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“Delicious and flavorful, enjoyable family” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dewmini Roti Shop

Dewmini Roti Shop
Inland, Udupila, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
0715162604
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Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Mirissa
Price range: $0 - $3
Cuisines: Sri Lankan
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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“Delicious and flavorful, enjoyable family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We had our first Kottu experience at Dewmini and it was absolutely delicious! The rotis are just as tasty and the family that runs the restaurant is a very kind and welcoming group. Our main cook, Gayani, was darling and enjoyable to speak with. We even ordered take-out the next evening, which was also on a day that should have been closed for the family, but Gayani was willing to open for us so we could enjoy their food yet again! Great experiences with real Sri Lankan people and their traditional cuisine :-)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very taste and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We were there tree times and it was really good choice for taste local food. We tasted roti and kotu and it was good both. We tryed different version with eggs, chicken, vegetable and also chocolate, coconut and pineapple. Winner for us was roti with pineapple and chocolate. It was prepared quickly. Price are very reasonable: roti average 150-200 rupies, kotu around 250 rupies, mixed fresh juice 150 rupies. They have also breakfast. This is not romantic place but this is place you have to visit and try this incredible tasty food!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Just Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Bit of a hunt to find this place (which others had rated and Lonely Planet guide also recommends) but I hoped it would be worth it.

Whilst it's tucked away from the main road and the seating area is small but simple the food just doesn't hit the mark.

Ordered three dishes between two people and didn't finish them. Food was bland and at all good.
Compared to somewhere like 'Downtown Roti Hut' in Ella it just doesn't compare.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Brilliant cooking class and beautiful family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My boyfriend and I ate here 3x over our holiday. The rotis are delicious (especially the banana roti), and the company is just as good. The cooking class that Gayani teaches is so much fun, so very tasty and suited for whichever curries you have taken a liking to over your stay in Sri Lanka (from pumpkin to lady fingers to pineapple chutney!). Her instructions as clear (allowing time for us to scribble down notes) and her ever-lasting smile and good humour are a bonus. We would recommend anyone and everyone to visit this shop. A truly home feel, always a friendly smile to greet you topped off with amazing food. A must if in Mirissa!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Most wonderful family serving some of the tastiest food in Sri Lanka (not just mirissa)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is a must eat spot! While the places on the beach do good fish, they're all the same and they all charge more than double what dewmini charges. Her rotis - our favorite was the cheese egg and veggie- rice and curry and the juices are just excellent!
I also did a cooking course there which I highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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