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US$10 - US$35
Sri Lankan, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

This was our 2nd time staying with Sanka and his family. The place hasn’t changed and thankfully the people haven’t either. Everyone so friendly and helpful. Sunita’s food is absolute heaven, you can choose what you’d like to eat and Koni will go to the...market that day and buy everything fresh - absolutely delicious. Hopefully we’ll come back for a 3rd visit!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 14 February 2020

When we made the reservation the day before, the owner (Sanka) asked us what we "wanted to eat?". I replied "what do you have?". He said anything we like from a long list of local categories. He said the reason for this process is they...shop every day fro the freshest ingredients and they wanted to make sure they bought what we liked. OK - I asked for seafood and curries. They did not disappoint - the food was delicious and plentiful. Along with our ordered mains of shrimp and whole fish were at least 10 small side dishes of various local curries. Every one of them was great! Bring your own beer or wine as they don't have a license. Family run - it feels like you're eating in someone's home. Great experience - fully recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 8 January 2020

We stumbled across this place on our last day in Kosgoda. The hosts were very warm and friendly, the food was really delicious (the serving sizes were great) which we had sitting in the impressive garden. If we’d known about Sankarest before coming to Kosgoda...we’d have booked a room with them as well. Morgan and Ned Syd, AUMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

We visited Sanka rest villa in this December and we loved the food made by Sunita everyday. All the curries, fish and meat items, seafood dishes like jumbo prawns, lobster, cuttlefish and crabs had a signature flavor added by the exceptional cook Sunita. She is...a wonderful chef. Thanks to all the Sankarest staff for their great hospitality. They never failed to offer a beautiful smile for their guests. We will surely come back to taste Sunita’s wonderful culinary. We really loved ❤️ this place and can recommend that as the best food in Kosgoda 😍More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 29 December 2019

Small family restaurant with fantastic food. We had the fish curry and jumbo prawns with vegetables, best in Kosgoda. Very nice and welcoming staff. 5 ⭐️

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Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 2 October 2019

Loved the food and atmosphere very much. Staff were pleasant and very helpful. We had sea food items and loved them all. Keep up the good work guys. Will definitely visit again...!!!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 15 March 2019

We ate here very night of our ten night stay, enjoying a mouth-watering feast of a wide variety of delicious Sri Lankan dishes. Simply the best food we had during our month in Sri Lanka

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 10 March 2019

breakfast and dinner where simply delicious, Sunita cooks with help from the family and there variety was incredible, for children every wish was made possible

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 19 February 2019 via mobile

We can only give 5 stars, because there is no sixth. Every single one dish was just amazing! This place is far beyond and above of any restaurants around. Highly recommend to visit!

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Wanna come back again to have amazing meals at Sanka Rest! We all love Sunita’s food and specially for her signature dishes!mouthwatering.thanks for the warm hospitality.we had a truly wonderful time with you all

Date of visit: October 2018
Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to judge us. Your satisfaction is our greatest reward. All the best.

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Hi, Sankarest Villa and Sankarest Garden Restaurant belongs together. Our guests eat in the restaurant, but it is also open for guests from outside. Our half board is especially. For our guests in the villa we are preparing... More
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SANKAREST Garden Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5