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“Best choices and tastiest food with polite staff.”
Review of Manel Lanka

Manel Lanka
Ranked #609 of 12,200 Restaurants in Bangkok
Cuisines: Asian
Description: Only one of the two Sri Lankan cuisine Restaurants in Bangkok
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Description: Only one of the two Sri Lankan cuisine Restaurants in Bangkok
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Most of our meals except the breakfast was taken at this restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed various types of food provided to us. Best restaurant in town in my opinion. Very polite staff. Clean and tasty food.

1  Thank mahindasaro
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Food is much better with reasonable price. Friendly staff. They have all most all common sri lamkan foods. Overall very good.

Thank Chamila G
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

I have eaten at this place around 3 or 4 times now over the course of the past 3 years. Yesterday was my latest time there. They never disappoint, are very friendly and the food is always delicious, and fresh. Having lived in Sri Lanka for 16 years (grew up there), I can tell you it's the real thing. For delicious fresh SL food made by locals and a true Sri Lankan dining experience, come sample the food at Manel's (if you fancy a change from Thai stir-fries). Prices very good and food prepared quickly too.

1  Thank veggie86
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

This unpretentious place packs a punch and how! Their curries are a melange of flavors that I have rarely experienced at the same table. We ordered their meals (veg meal, chicken meal) and each was 100 baht! We were so satisfied at the end of the meal, we ended up tipping 100 baht. When you talk of food from the Indian subcontinent in Bangkok, you can barely name a few joints. I am adding this restaurant to that niche list.
The meal comprised of chicken curry, jack fruit curry, bitter-gourd-onion fry, lady finger fry, coconut-chilli potthu, dal, appalam along with a generous serving of rice.
The jack fruit curry and bitter gourd fry were top notch. Tangy, spicy, bitter, meaty and etc. The chicken curry was to die for, a very different kind of flavor which has no parallel in Bangkok as far as i know. It has well cooked chicken in a tangy, spicy soup which goes very well with rice. The rest of the servings played their part in rounding off the meal.
The place is usually packed in the evenings with Sri lankan tourists and is a small venue. It may appear rustic for the well to do traveler or the average western tourist. But a local from the Indian sub continent who has ever had a meal at an all you can eat lunch place will feel right at home. And don't bother asking for cutlery, please eat with your hand, you will be doing yourself a favor. And they do have the other Sri Lankan staples like hoppers, kothu etc.
P.S. Possibly the only place in Bangkok that serves Sri Lankan food. No wonder top dignitaries from that island have paid this place a visit.

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Thank Sridhar K
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Good food when we search Sri Lankan food in Bangkok but service is poor as well as foods are really expensive. we ate since we badly needed Sri Lankan taste at that time. I think they get the benefit of that opportunity.

Thank Indika B
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