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New Araliya Sinhala Hotel

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Habarana Rd, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food and very good price!

In this restaurant you get what you are looking for - great tasty food, very good prices and friendly people (owner whith family). We visit this restaurant at the begining of our stay in Polonnaruwa and every day we return to have a food here. Don´t waste youre time with looking another restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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Tisnov, Czech Republic
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Tisnov, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

In this restaurant you get what you are looking for - great tasty food, very good prices and friendly people (owner whith family). We visit this restaurant at the begining of our stay in Polonnaruwa and every day we return to have a food here. Don´t waste youre time with looking another restaurant, you don´t have to... this is the... More 

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Mullumbimby, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

New Ariyasinhala Hotel. The name on trip advisor is incorrect, because of this our driver found it hard to find because we were asking for the incorrect place, after looking at the photo of the menu card he sorted it out. And we are glad he did, the food was delicious and one third the price of the food in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place was recommended to me by a local and it definitely didn't disappoint. Delicious authentic Sri Lankan food with very good prices and the staff are absolutely lovely. In fact I loved this place so much that I ended up eating three meals here (lunch, dinner & breakfast) during my 1 night stay in Polonnaruwa! Highly recommend the rice... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Delicious, fresh rice and curry. Large portion sizes,excellent variety of vegetable dishes. An excellent alternative to westernised hotel restaurants if you're looking for an authentic sri Lankan eating experience. The interior is basic but clean.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Go try the food and you will not be disappointed. It was worthy of a second visit and took our driver as staff were very friendly and the food was fresh, tasty and reasonably priced. Personally the Kothuthu was my favourite with the added bonus of an exuberant display in making the dish in the front window. Thanks for adding... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here so much that we went again for lunch today. We tried Kothuthu (chopped up roti with meat & veg - kind of like fried rice but with roti instead of rice), very yummy. We also had chicken curry which was accompanied by a bowl of dahl, chilli potatoes, plus 2 other veg dishes. The menu... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Here's where I finally thought to myself that I may have found the real Sri Lanka. Well, okay, they have an English menu and a server speaks English to help with tourists like us, but we were the only tourists around, it seemed and this hole in the wall restaurant was great to get a flavour of how the locals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

After weeks of fried rice and tourist style curries at beach resorts, we were offered the first authetic rice and curry a the New Araliya. We ordered chicken curry and got a choice of six different curry variations including vegie and chicken. Don't get discouraged by the lack of tourists and the chep plastic interior. The food is great value... More 

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Address: Habarana Rd, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Polonnaruwa

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  • Address: Habarana Rd, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Polonnaruwa

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