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“Sri Lankas best Fried Bananas! !!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mama's Galle Fort Roof Cafe

Mama's Galle Fort Roof Cafe
Ranked #69 of 235 Restaurants in Galle
Cuisines: Asian, Sri Lankan
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Sri Lankas best Fried Bananas! !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

We went here for dinner one night in Galle. The place was busy, it was hot and we had to wait 30 min before a table was ready. Waiters were busy. Our table was nice and so was the food and view. How ever the main reason for giving this place top was due to their fantastic fritter bananas with ice cream! I have now been over most of Sri Lanka and ordered this dish whereever they served it ( quite a lot of places) but NONE of them could make them so delisious as here. Great caramel fried. I love them. Want to go back just for that! :)

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Tucson, Arizona
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37 restaurant reviews
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“Loved My 1st Taste of Sri Lankan Curry!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

Guidebook said Mama's curry was so-so, but that wasn't my experience. The curried fish was tender and full of flavor. The other sides (dahl, slivered beets, some kind of fruit sambol, and another and something I couldn't identify) were delicious. Service was impeccable. I have been ordering curry at every restaurant since that first day, and none have quite measured up to Mama's.

  • Visited February 2014
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Galle, null, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
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“wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

had delicious tropical rice and curry at mamas cafe67,church street.if you visit galle fort taste real mamas foods and enjoy..

  • Visited January 2014
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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“Make sure you go to the real Mama's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

The lonely planet review for Mama's is for the roof top cafe, but Mama has moved nearby to 65 Church St, if you want to experience her excellent cooking. Sri Lankan food at its best - don't miss it!

Visited February 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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56 reviews
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“Amazing tomato bruschetta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

We came to this restaurant as it was the top choice in the lonely planet. Ordered tomato bruschetta as a starter and it was amazing! Very nice, fresh snack on a warm day. As a main we had chicken teriyaki, which was quite decent. Tropical juice is also recommended, nice and sweet! We weren't very impressed with the looks of the restaurant, but for the price it is value for money.

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