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Bookworm Library Restaurant

Galle Road (Beach Side), Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 622 5039
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“curries” (38 reviews)
“rice” (39 reviews)
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Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Galle Road (Beach Side), Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a delicious Sri Lankan curry here. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Wish I had been staying nearby for longer so I could have gone back.

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Bookworm restaurant several times while staying in Hikkaduwa. The curries were the best we’ve ever tasted, loved them so much we went and did a cookery class there. Family run business, simple, affordable and charming. Few tips; 1. There’s no menu, you...More

Thank katiecT2114PV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After checking the different positives comments, we decided to try the Bookworm. We booked in the afternoon for the evening. The latest we had to go is 7:30 p.m, it was a bit early for us but the family explained that later the food will...More

Thank Originalyly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with 3 friends while in hikkaduwa and had the best curries we've eaten in Sri Lanka. Loved the food that much the first night that we booked in for the cooking class the next day. The cooking class was a great experience and...More

Thank SoupaBoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did not know what to expect as we sat down and the lovely family started putting different traditional dishes down in front of us and I must say it has been definitely one of the best curries we had in Sri Lanka. Loved the family...More

Thank henriikkal2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I dined here recently. It's a set meal, no menus, a typical Sri Lankan rice and curry affair. It was all vegetarian and served without wait. We had no complaints although I myself enjoy much spicyer curries and I've had hotter in...More

Thank Climber745892
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We loved this place and ate here two times. Best home cooked traditional foods. Very reasonable price.

Thank rahulsenok12345
Reviewed 17 May 2018

It's not a restaurant. There is no menu. A lady cooks a huge Sri Lankan curry and if you're lucky enough to arrive at the eating area when there is still food left, then great. If not, try again tomorrow! If I remember correctly, we...More

3  Thank andysmith22
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We went to hikkaduwa at the start of season off so the bookworm was closed, but the owner opened up for us specially on the following night and we are so glad he did. The selection of vegetable curries were fantastic!! The best brinjal fry...More

Thank matthewcA6926RS
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Very tasty vegetarian curries. They have just a set menu, which makes the service super fast for Sri Lanka. All of the food very tasty and with good variation. The price is cheap as well.

1  Thank Line J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galle Road (Beach Side), Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Hikkaduwa
  • Phone Number: +94 77 622 5039
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