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Amal Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Indian, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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No. 135 Galle Road | Robolgoda - Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 77 979 3471
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Cabarita Beach, Australia
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our driver Roshan promised to take us to the best seafood in Sri Lanka and he did not disappoint. We had chilli mud crab it was sensational, staff were really nice and the rest of the hotel looked beautiful, I would like to stay there on my next trip.

Thank ron0266
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cozy restaurant among mangrove trees. Food international quality, as also the prices. Train passing close by from time to time.

Thank Anders O
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Setting is nice and near the beach. Service is good and friendly staff. Food is just so so, and Ok prices

Thank IT T
Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This as I have visited many times before and always given rave reviews but in this occasion I was disappointed yes did go on New Year's Day for dinner and it is high season but whilst there were a few staff working it lacked organisation and we waited ages not just for food but to be served with drinks etc... More 

Thank Carol210660
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food of the town Good taste and ambiance here can't wait for food it's amazing. Staff nice with their skills

Thank asad qadir T
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Bentota in the last week of December. Unfortunately we were staying in a horrible resort which was just next to the Amal Restaurant so we had gone to this restaurant hungry, tired, unwilling to venture far etc etc. It would have been such a bad miss had we not gone there. Such yummy sea food this place... More 

Thank HungryPassport
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole experience was gratifying. Loved the chilli crab, devilled squid and the grilled prawns. The chicken burger patty however, was a bit soft for my 7 year old's liking, but all in all was a good time with a great atmosphere. The separate shisha space looked great but had to give it a miss due to the kids. Returned... More 

Thank SteveDC2014
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent menu but I struggle to see how they can cook it all from scratch. Probably 15 different soups on the menu alone!!! The seafood is visibly fresh as you're shown it on the way in. Lobster and crabs swimming in tanks!! My wife went for prawns in coconut crumb which would be a little better with breadcrumbs/coconut mix. I... More 

Thank John R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At Amal we had the freshest sea food ever. You handpick your fish or shell fish when its still alive, choose your flavor and get it served within minutes. It was heavenly good, personally I don't think I will ever have such a fresh and tasty lobster again.

Thank tamarahammoud
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant our second night in Bentota. Luckily we lived next door but it's maybe a 5 min tuc tuc ride if coming from Bentota beach - worth it though! The staff were friendly the restaurant has lovely views of the beach a lot of the table with the view were reserved so if you want one best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 135 Galle Road | Robolgoda - Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 77 979 3471

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?