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The South Ceylon Restaurant

Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
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Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka (Formerly Koola Koola Bhar)
+94 91 2 245863
08:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Extremely friendly service! We ate vegetarian curry that was delicious and still affordable. Great location closed to the beach and warm atmosphere.

Thank 48maijal
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

The wholemeal bread is the best I've tasted anywhere - it is real food - the taste, the texture can't be beat, and I live in London! The three grain porridge is piled high with curd and fruit and nuts, another must try. All food is vegetarian, natural and organic.

Thank Eric754
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Food is good but very expensive considering the small portions of food!! We had to order 4 dishes to feel ok. We hoped the dessert was bigger but no...very small portion of chocolate cake! And the result was almost 2000 rupies. There are many places around you can eat cheaper and good as well!

Thank Mercè R
Groningen, The Netherlands
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

The staff is really nice and loves to talk to you. Food is great and they have a wide variety of choices. Eastern and western. The other grey thing is that they have rooms to! Clean and spacious. More pro's: close to the beautiful beach of unawatuna, nice people and good service!! Cons: non

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

we had wonderful vegetarian curries, everything really fresh and hot, one of the best we had in unawatuna. Its a bit expensive, but the portions are huge and actually for 2.

Thank nelly8530
London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Best veg food iI have ever tasted with lovely friendly owners. You must try the dhaal. Family business - Welsh guy married to srilankan woman - we had a caht to both the owners who were very friendly . Food so good we came twice in 5 days.

Thank LyndaB_London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the pleasant staff and second floor location for street watching. I wish them well, but prices are a little high for the serving size. I'd still recommend it to a visiting vegetarian.

Thank Anne M
Swindon, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

I enjoyed dinner here with 4 friends one night. Although I'm not vegetarian myself two of my friends are so it was nice to go to a restaurant where they could pick from the entire menu. My meal was tasty and the atmosphere relaxed. Food washed down with a couple of cold Lion beers.......perfect.

Thank JoCollins
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights and had a very good time. We got a room upstairs...the room there is spacious, looks great, very clean, nice bed and there is a fridge too. Good value for money. Nice people and the restaurant is delicious!!

Thank Nina B
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

It was the best stay we he`ve had.It is at the Yaddhimulla Road in Unawatuna,but it is a little bit hided.Very spacey rooms with a really big bathroom,very clean,very good matresses and a very good restaurant.I just can say thank you to Philip and his family. But take care if the floors are wet,the floor is very slippery then.

1 Thank Travelling M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka (Formerly Koola Koola Bhar)
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 245863
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