Restaurant is located near south Ceylon. Menu includes brown bread, organic coffee, cakes, vegan milkshakes, vegan and vegetarian food. Large garden setting. Meditation classes offered. May have limited dishes during off season. Advanced bookings recommended. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Indian, International, Beer/Wine
Wella Devala Road
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cash only


First Review by cariad2
  • vegetarian

Not sure what the fuss is about

Posted on 01 / 24 / 2014

Maybe we went on an off night, but we thought the food was very bland.
They didn't have some of the 'specials' of the day so we had an indian thali, with 4 curries and rice, plus a pigeon pie
The pigeon pie was ok, but small, while the curries were either spiced clumsily or very salty with little or no heat

  • vegetarian

Best in Unawatuna

Posted on 12 / 08 / 2013

Great restaurant. The service was good and, unusually for the area, they had everything available that we asked for. The menu is a combination of Indian, Sri Lankan and Mexican. It was all good. Highly recommended.

Pros: Tasty food, Good service, Varied menu
Third Eye
Third Eye
  • vegan

Nice food

Posted on 01 / 25 / 2012

We liked this place, had really nice food and some good vegan options, the waiter that served us barely spoke english and didn't know what vegan meant, but he ran off and got Jina (the owner) who spoke very good english and had a firm understanding on what vegan means. overall great relaxed place, i would definitly go back :)

Pros: Good food, Cheap

  • vegan

Fantastic restaurant - highly recommended

Posted on 09 / 27 / 2009

We stayed in Unawatuna for a week, eating at Jina's for breakfast and dinner everyday. During that time we worked our way through most of the menu, and didn't have a bad meal once. The meals are all freshly prepared, and include many home made items (eg freshly baked bread and home made soya milk). The meals were delicious and Jina is keen to accomodate guests requests eg spicy curries for myself and my boyfriend, including our favourite dishes while at the same time cooking a simple pasta (minus the lovely veg that were included on the menu) for our fussy little daughter.

It's a small restaurant with a friendly, relaxed feel set in lovely gardens - we saw beautiful birds feeding on flowers just inches away from our table. The friendly owner enjoyed showing us around, pointing out the different plants he was growing and talking about his future plans.

Jina's is very commited to environmentalism eg using organic ingredients where possible and not offering straws with cold juices (as most restaurants do) as they are not biodegradable.

I'd recommend this restaurant to anybody visiting Sri Lanka. It even has vegan cake! What more could you ask for? It was an absolute gem.

Pros: excellent food, very friendly staff, beautiful garden
Cons: none


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Last updated: 2012/08/13


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