Playing on the beach, watching for whales, and swimming out in the ocean can sap a lot of energy—which means it’s time to get your grub on! Mirissa is a beautiful tourist destination that offers more than just beautiful beaches. There’s delectable food to tickle your tummy as well. If you’re on a budget, no worries! Delicious food at low prices abounds in Mirissa.
1. Fresh Wave Restaurant ($$$)
Udupila Junction, Mirissa | +94 779 506 074
Popular for their culinary magic and local seafood catches, the Fresh Wave Restaurant is everything that is Mirissa. The beach, the bar, the food, chilled vibes, and great hosts are to die for. This is a much visited place, popular mainly for its exciting beach barbeque at night.
2. Paradise Beach Club ($$$)
140, Ven. Gunasiri Mahimi Mawatha, Mirissa | 041 2 251206 | www.paradisebeachmirissa.com/dining
Well known for the fresh catch and delectable seafood dishes, the Paradise Beach Club adds to the package with a breathtaking sea view and a comfortable dining experience. They’re willing to create some romantic tension by light a few candles if that’s what you are looking for!
Family and Casual Dining
1. Hangover Café ($$)
150 Mile Post, Mirissa
The Hangover Cafe prides itself on serving the best American burgers in town. Attracting a young, vibrant crowd with its quirky name and burger joint status, this is a great hangout spot with a chilled ambiance and amazing food and service within Mirissa.
2. Little Tuna Sushi Café ($$)
This off-the-beach eatery serves Japanese food. Sushi lovers must visit this when they venture into Mirissa. Known for the friendly hosts and busy hours, this will be a good place to unwind after a long day of roaming the beaches of Mirissa.
3. Papa Mango ($$)
Matara Road, Bandaramulla, Mirissa
Right on the sands of the beach, this wooden haven has a choice of munchies and cold drinks which you can sip away under the palm trees with your feet in the waves. It’s the perfect place to let the world pass by unnoticed!
4. Palm Villa ($$)
Matara Road, Mirissa
This whitewashed building sits on the beach and exudes old world charm. Their devilled chicken is highly recommended. Palm Villa is yet another great find among the other spots by the beach.
Budget Friendly Dining
1. Dewmini Roti Shop ($)
Udupila Road, Mirissa
Run by a Sri Lankan couple who gets creative with roti, the Dewmini Roti place is famed for its unique roti dishes. Expect everything from chocolate rotis to mushroom and cheese rotis. This place is great if you are travelling on a budget but still want authentic Sri Lankan food.
2. Our World WiFi Café ($)
150 Km Post, Merinchigoda, Galle Road, Mirissa
This cafe caters to the gluten free and vegan eaters while providing free WiFi. Located on an exotic spot by the beach, you can dine amidst the sound of waves for a very low cost at Our World WiFi cafe. A must have is their fresh king coconuts and coffees.
3. Cafe Olga ($)
Kusum, Udupila, Mirissa
This simple place offers a break from the rice and curries of other eateries and shows you the immense variety found in not just Sri Lankan, but also in Russian and Ukrainian cuisines. A unique experience, relaxed ambiance and great food is what you get at Cafe Olga. It’s worth a visit, away from the frills of the other beach spots.
From beach BBQ’s to simple rice and curry, you can get any kind of food here in Mirissa. Relax on the beach, underneath the shade of coconut tree, with beautiful candles and your lover close by. Or grab some quick takeaway so you can get back to your beach adventures. You can have budget food in the morning so you can eat more gourmet things in the evening! Mirissa offers countless opportunities for delicious Sri Lankan food.