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Chanika Restaurant

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Mahawala Road | Pallikadawa, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
+94 77 085 2390
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07:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Mlini, Croatia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Don't even think about coming to the tangalle area without visiting this place. Very far from plush but one of the best curries and certainly the cheapest curry in our five weeks in Sri Lanka.

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Thank NemoJames
North Wales
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to pop here for dinner as it was a 5 minute walk from our hotel. The lights were all off so we assumed it was closed but the next thing the owner appeared and opened up for us. We were the only people in the restaurant which felt a bit odd but the owners were very friendly. The... More 

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Thank Bargainhunter6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We highly recommend this lovely restaurant! The food was so good! The rice and curry was the best we've hade in Sri Lanka. The owner was so helpful and also arranged our trip to the national park Udawalawe and then drove us all the way up to Ella in his tuk tuk.

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Thank linneaekberg
Bridport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We have traveled over 2500 km around Sri Lanka in the last month and have been very disappointed by the lack of real vegetarian options offered in Restaurants and hotels so it was a great surprise to find Chanukah. It's set on the main road but only a few meters from the sea. A very basic place but the hosts... More 

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Thank lovegodnot
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Hands down the best curry we have had during a 2 week trip to Sri Lanka. We ended up eating here 3 times in 2 days, it was that good. The couple who own the restaurant are absolutely lovely and made us feel at home. The curry I ordered came with a delicious lentil dhal, beetroot curry, coconut sambol and... More 

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Thank Helen B
Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We were in Chanika's restaurant last night. We were very surprised with prices and tasty of food. Curry with prawns was absolutely amazing on Sri Lanka! Chanika is very friendly woman. Thank you for fab dinner:)

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Thank KubitoLenka
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The food here was so good it almost brought me to tears. We had the chicken rice and curry. It came with generous portions of dal, okra, beet root, potatoes, papardams, and a few other dishes. Each dish was delicious and distintinctive -- each bite a new adventure! The potatoes were perfectly spiced and perfectly cooked. I could go on.... More 

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Thank Charlie S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed nearby and were lucky that we stumbled across Chanika's. The food was outstanding - my favourite meal in Sri Lanka so far. The family that run the restaurant are lovely. Definitely recommend making the trip for a beautiful meal.

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Thank Leanne G
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

During our 2 night stay in Tangalla we ate twice at this restaurant. We had the vegetarian Rice & Curry and it was one the best we had in Sri Lanka!! The First evening the host asked us what Kind of vegetable we like and prepared it for the next day for us! All in all the owners are so... More 

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Thank Sonnenblume94
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Even though the restaurant is located on the street we really enjoyed our dinner as the food was very delicious. We had different vegebatble curries, rotties and coconut sambal and it was amazing! The family is really nice and authentic and the food was freshly prepared. We will come back!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mahawala Road | Pallikadawa, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 085 2390

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?