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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Excellent food

We really enjoyed the well cooked and typical local curry and rice which included meat and vegetable dishes. The service was excellent and the gin and tonic just as it should be. The only downside is that the outside terrace is right on the main road through Ella but that is the case with all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
worldtourists60
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Scotland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the well cooked and typical local curry and rice which included meat and vegetable dishes. The service was excellent and the gin and tonic just as it should be. The only downside is that the outside terrace is right on the main road through Ella but that is the case with all the eating places there. This... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this restaurant. At first glance it seemed quite commercial but when we went inside it was actually a home kitchen with only 5 or 6 tables and one woman cooking everything. This doesn't detract from the experience at all because the man running front of house is excellent and very welcoming. The food was delicious, we had string... More 

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Thank stellasenzacielo4
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the vegetable curries that Ella village restaurant prepared. The favourite was the brinjal curry- aubergine. All these vegetables are grown locally and are nice and fresh. The host was very accommodating and liked to check we were enjoying our meal and asked if we needed anything else. If you are looking for nice simple food to enjoy,... More 

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Thank Harriet S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very simple looking restaurant, with a basic menu. However just order the "rice and curry" and a first class banquet will appear. Really great food and certainly one of the best meals we had in Sri Lanka (and we had a lot of great meals!). Even better we had (free) top ups of any of the dishes that we... More 

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Thank waynedaveyuk
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here for lunch when it was raining. Even though the owner said he couldn't offer us a proper main meal - he hadn't started cooking yet - he still offered to make us some fried rice. It was super fresh (we heard him chopping the veggies) and tasty! It's one of the first restaurants on the right as... More 

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Thank stephm2891
Dusseldorf, Germany
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled for 3 weeks in Sri Lanka and came to the conclusion that we had our best Sri Lankan Food meals at homestay's while we were in general slightly disapointed by most restaurants. This was however not the case with the Ella Village restaurant, where the food was really nice. The owners were also very friendly and flexible, as... More 

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Thank MONKIandHUBERT
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not really on one of the hot spots of the Ella main road. It's the last restaurant on the road left towards the train station. Nice owner and really great rice and curry with a lot of side dishes! 10!!!!!! I think it's one of the best restaurants of Ella!

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Thank Bjorn C
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to a few places in Ella and this came out by far the best for rice and curry. Lots of other places were full the night we went and looked empty so was reluctant to come here but pleased we came. Large portions and the guy tops up if you run out. Very varied choice of dishes and prices... More 

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Thank ChristofUK
Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

First time here was April 2014, food was amazing! Went back just before new year 2015 and food still the best in town! 600rup for 8 dish veggie sri lankan curry, yummy!! I recommend this place to all travellers! really friendly family run business, very relaxed. They dont sell alcohol so dont go expecting it, food is worth the small... More 

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Thank ocean m
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Very good food quite expensive compare to others restaurants which I have been to in Ella. Looks like family business. The owner very friendly.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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