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Athula Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Asian, Sri Lankan
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're in Dambulla for a night or 2 and enjoy mostly vegetation food, I highly recommend giving this place a try. The food is super taste, healthy and uniquely Sri Lankan. They also have a meat option on the buffet! The price when I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank amercieca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! It's a self serve buffet of authentic Sri Lankan dishes. The owners are very friendly and were happy to talk you through each dish before you tried it. If you are staying in any of the hotels on this road in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lukej395
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant as our driver suggested this place for good Sri Lankan lunch. Food was decent. But the attitude of lady running the place is not good. From beginning, she was not ready to explain the dishes. Finally when the bill came was the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rsubbumdu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Generous buffet with plenty of choice. Wonderful flavours and tastes. Great hosts. Excellent value. Athula even collected us from our hotel and dropped us back in his tuk tuk. Recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank ClioM11
Reviewed 8 December 2018

This is a buffet style restaurant which offered 8 vegetarian curries, 1 meat curry, 2 types of rice (white and red) and papadums. The food was delicious, home style Sri Lankan food. The owners spoke great English (with the daughters being perfect) and they were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank charlottesR3374EB
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch on our way to Dambulla Caves. There’s a great range of local curries to choose from - all served in traditional clay pots, and on an all you can eat style basis. Excellent value for money at 750LKR...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RShelley84
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Beautiful home style Sri Lankan food - some of the nicest rice and curry we’ve had! Lovely and welcoming staff as well. Would go again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BSharperest
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Food was tasty with good variety. Little girl serving us was cheerful and polite. Place was clean, cool and comfortable. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

We had a group dinner with 15 pax. It was a great meal & very delicious. It's a Sri Lankan buffet with rice & curries & some rotty. This small Restaurant is running by a local family. If you want to want to taste authentic...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 767nilantham
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Our guide took us to this place few minutes away from the Dambulla cave temples... Owned & run by this lovely srilanka family...very welcoming... Sri Lankan Buffet with a wide variety of choices...delicious food...the place may not be much to look at but the food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Baishali B
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