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Reviewed February 27, 2022 via mobile

Food is amazing 👌, service is excellent 👌, quality of food and quantity of portion is superb, hygiene level cleaning fantastic ☺️ overall good 👍💐 I'm really appreciate in this restaurant maintenance . keep it up.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 20, 2022 via mobile

Wow!!! I’m not a Vegetarian but this vegetarian Restaurant offers such great Indian cuisine that I completely forgot to notice that there was no meat on the table. It was so good that we went there two times. We had cheese paneer dosai, north and...south indian thali and some snacks that were just excellent. The very friendly and highly professional Mr. Gomesz was very helpful in explaining us how to eat a thali properly. We will come back every single time when we are in Colombo.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2021

I tried to order food for my elderly mother who lives in Bambalapitiya. Twice I was charged for the food but the food was never delivered. I sent repeated emails to Shanmugas but it wasn’t answered. Do not make online payments. Seems like an organised...scamMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed May 7, 2021

I recently dined here for lunch after receiving a very good recommendation. I jumped in a Tuktuk and promptly headed off in search of my next great meal and was not disappointed. The ambiance of the place, the service and the food was outstanding and...the price reasonable also. This restaurant is a gem of a place, is very clean and the food is wonderful. Highly recommend it if you want something authentic and a little way out of central Colombo (5 minutes in a tuk)More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 23, 2021

The quality of the Iddly was very good. However the size of Iddly was extremely small. In my opinion it tantamounts to cheating as 1 piece cost Rs. 120/- with sambar and chutney. A kind of a rip off.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 7, 2021

food we ardered was delicious . Best service Best place and Atmosphere was good and friendly staff and helpful. Highly rrecommended.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2021 via mobile

The place is popular for South Indian cuisine and it turned out be it is limited to that I ordered Aloo Parata from them. If you are a fan of Aloo Parata please avoid this place. There Aloo Parata doesn’t have any aloo and looks...nothing like a Aloo Parata. If you are going there to try it for the first time it will ruin your experience. I once ordered this through delivery but it was not this bad. But now it’s horrible. On the other side my family ordered Dosa and Vada which actually turned out be tasty and smelled good as well. Even the Kulfi tasted nice. The location is good and staff looks friendly as well. Overall avoid North Indian dishes but it’s a ok place for South India Cuisine.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed October 3, 2020

Order some items via UBER and I was thoroughly disappointed at the quality of the food. Some of the items were NOT sent but the overall experience is tasteless and oily. Their Soup which is supposed to be with coriander and pepper had only the...pepper. it was likely a peppery dishwater. Their Idlis are small and very sour. Their vegetable kurma is more carrot and tasteless. Shanmugas always had a rich quality and aroma but NOT anymoreMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 9, 2020 via mobile

Ordered South Indian Thali thro Pick Me. The delivery was on time. The lunch was delicious. They had moru chillies rasam,kulambu papadam, Lime pickles curd ,curries and Dessert.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 30, 2020 via mobile

The delivery was on time. The food was warm. The Ghee roast ,two kinds of sambal and Sambar was delicious. The curd vadai was excellent.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 24, 2020 via mobile

Ordered delivery thro Pick Me. The delivery was excellent and was on time. The Ghee Roast was very good. The Sambals and Sambaru was excellent. The Gulab Jamun was good.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Service is a bit slow but it is worth waiting for the food . Excellent place for vegetarian food in wellewatta area

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Very Good food and great service as well. One restaurant that has maintained its standards over the years 👍

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

This place was in existence for long time but if your visiting solo or couple I would not recommend, since they now caters to large groups in only, last week I visited this place & I was asked to be sited until they find me...a table, I was sitting for nearly 45 minutes and I asked them there are empty tables can I sit, unfortunately most of the staff are from india working there don’t understand English, anyway what they said was one or two people to sit on table is not worth for them and they simply asked me to come on another day, pathetic situation but I must say I visited this place about a year ago was different and food was good too, but now management and staff has changed.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

After an exhaustive shopping and sight seeing in a particularly hot Sunday Colombo, we were looking forward to some wholesome south indian lunch options and google suggested the nearby Shanmugas hotel and the A/C helped us relax and have a wholesome south thali and other...fares which was tasty and affordable. Recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Shanmugas is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5