New Lakruwana

Staten Island

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Run by the Wijesinghe family (their daughter Julia also founded the nearby Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum), this Sri Lankan eatery first laid down its roots in 1995 near Times Square, but after a fire, relocated outside of Manhattan in 2010. Joining a vibrant Sri Lankan community in Staten Island, the food at New Lakruwana features several signature highlights but namely there’s the Lamprais, which is a centuries old recipes consisting of a protein, basmati rice, banana curry, seeni sambal eggplant moju, cashew nut curry, and an egg cooked then served in a banana leaf.

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