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The Angler

Chinese, International, European, Sri Lankan
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71 Hotel Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 716626
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Homemade food, nice service

Bumped into this place by chance. Owners were very friendly. They cooked and served by themselves. Foods were authentic and with reasonable price. They also helped me get the taxi back. Nice experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2014
Narut T
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Bumped into this place by chance. Owners were very friendly. They cooked and served by themselves. Foods were authentic and with reasonable price. They also helped me get the taxi back. Nice experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were staying at The Mount Lavinia Hotel but didn't want another expensive buffet where we wound be tempted to overeat and wanted something local that would cater for both us and our children. We looked at the reviews on Tripadviser and plumped for The Angler . We had the most enjoyable Sri Lankan curry- sharing chicken and prawn dishes... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We chanced upon Angler and to our delight the food was wonderful, the restaurant clean and charming. Tushil went out of his way to write down a suggested itinerary, including a mud map. The fact that they feed the street dogs is a reflection of this couples caring and consideration of all things.

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Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Having travelled to Sri Lanka for a wedding, and then, touring around Sri Lanka , the final part of the holiday we ended at Mount Lavina Hotel. Can't fault the food at the hotel, but after a few days, you just want somring simple home cooked food, and that's what we got, at the Angler. Grat fresh food.

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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We recently dined at this little family run restaurant looking to enjoy some traditional Sri Lankan food and we're not disappointed. Sriya worked in the kitchen to prepare our lovely meal while Tushil her husband entertained us with historical facts on Sri Lanka. Even though it was low season and very quiet the food was fantastic and fresh.

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Washington DC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've had two lovely lunches at the Angler's peaceful dining room, both times ordering the excellent crab curry with rice and vegetables. For a reasonable price one can enjoy a fresh and well-spiced crab with several delicious sides including pappadam and a really nice coconut sambol. I have had a lot of rice and curry in Sri Lanka, and this... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Tushil and his wife made us very welcome.....the food was amazing, a real treat! We ate there twice, very personal service and a real find! We will visit again when we return!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was our first taste of traditional Sri Lankan food, and the best of our 3 week trip. The curry with fish was amazing, sides included amazing local recipes for beet root and coconut sambal, long bean salsa. All up there were 7 sides which combined to make a fresh and tasty local dish. Highly recommend you experience the friendly... More 

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Boston, England
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13 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Great meal, very friendly hosts, prawn curry was delicious as was all the chutneys. Would definately recommend rather than the buffet option in a hotel.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We ate here on our first night in Sri Lanka and what a great place. Fantastic home cooked food served by the very friendly owners, who are obviously brilliant cooks too. I had the Sri Lankan Curry and this was excellent. If you are a fan of spicy food you will be very happy. Alternatively there is plenty of mild... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 Hotel Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 716626

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, International, European, Sri Lankan

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