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SANKAREST Garden Restaurant

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Vegetarian, Sri Lankan
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Nape, Kosgoda 80570, Sri Lanka
+94 77 187 9257
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
I Highly Recommend!

This place is definitely worth visiting. We had our evening wedding dinner with this most hospital family and couldn't believe the incredible spread of food they tirelessly spent cooking throughout the day. They were polite and professional and managed to tolerate our rude guest! Thanks for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Jacobidity
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Derby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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Derby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This place is definitely worth visiting. We had our evening wedding dinner with this most hospital family and couldn't believe the incredible spread of food they tirelessly spent cooking throughout the day. They were polite and professional and managed to tolerate our rude guest! Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

To prepare your wedding evening dinner was a great challenge for us and we loved it. Thank you so much for joining and celebrating your great day with us. It was a great pleasure to see all of your family. We wish you all the best for the future and maybe, we will see you once again! More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

visited sankarest during our visit to a turtle hatchery, based on the reviews here and it did not fail to impress. Very good food, excellent service and if i'm ever in sri lanka again, i'll definitely visit.

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and we really hope to see you again. It will be a great pleasur for us to prepare again delicious genuine Sri Lankan food for you. More 

Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stopped at the Sankarest Garden Restaurant for lunch. The food was all fresh and very delicious. We strongly recommend the fresh water prawns (order the day before). Great family run business.

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! Never before we have had so many visitors from northern Europe. People who know how fish and seafood have to taste like. It satisfied us to see with great satisfaction that we can satisfy high demands with our local specialties. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We were staying at Heritance Ahungalla in December 2014 were we got married. We decided to look elsewhere for our reception meal as the prices at our hotel were very high. We came across Sanka Rest on TripAdvisor and I contacted them via email. They were very polite and answered all my questions that I frequently sent them! Once we... More 

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

The honor and pleasure to have to organize your wedding dinner for you has us highly motivated. Thank you so much for choosing us and the fantastic review! We wish you all the best in your wedded life! More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you're in the area you've got to eat here! You get to experience true Sri Lankan home cooking at its best. Great service and open to adjusting the menu to suit your tastes. We were staying in the guest house and ate breakfast and dinner here everyday!

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and your excellent recommendation. Hope to see you again! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Set in a beautiful tropical garden, this family run restaurant is something special. We were the only guests the night we went.What a way to celebrate a birthday! The Sri Lankan feast just kept coming, dish after magnificent dish. Predominantly seafood, this was a meal to remember. The family were delightful hosts, in a discrete kind of way. The accommodation... More 

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and the great review. It makes us proud to hear such praise. We wish you all the best and hope to see you once again! More 

Doha
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent meal at this wonderfully friendly family run establishment. The meal was the best we had eaten in Sri Lanka and was absolute value for money. The whole family made us feel very welcome and if it had not been our last night, we would definitely have returned. We thoroughly recommend this restaurant and the family who... More 

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and your wonderful review. To host guests like you is our fortune and pleasure. Hope to see you once again! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

On our holiday we went to kosgoda .we had the dest Sri Lankan food ever .the hospitality we got from sarangi her mum and dad was wonderful . The atmosphere was excellent .we will recommend this restaurant and the little hotel to all of my friends in Australia . Thank you Daphne&jerald

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and excellent review! It will be a great pleasure for us to welcome your friends in our small restaurant. More 

Colombo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A tropical heaven... the ambience and the hospitality of Mrs.Sunita and her cuisine with the co-operation of her family... the experience we had with you all.... thank you — feeling great.

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review. You are welcome anytime! More 

Bentota, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Living in Sri Lanka for many years, I must say that this was the very best Sri Lankan Curry I have ever enjoyed. The Swiss owner and his Sri Lankan wife have truely built up a wonderful place to eat or even stay in one of the charming rooms Sankarest is offering. The pool beded in a tropical garden defenitely... More 

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Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

It is full filling us every time with great joy to receive such wonderful reviews and it makes us even a little bit proud. Thanks a lot! We all hope to see you soon again! More 

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Additional Information about SANKAREST Garden Restaurant

Address: Nape, Kosgoda 80570, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 77 187 9257
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Kosgoda
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Sri Lankan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nape, Kosgoda 80570, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Kosgoda
  • Phone Number: +94 77 187 9257

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Sri Lankan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients

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