We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Prem Restaurant

Indian, Sri Lankan
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
B55 and B141 | Corner of bus station square, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Add hours for Prem Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Great family run restaurant with newly opend internet cafe.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 88 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
authentic and tasty experience

Very good homemade quality food, sweet host and completely true surroundings right in their home. It was raining when we were there so we were inside. Can't speak of the outdoors ambience. Very enjoyable and far from being a normal alienating restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Rasmus P
,
Copenhagen, Denmark
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am afraid to say that the previous reviews set this place on far too high a pedestal. Three of us arrived for lunch and basically the ingredients for everything we ordered - bar the potatoes for the chips had to be purchased first - the beers/ the fish/ the prawns. This meant that lunch was a lengthy business despite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Very good homemade quality food, sweet host and completely true surroundings right in their home. It was raining when we were there so we were inside. Can't speak of the outdoors ambience. Very enjoyable and far from being a normal alienating restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We were told by a friend that we must visit this restaurant whilst in Sri Lanka. It did not disappoint. Samen who runs it was delightful and the food was excellent. As with most Sri Lankan restaurants, you order one curry and with that comes at least another 5 sides. The food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Very simpel but the food tasted delicious. The family was friendly and the place was awesome. Located at the same side as the bus station.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kamloops, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We ate here January 2015. Located just off main road beside the football field, Prem is a small restaurant shaded by a palm roof and colorfully decorated inside. The food was 10/10, and reasonably priced for the quality and quantity. They also run a cooking school where you can learn to cook Sri Lankan food. The host as well was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The best food we had in Sri Lank, for sure. The food was delicious, and not expensive at all. The family is so nice, and so welcoming. We waited for one hour for the food, but it worth it. I definitly recomend this place, because we have been so many times disapointed in Sri lanka, specially in Tangalla. You should... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went to this restaurant on 3 separate occasions only to find it was closed. Wasted our time especially as we have 2 young children...they could have posted a note on the net...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went to this restaurant on 3 separate occasions only to find it was closed. Wasted our time especially as we have 2 young children...they could have posted a note on the net...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Paris, France
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Prem Restaurant also viewed

Tangalle, Southern Province
Tangalle, Southern Province
 
Tangalle, Southern Province
Tangalle, Southern Province
 

Been to Prem Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Prem Restaurant

Address: B55 and B141 | Corner of bus station square, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle
Cuisine: Indian, Sri Lankan

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: B55 and B141 | Corner of bus station square, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Sri Lankan

Description

Great family run restaurant with newly opend internet cafe.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Prem Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?