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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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the sort of food that they should be serving in all the fancy hotels in this area. Legitimate traditional Sri Lankan cooking which was absolutely amazing. We dropped by not realising that they usually only take pre-existing bookings but they were still kind enough to accommodate a group of 9 with no notice and proceeded to serve a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best Sri Lankan food on the planet. Home style cooking with the best of produce. A must if you are traveling the Sri Lankan west or south province. Definitely worth a detour or even a separate journey.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tremendous food, great hospitality and excellent value for money in a beautiful garden setting First hand tsunami experience as well. Highly recommended.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best food I ate during my stay in Sri Lanka healthy and perfect balanced authentic Sri Lankan home made cuisine ! A real sensoriel feast in the house of a family ! A place not to miss !

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Thank Corinne L
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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Thank sandrachandra2000
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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7 restaurant reviews
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 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?