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US$1 - US$8
Asian, Sri Lankan
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews curries rice fruit vegetarian curry kothu sri lanka the owner live cooking watch them cook his wife food was absolutely amazing hospitable owners lovely couple during our stay very generous portions amazing curry ordered vegetable
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Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

Sadly we are coming to the end of our holiday in Sri Lanka .But saved the best meal so far to last .The people worked so hard to produce a marvellous meal which we only able to have once as moving on .. Hope to...return next year..Please everyone visit this place when in the area it so deserves to be No1 on trip advisor. Which it isMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 13 March 2020 via mobile

Waaauw! The food is amazing here!!! We had the kottu and chicken curry and they were both delicious!!! The restaurant is run by a local family. They do an amazing job running this small place of heaven. The best food we had in Sri Lanka...so far!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

Best experience - best food in Sri Lanka so far!!! Many thanks!! :-) We‘ll cook Kotthu in Germany and give our best!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Everything what we ordered was delicious. onion soup and chicken koththu was so tasty that I wondered to order one more for take away. owner showed us how he prepare meals.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

Visited this restaurant during our stay in Sigiriya. The noodles, rice and curry were excellent! The owner was very friendly and explained to us every dish. Too bad we found his restaurant on the last night we were in Sigiriya, would have definitely go back!...Vegetarian friendly and so good!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 4 March 2020

Outstanding rice and curry, freshly cooked, nice owners, simple and pleasant place, we went there twice for dinner during our stay.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020

Amazing food, fantastic fruit juices, very nice family🥰Thank you and we definitely coming back tomorrow

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 22 February 2020

Charming family run small restaurant. Food was simply amazing. Had lunch here and then returned for dinner. Both times were invited to the kitchen to see how the food was being made. Traditional clay pots over a wood fire. Kotthu, rotti, rice and Curry all...amazing. Huge portions, all fresh and seasonal.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

Very clean restaurant and awesome food. Best Sri Lankan food since we’ve been on the island. Well priced and very friendly staff

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

Kenoli restaurant is by far the best restaurant we visited in Sri Lanka. Trip Advisor has an extremely limited scoring chart so other places that didn’t deserve a complete 5 rating unfortunately get that rating, however, Kenoli is one place that deserves MORE THAN 5...STARS. The restaurant is owned by a couple and is named after their 6 year old daughter Kenoli. The hut is cute and has enough tables to sit and enough fans to keep you cool during hot days. When you order food, you will have a short wait, but that’s because it is cooked fresh. So if you’re an impatient sort then please do not visit here and complain about a longer wait time. The two hosts are absolute sweethearts and just the most genuine people you could meet. The first day we arrived in Sirigya we were on the lookout for lunch and just happened to cross this hut and decided to walk in, and boy, were we glad we did. We loved the place so much we were back for dinner despite being at another place for drinks earlier that evening. We ordered a fish curry combo that came with 5 curries, rice papadam and the fish curry of course. The bowls may look small but once you get eating you realize the food served is more than enough. One fish curry combo fed both of us and then some. While waiting for food, the host, Varuni, asked us into the kitchen saying she wanted to show us how she makes the food and if we would like to learn the recipes too. This was such a lovely touch, we were floored by her politeness, friendliness and genuineness. We watched her flavor the fish and add a number of spices with her explaining them to us and headed back to wait at our table. The food was served neatly and the black wooden serving spoons were beautiful. Coming to the actual taste of the food, needless to say it was DELICIOUS. We were happy customers by the end of it and headed out for the rest of our day. Based on our experience at lunch, we were back for dinner. We ordered a similar dish, replacing the fish with chicken instead. This time Varuni’s husband (I can’t remember his name), Kenoli’s dad (for ease of understanding I will refer to him as KD (kenoli’s dad) through the rest of this review) was also there. We had a little chat before placing our order and he sat down near us while we waited for food. Like his wife, KD is a sweetheart and began conversing with us about a variety of subjects, from India to agriculture in Sri Lanka to politics to food and gave us a history of vegetables in Sri Lanka and where they came from and to his time working in hospitality in the Middle East. Our food came, we ate and still continued talking, it was way to engrossing to want to get up and leave and we had an absolutely wonderful time. The food as usual was delicious, the hosts were gracious as ever. The experience you are guaranteed to have at Kenoli is one to surely stay with you long after you’ve left the island country and are back to your daily routine wherever you are across the globe. Kenoli’s is a MUST VISIT!!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5