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Emmalaya

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Asian, Sri Lankan, International
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Matra Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
+94 47 2 244066
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Perth, Australia
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We waited 90 minutes for our meals to arrive. Although we were in a group of 10 this is not acceptable. Sandwiches were nice. Fish soup was nice. The seafood grill contained chicken as well as fish and prawns and for what you got was exorbitant. Devilled calamari was tough. And both of these dishes were served without any rice.... More 

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Thank Neville H
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

First off, this really mainly turned sour towards the end of the meal. We arrived, on our driver's recommendation and staff were initially punctual, taking orders etc. Food options were pretty regular and the food that arrived was not something to rave about, but equally not horrendous. My son ordered Macaroni and Cheese which arrived as literally Mac with a... More 

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Thank Shan A
ottawa
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The service is terrible its extremely slow in fact so slow waited an hour for rice and noodles still hadn't come asked how long more they said half hour more the prices are extremely high for such slow service we finally left went down the street there are many other restaurants around with the same view. Really avoid this place

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Thank bryn222
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

They try to rip you off! We were walking alongside the beach and our toddler wanted a plate of plain rice. They tried to charge us 850 ruppee for small 1 plate of plain rice. On the menu we saw they charge 500 for a vegetable fried rice so how could plain rice be more? this amount was ridiculous. We... More 

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Thank Marije L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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846 reviews
446 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 907 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I remember stopping here several years ago and having great rice & curry. If my memory serves me right, the food was partially prepared and served by a western woman who was supposed to be the co-owner. Then the place had just started and had plans to expand. On this visit I noticed that there was tourist accommodation adjacent to... More 

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2 Thank SunnyW358
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

It is a good place for a quick stop for a meal or a snack and a drink on your way to/from deep south. Located in a Picturesque spot close to the Tangalle town. The local rice curry offered is tasty. They also serve fresh sea food on order.

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1 Thank Dhana68
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Overlooks a lovely beach. And very good service by the employees.the lunch wasn't very spicy ideal spice levels.the food was made then and there.

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Thank Renzeena J
Nawala, , Sri Lanka
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Stopped here for lunch purely because this place overlooks an absolutely gorgeous beach. The sitout area is perfect to sit and sip a beer while strong gusts of wind try to blow you off your chair. Sadly that is the nicest thing I have to say about the place. Firstly the menu on offer is quite limited and every thing... More 

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Thank Chrishantha-cj
Bedlington, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Driver took us here, list of others use it for the same purpose. Great views of the sea and we saw a medium size monitor below us as we sat. Food range not great and really just reflects its a stopover place - basic fare - and somewhat haphazard service.

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Thank Roger N
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

There were 3 or 4 foreign groups and they were all served without delay. Our local group had 6 pax. We tried and tried calling the waiters to take our orders but they didn't even bother to take notice of us. We left the place thereafter. Sad to see Sri Lankans treating other Sri Lankans like this. If you're a... More 

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Thank Dushinka N

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Asian, Sri Lankan, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matra Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle
  • Phone Number: +94 47 2 244066

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