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“Average despite the hype”

King Coconut Restaurant
Ranked #131 of 167 Restaurants in Negombo
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Liverpool
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Average despite the hype”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

When asking for a gin, I was told we are famous for our food not our drink so we all settled for beers instead.

The food was just ok but the location was right on the beach and had a good atmopshere

Visited February 2014
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Cleaner, friendly service and fantastic cuisine!”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Chef with years experience delivers food with taste, great sea food and Pizzas. good atmosphere and friendly attentive service. Average check. good for families,

  • Visited March 2014
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Negombo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very very bad”
Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Dishes very bad . Long waiting time . Only one waiter . For a ice cream u have to wait 20minutes . Very ugly looking environment . Discasting

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
“Regular Customers”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

We live locally and so are regular customers at the King Coconut. We felt compelled to write a review for that very reason: a good experience deserves positive recognition.

The King Coconut is situated in a pleasant beachfront location; especially ideal for a long-and-lazy, good-value "lunch with a view". We've spent many an enjoyable leisurely lunch and dinner at this popular, and in the evenings especially, vibrant restaurant - one of our absolute local favourites. One of the chefs is particularly skilled: the Sri Lankan recipes he conjures up, absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious (especially the chicken curry, I would love to have the recipe!). Each dish is cooked to order and therefore the spiciness (or lack of) accurately measured to your personal preference. The seafood platter is a generous size with all the fish being very fresh. There's a varied drinks menu and the wine is very reasonably priced for a restaurant; hence we would rather enjoy a bottle there than stick to water and wait until we get home to indulge in a glass or two.

Service is on the whole absolutely fine being polite, friendly and prompt; we have witnessed the guys deal efficiently with various unreasonably picky, difficult customers, handling (and it must be said, often tolerating) them with delicate sympathy, good humour and patience.

A minor point: unfortunately the loos are not the best in terms of comfort and at very busy times, occasionally cleanliness/provisions (such as a lack of toilet paper). We've seen far worse across the world but it might be something King Coconut could consider improving to ensure they engage more repeat custom from visitors from further abroad whose ablutionary expectations whilst on holiday might be higher. Or just "go before", as we do!

The food is typically tasty, fresh and good value for money; the service generally prompt and courteous and the location one of the best beachfront restaurant spots in Negombo. The (very) minor gripe of toilet facilities aside, we would certainly recommend visitors take time to enjoy a meal at this cosy restaurant before taking a leisurely stroll along the lovely beach. Hopefully it will add yet more happy memories to your stay on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka.

  • Visited January 2014
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London
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Very good for quality and price”
Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We went to king coconut twice in a week. It was our concierge recommendation and a very nice discovery.

We sat outside on the beach and although it isn't the best outdoor eating place in negombo it was lovely to eat while having our feet in the sand.

Food was very good and the price very reasonable.

The waiter who attended our table both times wasn't talkative and at times kind of unfriendly but we found his persona funnily amusing.

Recommended.

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