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Thidas Arana Restaurant

Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Sri Lankan
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23rd Mile Post, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
94 (0) 27 222 5577
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cost was LKR1100.00 per person.Very busy place so food seems to be fresh but a bit bland for the natives.Staff very helpful .You will see fresh fruit being cut and Srilankan style oil cakes being made and will also get to get them.Don't ask for things from the city like Pizza or ice cream. Will certainly visit again.

Thank Thushari K
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on our way from Polonnaruwe to quench our thirst and fill our hunger pangs. Fresh fruit juices are up to standard. The club sandwich and omelette were just as satisfying. The staff friendly and ever obliging. Washrooms clean!!!

Thank Suvieve
Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had to stop here as a stop between polonauruwa and the elephant safari. We ordered fried rice and "devilled" prawns. The rice was too salty, the prawns just mixed with dollops of ketchup (you don't like ketchup? Was what the shocked waiter said). There were flies everywhere, and hygiene standard terrible.

Thank cdourz
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Complimentary Lunch arrange by out tour operator in this place. no problems we know because of our tour operator was professional. this we ate some new year traditional foods in this restaurant. don't miss this place

Thank mehinam90
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

While your in the Polonnaruwa site in the morning and just coming out of it will be lunch time , so the best place is to drop in for lunch is here , good wash rooms , clean Restaurant .

Antrim, United Kingdom
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150 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Our driver took us to Thidas Arana for lunch after our morning visit to Polonnaruwa. There was a wedding party in the main restaurant, so we were allocated a table outside, under a canopy. There was a good selection of lunch dishes including many Sri-Lankan specialities. The soup was particularly good. Not very expensive, and certainly a good place to... More 

Thank AnnieMG
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We stayed here overnight. Great rooms with modern facilities. We informed them what we would like for Breakfast. Overall good breakfast with what we requested. The staff were very willing to help. However, this is a new place and the staff needs more training on service. A lot of potential.

Thank sanjayaR
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Our driver took us to this open plan restaurant in Bendiwewa- the car park was packed with many tourist cars/vans and the restaurant also seemed popular with tourists of every nationality. The head waiter took us to a table under a fan which was nice. The buffet of rice and curry seemed popular and value for money but we just... More 

Thank chandraSva
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a fairly large open air restaurant our guide brought us to for lunch. Even though their customers are mostly tourists, the buffet (Rs1000) is local fare and quite delicious. They also serve ala carte orders of western fare as well although the ones we tried were not especially well done. Service and cleanliness was good, so this is... More 

Thank Tantiko
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Really nice atmosphere, and buffet style food with plenty to choose from. RS 1200 for buffet, desserts, tea and coffee. Fresh and authentic food. Nice airy room with fans. Tourist clientele. Very Happy.

Thank David C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Sri Lankan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23rd Mile Post, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Polonnaruwa
  • Phone Number: 94 (0) 27 222 5577

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?