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Jina's Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant

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Wella Devale Rd, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The restaurant is listed in the latest edition of Lonely Planet and Rough...
The restaurant is listed in the latest edition of Lonely Planet and Rough Guide. No website as far as I know.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 190
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Оригинальное меню, но долго готовят

Ate in Jina several times: it has obvious pro and contra. Pro: very wide range of dishes, that makes it distinctive from most of other Unawatuna rests. Kitchen is really vegetarian. But there are contras: 1) being even veg, food is too tasteless... Seems they have a tilt to quantity instead of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Aleksi4msk
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Moscow, Russia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Moscow, Russia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Ate in Jina several times: it has obvious pro and contra. Pro: very wide range of dishes, that makes it distinctive from most of other Unawatuna rests. Kitchen is really vegetarian. But there are contras: 1) being even veg, food is too tasteless... Seems they have a tilt to quantity instead of quality; 2) very long time to wait an... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I rarely write negative reviews, tending to focus on the positive experiences - but occasionally a warning needs to be sounded. I have no idea why this place scores so well, I can only assume that a loyal clientele are determined to see Jina do well. I will say Jina does seem like a very nice man, but maybe he... More 

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Hyderabad
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We had seen great reviews of the place online, and chose to eat there one afternoon. It took a very long time for the food to arrive, which was expected and we had been warned about this in advance. The food actually tasted very good. But in the middle of our meal the owner showed up and made a rude... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I think the ranking here is confusing because it is good but it's not as good. Every dish was kind of watery and the portions are rather small. It could be much nicer as the potential is there.

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Broby, Denmark
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We came several times to eat at Jina's during our stay in Unawatuna. Fresh and delicious food. Friendly people and great service. Apparently they have rooms too so think we'll choose to stay here too, when we next visit.

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Warsaw, Poland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went the only once with my mom. I had a felafel and she got Avocado sandwich. We really loved it, but didn't stay long enough to really appreciate this place, I think. I would definitely come back.

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Pune, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

#Friends-trip..fresh tasty food, a good selection to chose from & prepared fresh so enjoy a fresh juice while you food is prepared!

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Brussels, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've spent 10 days in Unawatuna and we ended up having dinner every night in this restaurant!the food is simply delicious,freshly made with organic ingredients and with a good variety.The owner and main chef Jina prepares the dishes with real love for his food,combining local traditions with modern twist.The service is great (especially Danushka!), friendly and efficient. It was really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

the restaurant is simple and peaceful.Menu choice is very good and food is delicious.Jina is lovely and nice chef.make sure to book a table for dinner as it is always full.

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

family run..fresh tasty food, a good selection to chose from & prepared fresh so enjoy a fresh juice while you food is prepared!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wella Devale Rd, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Description

The restaurant is listed in the latest edition of Lonely Planet and Rough Guide. No website as far as I know.

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?