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Sri Dhara Tourist Restaurant

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86 Yadehimulla Road | Unawatuna, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon Sri Dhara on our first day in Unawatuna and were blown away. It's slow-cooked and fresh, so the owner asks that you let him know in advance when you would like lunch or dinner in order to have it ready by the time you return. This was easy for us to do as we were staying in... More 

Thank Molly R
Munich, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The owner made every evening for us different Food. He made fish too and he was very frindly. Everything war tastfull.

Thank 362kathy
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing Sri Lankan food, using ingredients from the owner's garden, properly and freshly prepared and cooked to order, this restaurant has delicious curries (special rices and four curry types) and costs next to nothing. It's in Unawatuna, not Galle. I am sure once TripAdvisor fix this it's popularity will surge. I am going back tomorrow.

Thank BennetDavies
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We found Sri Dhara (in Unawatuna, not Galle) on our first evening in Unawatuna. The restaurant is just a few tables in the owner's front garden and we had to wait a little while for the food, but it was superb! We were served a plate of rice with four different curries (all of them delicious) and a fruit salad... More 

Thank Sachi F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I stumbled upon this little family restaurant by accident and did not regret it at all. I ordered a veggie pilav rice with 4 different types of curries (okra, eggplant, potato and lentil) together with some pappadam and wasn't disappointed: it was super delicious and the perfect amount for myself. The next morning I went there for string hoppers which... More 

Thank Elisa W
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

This must be the best rice and curries in Sri Lanka! Just 800 luppy. The landlord is very nice! Just a bit more mosquitoes there

Thank Liao R
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Sri Dhara serves meals in his small garden beside his home. The place is not fancy, and I am not sure they serve meat (we were during the Full Moon week, and they did not have any), but the food is absolutely amazing - HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Sri Dhara is also very friendly.

Thank Татьяна Г
Jakarta, Indonesia
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91 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Stayed 6 nights in Unawatuna of wich we ate 4 nights at this home cooking place. The diner was delicious every night. Price is 400: papad, rice and 4 vegetable curries. We tried many other places every where in Sri Lanka. This was one of the top 3 for us. Unawatuna has several other homecooks but more expensive and less... More 

Thank Carina850
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2015

It was really delicious! The best meal we have had in the South of Sri Lanka. You do need to book in advance.

Thank Natacha R
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

This place seemed like it might be good. It is a family cooking out of their home for two tables set up outside. The first two visits were cool, good enough food, not crazy expensive in comparison to some places, but not cheap. And we're vegetarian so it was really nice that everything was always veggies. Veggies are my favorite.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Yadehimulla Road | Unawatuna, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: 942247756

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