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Malayan Cafe

36-38 Grand Bazaar, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“vadas” (13 reviews)
“rice” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
36-38 Grand Bazaar, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went this restaurent last week.It's an asian restaurant. Not much clean restaurant and very crowded.Dont take masala dosa because it already cooked and kept in the shelf.But other kind of dosas they will make it for you.Ordered Ghee roast its huge,crispy and tasty.Vada and...More

Thank arulsatch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to visit this place when i was schooling. It was really good. You can see another review of mine down here stating it's good. But it's not the story any more which I confirmed in few more visits after i resettled in Jaffna....More

Thank mahinthan5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Curries were spoilt and salty. The masal dosa was not having that real taste. It was uncooked. The inside of the hotel too was not orderly. I cannot recommend this hotel to anyone.

Thank Subash63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These people dont know what a dosai is!! Ghee dosai was a joke. Chutney was almost spoilt. Will never go there again.

Thank Sujitha09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried both rice and curry as well as the Masala dosa. It is well cooked and not especially spicy. The dosa itself is crispy and made as you order. The staff is attentive and there is a man there who speaks very good English and...More

Thank Annasdotter
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This a popular and busy local spot with the occasional tourists as well. Parking is an issue here so it's best to take a tuk tuk or walk if possible. The place doesn't serve you menus, rather the server will list off everything available -...More

Thank Urvashi P
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

One of the best - if not the best - Thali I've had in Sri Lanka for a most reasonable price! New manager (having just come back from Dubai) is working to up the hygiene standards and seems to be doing a great job. Full...More

Thank Carlos Scott L
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, atmosphere and service. We loved everything about this place. Served on Banana leaves, great curry, cheap as chips and delicious hot chai

Thank gotheeels
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We turned up just as they were closing and were incredibly accommodating and friendly. They prepared us a table in the middle of the restaurant and gave us what was left - masala dosa with a few sambar. So delicious, served on a banana leaf....More

Thank Pickle-Lover10
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Had rice and curry on banana leaves. Tasty vegetarian curries with top ups if wanted all for 250 rupees for two of us. Seem clean and food was fresh and hot. Quite spicy for those not used to it

Thank Gloria575
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-38 Grand Bazaar, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Northern Province  >  Jaffna
  • Phone Number: +94212222373
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