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The South Ceylon Restaurant

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Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka (Formerly Koola Koola Bhar)
+94 91 2 245863
08:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Just like home .. food takes a long time to come but all is made once you order therefore it is fresh but I had a question on value for money. A very friendly guy run the place. It has a lot of table games for you till the food arrives. Its always hard to find Vegetarian food and this... More 

Thank Kanishka M
Capel, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

I loved this restaurant - we went back a second time. Disorganised, slow, a tad frustrating but with lovely wholesome food. Basically everything telling us westerners to slow down smell the roses and don't take ourselves too seriously. I was pleasantly surprised by the meals that were fresh, tasty, and a blast of subcontinent flavours. Prices are reasonable but most... More 

Thank Jurien2011
East Midlands
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166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The food here is really nice and there is a really good selection. The nicest part was the fact that you could see the food being prepared from scratch in the kitchen. The price was really good too. Weel worth a trip.

Thank Happy-Traveller046
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2013 via mobile

When we first popped in there were no tables available, largely because they were taken up by travellers on laptops. We decided to go back a bit later once they had all gone and had a lovely table at the top of the stairs over looking the village. The owner was very welcoming and were informative of the ingredients used... More 

Thank Clairesmithlondon
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2013

We ate here on our last evening in Sri Lanka and was delighted to see it was run by an English gent, who had retired to Sri Lanka. What a lovely way to spend retirement! The food was really nice and the ambience was good too.

Thank Zoe M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
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, Sri Lanka (Formerly Koola Koola Bhar)
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 245863
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