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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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Haines Junction, Canada
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best in Sri Lanka!!! So many flavors and dishes. We especially loved the seafood and the fresh buffalo milk curd.

Thank LGorecki
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This was by far the best food we ate during our entire 2.5 week stay in Sri Lanka. We ate out for every meal during our stay and nothing came close to the meal we had at Sankarest in Kosgoda. Sunita's cooking is just... amazing!

Thank LEH1_11
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is the sort of food that they should be serving in all the fancy hotels in this area. Legitimate traditional Sri Lankan cooking which was absolutely amazing. We dropped by not realising that they usually only take pre-existing bookings but they were still kind enough to accommodate a group of 9 with no notice and proceeded to serve a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Probably the best Sri Lankan food on the planet. Home style cooking with the best of produce. A must if you are traveling the Sri Lankan west or south province. Definitely worth a detour or even a separate journey.

Thank Kanelmannen
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Tremendous food, great hospitality and excellent value for money in a beautiful garden setting First hand tsunami experience as well. Highly recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Best food I ate during my stay in Sri Lanka healthy and perfect balanced authentic Sri Lankan home made cuisine ! A real sensoriel feast in the house of a family ! A place not to miss !

Thank Corinne L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Please visit Sanka and his family if you have the chance. You must book in advance as this is not the traditional restaurant and food will only be prepared for the customers they are expecting. Having only really eaten in hotels and 'touristy' establishments during our stay so far this was a welcomed change. Set in a beautiful villa's garden... More 

Thank Cheryl H
Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review us so beautifully. It was a great pleasure to talk with you. All the best! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Oh this place was great. I'm writing this after one week I went and my mouth is still watering at the memory of the sea food served at this place.Without a slight doubt i recommend SANKAREST for any body to fill the tummy with variety of delicious sea food dishes for a reasonable price. :) FOOD - SUPER DELICIOUS ,... More 

Thank Marlon R
Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time and posting this good review. It is great pleasure to get feebacks like this. Hope to see you soon again. More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I could say with confidence that you will not find a restaurant in Sri lanka that can improve on the local food served at this establishment. I have eaten in some of the best Sri Lankan restaurants in Colombo and you will not find any better for its variety, taste and value for money. I will be coming here every... More 

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Thank sandrachandra2000
Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

You both are the "Special Ones"! To cook for a Sri Lankan expat and cook as well is a great Challenge. To receive after your visit such a great review from a real Sri Lankan food lover and professional cook is our greatest honor. Thank you so much! We are looking forward to cook again for you. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

The food here has to be some of the best food on the whole island. We spent more than a week here and we were treated to some wonderful delights, most of which we had never tried before. It is so nice. Both of us truly recommend SankaRest Restaurant as a place to eat. Do yourself a favour and eat... More 

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant

Thank William P
Koni21, Owner at SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for taking time to review us. It is a great honor for us to receive rating like yours. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?