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Thaproban

Yaddhehimulla Rd, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
94914381722
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Ranked #21 of 47 restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I'm really surprised by all the negative reviews for Thaproban, given that it seems to be one of the most popular restaurants in Unawatuna. We really enjoyed our meal. The food and ambience were excellent, and the staff were very attentive. There's nothing quite like eating fresh seafood while sitting at a table on the sand. The selection of seafood... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The crumbed fried fish and carbonara was delicious and good value for money. Tables are set on the beach - lovely ambience.

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Thaproban, General Manager at Thaproban, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer , Greetings from Thambapanni Leisure ! Thank you for patronizing our Beach Restaurant and look forward to welcome back . Best Regards . More

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We just had drinks at this place so can't say anything about the food but our impression was not good. I made a mistake in ordering (overpriced) red wine, maybe you just shouldn't do that in Sri Lanka but I gave it a try. It was the worst I ever had. Also, the servive was pretty lousy so I'm glad... More

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Thaproban, General Manager at Thaproban, responded to this review

Greeting from thaproban beach house, Dear valued guest, Thank you for the review, but we are really worried about the comment that you made about wine. I would like to let you know, we have no any local wines and all are imported wine. And also those are not overpriced; all are competitive prices similar to other places around. Due... More

Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The restaurant is in a nice setting next to the beach. However, this is all it has going for it. We ordered calamari which was really tough and tasteless. Then we ordered the curry and rice, this was really average compared to the many curries we've had throughout our stay. There was an added extra- a black hair. This put... More

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london
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great dining area. Food was ok but nothing to write home about and pricy but the service was excellent.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

After eating here 3 times this week I can't believe some of the negative reviews. We had the best seafood here during our time in sri lanka. The best food we had was the seafood platter (Prawns, Tuna, Giant Prawns etc) and lobster. All was cooked excellently and extremely tasty. The service was great and they couldn't do enough for... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Right on the beach, serves almost the same fare as the others....what sets it apart is their Sri Lankan rice & curry.....one of the cleaner & polished places on the strip...guests can use the shower & change facilities as well... Also have accommodation, with rooms that have balconies overlooking the water.....but can get noisy with the late night parties...

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munich
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Things start promisingly enough when one inspects the array of seafood, which looked first class - such a shame they have no notion how to cook it! I would particularly highlight chewy calamari, and a tuna steak that miraculously metamorphosed sashimi grade raw fish into a piece of leather. Service was surly by Sri Lankan standards - perhaps they are... More

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We ate here 2 nights, both nights it was packed with people and yet we had a table right on the beach in front of the waves. The food was lovely - super Sri Lankan 'rice and curry', and the baked crab was also lovely. We would definitely recommend. :)

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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Thaproban seems to be the place to be in Unawatuna but on our visit we were highly unimpressed. It is not cheap and neither the food nor the setting justifies the cost. Our prawns were average and our squid was so bad we couldn't eat it. They did not take it off the bill even though we told them it... More

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