AYU Restaurant – Movenpick Colombo

So recently during the weekend I got the chance to visit one of the popular buffet restaurants in the Colombo city area. This one is called the “Ayu Resturant” by the Movenpick hotel chain. I got to know from my friends that it was one of the best places to visit with a bunch of friends to hangout, and they also said that the prices were reasonable as well.

So I really knew that I had to go and visit this place, because why not?


From the first step towards this amazing, heavenly place I was in love with it. That place was something else. Everything I was expecting was present. The ambience was so good and comfortable for anyone. Since I went there in an afternoon the sun light was lighting the interior which gave a pleasant feeling. The seating area was so neat and it had everything in a way it should be for a high class restaurant. There’s no doubt that this is one the best restaurants in the city.

Shall we get to the most important part? The FOOD! The way they placed the food was super neat and it was easy to find what you want to start with. The appetizers were okay. I mean like there was a whole lot of varieties but I would not tell it was one of the best appetizers comparing to other places I’ve visited. But it sure did have some great additions, specially the sushi. It was top notch and I don’t think anyone would be disappointed by that.

The main dishes were top notch, I would say it was one of the best in the class. Including from western dishes to local dishes it was so good. The food was delicious and there was a huge variety of meat items included as well. Wasn’t expecting it to be that good but they broke our doubts easily with their main meals. Even though the fairly large crowd for the lunch they managed to refill the dishes pretty quickly, that’s why the service is so good.

Since we have covered the main dishes as well, shall we move to the desserts sections now. Because that’s my favourite part in any meal. And they had the best desserts in the city, even better than their main dishes. The variety was high class. There were desserts which we even heard for the first time (they were that good). Imagine all of your favourite deserts at one place, and that place is AYU restaurant.


As I said before this place is really good for a good time with your friends. With and affordable price of (2900 per person – Lunch), and with one of the best views in the city as well. For price they have provided the best they have. I will definitely recommend this place to anyone who’s around the city of Colombo.