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Samanthi's Restaurant

Main Point Road | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good10%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“curry” (10 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Main Point Road | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We went to dinner in this place that all the people say that is the best Rice and Currie of Arugambay but we think Thant not... The food was not bad, but we order chicken and fish curries and on the dishes was very poor......More

Thank Andreu E
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Samanthi's 3 out of 5 nights in Arugambay. You should order your food around lunch time for the evening meal, and even then you should expect to wait 30 minutes for your food.... but it's worth the wait! The...More

Thank Redheaddd
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The fish curry was fantastic, and the lovely sisters who run this place ensured a warm and welcoming atmosphere to complement the food. Order curry in advance and unwind with a lassi while you wait for the food to arrive.

1  Thank beiruti7345
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were a group of 6 and we had a lovely meal here together. One of our group wasn't into spicy food and when we booked we mentioned it and she made 6 dishes for her to eat. Would eat there again and again.

1  Thank sueandian99
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Preordered rice and curry for 2 a few hours before and still ended up waiting half an hour. The curry portions were pretty small (we ended up eating plain rice so that we wouldn't leave hungry, because we didn't want to wait another half hour...More

Thank mambla
Reviewed 5 September 2016

All of the food is great, but make sure you order the curry well in advance. The egg, tomato, onion and chili rotti is one of my favorites for breakfast. Top that off with buffalo curds, fruit and honey and you have an amazing meal.

1  Thank broshaker
Reviewed 26 August 2016

After a long hike in afternoon sun, we arrived at Samanthis and as expected there was no curry and rice (as we did not order ahead). Thus, we ordered Samanthis special chicken burger (LKR 600) and flat bread stuffed with prawns and leeks (LKR 500)....More

Thank burrpburrp
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great location, great value, beautiful staff and most of all delicious food. All the breakfast options are awesome with thick slices of local crunchy bread with avo and egg being my favouritr! Order your rice and curry for dinner in the early afternoon to avoid...More

Thank Nyree B
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Over a period of a month we ate most of our meals here, and this quant little family run restaurant serves up some hearty delicious meals all cooked and prepared fresh. Be prepared to wait for your food though, the sisters take their time in...More

Thank 835chuckieh
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The find and family are amazing! After quickly realising this was amazing food at way to cheap prices (feel free to tip!) i began ordering curry for every meal. The sisters varied every dish. As we were staying at Freedom Beach Cabana's (on site) we...More

Thank WineForDudes
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Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: Main Point Road | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Arugam Bay
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