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Ella Village Restaurant

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Asian, Sri Lankan
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No 73, Bandarawela Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
0726727890
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best meal in Sri Lanka!

this is a wonder place, the food is special and local, as much as you like of the 6 or so dishes served. Very friendly owner, I could not recommend this more, but it is a small place

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

this is a wonder place, the food is special and local, as much as you like of the 6 or so dishes served. Very friendly owner, I could not recommend this more, but it is a small place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were unsure where to eat on our first night and stumbled across this place after having been somewhat put off of the centre of town by the larger, very touristy/backpacker type places which seemed to be doing a roaring trade in pizzas, burgers and chips. We've eaten Sri Lankan food every night so far and have yet to be... More 

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Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Sri Lankan curry is amazing, the best we have had on our many weeks travelling. Don't be afraid to ask for it medium or spicy, because it's not that spicy and the extra flavours are great. The service is quite fast and the chef/waiter is really nice. Wish we stayed in Ella one extra night just to enjoy this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

So, you come here for the curry, and the the thing is, it's okay curry. However, I've had better, cheaper, in the rest of Sri Lanka - 700 rupees for okay curry, basically. Judging from the rave reviews everybody else gave, maybe we just got a bland batch.

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Dongara, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were the only people in the place, and I'm scratching my head as to why. Absolutely fantastic curry, lovely gentleman serving us. Will definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Don't hesitate to go inside! Brillant fresh cooked food (take its time) with adorable tasty moments! Big variety of currys. The owner is really nice guy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

After reading so many reviews of this 'amazing' food, we had high hopes. If you're looking for a really lovely atmosphere and some genuine hospitality, this place has it in spades, but unfortunately this is where the positives end. This is seriously the blandest, least interesting food we've had in Sri Lanka. In fact, after two weeks this was the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Came here after (as it seems many others have too) reading all of the over-the-top glowing reviews of this place, and was seriously disappointed. Having been in Sri Lanka for a few weeks already and eaten some ridiculously good food from hole in the wall eateries and cheapo packet lunches, short eat shops and pretty much everywhere else, we decided... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Tucked in a corner as you enter "downtown" Ella is a little restaurant to the right that took us by surprise. This is Ella village restaurant, not the rotti inn. First thing that caught our eyes was a lit sign with a "nice enough" looking menu intro that included vegetarian food. This place is not a looker and only has... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Had a really good traditional rice and curry meal here, one of the best we had in Sri Lanka. The garlic curry in particular was delicious! Very generous with the G and Ts too and not very expensive. The owner was friendly too. Best restaurant we tried in Ella.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No 73, Bandarawela Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Uva Province  >  Ella
  • Phone Number: 0726727890

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Sri Lankan

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