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Matey Hut

91 Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Hwy | Near Tunnel, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
+94 77 258 3450
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Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mango curry” (56 reviews)
“paratha” (40 reviews)
“curries” (112 reviews)
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Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
91 Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Hwy | Near Tunnel, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 673 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here twice and did the cooking school. The food here is delicious. We tried the mango curry (my fave) banana curry, four veg curry, chicken curry, coconut roti, banana flower salad and dessert roti. We loved everything and the prices...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank aliciahalarewich
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everything was great! We ordered banana rotty and rice with 4 veg. It was enough for us, because portions were big and tasty.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank NyutaA1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place, won my heart in Ella. My partner and I were there for 6 weeks, after trying everywhere in Ella, we discovered Matey Hut and began to eat there every single day. The food is the best in Ella and at the perfect price....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank benzed890
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped by for lunch, and from the outside, it doesn't look like much. It's on the corner, a tiny place but don't let that scare you away! The rice and curry and Kottu were both delicious, full of flavor, and the employees are really...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Y9985CBmatthewh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As per reviews on tripadvisor you won’t be disappointed. Had a fresh coconut , main meal of various veg curry rice and pappadum (banana curry!) fresh roti and banana desert x 2 for under £9 two persons. They also do cooking classes but I did...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Dutchyfifi1870
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into this adorable little ramshackle place for convenience. There are only about 7 places to sit, super cramped, but there’s a reason there’s always people waiting. The food is just SO good. The staff are friendly, service quick, and do yourself a favour and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank ellyh575
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit in Ella!! Food is amazing and they cater to how spicy you want it!! It’s so popular so be prepared to wait - but it’s so worth the wait. Try the 4 veg curry/Kottu. Rustic and tasty food - 5*

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Rachel_Natalia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the best rice and curry I’ve had in Sri Lanka. Portion was a little smaller than what I’ve seen at other places, but the quality definitely made up for it. Staff was also friendly.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank austinh2424
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to a Sri Lankan cooking class here and it was fantastic. We cooked 8 dishes, rotti and coconut rotti. You feast after you cook. Pre book as it seems to get booked up. We phoned 2 days before our class. It costs 2000...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 298annabels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe the Lonely Planet need to update their recommendation of this cookery class. Having pre-booked well in advance we were looking forward to the evening class. It's held in a pretty run down place about 15 minutes away from the main restaurant. When we arrived...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Steve_Mgs
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Georgie O
17 October 2018|
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Response from MariaANewZealand | Reviewed this property |
Yes we just walked up to the restaurant and booked but it is very popular. Well worth it though the food and recipes are great!
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KatrinaB943
15 October 2018|
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Response from Penny M | Reviewed this property |
You can ring them and book in advance. Or turn up and try and book for later that day or the next day.
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Laura N
13 October 2018|
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Response from Richoooman | Reviewed this property |
It should be. Only open from midday - 8pm from memory
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Hwy | Near Tunnel, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Uva Province  >  Ella
  • Phone Number: +94 77 258 3450
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