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Raja Bojun – a romantic escape for a royal treat of truly Sri Lankan cuisines

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‘Raja Bojun’ the pioneers in making  truly Sri Lankan authentic dishes that suit the palate of food lovers in the country and around the globe  has now shifted to their new location just 500 m away from the earlier place at Galle Face area.  With the new face lift,  Raja Bojun restaurant now located at No; 282, Liberty Arcade, R.A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03, is a much convenient dining facility that caters  the guest who would love to dine in serene environs  with the feeling of ‘ stress free out-door dining within’.

Whether you’re planning to dine with your loved ones, celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night or celebrating with a group, Raja Bojun is the best choice of restaurant in the city of Colombo for any occasion. Its centrally located Duplication Road entrance now provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing main course experience begins with a fresh juice of your flavor at the juicy corner. A range of fresh salads follows while your orders at the hopper or grill stations heats up. You’ll dip in the appetizing aroma of  a variety of tantalizing chicken, seafood and vegetables at the staple meal. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious as the staple course is accompanied by an array of mouth watering pickles  to add to the flavorful  joy of wholesome dining.

The food-life concepts at Raja Bojun is a unique blend of both up country and low country Sri Lankan styles of cooking  with no addition of artificial flavors at all. With freshly collected spices and ingredients ,the chefs at the restaurant have proven to have the best skills of culinary art in the town to offer a variety of sweet, tasty and hot dishes both day and night for the best prices available at the best kind of dining stations in the city and suburb.  

“We have a vision and a mission to cater in an effective as well as a fully satisfactory level to our local and foreign customers ranging from a normal clientele, corporate business and upper middle class standards. This in return has brought a win-win situation at our restaurant making it the best dining destination in the city that draws a crowd who  deserves a royal treatment of authentic taste,” says Mishantha Masingha at Raja Bojun.

Located at the roof top of a new building complex at the Duplication road in Kollupitiya adjoining the Galle Road and within the same parking entrance for the Liberty Plaza shopping complex, Raja Bojun also offers ample paid parking facilities that would be reimbursed by the restaurant itself for the customer. The food here and the atmospheric array of the new restaurant  with its royal look of double height  topical construction itself  does offer the best royal treatment from the very first instance a guest enters the premises.  The dedicatedly hospitable staff and the team of stewards who warmly welcome the guest at Raja Bojun are always ready to serve their best to satisfy the guest who visit to dine freshly and tastily both day and night.

“This of course apparently looks a country side heeler located amidst the busy  city area. The guest who is within won’t ever feel that he is imprisoned at a dimly lit-up  and congested restaurant like elsewhere in the city. In fact  a guest at Raja Bojun starts feel relaxed sooner he enters the premises. Unlike what one may feel  inside a building of concrete he  rather feels  that he’s going to have  his best Sri Lankan meal of the day in a serenely  fresh country environ owing to the greenery that has been made to live within the  restaurant,” Masinghe says.

The architectures have done their best to make Raja Bojun an energy saving restaurant during the day time,  with lots  of filtered sun light coming in and  yet with no interference  to the guests sitting comfortably in the air conditioned restaurant area. It also has an open air waiting area for the guests.

The buffet at the lunch at Raja Bojun starts from the salad corner then extends towards three types of rice  for the main meal and they include fried rice, steamed and country rice. The main curries include fish, crab and chicken with 15 types of vegetable curries with a grill station, a hopper station, as well as 10 to 12 desserts with tea and coffee at the end meal. Besides, there exists a mouth watering range of pickles that include malay and lemon pickles as well.  The juicy corner at the restaurant has several different kinds of fresh juices including the special treat of king coconut not to be found at many a star class hotel in town.

The dinner with a slight change to the main course adds a variety of night time delicacies that include Kotthu Rotti, Pol Rotti, string hoppers, Pittu and Macaroni with 10 vegetable items  and the  tasty hot prawns curry in addition to the hot chicken, fish and crab. The dinner time entertainment also includes the playing of soothing music by a violinist, a pianist or a saxophonist every day.

“At Raja Bojun, children under 12 years of age always get their buffet free when dining with their parents. Our objective here, is to promote truly authentic and unique Sri Lankan food which are full of taste as well as nutritional and health value amongst the children  to make a healthy generation for the country in the future.  We see it a worthy cause to create a Sri Lankan food loving young generation soon, through food – life concepts at  Raja Bojun.  And especially for children, we of course have a number of mild curries, bread and butter as well as the grill and hopper station. All this is free of charge for them whilst dining with parents,” says Mishantha.

The main dining area at the roof top can cater to 150 guests who can comfortably enjoy meals with a feeling of outside dining in stress free fresh and natural environs. All buffet counters remind of our traditional countryside roofing sheltered with ‘Iluk’.  Pleasing clients can also make the main dining area an exclusively dedicated venture for weddings and parties with an exclusively different array of menus of food and beverage of their taste. Besides, the main restaurant area there is a separate dining facility exclusively designed for about 80 packs and is ideal for small conferences, cooperate meetings, birthday parties and family gatherings.  The special package here includes free hall area for eight hours subject to dining at the buffet, three snacks with soft drink at 10.00 in the morning, and tea with a piece of cake in the evening. It is a net package  of 1900LKR per head for a minimum of 25 packs.

“ We have won a number of commendations from guests to Raja Bojun from every nook and corner of the world. Travelers and tourists from the Middle-east, China, Western and European destinations love to dine here and have become repeated callers at Raja Bojun.  Although most of the foreign travelers to Sri Lanka stay at star class hotels and restaurants during their stay in Colombo, they hardly or never get the opportunity of having a healthy and tasty truly Sri Lankan meals like what they find here at Raja Bojun,” Mishantha says.

Foods in Sri Lanka can be hot or very mild or can be a combination being very much a question of individual preference. Sri Lankan food therefore,  is unique for their Culture. In the past, many Sinhala food items are derived from Chena cultivation in countryside hence making Sri Lankan cuisine to plays a vital role in the islanders’ life from the most auspicious cultural occasions to normal day-to-day practices.  Culinary art of Sri Lanka  is recognized as one of the sixty- four types of art, ‘Siu Seta kalawa’ in the socio-cultural context  of all Sri Lankans. The curries come in many verities of colors and flavors blended in truly Sri Lankan Hot Spices that have a great Ayurvedic value when used in curries. Today, Raja Bojun has made it the one-stop destination in the heart of Colombo for all worldly food lovers to gather to have this firsthand experience of the taste of truly authentic and unique Sri Lankan food.

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