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Athula Restaurant

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Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Yapagama, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
+94 77 393 4054
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We traveled to Kandy and stooped here for lunch. The main dish here is curry. Don't expect big menu. But curry is very tasty. Service is fast. The owner is very nice! Best restaurant near the road!

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Thank Maxim Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best place I ate in the first 5 days I was in Sri Lanka. Really tasty curry and rice with fresh vegetables. Great for vegetarians. You get a plate of fruit afterwards too. 700rs for all you can eat so a little pricey but not to bad.

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Thank Nicola B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very close to dumballe rock temple, down on road, restaurant runs nice couple, variety of food. You get informations about every single one....After fresh fruits. Very welkoming and friendly atmosphere, plus nice and clean toilet.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the restaurant after going to Dambulla Cave Temples. It was only down the road. There was a wide selection of hot dishes on offer, mainly vegetarian and one chicken dish. The owner went through each dish saying what they were and how spicy. I think I tried a bit of everything, they were all lovely and tasted of... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch here twice and enjoyed it. Good rice and curry dishes with fruit for dessert. Friendly couple run the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Buffet available for 700 LKR. Wide range of vegetarian dishes. Very home cooked style. A few minutes down the road from dambulla cave temple. Highly recommended!

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hosts, very welcoming. The lovely buffet of 7 different curries should be enough variety to please anyone, plus seconds & fruit dessert included in the bargain 700 rupees price. Despite a power cut there as we were about to leave (not the fault of the restaurant), Athula went above & beyond by giving a lift in the pitch black... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it's a little off the beaten track it's a great little restaurant. There's lots of different curries to choose from, you can have all of them if you wish, you can go up for seconds & there's fresh fruit for dessert. The hosts were lovely, provided excellent service & really were helpful. They even give us a lift back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a family run place just off the main road and had a good selection of curries all of which were delicious!! Definitely a must try!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

700 rupee drinks not included but the buffet is good and many vegetarian options. There are 7 options including salads veggies chicken. There is brown rice and white rice. Fruits for desert

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yapagama, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Dambulla
  • Phone Number: +94 77 393 4054

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?