First Sri Lankan restaurant opens in Toronto’s financial district

Rusi gave 250 free Kothu Roti lunches on opening day. (Pictures by Mahesh Abeywardene)

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By Mahesh Abeyewardene

The first Sri Lankan restaurant in the heart of Toronto’s financial district opened with great fanfare this week.  Hundreds of free Kothu Roti lunches were given out to celebrate.

Rusi, located in the coveted core of the city inside the financial district, is near the southwest corner of King and Yonge Streets. To celebrate the opening of the restaurant, the first 250 customers received a free kothu roti lunch.

Coveted Location: King Street and Yonge Street intersection in Toronto’s core.

The restaurant offers a range of Sri Lankan food, including appetizers, string hoppers, pittu, meat and vegetable curries. In addition, to curry wraps, rice and curry dishes and mixed pittu. The restaurant is located at 7 King Street West at Yonge Street, and shares a food court with two other mainstream ethnic fast-food chains. Rusi may have the potential to open in more locations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

The restaurant is located steps away from the King Street Subway station and King Streetcar stop at Young Street.