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Ella Village Restaurant

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Asian, Vegetarian, Sri Lankan
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No 73, Bandarawela Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great coffee available here. One of the few locations you can get barista standard coffee. Opens at 7.30am and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. It also has a myriad of food options. The rotti is pretty good here too and the beers tend to be served cold though the options are a little limited.

Thank Tedward1982
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on multiple occasions. Reasonably well priced drinks and food which were yummy. Has all different types of food, both western and local. In the evenings there's live music upstairs which is awesome and attracts lots of people.

Thank Billie C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eye catching place in the heart of Ella's strip. Came for drinks and snacks. Friendly and busy establishment. Worth a visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on recommendation from our hotel owner. We had a curry set menu, it was really good, we asked for non-spicy and that's what we pretty much got! Lots of small dishes but huge meal. Really friendly and all cooked fresh and seems very clean! Good clean toilet also. Good value for money. Best place we visited!

Thank mattgreen03
Depok, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best meal I had in Sri Lanka definitely in this place. I had tasty late-dinner of chicken curry, potato curry, coconut sambal, and string hoppers, and banana lassi. Oh darn good one! Totally loved the string hoppers! The owner of the place is very nice, too. Totally recommending this place if you wanted to experience good Sri Lanka food.... More 

Thank Ellen K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good location. It had the best fish that I have enjoyed on my Sri Lankan trip. The meal was worth the money. Service was very good and they were very friendly. They also have a wide selection of tea. I would definitely recommend the masala chai.

Thank elize - marie r
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I came here on my walk back from Halpewatte tea factory. I had the veg fried to rice. It was delicious, best meal in Ella for me. Owner was lovely. Perhaps sit into the restaurant rather than the Balcony as I did as it is so busy on the road.

Thank yverOS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

What a find ! Having travelled for 3 weeks around in Sri Lanka we were blown away by this place : nothing like this spot anywhere else we have been so far. The attention to detail is amazing and the food superb. Excellent service , great music, laid back atmosphere. Brilliant place to while away the monsoon...and Specially the Roti... More 

Thank Wickey R
Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We went there for dinner and I must admit that the food was good, less crowed options compared to the main restaurant in Ella We decided to taste a bit of everything and got the spacial menu which is composed of 8 dishes + rice --> good choice! The owner was nice, he will ask if you like to have... More 

Thank Esusino
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Finally somewhere that was happy to let us just have a drink and didn't insist on food. No Alcohol this week though due to new year celebrations 😢

Thank Vikki C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Vegetarian, Sri Lankan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 73, Bandarawela Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Uva Province  >  Ella
  • Phone Number: 0726727890

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