Sigiri Sri Lankan Cuisine

Sigiri Sri Lankan Cuisine

Sri Lankan Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
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    Serious Eats
    "Our favorite Sri Lankan place in Manhattan, and it's BYOB to boot."(9 Tips)
    Vaidehi K.
    "Chicken kottu roti is a must try, so is the chicken lamprais."(4 Tips)
    "My favs: appa, pittu & veggie kottu roti."(4 Tips)
    "Pork black curry at SigiriThis narrow Sri Lankan eatery"(4 Tips)
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  • spicy food
  • BYOB
  • curry
  • fish cutlet
  • string hoppers
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  • Leemor Y.heart icon on user image
    Sooo tasty and authentic. Don’t miss kotthu roti and hoppers (ask with extra coconut sambal!!). Service is slow (but friendly) so be prepared to wait for your food
  • Christine D.
    Christine DaCruzApril 24, 2014
    They have varying levels of spice, even their mild is fire hot. Ask the waiter for suggestions and he will steer you in the right direction. I loved the Sri Lankan vegetable soup to start.
  • Pir G.heart icon on user image
    Pir GranoffAugust 30, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    One of my favorite restaurants in the world. Go for the Sunday lunch buffet. If the spice starts to get to you, ask for a little cup of yogurt... It helps and goes well with the curries
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 5, 2013
    Hoppers: bowl-shaped, crepe-like pancakes made from a fermented rice and coconut batter, giving them a slight sour tang, served both plain and with a gently cooked egg in the middle.
  • Ashantha K.heart icon on user image
    Ashantha KaluarachchiJanuary 18, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    Great spot for some spice on a cold night! Visit the store downstairs for a surprisingly exceptional selection of beers, it’s byob and cash-only/Venmo.
  • Caroline
    CarolineFebruary 3, 2015
    Casual. black curry and pol roti. kotthu roti, a roadside specialty made of chopped up pancakes, eggs, and vegetables that's stirfried until the flatbread is crispy. Sigiri is also BYOB.
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissApril 23, 2012
    Tired of getting ripped off on crab at most restaurants? Get the crab curry here extra spicy and you'll get enough to feed 3 people, soaked in a delicious and dangerously spicy broth.
  • Tara
    TaraMarch 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The food at Sigiri is delicious and bursting with flavor. The chicken lamprais and string hopper kothu in particular. Don't get the Sri Lankan spice level! Bring cash!
  • Aditya B.heart icon on user image
    Aditya BasuAugust 20, 2014
    The black pork curry is so good. Meat feels like it has been braised, and the sauce is intensely flavorful. Medium spice level is enough to get the sinuses churning.
  • Neal J.heart icon on user image
    Neal JosephDecember 19, 2013
    LOVE the black curry - incredible combination of flavors, superb dish. Beware of high level of spice (which I loved). Appetizers not at the same level as main courses.
  • Adil I.heart icon on user image
    Adil IbrahimNovember 3, 2015
    Not bad. Decent ambiance. Quite similar to Indian/Pakistani cooking. Though the best dish I had was the pickled eggplant (Muju). Order it with rice, medium spicy. Followed by their ginger tea!
  • Ruby A.heart icon on user image
    Ruby AnayaFebruary 8, 2015
    So flavorful. The Black Curry and Kotthu Roti were super tasty. I suggest getting a side of white basmati rice cause it is spicy!
  • Leisurely
    LeisurelyFebruary 28, 2018
    The Must Orders: Black Curry; Chicken Lampiris; String Hoppers; Aaapa. Read more...
  • Chrisheart icon on user image
    ChrisJune 19, 2017
    Tons of seafood curries and appetizers. Massive servings. BYOB from the store downstairs.
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurApril 22, 2014
    Unbelievable. Its not on the menu, but ask for the veggie curry platter. PS, its BYOB so grab a delicious beer from downstairs first!
  • Marcelo P.
    Marcelo P.August 20, 2011
    It was my first time trying Sri Lanka food and totally loved it. This place is a gem and pretty authentic. As they don't sell alcohol, you can bring yor own wine if you will!
  • Chris G.heart icon on user image
    Chris GampatApril 2, 2019
    Their buffet is awesome. But they make their tea the perfect temperature and steep
  • K@rTh!kk R.heart icon on user image
    K@rTh!kk ReDd!June 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best Sri Lankan Joints with BYOB. Worth trying are Kothu Roti, Chk Lamprais, Appa, Chk Black Curry, Fish Cutlets.. Enjoy!!
  • Karan T.heart icon on user image
    Karan TamhaneJanuary 9, 2015
    Cash only. Very spicy don't be cocky. Chicken kotthu roti is the best! King fish curry is pretty good too.
  • Uddhav K.heart icon on user image
    Uddhav KambliMarch 30, 2013
    I love island cuisines! Go for the lamprais and black chicken curry. They run out of the lamprais pretty quick so run don't walk.
  • Janelle G.
    Janelle GreeneAugust 15, 2017
    This is date-night good curry crab. Real crab in smooth, richly seasoned coconut milk
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiOctober 5, 2014
    Great food! Appa is must have and chicken rice curry steamed in a banana leaf is delicious
  • Randall N.heart icon on user image
    Randall NovalMarch 29, 2016
    I couldn't feel my face for dinner. The flavor was spot-on & everyone had a good laugh tho. Put your name in & head to Three of Cups to wait
  • Hugh
    HughAugust 30, 2011
    Pork black curry at SigiriThis narrow Sri Lankan eatery has no shortage of incendiary dishes, including a section of the menu devoted to “deviled” specialties—your choice of meat or seafood mixed...
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 15, 2013
    Our favorite Sri Lankan place in Manhattan, and it's BYOB to boot.
  • Vaidehi K.heart icon on user image
    Vaidehi KJanuary 30, 2015
    Chicken kottu roti is a must try, so is the chicken lamprais. Food is generally quite spicy.
  • citichik c.
    citichik chickpeaJuly 21, 2012
    Unbelievably Spicy Food that's delicious. Must also order the cashews (and butter rice) with whatever else you order...yum.
  • The Local East Village
    The Local East VillageAugust 14, 2011
    "Sigiri roasts its own black curry, a mixture of spices different from the cumin-coriander-garam masala combination familiar on Sixth Street." --James Traub Read more
  • Jenn W.
    Jenn WongOctober 11, 2014
    Really loved their kotthu roti but lost my appetite after seeing a mouse crawling around the ceiling decorations during my visit. Table of girls sitting below it didn't have a clue. #eastvillage.
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TAugust 17, 2014
    For anyone with low spicy tolerance, careful with the pork black curry! I'd bring some milk
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ChapmanFebruary 18, 2012
    The fish cutlets are a must. And if the food's too spicy, get the Curd & Treacle for dessert; it'll cool you off.
  • Tiffany W.
    Tiffany WuOctober 23, 2017
    We waited an hour for our food (crab curry and an order of pol roti). When it came, the curry was so salty that it was almost inedible. Go to Staten Island for your Sri Lankan fix.
  • Varunheart icon on user image
    VarunOctober 2, 2015
    Food is pretty spicy by any standards, so be wary of saying you want it more spicy. Overall pretty flavorful
  • Karthik N.heart icon on user image
    Karthik Naidu D.J.June 16, 2012
    Get the chicken lampiris. It's chicken biryani and fish cutlet cooked inside a leaf. Delicious !
  • Ajay K.
    Ajay KulkarniJanuary 27, 2013
    They do spicy, very spicy, and Sri Lankan spicy. Pro-tip: Don't get Sri Lankan spicy.
  • Simran J.
    Simran JaisingJanuary 27, 2013
    Spicey. get the aapam with your maincourse. byob indian beers from the deli downstairs.
  • Shami L.
    Shami LacourtJune 22, 2013
    FYI it's not Indian it is SRI LANKAN. WE HAVE OUR OWN ISLAND. thanks!
  • Aj
    AjJuly 7, 2013
    The pork black curry with the fatty bits intact is delicious.
  • John K.
    John KorOctober 19, 2014
    Great curry! Nice and spicy and very relaxed atmosphere
  • Kelly G.heart icon on user image
    Kelly GSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Definite value. The spicy here is SPICY, which almost never happens. Service is shit. Took them 45 minutes to take our order, but we didn't care that much because it's BYOB.
  • suneelheart icon on user image
    suneelJuly 6, 2016
    if you're told that medium is spicy, LISTEN 🔥
  • Suresh
    SureshJune 4, 2011
    The portions are too small but their food is good. My favs: appa, pittu & veggie kottu roti. Sometimes the appa is cold, though.
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HMarch 17, 2011
    love the String Hopper Kotthu with beef and chicken lamprais...get bread- especially the Aappa!
  • Albert F.heart icon on user image
    Albert FreemanJune 11, 2012
    Extra spicy means devilishly, deliciously painful. Black curry is searing!
  • Gayathri Devi R.
    Some dishes Similar to Indian food. Like dal. My friend had chicken which was super salty and apparently they said that's how it is supposed to taste..say whaaaaa!!
  • Superjonbot
    SuperjonbotAugust 23, 2011
    Its all about the spicy beef curry, don't let the lady try to talk you out of Spicy!!!
  • Nandeeta S.heart icon on user image
    Nandeeta SethJanuary 14, 2018
    Chicken kotthu roti and the Sunday buffet
  • Kim M.
    Kim MarinJanuary 24, 2013
    Absolutely delicious ! Prawn so good And yellow rice
  • Kay T.heart icon on user image
    Kay TeoMarch 9, 2015
    Black curry is amazingly spicy and unique.
  • Aditi S.
    Aditi SVCJanuary 15, 2012
    Super spicy! Delicious! Order the kothu roti!
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