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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
Good food, great experience

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Mkris9
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 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 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 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
1 review
3 helpful votes 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
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 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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Colombo
2 reviews
34 helpful votes 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
18 helpful votes 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 

Shanghai, China
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Eating here was not like eating in a restaurant, it is was eating in a family's home. The food was excellent (among the best we had had in Sri Lanka) and the service warm and generous. I think it is a grave error to not eat here if you are in the area. Call ahead because they have limited seating,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your visit and great review. More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Sri Lankan

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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