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Plan on visiting Kalkudah Pasikuda? Not only can you visit the Pasikudah Mariamman temple while you’re here (and stop by the beach for a swim) but you can also indulge yourself in delicious Sri Lankan food from the north side of the island! There are options for everyone, so don’t worry about your wallet.
1. Sunrise by Jetwing ($$$)
Pasikuda | +94 652 058 865 | www.jetwinghotels.com/sunrisebyjetwing/dining
If a cooling breeze, musical waves and succulent cuisines are your idea of a perfect vacation meal, then you are at the right place! The restaurant at Sunrise, Jetwing is the ultimate luxury meal experience, complete with the awe inspiring views and perfect service. For a blissfully delicious meal by the beach, you must visit this restaurant.
2. Uga Bay Restaurant ($$$)
Coconut Board Road, Passikuda, Sri Lanka | +94 65 5671000 | www.ugaescapes.com/ugabay/dining/restaurant
Looking over an infinity pool, this is a picture perfect fine diner that fits into your vacation mode well. Taste the catch of the day cooked in the most unique ways while you soak in the much needed comfort. A must visit if you crave for something that’s not the usual you’d find in Kalkuda and Pasikuda.
3. Anilana Pasikuda ($$$)
14, Hotel Development Road, Pasikuda | +94 652 030 900 | www.anilana.com/pasikuda/wine-n-dine
Tantalize yourself with exquisitely cooked food at this luxury restaurant. Offering a scrumptious range of purely Sri Lankan delicacies, this is a perfect place to have a vacation meal. Relax and have a cold drink while you take yourself on a culinary experience that is the ultimate essence of the beautiful coastline that is Kalkudah and Pasikuda.
Family and Casual Dining
1. The Crab & Lobster ($$)
Valaichchenai-Nasuvantivu-Navaladi Road, Crossroad, Pasikuda
Known for its cleanliness and good food, The Crab & Lobster is a great find for the hungry and budget-oriented travellers. The ambiance is relaxed, with friendly hosts and unforgettable food and service. Their crab curry is raved about and is a common suggestion by many who have visited the place before.
Budget Friendly Dining
1. Inn on the Bay ($)
2, Beach Road, Passikuda
If reviews are anything to go by, this is a place that you must visit! Their crabs are much spoken of and only in good ways. From their local cuisines to exotic pineapple salads, everything they serves gives the delicious vibes that Sri Lanka is known for.
2. Vasuki ($)
Kalkuda | 077-376-4719
A welcoming spot by the beach, this place specializes in drinks, mainly coffee. They have a variety of coffee and milkshakes and their meals aren’t that far behind either. Catering to both Sri Lankan and international cuisines, this is a place that offers a chilled ambiance, great food, greater drinks and good services for a very low cost.
Pasikuda has tons of great beaches, relaxing places to go, and even religious temples to view, but it’s the food that will really tie you to the land and locals. Stop by for some takeaway crab curry ( a local favorite for sure!) or rest at one of our finer establishments while you take in the fresh air. No matter where you eat in Pasikuda, you won’t be hungry afterwards!