Koggala Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Koggala

November 12, 2017 Alice Mieles

Koggala is a small coastal town, situated at the edge of alagoon on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in Galle District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Koggala is bounded on one side by a reef, and on the other by a large lake, Koggala Lake, into which the numerous tributaries of the Koggala Oya drain. It is approximately 139 kilometres (86 mi) south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 3 metres (9.8 ft) above the sea level.
Things to do in Koggala

1. WB Villa

Matara Road | Talpe, Habaraduwa 80630, Sri Lanka (Formerly Why Beach) Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch HK$118 - HK$392 +94 91 2 282922
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

WB Villa

A sensational 2 room boutique hotel and restaurant in the south Gold Coast of Sri Lanka. WB is a private house but also the essential location for food and sun-seekers; it’s a secluded and stylish retreat just minutes from Galle where you can relax by the sea and indulge in delicious Italian cuisine accompanied by a good choice of wines. Chill out in tropical lounging pavilions, go for a dip in the beautiful coral lagoon and dry off on sun drenched loungers whilst enjoying the beautiful Panorama of the ocean. The Italian owner’s classic architectural styling has been cleverly combined with monochrome interiors and luxurious furnishings that invite you to do no more than relax and imbibe.Indulge in a daily-changing menu that includes homemade choice of sauce for pastas, freshly baked "ciabatta" bread and plenty of fresh seafood. Items such as Italian antipasti and real Extra Virgin Olive Oil are specially imported from Italy for authenticity. Evening menus can always be pre-arranged whilst our scenic location makes WB the ideal place to host private parties that can be tailor-made to meet your individual desires and needs. You are welcome and as the coral lagoon offers safe and secluded swimming year-round it is a comfortably reassuring choice.

Reviewed By GimalD - Galle, Sri Lanka

We have visited this Beautiful place to have lunch with my family.
Wow! The Food was Delicious!
Sea Food Ravioli, Creamy Spaghetti, Lovely Gnocchi & Risotto cooked to Perfection were absolutely wonderful!
Desserts were Lovely! You should go for the home made gelato which come in different flavors.
The Staff was Very Helpful & Attentive!
You can enjoy the glorious view of the Indian Ocean while dining as the Restaurant is located right in front of the Beach.

2. Black & White Restaurant

Parangiya Waththe 275, Pillagoda, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Grill, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch HK$24 - HK$275 +94 77 137 9960
Excellent
62%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 706 reviews

Black & White Restaurant

Welcome to Black & White restaurant. <br>The best culinary experience of Unawatuna beach. Famous for outstanding food and great ambiance in a charming restaurant. Perfect dining experience on the beach with a usual casual flair. <br> We are proud to serve only the freshest food. Our seafood always a fresh catch of the day, fruits and vegetables come from local markets, we prepare our food to reflect the freshness and original taste with special attention to each and every dish.<br>Our menu offers a selection of fresh seafood, international cuisine, and Sri Lankan traditional rice and curry which are all prepared & cooked to very high standard by our chefs.<br>Our kitchen is open 7.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. and our bar is open until our last customer leaves. <br>We are closed during the full moon.

Reviewed By Lennart S

We rented to sunbeds for the day. The beds are ok but Morning exceptional in comparisson to the other places at the beach. However their food and drinks were all good; the juices, the iced coffee, the fruit platter and later at the night our diner! We would definitely spent our day here again!

3. Catalina Grill

Gall Road Koggala, Koggala 82104, Sri Lanka Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Drinks +94 77 123 5850
Excellent
14%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
12%
Terrible
21%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 103 reviews

Catalina Grill

Reviewed By Sanjay F

Had both lunch and dinner when we were at Koggala. The place is managed by Military or ex-Military.
The selection was quite good and one can’t complain about the food either. Has a fairly large area for kids to run about and even has an old plane (pictured)
Its actually quite close to the beach as well.

4. Wiener Dschungel

P.V. Sarath | Habaraduwa, Koggala 82104, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout Indian, Seafood, European, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +94 77 796 4095
Excellent
39%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
12%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 82 reviews

Wiener Dschungel

Reviewed By pauls-beisl - Breitenfurt

Directly at the shore, ample sandy beach, free wifi, good food for reasonable price, beer served in bottle coolers. We only used the restaurant, but there are some 4 or 6 apartments available aside the restaurant, at the beach also, looking quite nice and quiet !

5. Sun n Sea Wood Fire Bistro

324 Matara rd, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka (Formerly Sun n Sea Wood Fire Restaurant & coffee) Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, European, Sri Lankan, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$31 - HK$157 +94 91 2 283200
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 221 reviews

Sun n Sea Wood Fire Bistro

Main Menu: Served All Day Every DayWood fire Pizza: Monday-Friday After 6pm Saturday Sunday After 1pm Located at the end of Unawatuna beach (opposite end to the temple) a short Tuk Tuk ride from the main beach roadThe Bistro at the Sun n Sea:Locally Sourced ingredients from within 140kmInternaional techniques, Local ChefsCinnamon and Coconut wood Fired Pizza made fresh to order.Daily Hand produced Dough, bread, Sauces, butter and PestoMarket Fresh Yellowfin TunaSustainable Sourcing: Free range eggs and Chicken, No Lobster, No Coral Fish,Challenging and changing menu with original dishes and well respected Rice n CurryGreat Service from Loyal, positive, Knowledgeable Staff Our only aim is to provide the best meal you will have whilst in Sri Lanka. We have a beautiful setting with a fantastic Upstairs Chill out lounge, an open kitchen looking out over the Indian Ocean and Una’s memorable sunsets.

Reviewed By Ludivine0806 - Toulouse, France

After 14 days in Sri Lanka, we wanted to change from the traditionnal rice&curry so we ordered 2 pizza's! They were delicious! And the view on the beach is also very pleasant.
It's a bit more expensive then what we were used to, but the food was worth the price (around 1600rps/ pizza).

6. Sunil Garden Guesthouse

Beach road, Unawatuna 159, Sri Lanka (Formerly Sunil Garden Coffee and More) Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +94 91 2 226654
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Sunil Garden Guesthouse

Reviewed By Hayley D - London, United Kingdom

This place was just lovely.
We spent 5 nights here.
Pros:
Hot and cold shower.
Very comfortable bed, surrounded by well fitted mosquito net (none got in!!!)
Huge patio with 2 chairs and a built in lounge chair.
Best wifi we experienced in Sri Lanka.
Restaurant on site. We had banana chocolate pancakes here and a key lime pie, all very good. Modern coffee machine also in situ.
Plug adaptor provided (Sri Lanka uses a somewhat rare plug).
Mosquito plugs provided.
Friendly staff.
Transport service available.
3500 a night (non AC room).
Clean bathroom area.
Safe in the room.
What could be improved:
Our room was not tidied for the 5 nights we were here. The sink could have done with a clean, bins emptying and a fresh bed sheet would have been nice.
There are lots of mosquitos in around the patio area / room (still this is natural and cannot be helped).
We had a fan room and nothing really dried - towels etc remained damp and only got changed once.
1 plug socket behind the bed which was hard to get to due to the fitted mozzie net.
A twin bed option would have been preferred for us rather than a double.
I would highly recommend staying here. We were going to stay for 3 nights but stayed for 5. Very comfortable / easy with welcoming staff.

7. Cafe Ceylon

Matara Road, Kabalana, Koggala 0000, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Sri Lankan, Seafood, International, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +94 77 386 0086
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 316 reviews

Cafe Ceylon

Reviewed By Monkey3000 - London

The giant lobster prawns were delicious but my husband’s chicken curry was very grissly. Service was terrible, there were only four tables eating and four waiters so you would have thought we’d get a lot of attention yet every time we would have to wave one down (after a few attempts) or even go to the bar ourselves to pick up an extra beer after waiting 10 mins after ordering one. Bearing in mind the restaurant was less than a quarter full I have no idea how they cope when it’s busier. The actual decor and setting is really nice though.

8. Plantation Surf inn's Restaurant

87 Miles Post , Gahalahena | Midigama East, Midigama, Matara 80650, Sri Lanka Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer Sri Lankan, Chinese, Cafe, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch HK$16 - HK$118 +94 77 643 8912
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 82 reviews

Plantation Surf inn's Restaurant

AYUBOWAN!!!!<br><br>Plantation Surf Inn is a guesthouse we offer accommodation and a delicious restaurant and cafe in Midigama,Southern Sri Lanka. It&apos;s Away from the noise of the road, but still close enough to the white sand Beaches and waves.<br><br> It is possible to surf, snorkel, dive, and fish right in front of the guesthouse so if you&apos;re looking for Surfing accommodation and food in Sri Lanka we think you&apos;ll be delighted with our tropical set up. The guest house is run by our friendly family with an attached restaurant who&apos;s chef has 24 years experience in a 5 star restaurant in Colombo(father).<br><br>Also mother is making local cuisine (CURRY AND RICE) and cooking lesson even coconut roties with sweet coconut , sweet or savory including fish, chicken or prawn .<br><br> pancakes (sweet and savory).since this year we are making Sri lankan special kottu and samosa as you need(SPICY or less)<br><br>OTHER THINGS TO NOTE ;<br><br>seafood , Chinese , chicken or prawns , fish , vegetable HOME MADE BURGERS and bun<br><br>for breakfast we are preparing string hoppers and pittu and more<br>with local curries <br><br>GRILLED AND FRIED <br>WITH SPECIAL PLANTATION HOME MADE SAUCE<br><br>SANDWICHES AND SOUPS<br><br>DESERTS <br><br>COFFEE (Italian and lavazza) and ice tea<br><br>mocktails and frappels WITH more hot/ cold beverages<br><br><br><br>Have a look around the site, if you would like to book a room and food , get in touch now!if you wanna book dinner reservation please contact us before 4.30 pm and reserve it. but if you wanna come without notice we accept then you will have to wait little time defend on dinner groups<br><br>when you book early easy to manage space and any meals(specially sea foods)<br><br><br>LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU !!<br>CHEERS

Reviewed By wokwok - Bristol, United Kingdom

Having stayed next door to plantations I had breakfast and dinner here pretty much every day. The Standard Breakfast choices are delicious especially the porridge which fills you up after an early morning surf. Dinner is also really good you can order from a wide menu or for 500rp have a set dinner (order before 4pm) at the long table with the rest of the guests. This was always a great option, good food (especially the rice & curry) and very sociable with lots of friendly people so ideal when travelling alone.
The food and drinks are really good quality but the best thing about plantations is the staff. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and will go above and beyond to make sure you are looked after. Would thoroughly recommend. Thanks for a great stay Chattu & Family

9. Bedspace Kitchen

Egodawatta Lane | ., Unawatuna 90800, Sri Lanka (Formerly Cookspace Kitchen) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Sri Lankan, European, Contemporary, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$39 - HK$141 +94 91 2 250156
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 711 reviews

Bedspace Kitchen

We use the BEST local ingredients to elevate International classics into something new and sublime. Our produce is Organic wherever possible, and we aim to use sustaibale modern suppliers who we can help promote in the local market

Reviewed By Amit C - Bengaluru, India

Amazing food and kickass drinks! The crowd was good. The ambience was apt. This place has a backdoor entry from beach too and the other entry is through the main road Unawatuna.
We tried different dishes and all were top notch. Service was good and fast.
They gave us a waiting table since the place was full (high rated on most websites) and served drinks there. But they were reluctant to serve food on waiting table, which was a fair ask from their side.
A must must visit restaurant if you going to Unawatuna!! don't miss this one.

10. Le Cafe Francais Bakery & Boutique

55/1 Yaddehimulla Road | Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi, Waitstaff French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Brunch HK$24 +94 77 740 1014
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 267 reviews

Le Cafe Francais Bakery & Boutique

Fresh pastries, croissants, danish, birthday cakes , bread

Reviewed By Drummond200 - Poynton, United Kingdom

Whilst very much French, they did make one of the best tasting pots of tea in the English style in Unawatuna. So much so. We visited on 4 occasions in the afternoon during our stay and each time we were lucky enough to get a table on the front verandah.
Unfortunately, no crust less little threecornered sandwiches nor scone and clotted cream, but the lemon flans were nonetheless very tasty.

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