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Rawana Holiday Resort

Certificate of Excellence
Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Wemullahena, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Manama, Bahrain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the curry at night, the Garlic curry was their signature dish and was amazing, the eggplant curry and the Dal (lentils) were superb too. The rooms were good, with amazing views, just a point to mention, the next day we walked in the kitchen, and saw our pineapple, papayas and watermelon being sliced which had flies all over,... More 

Thank zishto67
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The food here is delicious. Hands down best meal I have had in Sri Lanka. The garlic curry, eggplant curry and chickpeas especially stood out. Everyone wastes their time on the mediocre restaurants off the main street and misses the good stuff!

1 Thank charlesc16
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

We had a delicious dinner at this little place. It was the best curry on our 3 weeks round trip on Sri Lanka. I would love to come back to just have another dinner.

1 Thank Christian R
Melbourne, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I had read reviews that this curry was to die for and they were not wrong! There was a huge selection but the stand out dish was the garlic curry. I have ate a lot of rice and curry but hadn't tried that before. It was really cheap and the staff were friendly and the service was quick!

Thank ApocalypseYana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We booked a cooking lesson for 2000 rupees, 3 people. Definitly not worth the money. The kitchen was small. We rushed through 10 curries. Made every curry on the same time so it was hard to get a hang of it, we didnt make everything ourselves and because of the space we couldnt chop veggies all at the same time.... More 

Thank Linnea H
Sydney, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We did the cooking class and it was really interesting (and involved about 10 dishes). Make sure you confirm your booking on the day though. Overall a good rice and curry

1 Thank Stefie H
Koege, Denmark
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112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Good sri lankan food. Not spicy at all. I guess they are very used to tourists. Cosy place. The vegetable soup is great when its blended and added a little cream.

1 Thank FamilienOlesen4
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We read about Rawana in the Lonely Planet, booked a table and preordered the Rice and Curry before 4pm like they advice. When we arrived it seemed they weren't expecting us, and we were put in a waiting room. After 15 minutes we had observed that several tables had become available, but clearly they had forgotten about us. When we... More 

1 Thank Christian T
Wuppertal, Germany
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

The food was very interesting. Especially the garlic curry was tasty. The only criticism is that it took quite long and the rice & curry was cold.

Thank tinymaggot
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner because of some good reviews on tripadvisor and we had the Rice & curry. Unfortunately we had a bad experience since the food was cold and the service was slow...

Thank Louise A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wemullahena, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Uva Province  >  Ella
Lonely Planet, p.197, 2009 edition Note, this is in Sri Lanka, not Kentucky

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