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Pearl of the Ocean

££ - £££Indian, Asian,
736 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4117
+1 831-457-2350
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ginger rice” (3 reviews)
“chai” (5 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
736 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4117
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I liked the wide range of original teas; clean and comfortable place. This is family restaurant, where everything is with soul.

Thank Iana G
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I tried Sri Lankan food for the first time...it seemed okay and not anytthing extraordinary and in fact quite close to Indian food

Thank Ipsita M
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I went to this restaurant for a quick meal this evening. This was my second visit since last year. I am vegetarian, therefore this place is one of a consideration. I ordered salad roll and ice chai tea. Very simple but good, especially the tempeh...More

Thank Maka G
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We went to this restaurant as a group of three. We had a groupon for lunch and were able to order an appetizer and four items on the entree list. The entrees do run a bit small, and the chickpea appetizer was a bit oily....More

Thank AlePad2013
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The restaurant is ok, food ok, but high prices for a lunch menu. Plan to spend about $13 - $20 for order off lunch menu. The best part of the place, in my opinion, is that it is located next a Yogurt Shop. Can't recommend...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The place has a good atmosphere and the owner is very nice, we were the only ones there and had a nice conversation with her. However the food was very expensive and in our opinion is overpriced. It is advertised as all organic which may...More

Thank RutiV
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This restaurant is a favorite of our family. We start off with the vegetable roll and then get the Deviled Chicken, Broccoli Tofu or the Sri Lankan plate with the kale, leeks, and potatoes. The potatoes are very flavorful and spicy! The ginger rice is...More

Thank k h
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Came by this restaurant by a tip from a local. On the way up Water St you will likely not notice it. A shame. But we found the food to be refined with a variety of subtle flavors. Excellent service as well. The owner is...More

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 15 July 2016

It's hard to find good Sri Lankan food . . . outside of Sri Lanka. But this place is definitely as close as it gets, and the staff is lovely. Cute setting, too. Nice if you want to get away from downtown, as it's a...More

Thank Balkans_Phile
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Awsome place, very good service, lovely food. We ordered fish plate, veg plate and coconut roti. Liked everything. The waiter, a tall man was so good!

Thank Deghi D
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19 August 2015|
Response from PeggyAnnG | Reviewed this property |
Best ideas is to call the restsurant. Owners are very helpful!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4117
    (N. Branciforte)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-457-2350
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