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Grand Ella View | Passara Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
+94 72 409 9200
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience and fun with friends. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to try something different. The curry was one of the nicest I've had in Sri Lanka and even more special as we help make it ourselves. Iran is very nice, helpful and knowledgable and makes you fee welcomed in his home

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband had a private cooking class with iran! Such a nice person!!! Best cooking class we had!! All the ingredients were very fresh, he explained everything very good, it was a very active class which was great because i really wanted my husband to learn a bit how to cook :) the price is very good and... More 

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Thank Ori K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this cooking class. We went as a group of 4 friends. Iran had all of the ingredients ready to go and a little chopping board in front of each of us. It was hosted in his guest house and felt very much like sitting in someone's kitchen and preparing a meal together. We made a number of... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Visited some time back and it was not in quality we expected. while we are having meals in the dining area, rain water come down from upper floor(upper floor was under construction). and we have over charged for our dinner and BBQ/liquor party. we have ordered deviled chicken plates and some other food items and it was very expensive and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Our driver suggested we try this cooking class, we loved it. My Mother in law joined us and even though she doesn't love curry, she enjoyed it too. Irani was very hospitable and took us into his home. His Wife assisted. Enjoyed seeing how the food gets wrapped in banana leaf for Sri Lankan takeaway. Sat down to eat at... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

2 families with 2 children taking a cooking class to prepare 5 different curries in a banana leaf (sri lankan lumprais). Everything was excellent: the chef, his warm and friendly welcome as well as the succulent final degustation eating with fingers. Great and delicious epxerience "at home". Thanks

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

After 15 days eating rice and curry we decided to take a cooking class. Maybe at the beginning was not what we expected coz we cooked at the living room but everything changed when we start with the class, Iran explained, showed and gave us some advices and tricks to finally cook what was the best rice and curry we... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Nice and basic and a good price. In the middle of putting another floor on for more rooms at the moment, but the building works were not really an inconvenience and will all be finished by April '16. A welcome pot of tea upon our arrival and delicious included breakfast make for a great budget short stay. Eran, our host,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We heard about Iran's cookery class on TripAdvisor and our guest house host happened to know him so walked us to his place to book it :) We liked the sound of this one as we could actually be hands-on rather than some in the town that were just a spectator thing (boring!) We paid 2500rupees per person which included... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Recommend to go to Iran's restaurant. Stumbled across him in the street and asked whether they could open the restaurant to cook for us. He was more than willing to do so but said it would take an hour... It was well worth the wait! Delicious home cooked meal with most hospitable couple we have met in Sri Lanka. His... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand Ella View | Passara Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Uva Province  >  Ella
  • Phone Number: +94 72 409 9200
Description
We are a family owned homestay with the option to order all your meals and drinks. We also offer Sri Lankan style cooking lessons where the guests learn to cook the local dishes and enjoy a delicious meal afterwards.

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