There’s a lot of Sri Lankan food to eat on Staten Island (like at Randiwa, Ceylon Curry, and New Asha - which are all open for takeout) but Lakruwana seems to be the only spot with outdoor dining available. The interior is full of hanging masks and elephant statues, and a $15 all-you-can-eat weekend buffet. Although you can’t currently experience Lakruwana’s buffet or indoor decor, you can stop by for outdoor dining and takeout every day. Eat the vegetable lamprais wrapped in banana leaves or a heart-shaped pile of godamba roti at one of their picnic tables.
Where we've featured it
19 great restaurants for lunch or dinner outside on Staten Island.
More spots in Staten IslandSee more
The Phunky Elephant
The Phunky Elephant on Staten Island is a tavern with American food, bingo brunch, and a big outdoor area where you can hang out with a friend.
Jelisa’s Cafe is a Dominican bakery on Staten Island where you can stop by for a big plate of pernil or a smoothie.
Suggested by our writers
Flour And Oak
Flour And Oak is a cool-looking Italian spot on Staten Island with affordable Neapolitan pizzas.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more