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Tropical Village

££ - £££
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
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Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for The Lunch Buffet and the food was good and tasty, but the variety of dishes is less. Staff was friendly and the prices were comparatively okay.

Thank Amila Dananjaya D
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88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Sigiriya then it is likely your guide will take you here, it is also likely you have either visited the rock or are about to climb, either way you are going to want to eat. The place is really clean and service was excellent, but I guess like many other reviews we didn't want to be... More 

Thank Amy C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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858 reviews
458 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My driver cum guide, who otherwise has recommended decent places for our daily lunches as we travel together across Sri Lanka, recommended Tropical Village for lunch this afternoon. The venue is spread over two floors - the upper level is a Pub which also serves Buffets while the lower level offers an A la carte menu. The Pub was hosting... More 

Thank AshleyAzavedo
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We stopped here for lunch. Buffet service. Restaurant was packed and we thought that the food will be good. Well, there was quite a spread, but the taste was nothing much writing home about. I think the crowd comes there because of the convenience of the location and the popularity with Tour Operators. Try and avoid this if you can.... More 

Thank SujaJai
Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Stopped at Tropical Village for lunch on our way to Sigiriya. Enjoyed the Buffet Lunch with a wide variety of dishes to select from. Good service and friendly staff. Even though the place was packed with several buses reaching at the same time, the buffet was supplied fast enough to cater to the crowd.

Thank Kapilabee
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123 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Had a pre-arranged lunch here under Jetwing Travels after the tour to Dambulla cave. It is a decent place to dine in. This restaurant basically serves sri lankan foods which appeal to asian tourists but not for western tourists i guess. We are pleased with the good tastes and varieties of the foods they served..ranging from the soup, local salads,... More 

Thank Sarah41KL
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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112 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We had lunch here after our tours. We find the food was good. It was warm and tasty. A lot of selection too. It was not crowded as only 2 other couples were there. Only the drinks are a bit expensive. Compare to other reviews we enjoyed our lunch there.

Thank Leisure93
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I feel comfortable with good hospitality of the staff . Food is also good . Can recommend this place for any person .

Thank Rohana D
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

I came here really hungry after no breakfast and hiking up sirigiya. Food was disappointing and probably worst sri Lankan food in 2 weeks in Sri Lanka. "Western" food consisted of spaghetti... sri Lankan food was better than "Western" selections but only ate it because I was really hungry. Drinks were among the most expensive I've seen in Sri Lanka.... More 

Thank Tony2150
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This restaurant was disappointing. It was obviously a tour stop off after visiting Sigirya. The food wasn't as good as other places we ate and it was cramped and quite hot, although we did manage to get a table at the side where we got some air.

Thank Jenny B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dambulla, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Dambulla
  • Phone Number: 094664932288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?