A couple of weeks ago we were talking about Sri Lankan food, and realised that, aside from what Esala sometimes cooks at FOE, we hadn't eaten Sri Lankan food in a while! So we did some googling and discovered one in Northcote that looked interesting and, since we were fortuitously out that way to see a gig at the Wesley Anne, we thought we'd check it out!
Although the staff member on the phone was not very positive when I was making the booking ("you know we have buffet on friday and saturday nights, and if you want to order from the menu it might take a while..."), once we were on site the staff were very helpful. We arrived at seven and needed to be out of there by 20:15, and there were four of us, and this totally happened!
Advice from the staff was that for four people, we needed two curries. This was not true! However it was too late by this point, and we just pushed through and got hungry by the end of the gig.
Pictured above is the parippu, red lentils cooked in coconut cream. This was quite good!
Pictured below is an aloo something that doesn't appear to be on their online menu and I can't remember what it is. It had a bit of a lime-y flavour, and was probably my favourite! It was not heavy at all, despite its appearance.
Food was cheap ($28 for the four of us, including a bread of somesort), the service was prompt and good. I would probably go again if I were in the area, but might not make a special visit.
Sigiri Sri Lankan Restaurant (be prepared for a step back in time at that webpage)
338 High Street
gf appears to be available but I'm not super positive