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Parangiya watta, Unawatuna, Galle 80800, Sri Lanka
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yes the wait is long but the food is tasty and portions are big

No, it is not the best Sri Lankan food we have ever had but the food taste quite good with large portions. It is not that expensive for its location either. Every restaurant in every waterfront in the world charges a lot more than the non-waterfront restaurants. We ordered Red Rice with a fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Purobi
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San Francisco
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One live is a relaxed place to eat, the rice and curry are great. Loved the fish an shrimps curry. You can order separate curies iff you want. The atmosphere is great and the staff really friendly and helpfull

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Bicheno, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Curries are a bit bland and cold, the prices are fairly cheap but you need a few dishes to fill you up so it adds up being more. Wouldn't come again but it wasn't the worst meal in my life.

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Thank DavidNickson
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

We were hoping that this place would live up to its recent reviews however we were the only customers when nearby restaurants were buzzing which should have set the alarm bells ringing. No cocktails as no Barman and our vodka cokes had no ice and the cokes weren't cold. Not being deterred we ordered the famous rice dish 2 curries... More 

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Thank keithlisa2015
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Small family restaurant with the best food we tasted in Sri Lanka. We went there several times and so did the other customers, we started to recognize each other. Great food everytime. We can strongly recommend their curry. Great drinks, not pricey. Staff friendly, located right on the beach. Kitchen and toilet clean. On the negative side, not open for... More 

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Thank Anna-Carin T
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic curry meal! 4 curries with pompadums, Sambol and mango chutneys for a good price! Keep up the amazing taste sensations guys, I ate here twice and next time I'm in Sri kanaka again I will be back!!

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Thank Wadephilipharris
Queensland, Australia
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This place was right on the beach with seating in the shade. The service was nice but the food was just bad and slow. Their club sandwich was dry came with about 7 individual fry and it wasn't cheap. Waited 50 minute for fried chicken (we were the only ones there) and it was so dry I could barely eat... More 

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Thank Dobsessed
Budapest, Hungary
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We had the best rice and curry here in Sri Lanka. Taste is just amazing. Staff is really friendly, nice atmosphere. It's true you need to wait quite long, but it definetely worth it. I'm sorry we discovered this place on our last day in Unawatuna, otherwise we would have come back several times.

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Thank Dreamtraveller71102
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Travelled Sri Lanka for 3 months and this place has the best curry i've had. Great location, great staff and even better food. Make sure you try the special fried rice

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Thank jax0n1
San Francisco
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339 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

No, it is not the best Sri Lankan food we have ever had but the food taste quite good with large portions. It is not that expensive for its location either. Every restaurant in every waterfront in the world charges a lot more than the non-waterfront restaurants. We ordered Red Rice with a fish curry and a pumpkin (spelled Pumpking)... More 

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Thank Purobi
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We went here to get lunch. Since it is off season we were the only guests at that moment. It's a tiny place runned by a family, and has a nice view on the ocean. The menu gives many options. We ordered a calamari and grilled chicken dish. The food was home cooked and made with fresh ingredients. The sauces... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Parangiya watta, Unawatuna, Galle 80800, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5
  • Cuisine: Asian, Sri Lankan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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