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The Zaal

10 Church Street | Amangalla, Galle, Sri Lanka
(94) 91 223 3388
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Ranked #82 of 126 Restaurants in Galle
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- Jul 1, 2014
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English first
Galle, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant now have a new menu was surprise and the food is very good service really international all the hotel is five star compare to other restaurant in same area

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Paris, France
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I certainly recommend a meal here or high tea. Just to soak up the atomosphere. The meals I had were very average. The tuna fish chunk with a bit of "gotukola leaves" was a real cheating excercise as far as the price was concerned (15 USD). For Sri Lankan prices this is an outrage. And you still feel hungry afterwards.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We had looked forward to our visit to Zaal in Galle and it did not disappoint. We had cocktails in the colonial bar which cost 1000 LKR (4.50 GBP) which is expensive for Galle but not for a top hotel. While they had plenty of other things on the menu we opted for the curry and noted that each order... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

I don't understand all the positive reviews here...Yes, the restaurant is lovely and is located in the Aman, but for me, the positives ended right there. The menu offers a curry sampler plate and a choice of 3 Western appetizers and 3 Western entrees. I chose to order off of the Western menu and was very disappointed with the quality... More

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Hong Kong, China
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163 reviews 163 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

We actually stayed in the hotel and therefore ate a few times in the restaurant which served amazing dishes. My tuna with pomela salad was absolutely perfect. But if you would like to try the curries - they serve a curry of the day each lunch (the dahl was the best I ever had) and in the evening they serve... More

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York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

This is definitely the smartest and most formal location in Galle though they did not complain that i was wearing shorts for dinner. The setting was very colonial with open windows and ceiling fans and lots of white jacketed waiters. The food was really good and came in large quantities and the wine list was not at all over priced.... More

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Dubai
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

They have only a few items on the menu, but they do them well. The spaghetti with lobster was divine, so was my Sri Lankan curry meal. Service was excellent. A lovely balcony with a very colonial feel.

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Wall, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

We ate here twice the food was lovely & great value.The atmosphere & service were magical

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

Lovely setting on the verandah of an old Dutch House. Silver service with all white settings, whirling fans and sarong clad staff made us feel like we were thrown back 200 years or so ! Menu was varied but went for the Sri Lankan curry and rice option which I highly recommend.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011 via mobile

Food and service were faultless. Cocktails to die for. Would recommend to anyone visiting Galle - we went to the Galle Fort Hotel also and there is no comparison. Thali was around USD30 per person and was gorgeous.

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