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Amal Restaurant

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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 55
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Loved it

We stayed in Amal Villa and when we booked were told it was on a half board basis with dinner taken in the restaurant. Honestly, as the villa package was good value, I didn't expect much from the restaurant but we were really pleasantly surprised - totally exceeded our expectations and to such an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
FrancescaAngharad
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Amal Villa and when we booked were told it was on a half board basis with dinner taken in the restaurant. Honestly, as the villa package was good value, I didn't expect much from the restaurant but we were really pleasantly surprised - totally exceeded our expectations and to such an extent that when we checked out... More 

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Doha, Qatar
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Extremely nice fishes or shrimps cooked to your choice. The place is pleasant and the food tasty and fresh. It is though extremely expensive as per Sri Lankan standard as you will be charged 60$ per kilo of lobster, 45$ for 5 king prawns and 35$ for a 1kilo fish...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Had some really nice crab curry here for lunch and a prawn starter. The menu was vast and selection was good. The plus was the seafood was very fresh

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Beirut, Lebanon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is very expensive, 1 KG of fish is almost 100$ while the same fresh fish is available in the market at 5 $. The waiters and staff are not professional and they are not friendly, slow service and very expensive.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We ate here as part of our deal staying at Amal Villa so was good value for us! We ate local speciality dishes and seafood- all was good. YOu can pick your own seafood from the fish counter or tank of crabs and lobsters- can't get much fresher! Staff were helpful and accommodating to requests and even brought more dishes... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Rustic venue with brilliant fresh seafood. Very good prices. We had Lobster and it was superb. One of our favourites on our trip. A short tuk-tuk ride from the Eden Hotel.

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Durban, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I ordered king crab curry , prawns and fish curry , Indian bread was hard I enjoyed the prawns Everything is fresh just a little pricey Good atmosphere

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had lunch at this cafe. Off bentota beach very clean. Devilled calamari and beer tasty and not too expensive. Worth a trip

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Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Amal is the best of a number of small, quite inexpensive, restaurants lining the beach, and just inside the palm forest along the sand. Their seafood is fresh, caught no more than a few hours before you select it, and they prepare it. There is also a selection of Sri Lankan curry dishes, which are quite pleasant. The wait staff... More 

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Katowice, Poland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Live lobsters, kings prawns, garrupa etc. less than half of the lowest european restaurant price, more than acceptable Australian whites

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

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