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SANKAREST Garden Restaurant

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Nape | Paratharkaya, Kosgoda 80570, Sri Lanka
+94 77 187 9257
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Please visit Sanka and his family if you have the chance. You must book in advance as this is not the traditional restaurant and food will only be prepared for the customers they are expecting. Having only really eaten in hotels and 'touristy' establishments during our stay so far this was a welcomed change. Set in a beautiful villa's garden... More 

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review us so beautifully. It was a great pleasure to talk with you. All the best! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Oh this place was great. I'm writing this after one week I went and my mouth is still watering at the memory of the sea food served at this place.Without a slight doubt i recommend SANKAREST for any body to fill the tummy with variety of delicious sea food dishes for a reasonable price. :) FOOD - SUPER DELICIOUS ,... More 

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Thank Marlon R
Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time and posting this good review. It is great pleasure to get feebacks like this. Hope to see you soon again. More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I could say with confidence that you will not find a restaurant in Sri lanka that can improve on the local food served at this establishment. I have eaten in some of the best Sri Lankan restaurants in Colombo and you will not find any better for its variety, taste and value for money. I will be coming here every... More 

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

You both are the "Special Ones"! To cook for a Sri Lankan expat and cook as well is a great Challenge. To receive after your visit such a great review from a real Sri Lankan food lover and professional cook is our greatest honor. Thank you so much! We are looking forward to cook again for you. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

The food here has to be some of the best food on the whole island. We spent more than a week here and we were treated to some wonderful delights, most of which we had never tried before. It is so nice. Both of us truly recommend SankaRest Restaurant as a place to eat. Do yourself a favour and eat... More 

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for taking time to review us. It is a great honor for us to receive rating like yours. More 

Oxford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

This evening was one of the culinary highlights of our week's holiday in Sri Lanka. We were staying in a hotel further down the coast where most of the menu was "mediterranean" and pretty sub-standard so we were desperate for some good Sri Lankan fare - we were not disappointed. Everything was so fresh and tasty _ Sunita's cooking is... More 

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

What a lovely evening to share with you and your lovely family. Thanks a lot for visiting us and share your experience with others. It was a great pleasure to see that you enjoyed our food so much. All the best! More 

Hamburg, Deutschland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Sunita's authentic food caught us by first sight! Her variations of side dishes to the main course made us curious for other dishes. Fresh ingredients and taste explosions in your mouth make you urge for more and even though the portion in front of you is way enough you won't be able to stick to your diet. If you want... More 

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write a review for us. It is a great pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our dishes so much. All the best and hope to see you once again. More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

We spent two weeks at Sankarest Villa and decided to have dinner at their garden restaurant every evening. Sunita and their staff are excellent cooks. Everything is freshly prepared - we were served 12 different vegetable curries and vegetarian dishes every night (we are vegetarians). The food was very very tasty and delicious and there was always plenty; excellent value... More 

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visits, we are very happy and even a little bit proud that you enjoyed our kitchen so much. We hope to cook soon again for you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

After havin the worst fish ever we read recomendation for our next dinner and this place pleases us as much as it could. I can clearly say this was my second best fish. One portion was enough for two people, it was nicely prepered and full of flavour. The staff is really friendly and they make your staying unforgetable exp.... More 

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us and we are happy that you enjoyed our meal. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

This place is definitely worth visiting. We had our evening wedding dinner with this most hospital family and couldn't believe the incredible spread of food they tirelessly spent cooking throughout the day. They were polite and professional and managed to tolerate our rude guest! Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

To prepare your wedding evening dinner was a great challenge for us and we loved it. Thank you so much for joining and celebrating your great day with us. It was a great pleasure to see all of your family. We wish you all the best for the future and maybe, we will see you once again! More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

visited sankarest during our visit to a turtle hatchery, based on the reviews here and it did not fail to impress. Very good food, excellent service and if i'm ever in sri lanka again, i'll definitely visit.

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Thank Mkris9
Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and we really hope to see you again. It will be a great pleasur for us to prepare again delicious genuine Sri Lankan food for you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nape | Paratharkaya, Kosgoda 80570, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Kosgoda
  • Phone Number: +94 77 187 9257

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