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Sri Ambaal

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New Bazaar St, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a locals fast food restaurant. The food is average, but it is cheap. They have the usual samosas and dosas (the masala one is quite good). The place does not look clean, but you would not expect it to be. Definitely pop in for a quick bite, but do not expect anything fancy.

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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It is a vegetarian restaurant, prices are reasonable. Food is okay but not great. The restaurant very old and not clean.

Thank hijazm
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A very nice South indian hotel near Nuwara Eliya Bus Station. Choice of Dosa is appreciable. Only drawback is hotel is biot congested.

Thank PRamsaran
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

If you don't mind some dirt on the ground and some spice in your food, this place is great. We had samosas and other fried grain dishes that are served with a few different liquid curries. We also ordered a ghee masala which was a big buttery roti filled with delicious, spicy potatoes. Everything was quite tasty and really different... More 

Thank Charlie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Authentic vegetarian Indian food. Went for dinner and ordered sodas and thosais which came with unlimited curry, raita and dhal. Also got deep fried goods for breakfast which were very nice.

Thank EmilyO1088
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

really nice hot food with Indian taste . the major attraction is the hospitality , they serve you as if you are in your own home

Thank jitu2011
Jaipur, India
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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

You might have to get veg food in Sri Lanka...but this is good. Very economical, you will get South Indian food. But do not delay for dinner because you might not anything to eat.......

Thank SurendraSharma
New Delhi, India
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were looking for vegetarian food and the city has very less to offer the same. Post recommendation from localities we reached there and found that the place is very dingy, super dirty and very unfriendly staff. In the case where one doesn't have any other choice you can go to Ambaals which diagonally opposite to this place. Nothing fancy... More 

Thank Sharmila B
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by here for a quick bite. Communication isn't straight forward but managed to work it out with the waiter and food was very tasty but spicy. If you struggle with the heat then ask for a yogurt. That did the trick

Thank TremayneH
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We came here on our first night in Nuwara Eliya. It has a rather unpromising appearance and we entered with a little trepidation! Nevertheless, the staff did their best to help and we chose a few dishes from the menu on the board, not really knowing what we would get. String hoppers were fine, and vegetable samosas (cold) were lovely;... More 

Thank Richard P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Fast food, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Bazaar St, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Nuwara Eliya

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?