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The Cardamom Cafe

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Dadella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 223744
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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237 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We had lunch at Cardamom Cafe in the Lighthouse Hotel of the Jetwing. The food is a wonderful fusion of Indian European and Chinese with a touch of Sri Lankan. The Chicken noodles soup had aniseeds which gave a wonderful aroma and taste to it. The Shrimp salad with cummin seeds gave a similar effect. The noodles were made in... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Personalized service with warm hospitality for which Jetwing is renowned for. We had our meals from here while staying at Kurulubedda. Provides great view of the ocean and has a great spread which anyone could enjoy.

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Thank Sashikaya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We were able to dine at the Saturday night bbq buffet while staying at Era Beach Jetwing and the food was incredible. All components of the buffet were well stocked and tasted yummy. My cocktail was wonderfully done as well. The view from the restaurant to the sea is just unparalleled to any other place in Galle. The wait staff... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I want to start by saying that I am huge fan of the hotel. Over the past eleven years, I have been a faithful if not frequent visitor to the restaurant, my family and I had lunch there in early April and I was heartbroken as to the very poor quality of the food. The ingredients were not fresh, the... More 

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Thank T D
New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Nothing really special. The restaurant had a good view over looking the sea. We had a pasta noodle with aubergine ( very ordinary ) Baked whole grouper in Thai sauce ( was very sweet , fish was good though ) Prawn sizzler in ginger n spring onions , was good Drinks also was not up to the mark. Southern frog... More 

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Thank Sanjay R
Galle, Sri Lanka
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

We went a lunch. And we ordered rice & curry it was great we are higly recommended this place and service. Was very helpful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

we had good lunch of this restaurant rice & curry with chicken good & clean restaurant nice staff reasonable price

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Thank harry j
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

I have been to The Cardamom Cafe on many occasions with family, with friend and enjoyed their buffet. Wide choice of dishes are on offer and I particularly liked their BBQ. The food is always tatsty and filling. The staff is most courtease and obliging. I have also enjoed sitting outside in their lounge and sipping a cold beer.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4,086 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

This buffet was included in a tour I did so I was not directly paying. It is in a pleasant large room that also has outdoor seating looking onto the ocean. There is plenty of space to circulate when choosing buffet items. The food was quite good. The salads were pleasant and there was a fair range of breads. Because... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

The Cardomom cafe restaurant is situated on the first floor of The Lighthouse hotel. The staircase leading to the cafe is to die for, designed by a world famous Sri Lankan Architect G. Bawa. Constructed in metal it shows the invasion by the Portuguese in full Armour entering Galle, Sri Lanka in the sixteenth century. We have been here many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dadella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 223744

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?