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3/5

Yarl Eat House

46/1 Station Road, Wellawatte


The Yarl Eat House is perhaps Sri Lanka's best street-diner, serving spicy crab, prawns, mutton and cuttlefish along with a solid rice and curry, all for a reasonable price.



As far as street food/kades in Colombo go, the Yarl Eat House is one of the best. They do a good rice and curry with your choice of mutton, prawn, cuttlefish, crab and other delicacies, all on a banana leaf.

The Food



Yarl Rice On Banana Leaf

The basic Yarl meal (for lunch) is rice on a banana leaf with three veg sides that they ladle onto your plate (as it is). These are three veg, usually purippu, a sort of sambar and something else. If you're vegetarian this is a pretty good meal, though you'll have to ask for a bit more than they usually give.

the cuttlefish the cuttlefish


On top of this they also give you a metal bowl with your choice of meat sides. The general options are chicken, mutton, prawn, cuttlefish and crab. Half a fish is included without asking. The chicken is a bit bony and unrewarding in our experience, but the other sides are excellent. Yarl is especially famous for its crab which is generous, though it brings your price of meal up a bit. I like the mutton very much, tender and spicy. Note that everything is quite hot.

And that's basically it. If you have a few meat sides the price of your meal can go up over Rs. 400, but you can eat quite happily for 200 Rupees a head. The rice and curries are prepared in a more Tamil style (the name Yarl refers to Jaffna) and it's quite flavorful and good. If you go here a few times you start to develop a craving for it.

Location



Yarl Whole In The Wall

The Yarl is quite literally a hole in the wall. As you go down W.A. Silva Mawatha, past the Galle Road, it turns into Station Road. Not five meters in, you'll see this tiny restaurant. There is no parking at all down the narrow lane and it's recommended that you take a trishaw.

Yarl Customers

The interior is quite simple, just metal tables and chairs and a hole in the wall to put your banana leaf through when you're done.

The Service



Yarl Staff

The service here is generally excellent. The same guy has been working here for years and he's quite happy to recommend stuff. You get your order fast but you're expected to clear out as well, it's a busy spot for lunch.

Conclusion



Entering The Yarl

The Yarl Eat House is perhaps Sri Lanka's best street-diner, serving spicy crab, prawns, mutton and cuttlefish along with a solid rice and curry, all for a reasonable price.

TIP

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The Yarl Eat House is perhaps Sri Lanka's best street-diner, serving spicy crab, prawns, mutton and cuttlefish along with a solid rice and curry, all for a reasonable price.

The Yarl Eat House is perhaps Sri Lanka's best street-diner, serving spicy crab, prawns, mutton and cuttlefish along with a solid rice and curry, all for a reasonable price.

සිංහල බැලූ බැල්මට පේන්නෙ වතුරෙන් තම්බල, පොල් කිරි දාලා හින්දල වගේ. හිත හැදෙන්න කියල තිබ්බෙ තෙල් දාපු කංකුං ටික විතරයි කියන්නකො. ඉස්සර නම් බත් එකට දුන්නෙ කන්න පුළුවන් මාළු බැදල, ඔය බෝල්ලු වගේ. ඒකත් දැන් කටුවල්ලන්ට මාරු වෙලා. හපොයි දෙයියනේ ‘යාල්’

සිංහල ''මහත්තයල රතු බත් ද සුදු බත් ද කන්නෙ?'' කෙසෙල් කොල දෙක මේසෙට එලපු සේවක මිත්‍රයා නුහුරු සිංහලෙන් අපෙන් ඇහුවෙ පුංචි හිනාවකුත් දාන ගමන්.

සිංහල කකුළුවන් කන්න හැමතිස්සේම හොඳ තැනක් තමය යාල් ඊට් හවුස් (Yarl Eat House). මෙය අවන්හලක්වත්, කඩයක්වත්, කඩ තට්ටුවක්වත් නොවන අමුතු 'බිත්තියේ සිදුරක්'. එය පිහිටා තිබෙන්නේ වැල්ලවත්තේ දුම්රියපොළ පාරේ ප්‍රසිද්ධ වැසිකිලිය ඉදිරිපිට. සතියේ හැමදිනකම එහි පිරිනමනවා හොඳ තත්වයේ යාපන කකුළු මාංශ කරියක්, හරිම සාධාරණ මිළට.

Address

46/1 Station Road, Wellawatte

Directions

Heading down Galle Road, turn right on Station Road two streets past the Savoy Cinema at the Wellawatte Junction, Taking WA Silva Mawatha, go straight. You can also access from Marine Drive. There isn't really parking down the narrow lane.

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Open 11 AM to 3 PM, 6 PM to 10.30 PM

Cuisine

Jaffna

Price Range

Between Rs. 200 - Rs. 500

Dish Types

Rice And Curry Crab

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
3
Quality Rating
3
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
4
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Foodiegirl

Fantastic seafood curries and healthy portions. A true bath kade

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Foodiegirl

Fantastic seafood curries and healthy portions. A true bath kade

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