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Coconut Primitive

Certificate of Excellence
Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood, International
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Lewis Road, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At first glance menu is a little bland, international . Can't be further from the truth, fine blend of local and western. Local food was fresh, full of local flavour and reasonably priced. Service was very friendly and professional . Not high end cuisine but a thumbs up from the family.

Thank RobGarnsey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I liked to go there for the very good food but also for a everytime very warm welcome of the wonderful waiter. This makes a big difference to all this more anonymous places around. I would recommend to all my friends.

Thank pinoo2
Taree NSW Australia
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324 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We went as part of a group of five. The food was a Sri Lankan dish (plenty to eat and very tasty), the service was superior and the atmosphere also superior (open verandah style with view over the passing traffic). Price was quite reasonable. Highly recommended. We don't have pictures, but see their website.

Thank Judy F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Good food , als good service Mr Gino is a gentleman he nows exactly what good service is Its a local restaurant but locals and toerist are comming together here

Thank C F
Gainesville, Florida
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Terrific, yummy place!! We walked in the first night, ate our delicious food and enjoyed the friendly staff.. then another day it was raining, and we passed by and ate again. Definitely recommend- good variety of food! Good price and yummy!

Thank Raina Z
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited the place first time. Tried their pork curry with rice and to my surprise there was Daal / coconut sambal if that's what i think it is .. This place is surely high on Quality / quantity .. Would recommend to try it out if ur into some spicy srilanka'n food!

Thank nunezz
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here last month whilst we were staying in Negombo - just happened to stumble upon it on Valentines Day and it was absolutely packed full of locals so we thought the food must be good! We were so hungry that night we just ordered a pizza and chips (I know, not very authentic!) but we were really pleased... More 

Thank Lovemafood
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Was recommended by our Tuktuk driver in Negombo. Looked so basic, we would have by passed but decided to try on his recommendation. Pleased we did, wanted a good English meal as we were heading home later that evening. We had shepherds pie and fish and chips (white snapper) I was assured by the waiter. Absolutely delicious. Good speedy service,... More 

Thank mellerbeck
Negombo, Sri Lanka
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

LOVE THIS PLACE. Taste of the food is amazing, the quantities are so satisfying and total value for money. Looks like an ordinary place by the road side like the other joints but absolutely love the ambiance as well as the staff. The prices are not at all overrated. Absolutely loved it! <3

Thank DDaniels23
Hebden Bridge
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Our last night in Sri Lanka so wanted a quick meal near to our hotel. We were greeted warmly on arrival and staff were very attentive. Restaurant looks quite basic but the food was delicious. We had the best Sri Lankan curry of our trip with all the trimmings and it was physically hot, not Luke warm! We were advised... More 

Thank HebdenBridgeJan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lewis Road, Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: 0774156237

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