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Happy Garden Restaurant

Opposite the surf hotel, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 77 704 7689
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (36 reviews)
“popadums” (3 reviews)
“fruit dessert” (2 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Opposite the surf hotel, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely people, everything on the menu is all prepared and cooked while waiting. We have been there several times for lunch and every time it was very nice to talk to the owners and enjoy the food.

Thank Sonja J
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Went here as we were staying locally and were very hungry. Quiet as everywhere is in May but the staff were really friendly a s the food was awesome. Tried to order slightly too much (as so hungry) and the lady kindly advised us that...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Probably my wife's best find , the food was really good at a an affordable price .If you want to get your budget back in line and still eat well this is the place to go to

Thank RodandMaggie
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Great food for a very good prices. We had the curry and we really enjoyed. Best curry we had in Sri Lanka. Nice fresh juices too. They don’t serve alcohol.

Thank Tanya2808
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Nothing fancy, pretty simple decoration, simple but nice food, nice people, overall very good value for the money

Thank Sergey F
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

A small but fantastic restaurant right by the railway line. Amazing curry and a very kind and lovely couple. One of the best curries so far on our trip!

Thank Claudette F
Reviewed 6 April 2018

On the first day a lady said at the rep meeting she had ate there the prior evening. This being the 7th March 2018. Well during our stay we both thought of giving it a try one evening. We regretted it. We waited over an...More

Thank 926christopher
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This is the place if you are just looking for good local food. Nothing fancy just a few plastic tables and chairs. We had deviled calamari and mixed seafood curry both very old and served in less than 20 minutes. Extremely good value for money....More

Thank Mats Tomas K
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The Happy Garden was my favorite place to eat lunch, Very friendly family place, The home made spice mix was great and enhanced the rice and noodle dishes. A must visit for lunch

Thank JonesesAbroad
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Lovely people and good foods. A bit expensive compared to local restaurants...but that is the only negative point..

Thank Guylaine T
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Questions & Answers
10 January 2018|
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Response from Maria Pia O | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do, it's a small, family-run restaurant, nothing fancy... most places in Sri Lanka (except maybe in Colombo), especially the smaller ones (the good ones, I'd say! :D) are cash-only
Hilary H
31 March 2017|
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Response from christopher_0783 |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opposite the surf hotel, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 77 704 7689
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