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All 49 Unawatuna Restaurants

Hot Rock

Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
224-2685
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Ranked #12 of 49 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great location on the shore for dinner. Nice service staff however always the senior waiter had to come since our waiter didn't speak much English. But good seafood. Especially the house sauce - Lil sour chilly sauce was amazing.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great location With table on the wich. The foods was fine here, but it is the location that makes the differens

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The staff are friendly and the food is excellent. Now the beach is back you can use the sun loungers in front of the cafe too.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is the best place to eat on Unawatuna Beach. Really lovely owner, Rani is so sweet and friendly and as a single female traveller this is probably the only beach restaurant I can visit without being hassled by the waiters! The prices are cheap and you can use their sun loungers for free each day if you buy food/drink... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have been going to Unawatuna and the Hot Rock for 20 years! Several years before the tsunami and now several years since. I liked it then and still now, Though it got wiped out by the tsunami,it was rebuilt, then shut down because the beach was gone, and now again has a beach in front and the food is... More

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Male
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Hot Rock is a hidden gem of unawatuna . We simply loved the food & service of this restaurant . The restaurant owner Rani is extremely friendly & the staffs are simply amazing . If you are looking for delicious cheap food & great service this is the best place to be. We will definitely go back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Probably the best steak I have ever had. Who would have thought this superb uncooked fillet bought out on a hot stone to cook at your leisure could be so delicious. Add great company family and friends 10/10.

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Dubai
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

What we didn't realize when coming to Unawatuna is that it seems all the restaurants seem to take last orders at around 9pm - so very early! Coming from Dubai where you don't even leave the house until 9pm this was quite a shock! Thankfully The Rock was the only place open until late and served good food too!

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København
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We loved to eat in Hot Rock - especially the curries. The owner, Rani, has been a lot during the tsunami. She lost her father and her sister and it was difficult for her to even be there. She rebuilt the place with help from friends and she is such a strong and nice woman. It is cosy and the... More

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Fresno, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We enjoyed a couple of very good fish lunches (curried one day, broiled the next), chased by big bottles of Lion Lager, while enjoying The Rock's prime location on Unawatuna Beach. Prices are reasonable, & so's the service.

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