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4/5

Mathura Restaurant

16, Melbourne Avenue, Colombo 04


Mathura is a decent Indian vegetarian restaurant that has been around Colombo for years, but now at a new location.



කොළඹ නගරය තුල පවතින නිර්මාංශ අවන්හල් අතරින් ඉතාමත් ජනාදරයට පත් අවන්හලක් ලෙස කොළඹ හැව්ලොක් පාර අසල Royal Institute අන්තර්ජාතික පාසල ආසන්නයේ පිහිටි 'මධුර' ආපනශාලාව හැඳින්වීමට පුළුවන. දකුණු ඉන්දීය ආහාර වර්ග සඳහා ප්‍රමුඛ ස්ථානයක් ලැබෙන මෙම ආපනශාලාව තුළ ද ඇත්තේ එයාකාර වූ දකුණු ඉන්දීය සංස්කෘතිකමය සුන්දරත්වක් බව කිව යුතුය.

මධුර අවන්හලට වරක් පැමිණෙන ඕනෑම අයකු බොහෝ ප්‍රියකරන දෙයක් වන්නේ තක්කාලි සූපයයි. දකුණු ඉන්දීය ආහාර වර්ග, විශේෂයෙන් පූරි, මසාල, ඉට්ලි, පනීර්, යෙලොව් ධාල්, තෝසෙ වැනි ආහාර වර්ග මෙම ස්ථාන‍යට පැමිණෙන ඔබට රස විඳීමට පුළුවන. ගුලාබ් ජමූන්, රාව කේසාරි වැනි ඉන්දීය අතුරුපසට ද මධුර අවන්හල ප්‍රසිද්ධියක් උසුලයි. ඉන්දීය ආරට ආහාර ගැනීමට ප්‍රිය කරන බොහෝ විදේශිකයන්ට මග නොහැරෙන ස්ථානයක් වන මෙම මධුර අවන්හල රසවත් ආහාර වේලකට කදිම ස්ථානයකි .

කොල්ලුපිටිය , නවම් මාවත, හැව්ලොක් නගරය, බම්බලපිටිය, වැල්ලවත්ත, සිනමන් ග්‍රෑන්ඩ් වැනි ස්ථානයන් සඳහා දුරකථන මගින් ඇනවුම් කොට ඉතා කෙටි කාලයක් තුළ ආහාර ගෙන්වා ගැනීමට ද මධුර අවන්හල හැකියාව ලබා දී ඇත.


TIP

Try the veg biriyani!

Address

16, Melbourne Avenue, Colombo 04

Directions

Located down Melbourne Avenue and opposite Siam House.

Contacts

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Open 11:00 AM to 3 PM, 6 PM to 10:30 PM

Cuisine

Indian South Indian

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Dish Types

Vegetarian Dosa Naan

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
4
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User Reviews
G
9

3/5

0

GayanP

This new location is much better than the old one. Two spacious rooms. quiet, clean and not too busy. Open only from 11 am to 3 pm and then again from 6.30 pm for dinner.

The staff are unsophisticated but down to earth. Not very attentive but helpful. All the basic South Indian vegetarian dishes are available: from Tiffin items, Dosai, Poori to two types of lunch time Thalis. The food is mild and moderate, avoiding the spicy and bland extremes. The Madras coffee is very nice.

However if you order a Thali you have to be assertive. The bowls on the tray are very small and they don't offer refills. Not even a first round of rice. They pretend it is a limited Thali without refills. You have demand your money's worth to get the refills.

Gulab Jamun and Kesari etc are available as desserts. Average cost per head for a drink, meal and dessert is Rs. 1,000/-

They have also thrown in a few Chinese and North Indian vegetarian dishes for good measure, but stick to what they are good at - South Indian fare. There is no alcohol here and they wont let you bring in even a bottle of wine. But the signage here clearly says that it's a "Pure Veg" Restaurant , so that's no surprise. It's to be expected when you walk into such a place.

Anyway, the prices here are the best attraction. The prices are extremely reasonable.

Also the prices on the menu are fairly close to what you finally pay. There is no 30% addition as a surprise.

D
1

2/5

0

DarshanaNuwan

This was one of my favorite Indian restaurants. But very recently their customer service has deteriorated a lot. I had a very bad experience recently. On a busy Sunday they had only three stewards to serve and they were not even listening to what we are ordering with a conscious mind. I ordered two Kulcha and around one hour later ultimately received only one and got to know that the steward who wrote down my order has not done it correctly. Number of stewards they have is not sufficient at all on a busy Sunday and it's like receiving service from a specialist doctor of a channeling service. I decided to never visit Mathura After that incident.

S
1

5/5

0

Spiritcoda

Since I am a huge lover of Indian food, I had the chance to enjoy both lunch and dinner in this place. My overall review is, it has a Indian look and feel to the place. Enjoy the food with some authentic Indian slow music which kind of set the mood for me. Also I would have so to say the service was great, they knew exactly want we wanted and their recommendations to what to try ( if your new), was just great.

It did take a little long time to make the preparations, but it was worth while the wait to try out their amazing dishes. I do recommend trying the cashew nut rice and masala curry including all their paneer dishes as well. Also a great sweet at the end of the meal.

I was happy to even introduce couple of my friends to the place, who were not so keen on going since i was a vegetarian place but soon grew to love it and I think they are coming by even without my help.

So to all those vegetarians out there… looking for a good I mean a really good meal, then try this place out and your belly will be totally satisfied.

G
9

3/5

0

GayanP

This new location is much better than the old one. Two spacious rooms. quiet, clean and not too busy. Open only from 11 am to 3 pm and then again from 6.30 pm for dinner.

The staff are unsophisticated but down to earth. Not very attentive but helpful. All the basic South Indian vegetarian dishes are available: from Tiffin items, Dosai, Poori to two types of lunch time Thalis. The food is mild and moderate, avoiding the spicy and bland extremes. The Madras coffee is very nice.

However if you order a Thali you have to be assertive. The bowls on the tray are very small and they don't offer refills. Not even a first round of rice. They pretend it is a limited Thali without refills. You have demand your money's worth to get the refills.

Gulab Jamun and Kesari etc are available as desserts. Average cost per head for a drink, meal and dessert is Rs. 1,000/-

They have also thrown in a few Chinese and North Indian vegetarian dishes for good measure, but stick to what they are good at - South Indian fare. There is no alcohol here and they wont let you bring in even a bottle of wine. But the signage here clearly says that it's a "Pure Veg" Restaurant , so that's no surprise. It's to be expected when you walk into such a place.

Anyway, the prices here are the best attraction. The prices are extremely reasonable.

Also the prices on the menu are fairly close to what you finally pay. There is no 30% addition as a surprise.

D
1

2/5

0

DarshanaNuwan

This was one of my favorite Indian restaurants. But very recently their customer service has deteriorated a lot. I had a very bad experience recently. On a busy Sunday they had only three stewards to serve and they were not even listening to what we are ordering with a conscious mind. I ordered two Kulcha and around one hour later ultimately received only one and got to know that the steward who wrote down my order has not done it correctly. Number of stewards they have is not sufficient at all on a busy Sunday and it's like receiving service from a specialist doctor of a channeling service. I decided to never visit Mathura After that incident.

S
1

5/5

0

Spiritcoda

Since I am a huge lover of Indian food, I had the chance to enjoy both lunch and dinner in this place. My overall review is, it has a Indian look and feel to the place. Enjoy the food with some authentic Indian slow music which kind of set the mood for me. Also I would have so to say the service was great, they knew exactly want we wanted and their recommendations to what to try ( if your new), was just great.

It did take a little long time to make the preparations, but it was worth while the wait to try out their amazing dishes. I do recommend trying the cashew nut rice and masala curry including all their paneer dishes as well. Also a great sweet at the end of the meal.

I was happy to even introduce couple of my friends to the place, who were not so keen on going since i was a vegetarian place but soon grew to love it and I think they are coming by even without my help.

So to all those vegetarians out there… looking for a good I mean a really good meal, then try this place out and your belly will be totally satisfied.

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