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SANKAREST Garden Restaurant

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Nape | Paratharkaya, Kosgoda 80570, Sri Lanka
+94 77 548 7054
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Doha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent meal at this wonderfully friendly family run establishment. The meal was the best we had eaten in Sri Lanka and was absolute value for money. The whole family made us feel very welcome and if it had not been our last night, we would definitely have returned. We thoroughly recommend this restaurant and the family who... More 

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1 Thank Susan M
Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and your wonderful review. To host guests like you is our fortune and pleasure. Hope to see you once again! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

On our holiday we went to kosgoda .we had the dest Sri Lankan food ever .the hospitality we got from sarangi her mum and dad was wonderful . The atmosphere was excellent .we will recommend this restaurant and the little hotel to all of my friends in Australia . Thank you Daphne&jerald

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3 Thank Gerald w
Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and excellent review! It will be a great pleasure for us to welcome your friends in our small restaurant. More 

Colombo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

A tropical heaven... the ambience and the hospitality of Mrs.Sunita and her cuisine with the co-operation of her family... the experience we had with you all.... thank you — feeling great.

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2 Thank Thamali
Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review. You are welcome anytime! More 

Bentota, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Living in Sri Lanka for many years, I must say that this was the very best Sri Lankan Curry I have ever enjoyed. The Swiss owner and his Sri Lankan wife have truely built up a wonderful place to eat or even stay in one of the charming rooms Sankarest is offering. The pool beded in a tropical garden defenitely... More 

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2 Thank Sternenstaub11
Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

It is full filling us every time with great joy to receive such wonderful reviews and it makes us even a little bit proud. Thanks a lot! We all hope to see you soon again! More 

Shanghai, China
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

Eating here was not like eating in a restaurant, it is was eating in a family's home. The food was excellent (among the best we had had in Sri Lanka) and the service warm and generous. I think it is a grave error to not eat here if you are in the area. Call ahead because they have limited seating,... More 

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1 Thank TnTnCnZ
Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and great review. More 

Shanghai, China
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

This had to be one of the best overall experiences we've had in Sri Lanka. As two families with four boys between the ages of 7 and 4, dining out can be a pretty miserable experience. Sank arrest was nothing but pleasant! The moment we arrived, the son Sanka greeted us along with his sister and their mother. Immediately you... More 

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1 Thank Jfisher1974
Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much! It gives us a great satisfaction to receive such a wonderful review! More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

We met a swiss couple on the beach at Kosgoda and got chatting. They were staying at the Sankarest Villa and they highly recommended the Sri Lankan food, so we joined them for lunch. I do not want to exaggerate but the food was beyond question the best we ever had in Sri Lanka. I know most of the vegetables... More 

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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed here on our way back to Bentota from Kandi and Sigiriya Rock on the second day of our visit. We were feeling quite tired by this point and were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the location. I had a vegetable curry, which actually consisted of 7 dishes. They were all very tasty. My... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

My husband, three-year-old son, and I found ourselves at Sankarest Villa after visiting a turtle hatchery. We were just looking for a nice place to eat; however, due to the low season, the garden restaurant wasn't actually open. Despite this fact, they opened their place just for the three of us. This is where we experienced our first-ever authentic Sri... More 

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Thank Shali G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

The food is great, very-very tasty!! And the atmosphere is very warm and nice. The food is served with such kindness. And the most important for them is your pleasure! Perfect place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
Cuisine
Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nape | Paratharkaya, Kosgoda 80570, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Kosgoda
  • Phone Number: +94 77 548 7054

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