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Ella Village Restaurant

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

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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
Best Curry srilankian style ever!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Theresa B
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was a huge feast, a lovely experience, one of the best Sri Lankan meal experience we've had. It was too much food for two, we knew it would be, but we weren't allowed to share, as it was too much effort for one person, fair enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The prices seem a little higher than in other places around, but you get so much for your money. The whole table was full of very very yummy food. One of my best dinning experience in Sri Lanka!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

This is local restaurant offering very good Sri Lanka curries etc. You get a table full of all kind of very tasty food served by the owner who shows a lot of passion in his work and food. You got to eat here while you in Ella.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the aurora bungalows which is next door- this was the best curry we have had in sri lanka and value! It comes out in little bowls with probably 10-15 different things. Lovely, kind owners would strongly recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We stayed at the Aurora Bungalows which is part of this business - if you choose to buy breakfast, you eat it here. On our first night, we ate here - there was no one in there when we arrived, and the guy was very friendly, with a smile on his face. We decided to go for the thali, from... More 

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sri Lankan

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