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“Good Food, nice people” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lucky Fort Restaurant

Lucky Fort Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 235 Restaurants in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Asian, Sri Lankan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: WE ARE GIVING THE VERY BEST SRI LANKAN RICE AND 10 CURRIES JUST FOR 950Rs (8 US$) .AND IT IS ENOUGH FOR TWO HUNGRY PERSONS.We are giving Sri Lankan breakfast ,lunch and dinner.there is a one room available for rent for the foreigners.tourists are welcome!!!!!!
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Good Food, nice people”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

This is a really cute place in a little street with a super nice owner, whose mother is also the cook. The food seems authentic and very good, however just a little but bland and touristy. As everywhere in galle, the food is much more pricy than elsewhere in sri lanka, reckon witg roughly 1000 rupees pp.

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Linz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

the best curry in sri lanka. you get a lot and it is awesome homemade food. the atmosphere is very nice and typical sri lankan!
go there, it's worth it!!!
(and it's cheap as chips)

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Powermax300
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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“It's ok!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

I am agree completely with the most of the opinion. This is normal restaurant. Very good for price but not completely for the food. We had a funny meal but not what we asked. We would have a real Sri Lanka dinner, spicy and flavored. And before came inside we read to ask for a more spicy courses. We were clear..please spicy..just at the end of the meal something with one spicy pepper arrived. For the owner and the mother: don't treat tourist like stupids.
The food was nothing special with a terrible taste of burned garlic everywhere.and not spicy even if we were clear eat the beginning . I am a chef and I know perfectly that mistake happen in the kitchen. Just chefs have to be brave to not use what is wrong and the taste of garlic burned contaminated every kind of food.
Another point : is two weeks that I eat real Sri Lanka food and yesterday was nothing special. They don't use their ingredient. What you can eat there is a compromise of European and Indian food.
The rice? In Sri Lanka they have at least ten different type and what we ate yesterday was over cooked and sugared by coconut powder. What a mass...
Last suggestion don't use the toilet ..you can run away!! Or throw the dinner out if you go later.
The real thing tat testify that the owner respect the customer is the condition of the toilet...

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Luca G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very nice atmosphere ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We liked very much ...
Harm, simple, traditional Sri Lanka food with very good atmosphere ..
In the best part of Galle . Inside the Portuguese / Dutch Fort ,
The chicken fried rice is superb !!
Don't miss it ...

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2 Thank Diogo C
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Go to mama's instead!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went to the Lucky Fort last night for dinner and frankly we were underwhelmed. The food was plentiful and cheap agreed, but several of the curries seemed to be there to make up dish numbers (the bean and potato curry being exceptions) rather than adding anything to the meal. Also ordered a rotti sambal ... Arrived after the rest and the sambal nothing to write home about although tasted very fresh, and the roti's were crisp and hot. The cucumber, pineapple , radish curries were not great, the dhal was average at best....but both the bean and dry potato curry were outstanding. The popadom like crisps they seem to make on site were great too. The place is quite hot and cramped, and perhaps that colours my review, but felt a lot like the reason this is no 1 on trip advisor is price rather than quality. At Mama's my lunch bill inc drinks was a couple hundred rupees cheaper than lucky fort dinner and the (veg only) dishes we ate were infinitely better spiced. And I say that as someone of sub continental origin who knows what she's talking about when it comes to curry! I am not saying Lucky Fort is bad...far from it, I just don't think it deserves to be the top rank.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank London D
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htcdeshan, Owner at Lucky Fort Restaurant, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
As a family we are soo much sorry for your experience sir, specially my mom . I think you didn't see the board that written down "LOW SPICY, IF YOU LIKE SPICY ASK FROM US " .If someone ask spicy we definitely make it spicy; and also we brought new fans sir i think it will reduce the hotness in the garden area that you sat on that day .So Please come again and next time we never let you down.Thank you sir for your response.
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