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Nilmini restaurant

Main steet, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good9%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“poppadoms” (2 reviews)
“green beans” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Main steet, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Requested if there was Kottu Roti but was angrily told to go see someplace else. Finally ordered a fried rice with vegetable curry which was very good. I also ordered a mango juice which was supposed to be from fresh mangoes. After expressing my doubts,...More

Thank Bruno C
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We are a family of six over 50s who wanted to avoid the tourist traps in Ella. If you want a great authentic Sri Lankan 'curry and rice' then Nilmini's is the place to go. Don't be put off by the look of the place...More

Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Nilmini, the very sweet old woman who runs this general store / restaurant is an outstanding cook (and lovely conersationalist). Her rice and curries were the best I ate in Sri Lanka. You might be a bit skeptical of the location, but you won't regret...More

Thank jessica s
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The place is small and simple but you have a very cute terrace where we had dinner. The lady cooks everything herself. We ordered vegetable soups that she did just for us. Everything was delicious but again so much food I cannot finish all this...More

Thank mjorsoni
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic, 4 of us had vegetable rice and curry here. Delicious and vast portions. Reasonably priced too. Charming owner who provided lots of complimentary fruit. Wish this was on my doorstep at home

Thank Jamesthescot71
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We're so glad we went to Nilmini, recommended to us by a fellow traveller. The restaurant may not look much but the curries and home made popodoms produced were a triumph. The portions sizes were enormous and still my boyfriend managed to eat every bite...More

Thank Grace C
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We were overwhelmed with the quality of the vegetarian rice and curry we had but most importantly; Eilene is such a warm and friendly woman. Highly recommend this place!

Thank Jasper M
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This place was humble and homely, and the food was absolutely delicious. The woman who served us was as nice as a person can be. We were tired of the bigger restaurants on the main road, especially since their service was usually really bad. Definitely...More

Thank Mo Z
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Eileen organized a cooking class for our family. We prepared four vegetable and one chicken curry. She was very nice and informative. We were there with our small kids and they had a lot of fun too (which is usually not the case with this...More

Thank slashrsm
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We had a cooking class with Eileen and it was one of the highlights of our Sri Lankan trip so far (and there have been many!!) the food she cooked was delicious, plentiful, and easy to write down to hopefully replicate at home! We also...More

Thank cricky66
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main steet, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Uva Province  >  Ella
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