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Pearl of the Ocean

Pearl of the Ocean Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pearloftheocean.net
  • Email: ayomaw7@ca.rr.com
  • Phone: (831) 457-2350
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 2:00PM Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Saturday & Sunday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Ayoma Wilen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We proudly do catering- Please contact us for a unique and memorable event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. Branciforte
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a large parking lot for you in front of the restaurant.
A word from Pearl of the Ocean
Pearl of the Ocean offers a unique luncheon or dining experience for locals and visitors alike. We are conveniently located on Water Street near downtown Santa Cruz, with easy bus access, and plenty of parking. The restaurant first opened in 2004 as Sri Restaurant, and quickly became popular Ayoma Wilen, the new owner/chef, is continuing the tradition of serving delicious Sri Lankan cuisine, using fresh quality organic and locally grown ingredients, and a variety of special ingredients imported directly from Sri Lanka. We have many vegetarian and vegan offerings that are unique to our restaurant, as well as several dishes that include meat and seafood. In addition to all the delicious food, we have a wonderful selection of teas and exotic drinks. You'll enjoy our cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere, at reasonable prices; once you try it, you'll be back for more. Come savor the flavors of Sri Lanka!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "It was valentines day and they were crowded but atleast 4 tables seated after me and my date were done eating and left before we even got desert. It was like we were invisable. Took 15 minutes to get a menu. Food was good, just terrible service. No discount offered only a verbal apology."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I looked up a few reviews and read how amazing the foos was but the service was not that great. My first experience was wonderful all around. The food and service was amazing. If you like spicy this is the place to go. But there are other dishes that are not spicy for those who do not hot. All and all I am looking forward to going back again.....and again! Two thumbs up for Pearl of the Sea."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "I love this restaurant. It is quiet and pleasantly decorated. The food id full of flavor with unusual tastes and generous portions. Everything is fresh and unique. Medium spicy still leaves room to savor the flavors."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "We have a vegan in the family and also meat lovers. It is VERY hard to find restaurants we all enjoy but Pearl made us all very happy. The food is so flavorful and fresh -- they use local ingredients/sources and the quality is just incredible. We were surprised we did not know about it and had not tried it even though we've lived in the area for over 15 years. Now that we have, we will be going back. You should try it too."
    Dined on 1/4/2013
  • "This is a cute casual restaurant featuring authentic Sri Lankan food. Simple decor, friendly service, unusual food. There are dishes for vegan, vegetarian or meat eaters. There was a lot of choices in spiciness and side dishes. My husband got a noodle dish with chicken on the side, and I got a chicken main entree with two delicious vegetables on the side. Satisfying."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Having dined here a few times and having enjoyed the food, we were very disappointed with our recent experience. Portions were very small and not all that tasty. The dish we most wanted, eggplant, we were told they didn't have enough of. Yet, it was served to other tables. Owner kept urging us to order the mango dish, even though we told her several times that we found it to be too sweet. When it came time to leave, owner took us aside and chastised us for having used Open Table to make our reservation. She said that we knew her restaurant, and that we should telephone to make a reservation, thus sparing her the cost associated with using Open Table. The whole experience was uncomfortable and unpleasant, and we will not be returning."
    Dined on 7/15/2013