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All 40 Bentota Restaurants

Amal Restaurant

135 Colombo-Galle-Hambantota-Wellawaya Highway | Robolgoda, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
0094 779793471
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Ranked #11 of 40 Restaurants in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood, Sri Lankan
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Marseille, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The crab we had was excellent and a similar price to other restaurants in Bentota. However, as a dinner experience it was very disappointing . You are met on entering by a VERY pushy guy who shouts at you in garbled English what you can order (immediately). We rejected his boorish demands and insisted we be shown to our table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is at a very beautiful place! Nice view, behind the mangroves you see the beautiful ocean. The service is well and the people are very friendly. The food is very nice, seafood takes a little bit longer to be served. And the prices are very low. So this is a top recommendation!

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New Delhi, India
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If you are a non vegetarian then this place is a delight epecially the sea food. I happened to go there on 25th Dec ..was refused to be served beer at the resturant but was served the same on the beach by the same hotel staff.. Service is pretty slow ..food was a way to spicy

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Algiers, Algeria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We had today lunch in Amal restaurant and only feedback is that price of fresh fish are very expensive and it is just kind of cheating foreigner. Guide might also had a percentage in the amount paid.

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very bland. So over rated though we heard a lot about the place. Who the hell puts ketchup on samosas! They use canned mushroom. Plain bland meal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We have been to Amals on a number of occasions during our fortnights stay in Bentota and they have always provided us with both excellent food and service. They have a few sunbeds on the beach which is in a glorious spot and you can eat on the beach or walk back up to the restaurant and sit in the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I visited this place in Dec 2014 sometime after Christmas... was recommended the place by my driver/ guide. Had prawns and ``masala fried`` fish which is supposed to come with accompanying rice and some curry, salad. Well, what you get is fish with all its fins, eyes, tail and teeth dunked as it is in oil,..(.masala is really is -it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We arrived before 19am and all tables were booked except 1 upstairs (downstairs the waiter didn't know they had 1 table). The salad was suposed to be chicken+pineapple+mushrooms but was like a sea of mayonnaise with lettuce chicken and peanuts?? I'm still searching the pineapple. I almost finished my 2 dishes and my friend was still waiting for the 1st... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had our last meal at this place on our way back to Colombo, it was recommended by our driver and we had a very friendly welcome, ordered fish of the day, which was really very good, the waiter was helpful and we had no bad service at all. We enjoyed our meal (only beware of the train, when it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nice place,good food but the fish is really expensive and very bad service!the waiter was so rude and in the end they tried to make me pay a more expensive bill with some other orders we've not asked.go other place.

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

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