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Ella Village Restaurant

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No 73, Bandarawela Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
0726727890
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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
Delicious meal

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Gina S
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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7 restaurant reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We recommend Ella Village Restaurant very highly. Each curry dish had its own individual taste and the whole meal was delicious. We went by mistake to a restaurant with a similar name first and were disappointed by the service and the food but when we found no 73 Bandarawal Road we were delighted. The owner Nadun has a very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Possibly the best meal we've had while in Sri Lanka. The owner and the cook are truly delivering you the full complexity of Sri Lankan tastes in a variety of curries, sauces and little salads. Order 2 portions of rice and curry - and no less than 10 plates will pop out in front of you. Garlic curry is a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

the food from the rotti hut is delicious but the restaurant itself and the staff are extremely rude and negligent. Each time we ate there nobody came to take our order or provide menus, we had to request it, and once we ordered after one hour we asked where our food was and they had forgotten. Another 20 mins passed,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After ordering 1 rice and curry and waiting for more than 30 minutes, we were told we have to take 2 portions. We insisted we only ordered one, the owner said "it's not possible" - although the place was half full and he was cooking for everyone and making one portion would definitely not be a problem. Never happened to... More 

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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: Sri Lankan

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