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New Cabana

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Katharagama Road | Punchi Akurugoda, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
+94 47 5 619436
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good local experience at not so local prices. Still, it's conveniently located and the vibe is lot more friendly and charming than the other spots that have popped up all around the tourist area. The food was freshly made, of generous portions and very tasty. So I guess the higher prices didn't really impact us much because... More 

Thank MifiK86
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice rice and curry dinner here. Staff was very friendly and the food was frsh cooked with great flavor. Good value for money (but no beer ;-)

Thank latitudechanges
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here based on a recommendation in the lonely planet. We waited about 20 minutes to order and when we did the waiter seemed drunk; he kept bumping into our chairs, forgot our order and came back to check various things around five times (which he then ignored), spilt our drinks and was generally careless. Everything took a very... More 

1 Thank Lucy H
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on previous reviews. Whilst like many Sri Lankan restaurants it isn't much to look at, the staff are friendly and there is a decent choice on the menu. I always like to try local cuisine when I'm abroad and went for the Sri Lankan chicken curry. I was not disappointed. There were paladins, rice, a vegetable... More 

Thank Nick W
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the New Cabana after a long day, with a 4am alarm for the safari. The setting is very basic and right next to the main road, but the service was very friendly and the food excellent at a reasonable price. We'd happily come back!

1 Thank Andy M
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had absolutely well prepared roasted crab, seved with a salad that suited the crab fine. And delicious vegetable chop suey

Thank Ivar_Denmark
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

After a curry earlier in the day I decided to I opt for a simple dish of grilled chicken and salad. The meal was very poor, the chicken had been pre-cooked and then re-fried making it so tough it was virtually unedible, the salad was tasty but modestly sized. For what we got the meal was expensive and nearly compared... More 

Thank Shaneonholiday
1 review
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Not recommend for locals.... Had to wait over an hour after ordering and the food is no way near good enough for the price they charge....

Thank hashansa
North Wales
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner and it was fairly busy. I opted for chicken noodles which were a bit bland and my partner had Sri Lankan fish which was tasty but nothing special. Overall it was ok but seemed a bit pricey really for Sri Lanka.

Thank Bargainhunter6
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92 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This restaurant is comprised of about 8 tables open to the (very loud) road. Atmosphere is nonexistent. I personally found the road noise made it impossible to enjoy anything about this meal. The food tasted okay - I'll give them that. We ordered a variety of dishes, all overpriced to varying extents, and when they finally arrived, they were good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Katharagama Road | Punchi Akurugoda, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tissamaharama
  • Phone Number: +94 47 5 619436
Small road side eatery in Tissa serving the best local food we tasted in Sri Lanka and at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended

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