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$$ - $$$Indian, Asian,
60 Stanley Rd, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
+94 21 2 219946
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“rice” (4 reviews)
“thali” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
60 Stanley Rd, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a slightly higher priced restaurant but the food is tasty. Service is very slow as the staff is not trained & dump supervisors/managers.

Thank Harsha P
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We used to go there during our stay at Jaffna. Very clean atmosphere. Delicious vegetarian foods.Very friendly staff. Only the negative thing i found there is most of the waiters do not speak English so little bit hard to explain them. But they are really...More

Thank Asoka E
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to like Akshanthai/Nila- the same restaurant separated in two with a walkway in between. I came based on Trip Advisor reviews. Akshanthai was more local style, Nila had an AC seating option. I wanted to see the menu as it's hard to...More

Thank Alice L
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Looking for a strictly vegetarian option in Jaffna, you may head towards Stanley road in between your official or personal visit engagements. It offers good south Indian type food with North Indian options also available.

Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

We walked into Akshathai/Nila for a good vegetarian breakfast, and we're very happy with the service and qulity of the food must be the best in jaffna will recommend this place to everyone will be visiting again very soon

1  Thank lakshmanisaac
Reviewed April 10, 2017

nila and akshathai are same .they do well .but in the new outlet food service is fare.the main staff manage from chennai ,india

Thank Ashok B
Reviewed March 17, 2017

This is my about 5th time in Akshathai.The food was very tasty.specially onion and masala dosa in breakfast.For lunch thali rice was great.

Reviewed February 25, 2017

I had lunch. Buttermilk given was not good. For the price they charge can't complain. If it wasn't for that bad buttermilk I would have given Excellent rating. Keep it up. I'm going to eat here few more times. For those having difficuly finding the...More

1  Thank mahinthan5
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

We had the opportunity to have lunch at Akshanthai near the Jaffna railway station. It's by far the best vegetarian rice and curry I have tasted. The manager there (Lady) was so pleasant and friendly and the staff followed her approach. Very reasonably priced too....More

Thank SanathM
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Had a vege Buriyani and was a bit hesitant as it had no chicken or meat. But once tasted, feels like heaven. The best buriyani I've ever had... Simply awesome...

Thank ThiLi-DS
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Stanley Rd, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Northern Province  >  Jaffna
  • Phone Number: +94 21 2 219946
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