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Bookworm Library Restaurant

Galle Road (Beach Side), Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 622 5039
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“curries” (33 reviews)
“rice” (24 reviews)
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Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Galle Road (Beach Side), Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

We ended our 20 day SL trip with this restaurant, and what a great way to end it! No menu, no drinks (bring your own), just 9 bowls of curry (only vegaterian)and it still is a 5 star place. Make sure to book beforehand, as...More

Thank Erick H
Reviewed 26 April 2017

On our first night of arriving in Hikkaduwa, we went to Bookworm as it had such great reviews. We found them to be closed and they said they would be open the next night. We booked in for the next night and they took our...More

Thank Dane N
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A pearl among the touristy and expensive Restaurants in Hikkaduwa. The family who runs the Restaurant is so lovely and friendly! Don't miss this place when you're in town!

Thank Christin C
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This was a little hidden family owned restaurant which I found through TripAdvisor :). The lady who cooked the food was really nice and the food was amazing. Really good curry!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner and really loved the place. Authentic Sri Lankan curry and an extremely generous portion! No menus which is cool as everything they give you is great! Be warned quite hard to spot - look for the library and the entrance is round...More

Thank Bex P
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

You wouldn't really know this place was there unless you go looking for it but the food is great! Go during the day to reserve a table so the family know how many they can expect to be cooking for. The owner is really friendly...More

1  Thank EmilyCoff
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I don't want to say that this place or their food is bad. I just want to share my experience and my point of view for the sake of other unknowing solo travelers or couples. I actually appreciate the style of "Bookworm" - they do...More

Thank JoeQuarter
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This is the best curry in town by far! 7 different dishes, popadums and rice. Served on the roof of the store. No menu. Eat what you're given, which I think is perfect. If it were not for trip advisor we wouldn't have known it...More

Thank niknak73
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Cozy family restaurant that served us our best meal during our 4 week stay in Sri Lanka. You just sat down at a table and the family members came with rice and the curries of the day. Absolutely a restaurant I would like to recommend...More

Thank ellid2
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We went to the Bookworm based on recommendation and were not dissatisfied, though we actually did not get what we wanted. The meal had to be ordered a day in advance, OK, no problem. Due to our general previous experience with quantity of food elsewhere...More

Thank Ondrej D
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galle Road (Beach Side), Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Hikkaduwa
  • Phone Number: +94 77 622 5039
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