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Chanika Restaurant

) #17 of 131 Restaurants in Tangalle $$ - $$$ Seafood, Asian,
Mahawala Road | Pallikadawa, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
+94 77 085 2390
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“curries” (8 reviews)
“potatoes” (4 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:30All hours
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Mahawala Road | Pallikadawa, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Authentic, real life, amazing food, great people...... lovely food and will definitely keep in touch!!

Thank susan a
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This places was so good we ate there three nights in a row! The family were so kind and welcoming and the food was delicious. Some of the best curry we had on our three week trip around Sri Lanka. Chanukah is not expensive and...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A small family run restaurant and they make you feel so welcome. My friend and I had the chicken and fish curries which came with lots of delicious side dishes. Everything was amazing! They also asked us how spicy we would like the curries which...More

1  Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Visited through a recommendation. I had a chicken curry which I can honestly say was the best I have had during my time in Sri Lanka. Hardly any bone and the chicken was tender and tasty. The sauce was good too. There were many sides...More

Thank Gilo_Lenny
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Were recommended this family restaurant and it did not disappoint! Very basic setting, but the couple who own it more than made up for that with their hospitality. The food was amazing, and all cooked from scratch. They then dropped us by tuk-tuk to our...More

Thank weejin19
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Don't even think about coming to the tangalle area without visiting this place. Very far from plush but one of the best curries and certainly the cheapest curry in our five weeks in Sri Lanka.

Thank NemoJames
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to pop here for dinner as it was a 5 minute walk from our hotel. The lights were all off so we assumed it was closed but the next thing the owner appeared and opened up for us. We were the only people...More

Thank Bargainhunter6
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We highly recommend this lovely restaurant! The food was so good! The rice and curry was the best we've hade in Sri Lanka. The owner was so helpful and also arranged our trip to the national park Udawalawe and then drove us all the way...More

Thank linneaekberg
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We have traveled over 2500 km around Sri Lanka in the last month and have been very disappointed by the lack of real vegetarian options offered in Restaurants and hotels so it was a great surprise to find Chanukah. It's set on the main road...More

Thank lovegodnot
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Hands down the best curry we have had during a 2 week trip to Sri Lanka. We ended up eating here 3 times in 2 days, it was that good. The couple who own the restaurant are absolutely lovely and made us feel at home....More

Thank Helen B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mahawala Road | Pallikadawa, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 085 2390
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