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Gimanhala

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754 Anuradhapura Road, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 284864
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the heart of the town it is a spacious restaurant with room facilities as well for a night over. Food was not exceptional but good.

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Thank RHM63
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is in main Dambulla Town. Not a very specious place. But OK for a quick meal as this is the only good restaurant in the town besides the Rest House

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Thank cecilratnayake
Galle, Sri Lanka
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely restaurant with friendly staff but food didn't taste so good . Its situated in the heart of the city ,dambulla and its easily accessible.

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Thank Pasan_Shalutha
Anglesea
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232 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lunch place is good value and sound food. Nothing elaborate. Nothing bad. We had lunch. Left no longer hungry.

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Thank Angleseateam
Fuerth, Germany
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124 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

As we didn't expect more comfort, the hotel was on the level we expected. Service was very good, especially in the restaurant. Rooms were ok, bathes needs to be rebuildt, not more state of the art. Restaurant Food was delicious, every time recommended

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Thank Flsammler
heminda, General Manager at Gimanhala, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are in the process of upgrading our bathrooms. Thank you for patronizing Gimanhala. More 

Keighley, United Kingdom
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374 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

On our way to the Dambulla Cave Temples we stopped here for lunch, as part of a 16 people tour group. Many of us had the buffet which consisted a selection of soups, stir fried chicken and vegetables, stir fried noodles, white rice, fried rice, 3 different curries, a selection of salads and accompaniments, breads, deserts and tea/coffee. Good value... More 

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Thank Oakworthgirl
Gimanhala, Front Office Manager at Gimanhala, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for commenting on us. Hope you and your group enjoyed your meal & will return again. Wish you all the best ! More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

It was a nice place to have a good lunch if you are on your day long trip. Good was good and above all the staff was very helpful and friendly.

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Thank RSW1965
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We stayed one night on 24th Feb 2017. The rooms were air conditioned,but toilets need better maintenance .The price is on the higher side with very basic facilities.The staff was fairly helpful specially at the reception.The service in the restaurant was not very good and the food was very mediocre.

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Thank Dr_Ekanayake
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Had a good lunch with friends.nice and kalm place to relax. Thank u very much.we all were enjoyed.will visit again.

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Thank Roshani A
Gimanhala, Front Office Manager at Gimanhala, responded to this review

Ms. Roshani, Thank you for dropping an comment on us. Hope to see you soon. Best of luck ! More 

Hanoi, Vietnam
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We at here twice and each time came away feeling full, but thinking the price for the buffet a bit much. The food and restaurant appear clean, and the staff bussing the tables are outstanding ( it's a reason we returned). The first time we arrived around noon and there was plenty of selection. Today we arrived around 2:30, and... More 

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Thank nyccouple2015
Gimanhala, Front Office Manager at Gimanhala, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting on us. We as the only Star class Hotel located in Dambulla central we have more guests coming in for lunch from noon till late evening. Any of inconvenient cause which you met is to be apologies. We hope you will be coming again and wish to serve you. Best of Luck ! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 754 Anuradhapura Road, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Dambulla
  • Phone Number: +94 66 2 284864

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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