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“Asian Jewel - definitely the best in Hikkaduwa town”

Asian Jewel Boutique Hotel
Ranked #2 of 110 Restaurants in Hikkaduwa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Reservations are essential to avoid dissapointment, group bookings need to be reserved in advance to avoid dissapointment and long waiting times, Sri Lankan rice and curry needs to be booked in advance. Hours of Business 8am last food orders 2130pm Check website for reservation number
Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
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“Asian Jewel - definitely the best in Hikkaduwa town”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

I spend 6 months of the year in Sri Lanka (and 6 months in the UK) and although I generally spend most of my time in Bentota, I make a point of visiting Asian Jewel for a meal whenever I am in the Hikkaduwa area.

I have known Dale & Tanya, the Asian Jewel owners for quite a few years and I can only say that their restaurant has constantly surpassed most of the restaurants in Sri Lanka for quality, freshness and presentation. The usual tourist restaurants are very "samey" but Asian Jewel has a lovely menu that will please both European & Asian food fans.

You can have a fantastic lunch at a reasonable price such as the fresh chicken burger (prepared completely from scratch with home-made chunky chips...the wait is worthwhile!!), the thai green chicken curry (so delicious and different from Sri Lankan style-curries) or even a freshly prepared home-made prawn and mayo sandwich. For those with bigger appetites - the Sri Lankan curries are wonderful and you can specify exactly to which degree of spiciness you want it. The extra plus is that you can use the pool to swim off your excesses after eating :-)

For special occasions, the Asian Jewel is at the top of my list of places to eat. The fresh sea food dishes are extremely good. Make sure that you inform Dale or Tanya in advance if you want to order large quantities so that they can source the seafood fresh from the market just before you arrive. It's a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or even a wedding!

I'm going home in a month and will be sure to return for a last bite & drink (they have a great wine menu too!) so see you soon.

  • Visited December 2011
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hikkaduwa
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“Wedding anniversary at the Asian Jewel”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

My husband and i live in Sri Lanka and we chose to go to the Asian Jewel for a romantic meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was more than what we expected with Dale and Tanya surprising us with a delicious homemade cake! Thank you guys, Chaminda and i will be visiting you again soon x

  • Visited January 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

We had lunch at the place. The food was excellent and service is very good.
The place looked spotlessly clean and have big variety of dishes in menu.
It's little bit difficult to find, but our driver finally managed and it was worth the effort.
I had tasty rice and curry and my wife ordered seafood. Both dishes were fresh and good prepared.

  • Visited April 2012
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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“Great host and food”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

Lovely restaurant, tucked behind the town in the countryside (it was night so we were sure were the tuctuc was taking us!), excellent food however and would therefore highly recommend it.

Visited April 2012
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Leeds
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4 reviews
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“Wonderful service, beautiful boutique hotel”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

This is our second visit to the Asian Jewel and we loved it just as much as the first time. Dale and Tanya and all the staff work so hard to try and make your visit special. The food is as good as everybody describes and you will find it hard to get better in this part of Sri Lanka. We Hope to go back again in the near future?

Visited December 2011
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