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Jina's Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant

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Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Sri Lankan
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Wella Devale Rd, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
0094912226878
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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good local and vegetarian food

Nice quiet place for lunch or dinner, very friendly owner and staff. We had very good vegetarian food there, and the chef proudly cooks some local dishes that are hard to find elsewhere: try the dessert called watalapan, it's surprising and very good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice quiet place for lunch or dinner, very friendly owner and staff. We had very good vegetarian food there, and the chef proudly cooks some local dishes that are hard to find elsewhere: try the dessert called watalapan, it's surprising and very good!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The food was pretty good (save for the fries from the freezer) but it was a bit disappointing that little could made vegan. Apparently it's hard/impossible to get soy/oat/almond/whatnot milk. I couldn't order a vegan "milk" coffee of any kind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

While I was in Unawatuna I went to Jina's a couple of times and I really loved it. I encourage everyone to go and try their vegetarian food. The place is very humble. Nothing fancy, but very warm and familiar. We spoke with the cook and he seems to take his food and service really serious. I recommend the falafels... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Small restaurant, nice variety. We tried 4 different dishes, and they were all disapponting. I asked the waiter if the sauce that came with the mushrooms and on the pizza was their own sauce and he said yes (maybe he didn't understand?). The pizza sauce was definitely ketchup. The deep fried vegetable batter was not tasty, and a sandwich with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

You can really taste the food was made freshly. So many wonderful dishes to choose from. Perfect quality/price. We've eaten here more than once!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We enjoyed eating here. We had a starter, main and dessert. The options on the menu were original compared to the beach restaurants. Service was quick as we were the first guests. The chef talked to all customers, which was friendly. The restaurant is not particularly cheap but offers good value. The chocolate cake was delicious!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went to Jina's for lunch with my girlfriend. Food was fantastic and very fresh. Service was excellent. Jina was such a great guy that we decided to take a meditation class with him the following morning, also highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Chose Indian dish. It was fresh and delicious ! The owner is very friendly. Best food in Unawatuna. But the place could be a little more welcoming.. That's the only negative thing ! Food is VERY tasty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Ate at this place countless times. Their food is delicious and very well priced. The breakfast in particular is incredible, with home made peanut butter being the star of the show!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Taking on board the various comments by other visitors about the slow service I ate at Jina's two nights in a row arriving at the 6.30 pm opening time on each occasion. I had the puri dish the first night and falafels the second and both were very good. The food is so different here from all the other fare... More 

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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: 0094912226878

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Sri Lankan

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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