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₹₹ - ₹₹₹Asian, , Vegetarian Friendly
No 420/A Palwehera, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
+94 77 520 2995
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (49 reviews)
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Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
No 420/A Palwehera, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch on the way to Kandy after we told our driver Nimal that we were hungry. He suggested Sakura. After one week in Sri Lanka I have to say that this was indeed the best meal we had!!! Everything was mouthwatering and super...More

Thank Lou F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome lunch prepared lovingly by a family run establishment. Even had a few rounds of boxing with the owner’s young son and his new punch bag and boxing gloves! Highly recommended, good quality and reasonably priced food

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a good range of Sri Lankan dishes on offer at this buffet and all of them tasted good. The host was welcoming and friendly, making sure we had everything we wanted. Pudding is included too, this isn't a buffet, but fresh fruit and...More

Thank ShepAllott
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to experience a truly local meal, the Sakura restaurant is the place to go. The food was outstanding. Each dish is an art in display and flavour. We enjoyed everything from food to the atmosphere. The service was great. I would highly...More

Thank TheeSarah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being vegetarians, our food options were somewhat restricted at local eateries in Sri Lanka. But not this place! They had a good buffet and it was the first lunch stop of our tour of Sri Lanka. The tour guide from Blue Lanka told us that...More

Thank TravelEnthu_8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, great people. Loved our feed and the restaurant owner was a great character. Highly recommend a visit.

1  Thank James T
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The food and service is good, the buffet has many different local dishes to try and you can it as much as you want. 950rs per person. The place and atmosphere is quite nice as well.

Thank Jose L
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Owner refused to serve food because we are NOT WHITE SKINNED tourists!!!! Being a Bangladeshi, brown, it is ridiculous to have a restaurant say NO to you after you travel to this place all the way from Kandy. I hope you will avoid this place...More

1  Thank Ovick A
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

After a long day at sigiriya with my friend from Bangladesh & Sri lanka, we visited sakura restaurant. 1st thing the owner told me was that they DO NOT serve locals. we were rather suprised and he went on and on about how he doesn't...More

1  Thank Malinda S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Great place with good food and hospitality. As the ads suggest and other reviews too, they offer good food with a home touch. Lovely options for both veg and non-veg and summed up with a dessert of either Lassi or ice cream. You cannot miss...More

Thank ashok247
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Thejitha H
12 April 2017|
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Response from Niluka72 | Reviewed this property |
yes. it was Rs950/- per person ( Buffet with a Soup, main course and a dessert)
Anthony B
26 March 2017|
Response from Vishwa W | Reviewed this property |
No beer, wine or any kind of Alchol
Gayan P
12 September 2016|
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Response from JorgeAbreu | Reviewed this property |
Fish, Beef and Chicken curry. I don't remember seeing pork curry.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 7
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 420/A Palwehera, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Dambulla
  • Phone Number: +94 77 520 2995
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