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“When you will miss your Home, come to this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Athula Restaurant

Athula Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 29 Restaurants in Dambulla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Sri Lankan
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Santa Clara, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“When you will miss your Home, come to this place!”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We had simply delicious lunch here!!

The ambience is like you are sitting at your home on dinner table for lunch/dinner. Simple and peaceful.

The food gives you feeling of its home cooked mom's receipe.

I had their Rice buffet. It was quite elaborate, and yummy.

the plain rice accompanied by many vegetables and chicken curry. I loved the bringles, spinach and chicken curry. Believe me, in my life I have never had eaten three plate full of servings.

I would strongly recommend if you are in Dambulla, visit this charming place, and I am sure you will visit it quite often.

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank Dhananjay P
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Authentic Srilankan Food”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Been there with my mom. Awesome food with lots to choose from. Tasted like home food outside home. Plenty of choices. Especially the Jack fruit Curry and the Spicy Potato crisps. Mouth watering. Most of all, very friendly and warm people who run this place. About 7 minutes drive from the Dambulla Temple. You can call them here: 072 5838742, 077 3934054.

Best Regards from New Zealand.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Prasanna S
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“True Sri Lankan food”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

If we'd been travelling on our own we would have missed this little family run restaurant but our driver turned off the main road down a leafy lane to this very basic looking place. All the dishes were in clay pots over burners and each one was carefully described including how spicy it was. How to eat Sri Lankan rice and curry: take a generous portion of rice, surround by small portions from all the other dishes on offer, add a handful of poppadums and enjoy! The price of RS700 each included a large platter of fresh fruit to finish. Perfect lunch time stop!

  • Visited January 2014
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3 Thank Kate J
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Service all round!”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Athula is the best you can get in Dambulla, not only a restaurant, but Athula doubles up as a taxi firm too. You can count on Athula to give you the best service there is in Sri Lanka. We had him for 3 days, and every single thing was taken care of - in order for us to enjoy our roadtrip around Sri Lanka.
Athula would stop at every sight wanting to ensure we get the best for our buck, and to take in the breath-taking scenic beauty the country had to offer. He was so passionate about sight-seeing, it almost felt as though he was touring with us.
A trustworthy (we kept our luggage in his car and met him in Kandy post our train experience), honest, very friendly and straight forward guy who does not rip you off just because you're a foreigner, but ensures you get service first!
Call Athula for any sight seeing /taxi service you want in SL, you will not be disappointed! Athula has remarkable knowledge and is fluent in English.
He can be reached on: 0725838742.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank patiala p
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Lovely, authentic Sri Lankan food”
Reviewed 8 January 2013

A newly opened restaurant which served delicious and authentic Sri Lankan food. Recommended by our tuk tuk driver it was a great find. Bit of a basic set up but it was run by a local family and they were very friendly and welcoming. Authentic home cooked food with absolutely nothing western available at all. Just lovely and perfect for lunch.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank hum01
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