Prawn-themed restaurant Isso celebrated its fifth anniversary yesterday (23). Isso began operations in 2016, in a small outlet down Sulaiman Terrace. Today, they have grown from a small store to their iconic flagship outlet down Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 3. Isso soon became renowned for serving high-quality, delicious prawn dishes from around the world, at a reasonable price bracket. In fact, prawns are a commodity which is often seen as a luxury item. Isso reintroduced prawns to the market as an easily accessible food option, at an affordable price bracket. The popularity of the prawn-themed restaurant soon grew, owing to its novel menu, delicious food, and cult following.
Commenting on Isso’s journey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder Apinash Sivagumaaran said: “The past five years have been an exciting learning experience for all of us – today Isso has grown five years strong. We’ve fallen, we’ve grown, we’ve learned; now we are ready to serve and cater to the needs of our customers more than ever before! A big thank you to our prawn-crazy customers, our team, our vendors, our partners, families, and friends, who have all been a massive part of our journey. I am deeply grateful for all the support extended to us over the past five years and look forward to personally welcoming you all back to Isso soon! We look forward and are excited to present what is in store for the future of Isso in the coming year.”
The brand envisions towards becoming a well-known global restaurant franchise brand, and to represent Sri Lankan cuisine and hospitality around the world. Isso aims to open 100 outlets across the world through a mix of company-owned and franchised outlets in the next five years.
Isso uses only sea-caught flower and tiger prawns, which are highly regarded by seafood lovers and chefs for its flavour. This, combined with the use of fresh, locally, and sustainably sourced, high-quality ingredients, along with a team of expert chefs, have enabled Isso to create a variety of signature dishes. At Isso, you are able to customise your combo meal by picking the size of prawn, style of cooking, and side. This enables the consumer to try multiple variations of their menu on each visit.
Isso is open every day for dine-in customers from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a choice of indoor and outdoor dining. For delivery and reservations, you can reach out to them on 011 777 0300 or via www.isso.lk.