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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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Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant during my stay at negombo and ate some of the best vegetarian rice and curry I had during my entire 3 week trip. Highly recommend.

Thank AmyL566
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

It's a Lovely, Friendly, Homely small Restaurant opposite Heritance Negombo Hotel. Been there twice for Dinner and once for Lunch. The food is delicious and served in large portions. The staff is very friendly and courteous. Try their Baked Crab, Mixed Meat Pizza or Grilled Calamari & Prawns

Thank Dhana68
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Also during my second stay in Negombo I came here quite often for dinner. Besides the really nice food every time I felt very warm welcomed. So I liked the atmosphere, the friendly people, great food, the upstairs sitting area ... I stayed in the nearby Parklane55 Apartments and asked sometimes to deliver the food to my place. This was... More 

Thank pinoo2
Bolton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Went a few times whilst staying in negombo. The food was delicious especially the curries tried some new dishes even though we ordered a beef and chicken curry we also got included vegetable curries one was potato and onion dish the other was a beetroot curry which was delicious, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the food and... More 

Thank 899carol
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This was not the first time my wife and I went to Coconut Primitive, but it did nothing to take away from our first experience of dining at this exceptional restaurant. Living in Negombo, I can tell you that keeping a high standard is an absolute must if you are to survive as a restaurant in this town, and Coconut... More 

Thank Nirmal K
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Ate here on a recent stay in negombo and it's a nice little restaurant with good tasty food and good staff. The food was quick and very good portions. Great value for money and would reccomend them over some of the other places in the area.

Thank Colin M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend had a few curries here and the prawn curry was our favourite curry on the island. We LOVED the aubergine😊

Thank Aoife B
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

The restaurant facilities are basic but their food is really great. Perhaps their experience as a long standing provider serving people from all over the world and all walks of life helped them to improve the tasty levels to a very high standard.

Thank wsefer
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant. Prawn curry was flavoursome and prawns fried rice were fresh and serving size of rice was enough for 6 people.

Thank Grainne F
Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood, International
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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?