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Bookworm Library Restaurant

Galle Road (Beach Side), Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 622 5039
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“curries” (37 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 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 Matthew C
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
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Was referred here by another hotel guest, but you need to look hard to find it.with the entrance down a side alley. We thoroughly enjoyed the fact that it is very basic( I guess Rustic would be a posh description of foodies). We also liked...More

Thank anhonestjoe
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We went around on a tour of 2 weeks in Sri Lanka and I can safely say that this is my favourite restaurant. It is just off the main road, in a very no frills setting and is owned by 2 really sweet couples who...More

Thank Teresa F
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Best vego curries, We ordered curry and they bring out about 8 bowls of different types of curries with rice. It was yum and if we return to Hikkaduwa we will definitely be eating here again, Up there with some of the best curries we...More

Thank Peggy356
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

You must go here! Family restaurant. Vegetarian only. 700 rupees per person for curry and rice. Best curry and rice in Hikkaduwa by far, all other places fail badly imo. What a lovely family run place that put their heart into cooking. I say again....More

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is hands-down my favorite rice and curry restaurant. It has a local, family-run feel and the food is delicious and home-made. Visit beforehand to let them know you'll come that evening; they make enough food on their set menu for the people they know...More

Thank MattB5107
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We went here without a reservation and got a table and the set menu of vegetable curries. The food was soo good and we only paid 1800 rupees for food, water and tea!

Thank Aud B
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This is really a hidden treasure that no way, would we have found, if it wasn’t for trip advisor! Although there is no menus, and the location appears to be a run down subway, don’t be put off! The variety of food you are served,...More

Thank Nickw2000
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Response from Mac M | Reviewed this property |
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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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