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.
excellent food, very friendly staff, beautiful garden