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Priyamali Gedara

1595 Bandiwewa | Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
+94 71 721 6480
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curries” (37 reviews)
“fruit” (17 reviews)
“rice” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1595 Bandiwewa | Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, wrapped in a complete (pretty) authentic experience. A challenge to find. Ask around. It's worth the effort.

Thank Uittenboogaard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In polonnaruwa , No other place than priyamali Gedara, if u are looking for taste typical Sri Lankan rice and curry in traditional way. Healthy Foods with mouth watering delicious cook with local traditional species in clay pots by fire woods. Bcs I got the...More

Thank Prasad U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the wonderfully warm welcome by Mr. Dewappriya to the charming way his elder daughter took our money (extremely reasonable!) we had a lunch cooked by the family of exceptional quality. Thank you to them all for making this a delightful off road restaurant we...More

Thank palmer135
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the restaurant on a TripAdvisor and took a taxi (250lkr) to the place...you would never go there on your own or never found it accidentelly ...pretty far away. Then we came into the Restaurant and where fascinated....the food was delicioushe boss really frindly...More

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We had a very plazant experience with the owner and his family. The lady of the house made us food that was exceptional good. We could not get enough but that was not a problem. Even though we were the only 2 guest (lowseason), they...More

Thank Valentina R
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This place was unexpected, as we did not think you could get such lovely food in such a rural place . The place is definitely rural, not something artificially created . They cook all the food on wood fire, and have a separate over to...More

Thank Nirmala R
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This place is just 20 minutes before polonorua from Dambulla. They cook vegetable harvested from their own fields using organic farming the food is great . The negative point is they charge money for drinking water also

Thank vbala2000
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived early (6.45), and the restaurant was closed. The staff however bolted into action, opened the dining area. 45 minutes later we were sharing a meal with 9 other guests. The owner is delightful, funny and charming. He constantly kept a eye out for...More

Thank ahoran1
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

A tuktuk driver charged us 300 from the museum to Gani Gedara which was closed for dinner. From there he took us to Priyamali Gedara which he said would be open for dinner. They weren't yet open, but turned on the lights and stated cooking...More

Thank drk2004
Reviewed 19 August 2017

An incredible choice of curry dishes were all waiting for us on arrival in an intimate buffet. A lotus leaf holds onto all the delicious sauce because you won't want to lose any! Very friendly staff who made sure we had plenty to eat -...More

Thank Yvonne P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1595 Bandiwewa | Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Polonnaruwa
  • Phone Number: +94 71 721 6480
Our restaurant is a family owned business open all year round for lunch and dinner. Our business is mainly centered around lunch however we are more than happy to serve dinner to any customers that feel like coming to enjoy truly home sri lankan cooking. All we ask is for people to phone us in advance and let us know that they are coming so that we can start preparing food.
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