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Samanthi's Restaurant

Asian, Sri Lankan
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Main Point Road | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were a group of 6 and we had a lovely meal here together. One of our group wasn't into spicy food and when we booked we mentioned it and she made 6 dishes for her to eat. Would eat there again and again.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Preordered rice and curry for 2 a few hours before and still ended up waiting half an hour. The curry portions were pretty small (we ended up eating plain rice so that we wouldn't leave hungry, because we didn't want to wait another half hour for a dish) and not as good as the better tasting and more plentiful curry... More 

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Victorville, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

All of the food is great, but make sure you order the curry well in advance. The egg, tomato, onion and chili rotti is one of my favorites for breakfast. Top that off with buffalo curds, fruit and honey and you have an amazing meal.

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Thank broshaker
Brussels, Belgium
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

After a long hike in afternoon sun, we arrived at Samanthis and as expected there was no curry and rice (as we did not order ahead). Thus, we ordered Samanthis special chicken burger (LKR 600) and flat bread stuffed with prawns and leeks (LKR 500). After more than an hour when we were served we didn’t feel rewarded for the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great location, great value, beautiful staff and most of all delicious food. All the breakfast options are awesome with thick slices of local crunchy bread with avo and egg being my favouritr! Order your rice and curry for dinner in the early afternoon to avoid disapointment. Thank you Samanthi, Sudu and Diva for always smiling and laughing with us! 😘

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Thank Nyree B
South Africa
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Over a period of a month we ate most of our meals here, and this quant little family run restaurant serves up some hearty delicious meals all cooked and prepared fresh. Be prepared to wait for your food though, the sisters take their time in preparing every meal, and you will soon feel like family as they treat every customer... More 

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Margaret River
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The find and family are amazing! After quickly realising this was amazing food at way to cheap prices (feel free to tip!) i began ordering curry for every meal. The sisters varied every dish. As we were staying at Freedom Beach Cabana's (on site) we also began ordering local breakfast. String hoppers were the best! This isn't fast food, pre... More 

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Thank WineForDudes
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Seems the early curry order is the way to go. We went and had other dishes but both were pretty plain and we waited a long while for our food. If you are after a quick eat perhaps go somewhere else. The staff and other guests were very friendly however.

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Thank Monique G
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This place was a little bit hard to find but wow am I glad that we found it. They made probably the best roti that I had in the entire two weeks of holiday in Sri Lanka. I highly recommend the garlic, shrimp and cheese roti. I still have dreams about it. I asked them to make it spicy and... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This is a small friendly restaurant fun by local ladies. You need to tell them in advance if you want curry and rice because it's all cooked fresh that day. It was a bit quiet when we went, but by far the tastiest curry and the most affordable! Highly recommend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Sri Lankan
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Point Road | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Arugam Bay

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