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“Amazing curry”
Review of The Angler

The Angler
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: European, Chinese, International, Sri Lankan
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We went to the angler for dinner and had an amazing curry. Very accommodating for vegetarian and meat/ seafood eaters. They also accommodated for the desired level of spice. It was a wonderful meal and experience

Thank MClozzaonthemic
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you're staying in the Mount Lavinia Hotel or surrounds this is a gem and refreshingly authentic antidote to MLH's colonial gimickry. Heading 200 m away from the sea you'll see a line of large smooth barked palms and The Angler is on the first floor of the residential block immediately after - look for yellow sign. You head up a short flight of stairs and enter what feels like a lounge with a good sized balcony projecting over street if you prefer a breeze. Owners have kids in the US and Thushil speaks excellent English and on a quiet night will help you refine your itinerary for rest of island. The cooking is the star though, working on the assumption they'll be doing a couple of dozen covers a night. So if tuna is in, they'll point you towards it on the grounds it's their best bet. I went with their direction and loved the freshness of curry cooked in coconut oil, crispy thick papadoms and lots of fresh sides. My fussy 11 year old went for spaghetti with a Boulogne that was served like rice and curry - separately. She liked that. No beer advertised owing to proximity of church but we found miracles do happen.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Family owned, a couple cook and serve for you. Had freshly caught tuna which was really good, wasn't a fan of the Pineapple Lasse and my sister had watermelon juice - which was just crushed watermelon and was an acquired sensation to drink.

All of us had really great food though, and the people who served us were very kind and friendly people. I would recommend to anyone looking for somewhere local to try some local cuisine. They also have 'western cuisine' in their menu if you have kids.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

From Angler, we ate delicious food. He's a very nice person !! It was so good that we dined at him for all three days that we were there! Many greetings to Angler

Thank serena m
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Thushil and wife Sriya provide a very ambient local Sri Lankan atmosphere. The food is all home cooked by Sriya and is authentic SriLankan food. We had the fish and vegetables curry. I thought it would all come on one plate but several individual dishes were provided with the most tasty flavours. Everything was fresh and direct from the market. The Pol sambol, roasted capsicum, okra, wonderful spicy fish curry, Dahl and several other dishes completed the experience. Loved it. Will definitely go there again.

Thank Soozicool
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