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South Ceylon Vegetarian Restaurant

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Beach Access Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Epsom, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vegetable curry is one of the best we've had in Sri-Lanka. Get the onion baji as a starter while waiting it is so good! Good price as well 500 rupees for veg curry and rice

Thank ryanearl92
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This place is clearly a family friendly place which encourages children. There are so many toys and things to keep the little people happy whilst the grown ups sit down to a delicious vegetarian meal. The English owner is a very plesant, gentle, calm, mild mannered man who is able to explain fully the good selction of vegetarian dishes available.... More 

Thank JohnPerkins
Chipperfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

So glad to find this restaurant has reopened again after almost 3 years. Now in a much more modern building but still serving great food by the same couple who used to run it. The dosa's were amazing.

Thank Jane H
Slovenia : Ljubljana
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We just passed by and saw this newly refurbished place run by an english- sri lancan couple. The place offers simple, new and very clean rooms for a bargain price (that's why we took it as a walk-in guests). Its restaurant offers nice and their own signature dishes (huevos rancheros - eggs on tortilla chips with their veggie sauce is... More 

Thank EmirM
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I have eaten here for a number of years and it is consistently good. The food is essentially Indian and is authentically so. The service is slower than might be expected but the meals are cooked from basic ingredients. They don't sell beer or any alcoholic beveridges. So take your time and enjoy it!

Thank DaveStirling
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

I'd eaten here several times on a previous visit and had enjoyed the experience despite recalling the incredibly slow service. When I found the place last night it looked like an abandoned building site. I made a few enquiries and discovered that is exactly what it has become - at least for the time being. After speaking with a few... More 

2 Thank Dannyxb
Kigali, Rwanda
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015

I arrived early in the evening here to have dinner and was given a nice welcome. Only one other table was occupied yet it took 20 minutes before being served for drinks. The drinks took an age to arrive and when they did I ordered food. I waited patiently for about an hour before I got out of my seat... More 

Thank Picasso1
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

Lovely place with really tasty food. Everything came out fresh and really enjoyed the bits recommended by the owner. Ended up having dinner here quite a few nights. Would recommend

Thank Nina N
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

We visited twice in one day. Really enjoyed the food and it was a nice relaxed environment with friendly people.

Thank thetaphats
Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We were looking for traditional the traditional rice and curry and came across South Ceylon and it did not disappoint. It's run out of the house of a local lady with her lovely twins crawling around, who makes everything fresh to order, so be prepared to wait a little while. We were used to the waiting in Sri Lanka so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Access Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
Sri Lankan Cuisine should be added

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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?