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Flower Drum Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Chinese, Asian, Fusion, Sri Lankan
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38 Thurstan Road | Colombo 03, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
+94 11 3 186840
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

One of my favorite restaurants for Chinese cuisine. The friendly staff offers a polite and efficient service. The food is of an excellent quality and the portion sizes are more than enough even for a heavy eater. They have a wide variety of Chinese dishes and most of the time I end up ordering multiple items. The spacious table arrangements... More 

Thank Vachintha
Manager_OakRaySenani, Manager at Flower Drum Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Client, Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit . Thank you so much for your positive feedback on our Restaurant. Commendation like this really motivates us to strive to perform better. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the OakRay Flower Drum Restaurant in the near future. Thank you and best... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I go with my family when I need a good Chinese meal, as they serve delicious crab, prawns, pork and mushrooms etc. (I do not eat beef or chicken, so I cannot comment on those dishes).

Thank kumarie2016
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We used to dine at flower drum a lot and this was the first time we visited the newly renovated oakray flower drum.The staff were very helpful and nice. The portions were good ,the price was reasonable and the food was tasty. It didn't taste the way it used to but its nearly there! We really enjoyed our meal here... More 

Thank devini j
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461 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Set in an old colonial building. Spacious seating and polite attentive service, Chinese food modified for the Sri Lankan palate. Big portions.

Thank Daytripper1on1
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

They serve a variety of lovely cuisine and the food is very nice. The portion sizes are quite large. Its a lovely quite little place to have a family outing.

Thank ranushij
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The food is delicious, the wait staff is helpful We were sorry that the restaurant moved its location.

Thank Marlene V
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We were taken for lunch at Flower Drum, it was terrible experience. They were trying to make a western modern design but never seen a restaurant in a rooms as if it was a jail. Service was very poor, no one showed back after throwing the menus and left. Food wasn't great and the staff wasn't friendly. I wouldn't recommend... More 

Thank Mohamed A
Panadura, Sri Lanka
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

after the restructuring the place is really nice and the food is tasty and the battered prawns are really good.. service is not that good as they receive more visitors and they focus on mainly tourist and local people they do not give attention. take a is really bad as i had twice my take away was delayed for more... More 

Thank kasun005
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We used to go to Flower Drum very often as it had the best food in Colombo few years back. We did a lot of Dine ins and Take outs as we loved their food those days. Last night we visited their newly renovated and renamed Oakray Flower Drum restaurant just to find the old taste we loved after a... More 

Thank Tharindu H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Flower drum is the place i ate chinese from my childhood. But suddenly mangement changed and close down it last year. But with a new management its started again. We feared to go ,because of taste would be change compaired to past resturent. But happy to say that i'm guaranty that you can feel the same taste as in the... More 

Thank Shamal P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Chinese, Asian, Fusion, Sri Lankan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Thurstan Road | Colombo 03, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 3 186840
Established in 1982, Flower Drum Restaurants has been pioneering Sri Lanka's oriental cuisine ever since.

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