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Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
94771113572
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cookery class - best food we've had in Sri lanka

Brilliant cookery class from chintha who makes all her food from scratch with the freshest of ingredients. We first went to the market before making 5 different curries with rice, coconut sambal, poppadum.. So much food we couldn't move! Chintha was also great at letting us try other foods and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Brilliant cookery class from chintha who makes all her food from scratch with the freshest of ingredients. We first went to the market before making 5 different curries with rice, coconut sambal, poppadum.. So much food we couldn't move! Chintha was also great at letting us try other foods and ingredients she had in her kitchen that we were asking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Had an excellent dinner here, one of the best of our trip. Very tasty curries, and lots of options for vegetarians, the daal was particularly good. Food took a little while as can be expected from this style of home cooking, but we had wine whilst we waited so it was fine and well worth the wait. Cool bar area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We just stumbled over this little gem. First night we had Sri Lankan rice and curry and all the trimmings. It was excellent. We asked the chef if she would cook us crab curry for the following night. No problem, so helpful and it was to die for. Finger licking good. It has been the best meal so far in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We have visited Happy Spice several times, for lunch and dinner. delicious food, friendly service. It's a simple place but the food is worth to try. Chinta (soory if I misspell the name), the owner is a very nice lady and the restaurant is family run. So if you in Unavatuna, visit Happy Spice for sure. Dtey give good cooking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We popped in here based on a recommendation from our hotel manager Tony (Penthouse on the Beach). We went early for a light dinner. The roti was fresh and light. The curries we had were full of flavour. Service was good, and very friendly. A real neighbourhood place, and great value for the money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went there twice: dinner and breakfast. At dinner had such a great chicken curry (made from real coconut not powder)! At breakfast nice and huge fruit platter, fruit juice and curd with honey! Definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It might take a little while to come (so relax and have a couple of beers or cocktails in the lounge bar upstairs while you wait), but it's well worth the wait. Delicious home made Sri Lankan curries from a super friendly family run joint. They also offer cooking classes if you want to learn how to whip them up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Be prepared to wait but enjoy the freshly cooked authentic Sri Lankan food. Lovely, friendly family run restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Let me tell you Happy spice is delicious and the food is reasonably priced, the spice is perfect, not to hot but nicely balanced. The service was a little slow though

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

We were the first to arrive and waited almost and hour for our food. We were served one round of drinks, and then never asked again. Plates and empty glasses piled up on the table until we were ready to leave. However, when the food came, we forgot it all. Great flavors, made with love. Recommend the fried calamari for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: 94771113572

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  • Cuisine: Asian

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