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Union Place | 505, 4th Floor, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 012 2222
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 18:30 - 23:00
Sun - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 23:30
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is pretty good and the space is quirky and lovely . Personally I find the flavours can sometimes be a bit overpowering (interesting, but quite intense )- but that's just me. It makes eating out an adventure! :) They may sound strange but the home-made ice creams are super.

Thank Thilani2016
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Best place in Colombo for a glass of wine and sushi!!!!! Vichalya (chef) has a variety of dishes for non sushi lovers too! make sure you stop by at COi by vichalya 🖖🏾

Thank Wayne B
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A wonderful ambience, pleasant service and some outstanding food. The best Katsu Don I have ever had. Great place for a quiet lunch.

Thank Keith W
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This is the second time I visited Coi. All in all it was a good experience. It was nice to see a menu much smaller than my first visit. The menu was mouth watering and the food was great. This place has a lot of potential to go great heights. Was a bit disappointed only to see ice cream in... More 

Thank Ruwantha F
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Was disappointed when we heard they were still serving a Xmas menu and not serving anything from their usual menu..urgh! Came here to celebrate our anniversary because heard lot of good things of the Coi. We started by sharing a chick pea soup which tasted more like a dhal curry. My wife ordered a chicken coronation.. Not good.. she didn't... More 

Thank TravelPM81
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I have visited the restaurant quite a few times and the consistency of the food still remains. The meal is good value for money and oozes if flavour.

Thank Satyajit M
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

When it comes to creative twists on food, Chef Vichalya never fails to deliver the goods. We visited just before Christmas and were pleasantly surprised to see a seasonal menu featuring classic holiday fare with his signature fusion of flavours. As always the food and service was amazing! The service team is very attentive and goes out of their way... More 

Thank MandG_DeSilva
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely arty cafe type ambience. A diverse menu catering to diverse tastes. Lovely twist to create something unexpected of the expected. Our group loved each of the dishes we were served. Beautiful plated. Sufficient parking. Great staff with a good knowledge of the menu. Only disappointment was the out of stock of more than a couple of items we selected... More 

Thank ImalF F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

COi was a pleasant surprise located in the heart of Colombo. I've found that whenever I come to Sri Lanka I either get good food and terrible service or great service and terrible food. I'm happy to say that COi offers both. The menu is created with genius with amazing flavours working hand in hand that you wouldn't even think... More 

Thank Mel S
1 review
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a meal with friends. The drinks were flowing and the food was superb. For the first time I can actually mean it when I say the meat melted in my mouth!

Thank Ryan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Union Place | 505, 4th Floor, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 77 012 2222
COi's cuisine draws inspiration from Asian street hawker style specialties and provides a refreshing modern asian perspective.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?