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Chanika Restaurant

€€ - €€€Seafood, Asian,
Mahawala Road | Pallikadawa, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
+94 77 085 2390
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken curry” (6 reviews)
“curries” (10 reviews)
“okra” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:30All hours
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Mahawala Road | Pallikadawa, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All are verry bad.nothing to say.all are curry is no tasty. Verry spicy all iteams an too bad service.😠😠😠

Thank sameeramahanama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Chanika" is the beautiful lady who cooks the unreal menu at the families restaurant, simply named: "Chanika Restaurant". The family here are just so loving and special. We have forged a wonderful bond with them as we eat here as much as possible! The food...More

Thank standinginstrength
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 days in Tangalle and Chanika was easily the best food we had there - and even beyond. Being the only guests at the time as our travels were a bit off-season it took them a while to prepare the food the...More

Thank droggisch
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to feel like you have gone to visit your Sri Lankan friends, and you are after an authentic experience, definately give this place a go. The curries are all cooked from scratch so they are fresh and delicious. (It might take some...More

Thank loverofred
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This place is all about the food! We went there one night as it was next door to our hotel. Simple, side of the road restaurant but very tasty food. Lovely family run business where the mum who was a cook in a hotel for...More

Thank Darbec
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very unassuming little roadside restaurant in Tangalle. It was just outside the gates of our hotel, the Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle, and we decided to venture out for lunch having read about Chanika on Tripadvisor. We were the only guests and our...More

Thank CityTraveller45
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Authentic, real life, amazing food, great people...... lovely food and will definitely keep in touch!!

Thank susan a
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This places was so good we ate there three nights in a row! The family were so kind and welcoming and the food was delicious. Some of the best curry we had on our three week trip around Sri Lanka. Chanukah is not expensive and...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A small family run restaurant and they make you feel so welcome. My friend and I had the chicken and fish curries which came with lots of delicious side dishes. Everything was amazing! They also asked us how spicy we would like the curries which...More

1  Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Visited through a recommendation. I had a chicken curry which I can honestly say was the best I have had during my time in Sri Lanka. Hardly any bone and the chicken was tender and tasty. The sauce was good too. There were many sides...More

Thank Gilo_Lenny
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mahawala Road | Pallikadawa, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 085 2390
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