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Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 9, 2020

The the food was good. The outlet used to have subtle negative vibes towards Sri Lankans when the tourists were travelling to the country. The waiters were unprofessional enough to suggest other outlets. We have only taken food out as the staff were indirectly hinting...us that we should not sit and dine due to being locals.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed March 30, 2020

The service is extremely poor. We wanted a table by the side overlooking the garden, the team was not willing to allocate the same, stating that the tables are reserved. Since food order was already place at live counter after lengthy discussion among the the...staff offered a table. The seafood was stale except the fish. Highly Avoidable.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020

Last night in Sri Lanka, had dinner here and could not be more happy. Excellent food and friendly service. So good we visited twice!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

Our first day in Bentota and went for lunch to Amal beach restaurant as it is In a great location ...big mistake! We ordered two beers and it took a while for them to arrive. The guy serving us obviously didn't want to be there!...We ordered another two beers and same wait. We ordered food and it took over an hour to arrive. The food was average. Our bill came and included a 20% service charge (which was not discretionary). Shocking. We will not be back and would not recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

Taken here by tuk tuk driver was a bit unsure at first thought we would get stung we was wrong ! Food very good drinks very good prices excellent. Looks upmarket and expensive when you go in, but a really nice place with attentive service...Nice place for romantic night out (in a tuk tuk😍big spender) Thanks Mr Tuk Tuk driver(the one who wears Amal shirt)More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

Great food, excellent ambience and great service! Definitely worth it! The lobster is to die for! One should try eating out at the beach side...

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

Friends who had been staying with us treated us on their last night. We chose Amal Villa and were all very happy with our meals. My langosteen was amazing. My friends had Coral fish and calamaries which were delicious. My boyfriend had a very tender...steak. I got to taste the fish dishes too! The coconut roti and garlic butter with a finely sliced coleslaw salad was a lovely included starter. The owner and the waiters made sure we felt special. We finished off with Arrack Attack cocktails. A perfect meal. Thank you Amal Villa Restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020

My wife and I took a friend for dinner, the food was excellent, we had prawn cocktail starters, perfect, and followed by sizzling steak, again perfect, will be returning.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Were taken there by our tuk tuk driver who recommended it to us. Really nice and fun restaurant. The lobster and jumbo prawns were beautifully cooked and presented! What’s more is that excellent coffee was served afterwards! Great evening

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

I am from the USA and often eat Maryland crabs. The crab curry at Amal was the best crab I ever tasted. We will be going back tomorrow on our way to the airport. Amazing food and great service.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from Amal-Villa | Property representative |
Thank you very much for your message. We had a Problem with the wireless phone on the 1st floor. Our telephone-numbers in the Amal Restaurant are: +94 34 2270747 (Office) or down floor Restaurant +94 34 2270230. Now we... More
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June 18, 2018|
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Thank you very much for your message. We had a problem with the wireless phone on the 1st floor. We changed now our telephone-number on tripadvisor to the mobile phone and we think now you can make your reservations also by... More
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