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Travellers' Choice2022
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PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$25
CUISINES
Japanese, Japanese Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great food, best coffee
1. Great food, best coffee
"delicious and the coffee was good here."
dianadenheijer
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2. Delicious!
2. Delicious!
"We had a delicious coconut cappuccino with French toast"
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3. Great cafe to eat
3. Great cafe to eat
"visited this cafe 3 times during our 5 days stay in Tricomalee"
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Reviewed December 25, 2022 via mobile

Whilst staying at the Trinco Blu and getting a bit tired of the Breakfast and dinner buffet with my family, I looked up a good place to go for shushi as I had heard the seafood in Trinco was excellent. And my 12 & 16...year olds favourite food is sushi! I found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and was very impressed by the reviews. So we made our way there and after getting lost a few times (following Google Maps), called the phone number on the Tripadvisor site and realised it’s in the entrance to Fernandos. We had some amazing sushi and the kids who are sushi experts, said it’s the best sushi they have ever had! I asked the owner (Irfan) as to what his background in sushi was and he said he used to be the sushi chef at a resort in the Maldives (Huvafen) and his dream was to open his own restaurant in Sri Lanka. And since he’s a native of Trinco, he decided to start in Trinco. With food like his, I wished him all the best in the future!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022 via mobile

I went here because a friend recommended it as a good restaurant. What he didn’t tell me is that they would have the best sushi I’ve ever eaten, hands down! The meal I had at this restaurant was legitimately one of the top five meals...I’ve had in my life, and it will be the one to which all future sushi dinners are compared. The owner was one of the most friendly and welcoming people I’ve ever met, and this place will be where I eat my first and last meal on every future trip to Trinco. I went by for breakfast one day, and both the coffee and banana pancakes were great, as well!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 22, 2022 via mobile

Cafe on the 18th is the place to go if you’re looking for a unique dining experience in Trinco. The food you can get there is absolutely amazing. All of the dishes are cooked to perfection, with amazing flavors that will leave you wanting more....The Panko crusted jumbo prawns were my personal favorite, I never had anything comparable before. The fantastic food in combination with the great vibe of this beachfront location and the perfect service make Cafe on the 18th so special. It’s without any doubt a foodies paradise and hidden gem in Trinco and shouldn’t be missed.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 18, 2022 via mobile

Really tasty brunch and just lovely to be by the sea. Coffee was excellent! A nice place to rest after a day of sightseeing

Date of visit: December 2022
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cafeonthe18th, Owner at Cafe On The 18th, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2022

Thank you!!

Reviewed November 20, 2022 via mobile

Very good food. One of the best,Sybe the best restaurant of Dti Lankar. Very good vuisinand terrific look and especially the taste was outsry.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Thank you!!

Reviewed November 15, 2022 via mobile

New York City quality food and experience in Trinco, the only place where you can really indulge in delicious sushi and beautiful ambiance, drinks as well!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 12, 2022 via mobile

My husband and I with family and friends had the most enjoyable lunch here in late October. Of course we had read the reviews on TripAdvisor before going there, but it outshone the best review by far! The unexpected find of authentic Japanese cuisine which...is utterly different ( and new) to the usual grilled fish and salad with pineapple ( which are fine too) one finds on the menus in beach front restaurants made the experience even more enjoyable. As the restaurant is in close proximity ( about 50 meters) to the beach, one can combine the meal with a bath! No alcohol is served but you can take your own or get it from Fernando’s bar next door! Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed November 6, 2022 via mobile

Since Irfan the owner moved on the beach the place is just the nestcrrstaurantvtobgavecasuan fusion food in Trinco. The sushi and tempura prawns were just amazing. Love the relax design.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 16, 2022

We had a very nice breakfast here! The french toast was delicious and the coffee was good here. People were very nice. Would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 28, 2022

We have visited this cafe 3 times during our 5 days stay in Tricomalee, really good food, the tuna steak is just delicious

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 31, 2022 via mobile

This place became the favorite place for us to eat or just to drink coffee for the 4 days we were in trincomalee. the food is amazing, everything was so fresh and tasty. Also the owners were really really nice!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 31, 2022 via mobile

The best place to eat and drink in trincomale definitely recommend and worth a visit The staff are amazing people the food is fresh and amazing we have been here for a couple of days and this is our favorite place Do yourself a favor...and visit * The sushi is amazingMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 18, 2022 via mobile

My friend and I stopped there two times, for breakfast and for a snack. We had a delicious coconut cappuccino with French toast and a mango bowl once, and coffee with a slice of fresh cheese cake. Everything just so good! Highly recommended!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022 via mobile

If you are looking for quality food and drinks, this is the place to go! We have had both breakfast, lunch and dinner and all we have choosen has been excellent. I highly recommend their tunabowl and their different *nade's!. And they serve hands down...the best cup of coffee we have had in Sri Lanka!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022

Sad that we only discovered this hidden gem of a restaurant on our last night in Trinco. Tried the Baramundi fish (Modha Fish Don) and the seer fish sashimi which were both to die for. Extremely friendly staff and the vibe completed our dining experience...here. Definitely visiting this place next time we are here.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Cafe On The 18th is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5