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“Best food ever!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand 39

Grand 39
Ranked #24 of 72 Restaurants in Ella
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Sri Lankan, Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Description: We are a family owned homestay with the option to order all your meals and drinks. We also offer Sri Lankan style cooking lessons where the guests learn to cook the local dishes and enjoy a delicious meal afterwards.
1 review
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“Best food ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Its very nice place and family,they showed us how to cook traditionaly Sri Lanka food, was best food ever!We also had breakfast so delicious!

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1 Thank Krikrous
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Irananuradha K, Owner at Grand 39, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
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Utrecht, Netherlands
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“Best food we had in 3 weeks of Sri Lanka! Highly recommend!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Our tour operator (smal sri lankan one) suggested we do a cooking claas at Grand 39 with Iran and his wife Chanpa. We learned a lot about different Sri Lankan dishes such as chicken curry,green bean curry, devilled potato's, eggplant with mango, jack fruit and cocos sambal. Wrapping all in banana leaves and steaming this. The food was amazing, the cooking class very modestly priced and the most welcoming hosts. We had a fab time!

When in Ella I would definately visit Grand 39!

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank JJC_NL
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Doha
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“just perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had really great time at Grand 39. We could enjoy the hospitality of the kind smile guy, Iran. He offered us not only accomodation but cooked together with his wife tarditional Sri Lankan food. The food was delicious and Iran made a spice ayurvedic drink for us. The room was clean and nice. Iran is a great and helpful guy. Definitely we will be back!

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank kindzsa
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“Excellent Food, Gracious Hosts, Fantastic Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Grand 39 is a wonderful restaurant serving traditional Sri Lankan food. Service is excellent, Iran the owner is all smiles, and the food is delicious! Try the coconut roti, chicken and aubergine curries hmmmm :)

If like me you've fallen in love with Sri Lankan food take Iran's cooking lesson. You'll learn about 8 different curries and eat in the best company. I loved it.

Iran and his family also run a homestay. Spotlessly clean, huuuge bed, and hot shower! I could not recommend both the restaurant and the homestay more.

Enjoy!

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Thank Elisha-Ldn
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Kotka, Finland
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“Really tasty food and good service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Sri Lankan type of home made cooking. Really, Really good. Breakfest is a over welming, rise and curry served on banana leaf is excellend, it's not so spicy. Iran(owner) is so helpful.

ps. You can get a room here allso.

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Laitsi
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