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“Good food”
Review of Sri Ambaal

Sri Ambaal
Ranked #9 of 76 Restaurants in Nuwara Eliya
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here to have a lunch after we visited the Post office in Nuwara Eliya. The restaurant offers local food at excellent prices. We tried most of their vegan meals and we enjoyed each of it! Everything was fresh and tasty. Not sure why people call this place dirty because when we been there we noticed a lady who was cleaning the tables constantly and there was water to wash your hands. Is a good place for locals but as a turist looking to try local cuisine is great too!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

Came to Sri Ambaal expected good things but left feeling incredibly dissapointed. We arrived for a late lunch and were quickly seated at the back of the restuarant. But from then on things went down hill.

Having ordered our food, we tried to wash hands in the long basin at the back but the water had been switched off so a jug had to be used to wash with. This doesn't really cut it as you can't properly wash hands when you're holding something. Returning to the table we saw one of the staff clean tables with a cloth that looked like it hadn't been washed for a week.

We ordered an onion dhosa, vegetable rotty, samosa. We only ordered one of each bit for some reason got two of the snack foods which we weren't too impressed with. The vegetable rotty was OK but the dhosa was more oil than flour. I just couldn't eat it as it was so oily. We ate the excess snacks as a result and asked to take away the dhosa (and subsquently gave it to a blind man who was begging on the street).

Communal curry sauce for the dhosa which did not look hygeinic at all. So even if the dhosa had been eaten it would not have been eaten with the curry.

Overall a regrettable lunch choice and not a heakthy one either.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Hannah T
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Reviewed May 11, 2019

We stopped here for a quick lunch. The whole place is chaotic and dirty but we gave them a try. The waiter was impatient, actually he decided for us what to eat. Most of the food on the menu was unavailable. We got a dosai with dal and curry from a big bucket which every table eats from. The dosai was OK but dal and curry were cold and don't know for how long it had been on the table. The waiter asked if we wanted some local snack beside our food but no thanks as he just collected those snacks from another table where I saw other people touching and smelling them. I asked for a tea with no sugar please, I got sugar with some tea. There is a sink where you can wash your hand but I did not dare to touch it (I rather used sanitizing gel).
Maybe this place is good for local people but we didn't dare to eat in order to avoid possible "spend the whole day in the toilet".

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

Even though not so hygienic but still recommend for the great food and taste served with warmth. Price was reasonable and lot of local crowd.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank Debaprasad B
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Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

This place was a breath of fresh air after visiting so many ‘Sri Lankan’ restaurants that actually serve mostly western food. This place serves excellent Tamil cuisine, and you’ll be eating with locals. But don’t worry, the staff are super helpful and will put together a selection to try. Everything is vegetarian friendly so super easy if you have dietary requirements as well. If you don’t go, why did you even come to Sri Lanka?

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 238maddies
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