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Sri Ambaal

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New Bazaar St, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you look at this place from outside you wouldn't give it a dime. However once you sit down and the friendly staff helps you through the all vegetarian Indian menu which is written on a big board things start to change. And once the food is there and you have your cup of tea (with lots of milk and... More 

Thank Marc K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are on a tour with your driver and tired of the usual lunch buffets, please visit this place- freshly done, taste and extremely friendly- not to mention the cost!! it is a third or less From the hotels lunch. I wish we knew these places sooner or at the beginning of our tour.. but I guess we need... More 

Thank Dan R
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In this restaurant there were only locals so we decided to try it out. The food was good, pretty spicy but still good. Everybody ate with their hands though, so it didn't feel so hygenic. We only got spoons so we also had to eat with our hands. The environment overall was also quite dirty.. A bit too local to... More 

Thank Caroline L
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the masala dosa and ghee masala, both of which were excellent and served very quickly! The restaurant is quite local, nothing fancy, but the food was fantastic (and cheap). Staff were also friendly. Would recommend as a good place to eat in the main part of town.

Thank Roso08
Sri Lanka
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The vadai was the best.it complimented well with the chuttni. Try this with a cup of hot milo . Tight breakfast

Thank vijeyprasanna
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We loved the food at Sri Ambaal. It's typical vegetarian Sri Lankan food. Nothing fancy but really worth it if you want a real experience. It's also really cheap and the staff is very friendly and happily welcomes foreigners.

Thank Caronyc14
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235 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is typical Srilankan vegetarian restaurant {commonly known as Thosse Kade among the locals} The atmosphere is not great, and it is crowded, looks okay with hygienic. This is a fully vegetarian place and the staff were very kind. We two had two meals here, it was fresh and tastier, the price was dead cheap comparing other restaurants in this... More 

Thank Aadhes
Munich, Germany
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We had masala dosai and a tea (very sweet and with milk - like the locals drink it) in here, it was really great! If you like your can add a more spicy sauce as well. Nice and friendly staff. The food is eaten with your bare hands, so maybe that's something not everybody likes (but surely they also have... More 

Thank 123_Tia
Cergy, France
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I was there on February. Very easy to reach the restaurent.just in front the Super K shopping centre. Typical Tamil restaurent and so many locals come there. Best foods , very delicious and best for the money. Only matter is NO TOILETTES. But other all the good. Services good. Cheers

Thank MudithaG
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

If you do not compare with other Vegetarian restaurants you will certainly enjoy the food. The coffee is made of pure cow's milk We enjoyed it

Thank aliya g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Fast food, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Bazaar St, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Nuwara Eliya

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