We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yaalu Yalu

€€ - €€€Indian, Asian,
164 Addington Road, Croydon CR2 8LB, England
+44 20 8651 4528
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (30 reviews)
“lotus root” (10 reviews)
“goat curry” (14 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00 Hours
Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
164 Addington Road, Croydon CR2 8LB, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (291)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every time I dine here I know the food is consistent, tasty and well presented and this time was no different either. Believe me I eat out more often than not, and yes i am a fussy eater but Yaalu yalu is one place that...More

1  Thank rrowan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the food, the attitude and the welcome from the delightful owner and staff. Faultless delicious food that needs to be experienced

Thank antpadj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yet again we were not dissapointed. I tried the potato mushroom balls for starters which had an amazing kick. The service was friendly and efficient and the bill for a 2 course meal with a bottle of wine and a beer was very reasonably. I’m...More

Thank 133jeannettec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading many reviews, we decided to venture out and experience this restaurant. The restaurant was empty and even though we booked it wasn't necessary. We were attended to straight away with drinks and after ordering food, it arrived swiftly. The food was a mix...More

Thank TravellerWho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a romantic meal with my wife, Superb meal , original menu. Will visit again . Worthy of a visit, attentive staff

Thank Oscarbill1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the first time. Lovely restaurant inside. Open plan with the kitchen up the stairs. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Food was very good. Enjoyed it all as we weren’t sure what to expect. Some dishes were dry others had sauces but...More

Thank Kingdrek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit and I had specifically used Tripadvisor to find a restaurant in an area of south London that I don’t often visit. When I first arrived I was slightly doubtful, but I have started to trust the shear number of reviewers...More

2  Thank unhappy0ne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, I had the the fisherman pie which was salmon with green beans in a gravy sauce with mash and cumin seeds. Service was excellent and we stayed until closing (midnight)

1  Thank Monsoon1234
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

My partner and I went there just before leaving to Sri Lanka. This beautiful flavours dancing in your mouth every time you took a bite. Service can be little slow sometimes but it’s nothing when it comes to the creative menu to fill your taste...More

Thank rrowan
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

After visiting this restaurant when they first opened we were excited to be bringing our friends here total rubbish terrible food forgotten main course and inexperienced staff. We definitely will not be returningMore

Thank helen g
Yaalu_Yalu, General Manager at Yaalu Yalu, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear Helen, We are extremely sorry that we did not deliver our promise to you this time. Our sincere apologies and we really want to make it up to you. Just to explain, we have been making some changes recently such as experimenting with a...More

Nearby HotelsSee all 24 hotels in Croydon
De Vere Selsdon Estate
2,540 reviews
.52 km away
Premier Inn London Croydon South (A212) Hotel
430 reviews
2.17 km away
Normanton Park Hotel
34 reviews
2.61 km away
Travelodge South Croydon
146 reviews
2.69 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Royal Tandoori Selsdon
141 reviews
.19 km away
Las Fuentes Selsdon
164 reviews
.07 km away
Sir Julian Huxley
146 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
The beauty spa
7 reviews
3.82 km away
The Radius Arms
50 reviews
3.60 km away
RAF Kenley
19 reviews
3.48 km away
Croham Hurst Woods
11 reviews
.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ally G
16 August 2018|
Response from Yaalu_Yalu | Property representative |
Hi Ally, There is off road parking on nearby streets and two hours free parking at Sainsbury. Parking is relatively easy and most of the time there are spaces available close to the restaurant.
17 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Yaalu_Yalu | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we do have a variety of options on our menu. Should you like to know more details please call us on 0208 6514528 during the opening hours. Many thanks for your question.
19 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Abdul S | Reviewed this property |
The lamb, goat and chicken is halal. Alcohol is served separately Yes they serve wild boar which is pork
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$128
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Addington Road, Croydon CR2 8LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8651 4528
Yaalu Yalu is a trendy Sri Lankan eatery with number of specialist dishes. Try the special Yaalu Yalu Braty Sprats or the refreshing mango and papaya salad to start with to explore the wood oven baked meat or seafood dishes on the menu. Choose from a good variety of vegitarian delights to specialist treats and finish off with a traditional Sri Lankan cream custed "wattalappan" to wrap up. Or try your own combinations of fusion food while enjoying some finest wines in south Croydon.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing