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Bookworm Library Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Asian, Sri Lankan
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'd heard of this place when I stumbled upon it by chance one evening. I just sat at a table wondering why I wasn't getting served or being given a menu! Then all of a sudden bowls of curry and rice just turned up. Then...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank nick h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited one evening during our time in Hikkaduwa based on the TripAdvisor ratings. There was no menu we were just offered vegetarian curry & the restaurant was very cramped. The meal was tasty but not spectacular. We were offered lime tea and accepted but...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank robsarahsadventures
Reviewed April 6, 2019

Simple setup but the food was delicious and authentic. We enjoyed our vegetarian curry spread and lime tea.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank TJE1978
Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

We were so happy with the food, service and delicious tea here. A real pleasure to experience. It seemed very authentic.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 612taniah
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

This was the tastiest food we have experienced in Sri Lanka. No menu to choose from just a set menu consisting of all vegetarian dishes which were excellent. The staff were very extremely friendly and explained to us what all the dishes were. The place...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mawdsleyp
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

There is no menu at this place. You come, sit down and are served with the curries made for that evening, a bit different every night, about 7 curries. The food was delicious, so tasty! The home made lime tea was fantastic. Reasonable price. Totally...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank narre123
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely amazing. 7 (+2 extra currys) and every one of them was in the top of their category. I would say it’s one of those few ”must visits” in Hikka.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank timos722
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Its the only restaurant I have been to with a menu of one offer only! Its a little tucked away (behind a book shop) but when found, the food is great. Surroundings are a bit basic, but you will be there for the authentic taste....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MarcusA1849
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

The set menu experience is nice, 6 vegetarian dishes most of which were tasty. Lovely lime honey tea afterward. Worth checking out the once.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Mizzlynch
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Found this place down an alley way, they were very happy to sit us down. They asked if we wanted curry, we said yes! They left us and about 10 minutes later they bought us a Dhal vegetarian curry, which was a select of different...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Debbie R
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