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Coconut Primitive

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International, Asian
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Lewis Road, Negombo, Sri Lanka
0774156237
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Situated on the main road so there was some road noise. Enjoyed lunch here. Staff helpful and friendly. They serve and all day breakfast which was enjoyed by the my husband and brother in law.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
glamjan
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Northumberland, England
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Northumberland, England
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated on the main road so there was some road noise. Enjoyed lunch here. Staff helpful and friendly. They serve and all day breakfast which was enjoyed by the my husband and brother in law.

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Thank glamjan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The margarita pizza was the best my son had in Sri Lanka. Not a bad wait time, friendly service and good fan on a hot day. By Harvey Andrews age 10.

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Thank meloniec127
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coconut Primitive is next door to Tuskers and around the corner from Scandic, both of which I have reviewed recently. Coconut Primitive is a good addition to that area and we enjoyed a very good lunch there last week. The service was also very good.

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Thank Maioha
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Been going to this place for almost a decade now and I've never got sick of the food. The ambience has changed from what it used to be and the excessive use of cement and concrete hasn't really done the place any good. I miss the old charm the place had back in the day. The food used to be... More 

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Thank ShaneSilva
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I went to coconut primitive with our tour group on night one of the tour. You can get all types of food pizza, pasta etc but if you want to try some traditional Sri Lankan is a great place to try out the curries. I shared the fish & prawn curry. I would also recommend the eggplant dish. This place... More 

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Thank Kerrie08
negombo
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

the place never fails you, fish and chips , shepherd's pie. fish is always fresh, cannot complain it is used by many of the local exists. staff are nice and if you want a group party they will organize a party on the 1st floor for you. Nice place. never had a bad meal in 5 years.

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Thank kilted123
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I went to have dinner in this restaurant with couple of my Dutch friends. The restaurant is not facing the sea but the food is good. Slightly expensive but worth the price paid. We were served a person called Bosco and he is very helpful and friendly too. We tried Rice and Curry and it is really nice.

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Thank AnushkaWijepala
Aurora, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Great food at very reasonable prices. The garlic jumbo prawns and pizza were amazing. The waiters were very friendly, and really went out of their way to make sure our little girl was comfortable

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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Reasonable place to visit with your family in the city of Negombo. Could reach within 30 minutes (without traffic) through the expressway. You can enjoy home made pizzas which is rated top class as per my experience.

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Thank Anushka J
Baarn, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Very good restaurant and not expensive. Waiters are very nice. We had dinner here lots of times when we are in Negombo for holiday.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lewis Road, Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: 0774156237

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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