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saman's restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner


Asian, Sri Lankan
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

A friend of mine and I had the possibility to have a dinner at Saman's restaurant and we were positively impressed from this place! Great dishes, super friendly weiters and a quiet and nice environment will liven up your evening! (btw, you can also speak...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank EmanueleG375
Reviewed May 23, 2019

The meat is hard western meal even the fish but there did offer sri lanka food that I think it's more better.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank joanadventure
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Saman’s is a family restaurant located in the main road close to Cave’s temple. The veggie curry is amazing, with different options that I’ve only found there, as the jack fruit curry and a mango chutney that was absolutely great! The service is very attentive...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 189mhz
Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

The food is absolutely delicious and it’s obvious that he cares so much about providing a good service. There was more than enough food so make sure you go hungry!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 284tayc
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

If you love local food, this is the place to go! Their rice and curry consists of a big bowl of rice and about 10 different curries, vegetables and other local foods. It all tasted amazing and the chef even came to tell about the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JulieS6615
Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

We were staying next door at the Sundaras Resort and wanted to eat out of the Hotel one night. We saw that Saman's was no 8 pm TA and next door so headed in. When we went in we were the only people but that...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mynameisalwaystaken
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Delicious food and so friendly. There was no menu, our host showed us the ingredients that he was using to cook the food, and then brought us a selection of delicious dishes with a large plate of rice. It was all really good. Virtually all...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Richard L
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

We received a warm welcome at this family run restaurant. Huge portions of rice and curries prepared with Western palates in mind. A good choice near Dambulla caves.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank YVRflyingDoc
Reviewed January 22, 2019

We wandered in and were treated to a never ending selection of lovely vegetarian dishes. Top of my list was the melting aubergine 'salad', and the warm, lightly spiced dahl. The owner of this restaurant with pretty rooms cooks all the food, and clearly takes...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Amelia M
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

Arrived at this restaurant in search of authentic SL cuisine. Asked for veg curry and rice. Quoted 800 SLR per person - ridiculous given 450 benchmark. Settled on 600 - should have just walked away. Food was cold and pretty tasteless. Service was v slow....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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