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Ariya Rest House

No:1617, Bendiwewa | Polonnaruwa to Jayanthipura main road, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
+94 27 2 222727
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (23 reviews)
“rice” (10 reviews)
“curries” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
No:1617, Bendiwewa | Polonnaruwa to Jayanthipura main road, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended to stop here by our guide. They offer a very reasonably priced buffet with a wide variety of Sri Lankan food in a modest setting. We enjoyed the dhal curry, hoppers, coconut roti and spicy wild mango. We had buffalo curd with honey for...More

Thank POC-CW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called here for lunch today after a morning in Polonnaruwa and thoroughly enjoyed the food and hospitality. The buffet lunch offers a large range of local dishes and is very reasonably priced. The service is excellent: politeness and charm, topped off with a good...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best meal i had in my tour.reallu authenticity food.soo yummy rice and curry.we really happy to met nice people.perfect hospitality with great service for the clients.so plz enjoy with nice food 🍻

Thank ariya r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant quite late one evening after exploring Polonnaruwa. We were the only ones in there when we arrived and only one other group of four joined throughout our meal. So, there's zero atmosphere and it was a bit of a bizarre...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were surprised by how cheap this was,and the selection of local dishes available here. Good variety of cold icy drinks after the walk around Sigiriya. This family run rest house had members which were polite and welcoming. Clean and cared for western toilets too.

Thank WillIcomeAgain
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Suggested to us by our driver (MySriLankaTravel.com), we stopped at this restaurant on our way to Polonnaruwa. The food was buffet-style and delicious - rice and curry (meat and veg). Great food and also service – the lady in charge was very up on world...More

Thank Joanna S
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Don't expect a fancy place with any kind of atmosphere but the food is amazing! We stopped here for lunch and had the buffet and it was probably the best meal we had during our two week stay in Sri Lanka.

Thank Nishkaru
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Our driver took us here for dinner. While we were one of the only people there that night the staff we exceptionally helpful and friendly. We ordered the chicken curry and we were very pleased when about 7 dishes of local curries were placed on...More

Thank Jess R
Reviewed 4 April 2017

You can easily miss this haven of delightful hospitality and flavoursome food, on the road to Polonnaruwa the turning is on you left opposite the Open University Bediwewa building, follow Road for 150m and enjoy yourself. Great people, vast choice of tasty Sri Lankan dishes...More

Thank neilbillingsley
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stopped here with our tour group on the way to Polonnaruwa - excellent choice of traditional Sri Lankan dishes, with good vegetarian options. There was also a good choice of traditional desserts All the food was good quality.

Thank NayLon
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No:1617, Bendiwewa | Polonnaruwa to Jayanthipura main road, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Polonnaruwa
  • Phone Number: +94 27 2 222727
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