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Coconut Primitive

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood, International
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Lewis Road, Negombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 415 6237
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Doha, Qatar
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't walk by this restaurant thinking that it's just a little cafe style place. We have eaten there on our previous visits to Negombo and decided to give it a go again - we were not disappointed. The food and service is excellent. We ordered curry, and it came with a selection of side dishes too, including poppadoms, coconut raita,... More 

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Thank Diane L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

And why coconut, when they dont serve coconut? But anyway, food was tasty, service polite, although the furniture is a bit modest.

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Thank vinodi
Derby, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited twice now so far it's a wonderful little restaurant with very attentive staff along with a great menu at a reasonable price it's well worth a visit if your in Negombo.

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Thank mids1985
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good restaurant with friendly staff and good food. It was no problem to adapt dishes for us and there was plenty of it. Worth a try if you are close by.

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Thank Alan C
South Yorkshire
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as a group of 9 for the first optional meal on our tour. There was a good choice on the menu and all at reasonable prices. I had spicy prawns with rice whilst my partner had grilled Tuna. Both meals were tasty and enjoyable. Service was a little slow but I prefer that if it means our... More 

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Gabicce Mare, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great freshly cooked food, abundant portions. Nice selection of dishes; good, efficient and friendly service. Good for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Thank hinahey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

The food was nice and tasty. Also the stewards were very kind and and dlivered the meals very quickly. Would like to invite you also to come and have a visit .

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Thank Marian R
Sydney
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Coconut Primitive can be a little tricky to find! There are several other "coconut" restaurants nearby. Keep looking and make sure you find it! Nothing fancy about the decor (although all the various country flags adoring the wall are interesting. This restaurant is very unassuming and quite "local". The star of the show however is the food. We had some... More 

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1 Thank John Q
Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

The seafood was fresh. We had two seafood platters, whole fish and squid - all was delicious. Coconut Primitive has been around for more than 14 years and continues to serve great food.

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Thank Pheona
manchester uk
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

The food here is amazing and you get a good amount of it too. My toddler was welcome to wander around and the staff were very patient with her. The aubergine side dish is particularly nice and we hope to return again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood, International
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lewis Road, Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: +94 77 415 6237

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