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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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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
Most recent review
The food is good but the service can be sketchy

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
joan t
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
309 reviews 309 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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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Prague
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Somerset
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is a real gem, great home made food cooked to order. They don't have a licence for alcohol but there are plenty of places in town to have a glass of wine, it is the best place to eat in town

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Ate here while we stayed at the brothers' rooms Aurora Guesthouse. Excellent food for this 'cooler' part of Sri Lanka - would rate this the best food in the country, along with Lucky Fort in Galle :>. Ask for the garlic curry (rice n curry) for dinner & egg hoppers for breakfast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Cute little restaurant on Ella main street, close to train station. Really tasty Sri Lankan rice and curry especially the garlic curry, chicken curry and eggplant. Definitely recommended

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I don't want to set your expectations too high, but this was the best curry I ate during my 2 wk sri lanka trip. There is not much choice at this little restaurant; curry and maybe 7 other (eastern) dishes. I really like that, since it often means it's all fresh made. The cook and owner and waiter for the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Really nice and cute restaurant! The service was very nice, and the food was absolutely amazing. Even though, unfortunately, I had no time to order a dessert, I had a delicious Sri Lankan rice & curry, which the cooks prepared freshly right after I ordered. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a cozy and authentic atmosphere.

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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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