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Coconut Primitive

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Lewis Road, Negombo, Sri Lanka
0774156237
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
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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
Most recent review
Not bad

The food is good and not too expensive. Service was relaxed but not slow. It's ok. By all means give it a go. It may appeal to you. It's all down to preferences.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Douglas M
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Prestwick, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food is good and not too expensive. Service was relaxed but not slow. It's ok. By all means give it a go. It may appeal to you. It's all down to preferences.

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Sigiriya
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

if you really rushed for the next meeting and looking for a quick meal but need it hot and fresh - Coconut Primitive is the ideal location for that. Un believably quick in need - while keeping the quality at the same high level. Prices are really god and in the affordable range compared to the others closeby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We shared a rice and curry and a devilled beef. The curry was tasty and wellcooked. Recommend the devilled beef! Less then 1700rupi for the dishes and two sprite.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Average size local restaurant. The portions are huge, we shared our portion and it was enough to both. Service is quite good but they have a little problem using the VISA credit card.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Only good words for the place! Big dishes and very tasty!!! Everything is fresh. Service is also good. We'll come back!!!

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Bonaduz, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Tasty rice and curry, friendly staff and a nice collection of books in the corner. The best restaurant we have been to in this area!

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Tisdale, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Gino and his team provide great friendly service and good food. Pizza, eat in or take away are first class. Fish is exceptional.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We have been here twice and it was probably the best restaurant we visited in Negombo. Very attentive and smiling staff, all kind of meals were nice, also the pasta and pizza. And what was the best, very fast in comparison to other restaurants. The meals were ready in 15-20mins. Very recommended :)

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We ate many meals at this restaurant, the week my daughter and I spent in Negombo. We kept trying new places, but kept coming back to this restaurant. Meals with many vegetables and exquisite taste. Since my daughter and I only eat vegetarian, they cooked the dishes especially for us and for our taste. We loved our waiter, who was... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were only going to have a few drinks there and then head back to the hotel for dinner. But we ended up having so much fun that we decided to order some pizza's as well.Turned out to be a very good decision. Pizza's were real tasty and very fresh. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Would certainly recommend!

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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

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