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36/15 Sanath Perera Mw, Thalpitiya South, Wadduwa | On the Beach, Wadduwa 12560, Sri Lanka
+94 77 764 3655
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice” (10 reviews)
“calamari” (9 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
36/15 Sanath Perera Mw, Thalpitiya South, Wadduwa | On the Beach, Wadduwa 12560, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed today

This humble cafe delivered an unexpected but totally delicious feast. Cool beers and fabulous views of colourful fishing boats lined up on a palm fringed stretch of white sand beach completed this idyllic setting to while away a chilled afternoon.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Annette B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

janirest is right on the beach it is just a few plastic tables and chairs under the palm trees with a few rooms attached. We visited end of November for dinner having read such glowing reviews on tripadvisor/ The menu is basic , we ordered...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EmmaA227
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for an evening meal and next day for lunch. For the evening meal we had the mixed seafood with baby lobster. It was delicious with the sweetest prawns I've tasted in a long while. Well worth a visit and excellent value.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank markchambers1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very simple small restaurant that serves fresh seafood, all cooked to order. Delicious food and friendly service

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank deborahj678
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant with fresh seafood range. Tried lobster, jumbo prawns and calamari... So tasty

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sergi_dxb
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

After trying to find a normal restaurant in waduwa we were so happy to get Dinner at janir. Sri lanka has so much food to offer but when you book a hotel in wadduwa you are lost. Most guests eat in the hotel (all inclusive?!)...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank ulf s
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful fresh sea food, cooked freshly for you . Fantastic prices too. Great beach restaurant basic but great food

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank clhyatt
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We visited twice during our trip and the food was wonderful. Fantastic staff really friendly and great location Bob would love the prawns Jani! One Love!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank minesabanks
Reviewed 11 June 2018

wWe ate here several times and found the service warm and prompt. They also have good wines by the glass to go with various types seafood preparations. There is an English menu and the staff is very helpful if you need an explanation. When I...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank GangaNNSJ
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Visited several times - always fresh and tasty seafood, served fast and simply, the owner is a nice and happy guy, sharing his attitude with the visitors. Dishes are quite cheap comparing to the hotels/restaurants located on the beach near. Must visit once you're near....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Denis I
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12 October 2016|
Response from CunningFox13 | Reviewed this property |
It is seafood restaurant. If you don't eat, Jani Rest is not perfect place to have a dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36/15 Sanath Perera Mw, Thalpitiya South, Wadduwa | On the Beach, Wadduwa 12560, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Wadduwa
  • Phone Number: +94 77 764 3655
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