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South Ceylon Vegetarian Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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Beach Access Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Stirling
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

I have eaten here for a number of years and it is consistently good. The food is essentially Indian and is authentically so. The service is slower than might be expected but the meals are cooked from basic ingredients. They don't sell beer or any alcoholic beveridges. So take your time and enjoy it!

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Thank DaveStirling
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015

I'd eaten here several times on a previous visit and had enjoyed the experience despite recalling the incredibly slow service. When I found the place last night it looked like an abandoned building site. I made a few enquiries and discovered that is exactly what it has become - at least for the time being. After speaking with a few... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2015

I arrived early in the evening here to have dinner and was given a nice welcome. Only one other table was occupied yet it took 20 minutes before being served for drinks. The drinks took an age to arrive and when they did I ordered food. I waited patiently for about an hour before I got out of my seat... More 

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Thank Picasso1
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Lovely place with really tasty food. Everything came out fresh and really enjoyed the bits recommended by the owner. Ended up having dinner here quite a few nights. Would recommend

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Thank Nina N
Brighton
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2014

We visited twice in one day. Really enjoyed the food and it was a nice relaxed environment with friendly people.

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Thank thetaphats
Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were looking for traditional the traditional rice and curry and came across South Ceylon and it did not disappoint. It's run out of the house of a local lady with her lovely twins crawling around, who makes everything fresh to order, so be prepared to wait a little while. We were used to the waiting in Sri Lanka so... More 

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1 Thank ManlyMissK
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

After being referred to this Restaurant from an Australian friend we thought we would give it a try. On arrival we were told how quiet business was and perused the menu. After careful selection the waiter or owner advised that there was no avacodo available which was present in both of our selected dishes. Funny though as we had just... More 

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Thank JulesandPepe
Prague, Czech Republic
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

We went here based on TA reviews and because I'm a vegetarian. This may have been the slowest service that we experienced so far out of our three week stay in Sri Lanka with just average food. Here is the review of our April 19 experience: Food: We ordered two enchiladas (700 LKR each), which is on the high end.... More 

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1 Thank journeys4thesoul
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

we came here for dinner. some meal options were not available which was disappointing. however the food we did order (dosa, green salad and spaghetti) were tasty. great value for money.

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1 Thank KitCat67
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

Food was really nice, had the Indian puri and the Sri Lankan pittu, food was cheap but very tasty service was good and set in a nice location.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Access Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
Description
Sri Lankan Cuisine should be added

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