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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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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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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
Fresh Seafood

Enjoyed lobster and Para Fish grilled at this casual semi-outdoor restaurant Prices were reasonable (US$80 for 2 including beer, wine and dessert) . Excellent service and will definitely eat there again when in the area. It is a 10 minute car ride from Beruwela.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Hebron, Kentucky
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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Hebron, Kentucky
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed lobster and Para Fish grilled at this casual semi-outdoor restaurant Prices were reasonable (US$80 for 2 including beer, wine and dessert) . Excellent service and will definitely eat there again when in the area. It is a 10 minute car ride from Beruwela.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This place no doubt serves the best seafood but the prices are mind blowing. The prices are so expensive that even 5 star hotel will get down on their knees. As soon as you arrive, you are guided to fish tank where you are to select fish, lobster or crab you want to eat. We selected PARA fish (1.0 Kg)... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very expensive food...almost same price of 5 stars hotel....tast is not as expected...normal resturent

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Helsinki, Finland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I went there because of a recommendation from my guesthouse. As you enter the premises you are guided right to the fish desk to select the fish you want eat. Then they prepare it for you. The fish and the whole dish is good, nothing special but everyday good. The real issue and the reason I advice to avoid this... More 

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Singapore
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

6 adults and 1 5-yrs old: we had seafood lunch here. We paid roughly USD250 for 1 fish, 1 lobster and 2 crabs. The lobsters is sooooooo tasty!! and fresh! Fish is wonderfully grilled that my dad had eaten half of it and it is a large fish. Crab was mention that it was S'porean chilli crab which is not... More 

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The best meal out we had in Bentota. The restaurant is quite busy (not too noisy) and has a lot of atmosphere. The selection of fish and seafood on display was very tempting and we settled for the lobsters. Decent sized and well cooked with friendly, efficient service. Well worth a visit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We enjoyed the prawn curry and rice here and it was more or less our staple for 2 days. Visitors get a choice to select fishes that one would like to eat and wait for them to be served in a spicy and tasty sauce. The ambiance was average but the sit out in the garden was good. We saw... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

i was sold by the fact that the guy had to catch a live lobster to grill for me !! food was good but slightly over-priced

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

What a lovely restaurant which is excellent value for money. I selected my lobster as did one of my companions whilst the third member of our party chose jumbo prawns which were the largest I've ever seen. The fish was cooked to perfection and beautifully presented and the service was excellent.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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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