wildly popular with extended Tamil families. The South Indian food is exceptional with around 20 dosas (try the ghe…
Top Choice North Indian in Jaffna

Cosy Restaurant

Cosy now has two locations. This (non-vegie) branch has a lovely open courtyard seating and subdued lighting. The big attraction here is the tandoori oven, which fires up at 6pm daily and pumps out delicious naan br…
Sri Lankan in Jaffna

Malayan Café

Highly authentic and atmospheric old-school eatery in the market district with marble-topped tables, wooden cabinets, swirling fans and photos of holy men illuminated by lime-coloured fluorescent tubes gazing down o…
Indian in Jaffna

Green Grass

The garden restaurant here, with tables under a mango tree and around the pool, is a good spot for Tamil, Indian (try the crab curry) and Chinese dishes, and also for an evening beer. Avoid the unappealing indoor di…
Supermarket in Jaffna

Food City

Modern supermarket for international and local foods.
Indian in Jaffna

Jaffna Heritage Hotel

For a refined ambience, the restaurant at the Jaffna Heritage Hotel is perfect. Offers excellent (veg-only) Indian and Sri Lankan food including wonderful coconut rotti and delicately spiced currries. Also a good ch…
Ice Cream in Jaffna

Rio Ice Cream

For a typical Jaffna treat, head to the trio of popular ice-cream parlours behind the Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil. Rio is the local favourite, though local tastes are very sweet.
Sri Lankan in Jaffna

Hotel Rolex

On the main drag, this local eatery is usually bustling and has friendly management, a good range of food options and ‘nuts ice cream’.