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“Lovely meal”

Samanthi's Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 83 Restaurants in Arugam Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

order in advance and enjoy, fresh food cooked by the ladies of a family who are all so helpful smiling and lovely.

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

We chanced upon this restaurant one afternoon and had such a delicious meal, which we pre-ordered earlier, that we went back the next evening too, even though we were staying right the other end of the beach. The ladies who do the cooking are fantastic, and the Sri Lankan rice and curry was superb. Our kids enjoyed the chicken and chips, and the really cute tiny puppies were a big hit! We were also offered cold water, or really cold water that had been in the freezer so had some ice in it - it went down a treat. Order in advance for rice and curry - it's definitely worth it. All this at a very reasonable price. Would highly recommend it.

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2  Thank Snooks_12
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Sorry, The owner was nice but we waited for over than 45 min, and the dishes were poor, BBQ chicken had hardly any BBQ sauce, not cooked enough... Also had chips 'n' fish, we thought its going to be made in the traditional way (UK style) and it wasn't...

The true con were the reasonable prices

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Thank Noa O
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

Lovely, friendly,family run little restaurant with the BEST Sri Lankan curry we had,pineapple curry to die for,but remember to order 24 hours before!

2  Thank jezebel68
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Reviewed October 28, 2011

My boyfriend and I spent a week in Arugam Bay as part of our trip to Sri Lanka in September 2011. We found Samanthi's by chance and we're so glad we did! We went there for almost every meal and could feed both of us for about £5, but the food was some of the best we had in the country. The restaurant is run by 5 sisters who cook everything from scratch, and the food itself is great value and delicious. The place has a really relaxed vibe and is one of the closest restaurants to the Main Point, so if you're looking for a lunch break or a nice evening meal after a day's surfing this place is perfect. If you want rice and curry then order a few hours in advance, and bear in mind the fact that you can help yourself to any drinks from the fridge and they'll put them on your bill at the end! The staff are so friendly and really looked after us, we'll definitely be back!
The girls' brother, Krishantha, is a fully-trained surf instructor and runs a surf shop in the restaurant compound. There are also about 4 cabanas with fans and ensuite if you're looking for cheap and cheerful accommodation in a great spot. And don't miss their father's tea shop next door - the donuts are out of this world! Oh, and they have a kitten, what more could you ask for?

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1  Thank Emma W
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