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Thidas Arana Restaurant

££ - £££
Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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23rd Mile Post, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
+94 27 2 225577
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent service. Authentic food with staff showing traditional cooking. Freshly-cut fruits served on site by request. Speedy free wifi. Clean washroom. Nice semi-opened environment that is very nice.

Thank D_and_G_2008
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My second visit and here is the receipt. While I maintain that the food here is good (ala carte) it surely is too steep for a midrange restaurant in a city such as Polonnaruwa.

Thank Akila A
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

An open air tourist restaurant offering a good buffet of rice, curry and accompaniments. Service was pleasant. Prices as per a tourist restaurant. Washrooms clean.

Thank Linda S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Polonnaruwa lacks quality places with quality food you are used to. With good flavours and delightful portions I loved the food here. But thought it was a tad too pricey.

Thank Akila A
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

It has a very impressive entrance and a large car park. One would expect a luxury restaurant with a good buffet. But it is just a cheap buffet at high prices. For a start it is not air-conditioned and stepping out of air-conditioned vehicles into this steamy shed with its hot air trapping roof is a very unpleasant experience. The... More 

Thank Gayan P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Nice Sri Lankan food with Rice and curry . Deserts are also local native types. Good coconut varieties are available !!! Good

Thank malathp
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Cost was LKR1100.00 per person.Very busy place so food seems to be fresh but a bit bland for the natives.Staff very helpful .You will see fresh fruit being cut and Srilankan style oil cakes being made and will also get to get them.Don't ask for things from the city like Pizza or ice cream. Will certainly visit again.

Thank Thushari K
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on our way from Polonnaruwe to quench our thirst and fill our hunger pangs. Fresh fruit juices are up to standard. The club sandwich and omelette were just as satisfying. The staff friendly and ever obliging. Washrooms clean!!!

Thank Suvieve
Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We had to stop here as a stop between polonauruwa and the elephant safari. We ordered fried rice and "devilled" prawns. The rice was too salty, the prawns just mixed with dollops of ketchup (you don't like ketchup? Was what the shocked waiter said). There were flies everywhere, and hygiene standard terrible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Complimentary Lunch arrange by out tour operator in this place. no problems we know because of our tour operator was professional. this we ate some new year traditional foods in this restaurant. don't miss this place

Thank mehinam90

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23rd Mile Post, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Polonnaruwa
  • Phone Number: +94 27 2 225577

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