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Ranjith Restaurant & Cafe
Ranked #28 of 111 Restaurants in Hikkaduwa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Sri Lankan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

The place is nicely located and the staff are very friendly and efficient.

The curry and rice wasn't the best I've had an Sri Lanka but pretty decent nonetheless and for the prices you're paying you can't complain.

Would recommend the chicken curry.

  • Visited March 2014
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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

The food is good and cheap. The owners are really nice & friendly. Try their fried rice with prawns. The view from the restaurant is nice & you can see the surfers surfing.

Visited February 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Must visit”
Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

Ranjith is a beach front restaurant, facing directly the surfing spot. You can have your breakfast and enjoy looking at the surfers. Ranjith is super friendly and always smiling! He is also very helpful in case u need to ask or know about anything in Hikka. The food is good, and a big variety is available from pancakes to eggs to all kind of curries. A must visit while in Hikkaduwa :)

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1 Thank suzaneak
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Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect food and a lovely family!”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We spent one week in Hikkaduwa and ate in Ranjit Restaurant nearly every day.

It´s a simple restaurant but the food is really fresh and delicious. You can choose between curry`s, hoppers, rotis, fish and so on - just typical Sri Lankan food. If you want you can choose your vegetables for the curry from a menu card. The family is very helpful and can give good recommendations. And the best, at a cooking course you can learn how to cook traditional food from Sri Lanka.

If someone came from the highland to the south (along the coast), most will recognize that the quality of the food or the preparation of the food will be “different” – more worse I would say. But not here, we really recommend it!

The restaurant is next to Roman beach hotel - directly at Galle Road. By tuc tuc you just need a 2-3 minutes from the centre.

As I said, we ate nearly the whole week in Ranjit`s restaurant and we had each time delicious food.

It was a great time!

Thank you for this experience.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Michel R
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Curry Restaurant in Hikkaduwa”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

I stayed at the Roman Beach Hotel in Hikkaduwa and while searching for a real traditional Curry Restaurant, I found Ranjith Restaurant right next to the Roman Beach.
The location is simple and typical for Sri Lanka - there is a open room with tables.
The first time me and my friend were there, we found out that we can order special vegetables (vegetable you never heard of in the western countries at least) and the owner - Ranjith - will get it for us at the market and make curry out of it.
This was a nice service and the curry was outstanding.
We went there for dinner everyday and it was always very delicious.

The owner Ranjith works there with his wife and his son, all are very very polite and you can find out many things about Sri Lanka and Hikkaduwa.
Another nice offer is the cooking lesson with the family, in which they teach you how to cook the real traditional Sri Lankan curry.
It was interesting to see which herbals they use, how they mix all the ingredients and - of course -we could then eat our own-made curry, which was even more delicious.

I really recommend to make a stop there if you stay in Hikkaduwa.
It is not as touristic as the other part of the town and you really taste the traditional part of the food and cooking for a really low budget.
Moreover the owners are very polite and helpful.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Magdalena T
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