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Coconut Sambol

68 Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 797 1199
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“banana curry” (23 reviews)
“eggplant” (18 reviews)
“curries” (55 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
68 Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome little hole in the wall type place with authentic food served buffet style out of the clay pots cooked in. The ginger beer was to die for. So refreshing. Be warned the actual restaurant is quite hot inside but the food is amazing. Could...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LilRachie86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of 4 places we ate in Galle and one of the cheapest (Indian Hut was another). We got a really warm welcome and lovely service. The ginger beer was great and the food good too. And you could have second helpings. It...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JanieG24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for authentic Sri Lankan food than this place is for you. They named the place after famous Sri Lankan food delicacies...

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Umang A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading such rave reviews, I was quite disappointed with my meal here. I think it may be better for lunch as when I went there just after 7pm, there was little food left, the rice was stuck together and the dhal tasted burnt. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Clarita4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here twice in my time in Galle; both times had the Homemade Ginger Beer and rice & curry buffet; both times the food was very good with some unusual dishes. The Ginger Beer on my first visit was very strong and punchy! Second time...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dillanu2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious Sri Lankan curry, little bit milder than a traditional Sri Lankan curry which is great for Westerners, and you can have as many refills as you want. Also they make really good home made ginger beer. Staff are really friendly and welcoming. Well worth...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank wine_queen7
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

I love this place, I had lunch here with my brother while visiting Galle, he had the vegetable kottu and I had the curry buffet. We are both vegan and didn’t find it difficult to eat here, the only meat dishes seem to be chicken...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank elleeppy
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

a quaint, charming little place with lovely freshly made drinks. Home made ginger beer was particularly good. The staff were very friendly too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank deborahhL1512ER
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I know. There are thousands of reviews saying "This is the best restaurant of..." but this time is for real :) You simply can't miss it! This small restaurant at Church Street (only 5 tables) serves an amazing curry buffet. You have rice, dhal, aubergine/banana...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank jnevesjose
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Really delicious curries - 4 to choose from, 3 of them veggie (we had dhal, aubergine and banana, mango curry, and chicken curry) with rice and coconut topping. All you can eat for 950Rs which feels like a very good deal when the position sizes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LaTravellerina
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27 July 2018|
Response from ABraptor | Reviewed this property |
It’s very small, has seating for about 12. There’s plenty of other options around the fort, loads of reviews on tripadvisor for places.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 3
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 797 1199
Authuntic treditional Sri lankan curry's and Drink's freshly home made.
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