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Amal Restaurant

Indian, Seafood, Sri Lankan
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135 Colombo-Galle-Hambantota-Wellawaya Highway | Robolgoda, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
0094 779793471
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
amal restaurant review

its a nice restaurant for sea food lovers. On the ground floor you can choose from a variety of crabs, lobsters and fish. Also they claim their catch is always fresh which is also true from the quality and taste of their preparation. The second level is a big sit out area. No two tables are close... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
globetrotter19810101
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Restaurant was overpriced for a fairly basic spot. Looked like it would have lovely views but obviously pointless in the dark. Restaurant area was far too big for the number of diners we saw each night

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The food is medium quality but expensive. We requested grill fish but we got fried.. I forgot something at the restaurant when I came back in few min it was hidden, even the restaurant manager didn't bother to help. The driver took care... There is the fire restaurant in Bey Cinnamon hotel with much better quality and even price...

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We have travelled around Sri Lanka for 2 weeks and ending up in Ahungalla. Amal's restaurant was so delightful that we came back the very next night. You start by choosing from live crabs and live lobsters, fresh fish and prawns at the counter downstairs. They provided a nice discount to us on our return visit. Prices are not cheap,... More 

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Bentota, Sri Lanka
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have just visited the Amal restaurant from the recommendations on here but we're extremely disappointed. We went for the raved about seafood platter for 2 at 8000 rupees. We didn't mind the price as we were expecting something very special indeed...... The prawns were ok the calamari very chewy indeed. The lobster and crab were certainly not the size... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We stayed at Eden hotel few miles away on HB. So we went to Amal Seafood Restaurant almost every day for lunch or dinner. They serve great variety of the very fresh seafood ever!!! Wide choice of lobsters, fish, shrimps (some of those creatures look like dinosaurs - just huge). Laccadive Sea is known for it's reach resources of sea... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

its a nice restaurant for sea food lovers. On the ground floor you can choose from a variety of crabs, lobsters and fish. Also they claim their catch is always fresh which is also true from the quality and taste of their preparation. The second level is a big sit out area. No two tables are close to each other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had a good meal at Amals; whole red snapper with rice, roti, salad etc. Dessert was less good but fine. Pleasant environs and friendly staff, including a free shot with our coffee! Some reviews say it's expensive; it's not cheap but cheaper than home! Malli's opposite the Surf Hotel is also excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Amal's restaurant and bar in Bentota provided a very chilled and friendly armosphere, tasty food and very friendly service by Keshara, a local guy with a heart of gold and a lot of genuine care for his customers. Definitely worth a visit just for the service alone.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Service bad, need to keep chasing the waiters, serve wrong orders, no apology given. There is train which passes through every now and then, over priced

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We ate at Amal Restaurant on our first day. The crab was perfect! The service was perfect and efficient. There are many seafood restaurants in Bentota and while this is good, it is also forgettable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 Colombo-Galle-Hambantota-Wellawaya Highway | Robolgoda, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: 0094 779793471

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Seafood, Sri Lankan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

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