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Athula Restaurant

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Yapagama, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
+94 77 393 4054
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Place where drivers take westerners. Food was pretty average and expensive. Not terrible but bland and salty and not like Sri Lankan food we tried elsewhere. Can eat as much as you want so value isn't bad but foods just not great.

Thank fgfirth
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a really good place to go for a lunch/dinner after visiting Dambulla Caves. The price is great comparing to what you get which is a Curry buffet. The food is good, owners are super friendly, and at the end you get a delicious fruits platter. Definitely worth to visit on your way back to Kandy.

Thank Paweł S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch, food was great with freshly cooked pappadams and service was welcoming, friendly, attentive. Lovely little family run place.

Thank Gill A
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got good meal but it was extremly overpriced. 4 menus 3800 rupies. If you finaly decide to eat there (what I dont personaly recommend) then ask for the price before.

Thank Marcel C
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food. Very friendly. Home cooked bistro. A must visit if you are nearby. A buffet worth LKR 500 is just awesome.

Thank Rajesh K
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Our driver took us here en route back to our hotel after we mentioned we were hungry. Ran by a very friendly family it was simple, affordable and delicious.

Thank Jordan O
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely Sri Lankan food. Nice owners. Clean toilets. Appears to not be open for dinner (we tried twice)

Thank Rebecca L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Great family managed restaurant with fantastic selection of curry Sri Lankan style. Reasonable price and kind management

Thank Pietro M
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Very local food, friendly owner, extensive choice in buffet and several extra's which just come to your table. Quick service and s nice fruit platter to finish with. Nice quiet location just far away enough from the busy temple. Great great place a must when you are in the area! Try the dried fish! Delicious!

Thank RichardPhuket
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We are two backpackers, arrived today in Dambulla. We were told to try this place by our tuktuk driver. Obviously I had a quick look on TripAdvisor first and as it's marked as one of the best, we've decided to give it a go. As someone else said here before, please don't be put off by the surrounding. It doesn't... More 

Thank Luca G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, 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?