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“The best restaurant in Sri Lanka” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jina's Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant

Jina's Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant
Wella Devale Rd, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #5 of 52 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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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 Guide. No website as far as I know.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in Sri Lanka”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Jina's is our favourite place in the country. Might sound like an exaggeration, but believe me, as an expat living here, it's a haven!
Jina makes his food with love and it shows. After a meal, we walk out feeling like we're walking on air - full to the brim with goodness!
My favourite thing on the menu is the guacamole. YUM! The tofu and mustard sandwich is also delicious, as are the nachos and salads. The chai is like a warm hug and the breakfast of huevos rancheros is worth the one hour drive to get to.
Even if you are not vegetarian, give this place a try. Vege or not, it's delicious.
We love Jina's and we love Jina. Thank you for your hospitality and for sharing your gift with us and the world Jina. You are a special man.
GO TO JINA'S! Your body and spirit will thank you.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Fantastic Asian vegetarian food in a sea of mediocre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We loved the food and service at this lovely vegetarian restaurant. They have a small menu and dont always have everything on there. The curry is delicious: particularly loved the mung been Dal. Superb vegetable juices and the service is Sri lanka at its best. Smiles and joy, friendliness and fun. Thanks, Jinas

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

What a pleasure to find a vegetarian restaurant. A pleasant atmosphere and freshly cooked food although the menu was quite limited over the two days we ate there.

Visited March 2014
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, brilliant food! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Me and my partner loved this restaurant! Really lovely food, prepared fresh. The organic chocolate cake is amazing! Staff were really friendly and welcoming.

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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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“The best breakfast in the whole country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is definitely the best breakfast in the whole of Sri Lanka (I think!) I have travelled all over Sri Lanka for years, and I first ate at Jina's in 2006, and I've been going back ever since. It's such a change from the normal breakfast menu, which gets really tiresome. This is such an original menu for Sri Lanka, which tends to have the same old stuff on offer. I always have huevos rancheros which are delicious, with beans, avocado and fresh tortilla. The coffee is good, the bread is healthy and homemade, and Jina sincerely loves providing healthy food for his guests. I enjoy looking at the garden, although it's a shame that cars can park on the grass. The only problem is the insects - wear repellent at all times of day, it's not only mosquitoes, there is something else in this garden that bites.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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