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“Below average food”
Review of Amal Restaurant

Amal Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 63 Restaurants in Bentota
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Below average food”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Highly recommended by everyone but the food was below average.... low season and the alleged "fresh catch of the day" tasted distinctly off

Visited May 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“OK Food, poor experience”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Went to Amal basis the great reviews on Trip Advisor, but we were disappointed by the experience. First up, it's really hard to order, you have to choose your fish/seafood from one place, and they give you a chit, which you then hand over to your waiter.. The pricing is very misleading as well- they display prices per 100 gms, but you have to buy a minimum of a kilo.

The food was average, not the best we ate in Sri Lanka, and the service was poor. Overall, would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good food and friendly service”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This restaurant is set next to the railway line a short walk from the beach. We visited for lunch in the low season and took a stroll to the beach before eating. There is a beach bar area belonging to the restaurant there, which was not in use due to the time of year.
The restaurant staff were very friendly, I ate a steak which was excellent and my friend had a rice dish which he said was also very tasty.
Whilst we were eating two trains came slowly past, which made for an interesting experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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Bangalore
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

On a hot and humid afternoon, the lack of air-conditioning was an issue. Service was also very slow and we had to practically beg them to take the orders. Things improved after that.
The seafood was fresh and we all loved the jumbo prawns. Every dish we ordered was finger licking good except the sandwiches and the noodles. The salads are also a must. Must try the crab, next time.

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious fresh seafood”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Fantastic fresh seafood straight from the morning catch! We ate here twice (lunch and dinner) and both meals were excellent. The best crab I have ever eaten, delicious large garlic prawns and perfectly grilled fish, with lovely salads, rice and soups to accompany. My husband had the sizzling steak for dinner and they do the meat dishes very well too! Nice wine, lovely views and our waiter, Sugath, took good care of us on both visits.

Visited May 2014
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