Arabian Knights — Experience Middle Eastern Cuisine in Colombo

Having heard good reviews about Arabian Nights restaurant, Anuradha and I paid a visit yesterday. The middle eastern cuisine spot is located down a small narrow lane off the Galle road in Colpety.

Just after entering the tiny and cosy place, what came to my mind was the story Alibaba and the forty thieves. A smiling and friendly staff member greeted us and took our order. I got a very Middle Eastern Arabic feeling in my mind as I tapped my fingers to the tune of Arabic music (Arabian mixes of popular English songs) which was playing, while we got our food.

Here are the items we ordered.

  • Arabic Shawarma Plate – Rs. 590
  • Smoking Signature Chicken Burger – Rs. 620
  • Strawberry Orange Juice – Rs. 450
  • Laban – Rs. 330

The Arabic Shawarma Plate and Smoking Signature burger were favourites on the Arabian Night’s menu.

The Arabic Shawarma Plate comes two dips; sauce and mayonnaise, a salad and fries on the side. The shawarma was so light and perfectly toasted. I loved the mayonnaise dip more than any other dip I had tasted before.

Arabic Shawarma Plate

The Smoking Signature burger has a variety of Middle Eastern spices. The burger comes with two dips; sauce and mayonnaise, and fries on the side.

Smoking Signature Chicken Burger

The strawberry orange juice was my favourite. It was very soothing and refreshing. I highly recommend this drink.

Strawberry Orange Juice

Laban is popular among Arabs as a healthy refresher.

Final Thoughts

Some people have had experiences with bad service. However, from my experience, I loved the food and it was really good. I felt very comfortable after eating and did not feel stuffed or heavy, as in the case of pizza or very cheesy pastas.

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If you want to try out Middle Eastern cuisine, I would recommend this place. If you haven’t tried out yet, do visit Arabian Nights and enjoy the taste of Arabian food.

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