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Jina's Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant

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Vegetarian, Vegan, Asian
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Wella Devale Rd, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
94914380366
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 53
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, slow service

I went to this place many times and tried different specialties and they were all delicious. Jina's masala dosa was the best I had in Sri Lanka, pizza and falafel were also good. It is a nice place to relax and eat something different from the other restaurants on the beach. If you are looking for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
isa-ji
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Eugene, Oregon
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Please please please don't waste your holiday time here or your money !!! Worst service in All of Sri Lanka and we have been here 3 weeks!!! We waited 3 hours and asked for the bill 3 times before we had to figure out the price ourselves and create a bill ourselves because we never did get it , but... More 

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Thank Grigette93
Eugene, Oregon
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to this place many times and tried different specialties and they were all delicious. Jina's masala dosa was the best I had in Sri Lanka, pizza and falafel were also good. It is a nice place to relax and eat something different from the other restaurants on the beach. If you are looking for a quick snack, go... More 

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Thank isa-ji
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We red about this vegetarian gem in the lonely planet. They came highly recommended, and they deserve all the praise they get! The host is a miracle worker in the kitchen and has warm and welcoming smile. The service isn't fast, but as they say on the sign: "no fast food - good food takes time". We were in the... More 

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Thank Christian T
Majorca, Spain
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206 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was surprised by a few things at this restaurant: - despite there being a notice saying that good, fresh food takes long to prepare and that basically the diner can expect to wait a while for their meal to arrive, we found that we did not have to wait long at all (for Sri Lanka). Perhaps twenty minutes after... More 

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Thank LisaMarieSykes
Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food and different from typical beach restaurant menus. Highly recommended :) Yes - as many others have stated -you do need to wait a long time for your food. And for your bill. And for change. But it's worth it, in my opinion! I would just say, come early (and don't arrive on an empty stomach) and you'll enjoy... More 

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Thank travelgirl31
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We entered the restaurant at 7:25 and left at 9:15. In that time we experienced extremely poor service and cold food. Our starters never arrived and our main cold curries took 55 mins! The bill even took 25 mins to come after asking! I do feel a little bit bad on the chef as it's his own business but the... More 

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Thank Tripmor
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not Veggie but partner is. Jina's offers a wide selection (maybe a bit too wide). I enjoyed a lovely curry that was thoughtfully prepared and tasted fresh and authentic. The menu clearly warns it is not fast food but staff are attentive and why rush a warm Sri Lankan evening. Having said that we waited for mains with tasty... More 

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Thank martcol02
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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481 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is a bit different from your average place lots to choose from, which will make a change from the token one item on most menu's for vegetarians. I also recommend the tea's and coffees as they blend their own.

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Thank RonA_Plymouth
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is truly a gem. Jina makes all foods with love and he always has time time to talk. We ate here many times. Curries are to die for and even deserts like chocolade cakes are awesome. Mostly everything is organic. We loved the food so much that we also took his cooking class which really helped us understand... More 

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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The master thinks that he procures good atmosphere but in fact people are obliged to wait as it has absolute monopoly. The waiters speak poor English

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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
  • Phone Number: 94914380366

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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