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Prem Restaurant

B55 and B141 | Corner of bus station square, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #4 of 46 restaurants in Tangalle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Description: Great family run restaurant with newly opend internet cafe.
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Description: Great family run restaurant with newly opend internet cafe.
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English first
Dusseldorf, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

It's island time here so expect to wait at least 45mim for your rice and curry as everything is made from scratch. It's delicious though and not too spicey. You can order lobsters in advance from poem. We didn't try but saw 1 coming in for another guest in the evening.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We went to Prem because of the reviews here in TripAdvisor, and the expectations were high... Very high! We thought we might be disappointed, but on the contrary, it exceeded widely! The food takes a while to get to the table but make no mistake, this is not a "standard" type of restaurant - every dish is cooked from scratch... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you would like to eat a Sri Lankan feast, cooked from scratch to order, in the company of a genuine family this is the place.the location is not grand, the premises humble (though very clean and tidy) but the welcome is huge and the food wonderful. We ordered a prawn curry with yellow rice and a chicken curry rice... More

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Tokyo, Japan
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

If you want really tasty and authentic Sri Lankan Curries, this is the place to go. Prices are tourist prices. It is a must to order a couple of hours in advance. "Prem" is not like a regular restaurant, more like home entertainment. Saman, the host, is a really nice guy, but he tends to get lost in conversation -... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a family run place which serves up real home made food and you won't find a much better curry in Sri Lanka. I had curry every night on my trip and this place stands out as one of the best. It's worth making the trip from the beach into town that's for sure.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had the best fish rice and curry at this lovely family restaurant. Saman is a nice guy and his wife is a great cook! The place is at a rather unexpected location near the bus station but once you get inside it is nicely decorated. The whole family welcomes you and makes sure you have a good time. They... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We went to this place for a dinner and spent great hours. We recommend this place if you want to get a glimpse into regular Sri Lankan life and enjoy fresh local food, simple and delicious. Everything is made by hand from scratch and takes ca. an hour to prepare - it might be worth pre-ordering your menu in advance.... More

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

very nice atmosphere and my best holiday curry! the family was also charming and the wall paintings make the restaurant an unique place.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Ate here 2 of 4 nights of our stay. Food was amazing, service was so friendly and a great atmosphere. We pre-booked table as well as what we wanted from limited Sri Lankan menu and were served quicker than those who didn't. Wonderful little place and great value.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Here is an incredible example of Sri Lankan food. Everything was fresh, the flavours were balanced the dishes were diverse and unique. I ordered rice and curry (vegetarian), and there were 5 different dishes along with papadams. Look out for the unbelievable eggplant dish. I don't understand how it was made or even how to explain it, it was fried,... More

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