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Athula Restaurant

Yapagama, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
+94 77 393 4054
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“curries” (17 reviews)
“fruit” (10 reviews)
“rice” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Yapagama, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our driver recommended this restaurant for a quick lunch before visiting the Golden and rock Temple in Dambula. The restaurant is very close to it, like 5 minutes by car. They offer meal to the driver. No alcohol drinks. Not fancy at all. It's a...More

Thank Marta C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is located near to Cave Tempel. We came before dinner time but the Lady started to prepare and it was ready after aroud half a hour. It is a buffet restaurant so you create your dish on your own. Ingredients are prepared in...More

Thank jjedyta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They overly charged us for a meagre choice of food. Chicken that barely had any meat, fish curry where the fish taste strange and some vegetables. Requested some fried fish and it was cut so thin that it tasted like deep fried salted fish and...More

Thank sugu7376
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were staying over the road, so went here for dinner one day when we were really hungry. When we arrived, all the buffet food was out ready for us in little pots over candles. The food was nearly all gone (the place seems popular...More

Thank LisaJemma
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

A very average restaurant. The restaurant is actually made in the verandah of a house. It is visited by many Europeans. Everything is chargeable, soft beverages, bottled water, even if you ask extra pappadams which is a part of buffet it is charged. All in...More

Thank amehta12
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I very much enjoyed my dinner at Athula Restaurant. Home cooked food, very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Real taste of Sri Lanka. Thank you for your hospitality.

Thank Pille T
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

There is not much to after visiting the Dambulla Temples and Sigiriyi. We decided to look for a place to eat and stumbled on this little place. We were greeted with a warm welcome from the owners and their granddaughter. The food was buffet style...More

Thank TheTraveller114
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely curry buffet, all but one curry was vegetarian, and all were much more delicious than anything else we had in Sri Lanka to boot. Not to spicy etc. Quite cheap, from memory 750 rupees, not including tip. This is just under 4gbp. Crazy cheap...More

Thank Benedictnz
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Athula is a very nice place to eat. The food is good and so is the price. It is a buffet so you can choose whatever you like. And the food is not that spicy so you do not have the feeling your mouth is...More

Thank Nienke Sunita z
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We found the food very dull and low quality. Various vegetables were woody, even banana curry. One meat dish - chicken - just bones, including some very small spinal bones I don't think we're chicken. Lime juice watery and salty. This is not typical Shi...More

Thank Susan R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yapagama, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Dambulla
  • Phone Number: +94 77 393 4054
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