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

July 28, 2017 Malia Yoakum

Kosgoda is a small coastal town located in Southern Province in Sri Lanka. The area of Kosgoda is home to a population of nearly 3,000 people. It is approximately 72 kilometres (45 mi) south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1 metre (3.3 ft) above the sea level. The area is becoming one of the most vibrant tourist areas in Galle District in Sri Lanka due to the locations beautiful beaches, Kosgoda Lagoon (perfect place for watching birds and boat trips) and the it's Turtles and Turtle hatcheries.
Things to do in Kosgoda

1. SANKAREST Garden Restaurant

Nape | Paratharkaya, Kosgoda 80570, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Wifi Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$275 +94 77 548 7054
Excellent
95%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 115 reviews

SANKAREST Garden Restaurant

Reviewed By Carold1962 - Lincoln, United Kingdom

We emailed Sankarest to ask if they could cook us some traditional Sri Lankian food. When we arrived we were very warmly welcomed into a beautiful house and seated on their verandah. The food was far beyond our expectations, so many different dishes, all so wonderful especially the shredded aubergine....... We have never tasted anything like it, it was amazing. If you are looking for a traditional Sri Lankian experience with wonder food provided by lovely people then this is the place your looking for.
Thank you Sankarest

2. DiyaSisila Restaurant

Elpitiya Road | Bentota - Adaganthota, Bentota 50800, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +94 77 740 2138
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 638 reviews

DiyaSisila Restaurant

Romantic and clean place on Deduwa lake .from the beach we are 2,5 km . We have the best seefood dish .and seefood .our Manu evry limited option. One day you try .next day you will come Again. We do have pary to cros the lacke.with lunch or dinner . (max. 4 persons.) on on the river, with candles. Our boat man will take you around Dedduwa lake and lagoon. We organize business parties and birthday parties . This not very big resturent . We have 7 table .no big staf. No big croud . My Idiya for relax life and good food. For every one who come to Bentota. Fast day you can try my main manu.and next day you can do your reqwest like .expl. you like rice and cury or nice readsnapper.. I am the person to do that as a best a friesh.

Reviewed By xavred - China

Really good, fresh seafood on a lakeside setting. We took the opportunity of paying a little extra to be taken on an atmospheric pontoon ride on the adjacent lake before our dinner. The lobster was delicious. The restaurant is a short tuk-tuk journey from the resort hotels on nearby Bentota Beach.

3. Amal Restaurant

No. 135 Galle Road | Robolgoda, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +94 34 3 942831
Excellent
45%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Amal Restaurant

Reviewed By Thanura P - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Was coming from Galle towards Colombo and looking for a good restaurant to have lunch. Could find any good, then found this place through a tuk tuk guy.
Good Atmosphere , good food and service. it was packed with foreigners.
Price range is ok. And lack of space in the car pack. Over all Good experience.
All the best!

4. Malli's Seafood Restaurant

Beach Road | Opposite of Hotel The Surf, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +94 77 851 4894
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Malli's Seafood Restaurant

The most romantic place to wine and dine in Bentota.

Reviewed By anisha8188 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Malli's Seafood Restaurant is about a 5 min walk from Avani Bentota - the resort we were staying at. And I'm so so glad we managed to come here for a meal one evening.
The Terrace Seating overlooks the railway tracks. Beautiful restaurant, friendly service, and absolutely delicious food.
We couldn't get enough of their Thai Prawn Curry! The grilled fish was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Just everything was perfect.
This place should definitely be on your list if you're visiting Bentota

5. Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant

No. 88 Welipenna Road | River Entrance, Benthota River. Bentota, Aluthgama 12080, Sri Lanka Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Asian, Grill, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$392 +94 34 2 270055
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 506 reviews

Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant

The Nebula Pier 88 Restaurant is located on the Bentota River next to the Nebula Supermarket in Aluthgama. The Restaurant specialises in sea food and asian cuisine and has a fantastic view.

Reviewed By Jean R - Moraira, Spain

Fantastic riverside position, great staff, even good wine (Tall Horse Pinotage, reasonable price too). Bug starters, great fillet steak, mixed grill huge! We fancied a change after 3 weeks of local food, but Sri Lankan choices available. Will be going back Saturday for the crab...MoreDear Sir/Madam Thank you very much for given us a 5 stars comments on TripAdvisor.We wish you nice holiday in Sri Lanka and hope to see you again ! greetings from Pier88 !!!

6. Sunshine Restaurant

Thotawatta Road, Ahungalla 80562, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Seafood, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +94 91 4 933144
Excellent
53%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Sunshine Restaurant

Reviewed By Dani M - Hong Kong, China

We found this lovely restaurant nearby our hotel. We have been welcomed warmly by Kuma, Berty and the rest of the crew. Of course, the service speed has not been the fastest and world greatest, but the warm hospitality they gave us, let us forget about couple of minutes waiting time. And at the end, we have been on holidays and have not been in a rush at all. The food has been excellent and the chocolate milk-shake has been amazing. We went there back almost on a daily basis, for food n drinks. We highly recommend the chicken noodles.
We also booked the tours with them. Kuma picked us up at our hotel and drove us to Bentota and we did some nice sightseeing: Turtle farm, Buddha statute and temple, Souvenir shops, etc. Kuma has been very caring and patient.
He also booked us a day tour to Kandy with Dhammika, a very good and safe driver and a great tour guide. We also booked Dhammika to drive us back to the airport. His hybrid Honda has been very clean and we felt safe all the time - not like with our first taxi driver, organised by the hotel.
We only can recommend the services of Kuma, Berty and Dhammika. They have been very honest to us, which has been the most important factor.

7. Fine Dining by Saman Villas

Galle Road, Aturuwella, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards European, Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$235 - HK$1,570 +94 34 7 200334
Excellent
83%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Fine Dining by Saman Villas

Saman Villas offers a diverse selection of dining experiences. You may choose to dine in the cosy elegance of our restaurant, out beneath the stars, on a moonlight drenched beach or perched on a rock as the waves break beneath you. Other unique dining locations include the pool pavilion overlooking the ocean, the privacy of your own suite or in a water garden or tropical garden setting at our spa.Whilst a delectable selection of Eastern, Western and Sri Lankan cuisines are offered at our main restaurant; you will also discover a range of international wines to complement your fine-dining experience. You also have the option of creating your very own menu; just have a chat with one of our Chefs who will be more than delighted to attend to your specific culinary needs. Special arrangements can be made for guests seeking particular dietary requirements.

Reviewed By Tommy89Tourist - London, United Kingdom

Me and my girlfriend were in Bentota for one night and wanted a lovely meal in the evening. We had heard this restaurant was special and we weren't disappointed. The restaurant was beautiful, all open with great views out at the ocean. We were made to feel very special with the staff very attentive and they provided us with extra courses free of charge! As you would expect for such beautiful food and scenery, this was one of our more expensive meals but it was worth it! It was about £75 for the two of us and we each had a starter, main and a few drinks each, so more expensive than your average Sri Lankan meal but still great value for money and we left very full from the great quality food. I had the mutton curry and the curry with a wide range of sides was incredible! We would highly recommend this to anyone staying in Bentota and looking for a special dinner to remember the place by. Certainly memorable!

8. Awanhala Beach Restaurant

Galle Road | Near the Railway Cross, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +94 77 457 9486
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 256 reviews

Awanhala Beach Restaurant

Reviewed By Maioha - Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

This was our third visit to the Awanhala Beach Restaurant but not for lunch this time - only a drink as we planned lunch elsewhere. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the stop and the very good drinks, especially the fresh lime drinks, which were excellent.

9. Bentota Lake

No. 437 Elpitiya Road | Dedduwa, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Indian, International, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +94 77 409 4844
Excellent
69%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

Bentota Lake

Reviewed By dhirooo - Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Bentota lske is very beautiful ,boat safari in it is spectacular. They take in between mangroves and very scienic beauty. Natural beauty is unbelievable.
Water sports ,baby crocodile and lot of natural beauty
Water sports is very good. Negotiate with watet sports company for good deals.

10. Whispering Palms Restaurant and Bar

Whispering Palms Hotel, Induruwa 22000, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Sri Lankan, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner +94 34 2 275181
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Whispering Palms Restaurant and Bar

Whispering Palms Restaurant provides a unique food choice for the Bentota area with our new menu featuring delicious Mexican and Spanish dishes. Coupled with our sumptuous fresh seafood, Asian, European and traditional Sri Lankan cuisines, our new menu provides great choice for all guests. Served in an open air beach-side environment overlooking the Indian Ocean, our freshly cooked food provides a memorable dining experience. Our team of chefs has extensive world-wide experience and will provide you with the perfect dining experience.

Reviewed By Darren C - Greater London, United Kingdom

Best food we ate in Sri Lanka and reasonably priced with no hidden charges. Many choices on the menu and very attentive, friendly staff. Not only the best in Sri Lanka but the quality was better than many other restaurants I have eaten in throughout the world

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