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Hot Rock

Asian, Seafood, Sri Lankan
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Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
nice restaurant with great dining on the beach

The restaurant itself serves nice food. But the tables on the beach are great and give you the real beach dining atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hot Rock in Unawatuna just at the beach serves you great homecooked food, we loved the currys and the fresh and fully grilled fish. The owner makes his own icecream out of the seasonal fruits and it's definietly tasteworthy - it is creamy and you can really taste the use of fresh ingredients as coconut, mango and he even do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant itself serves nice food. But the tables on the beach are great and give you the real beach dining atmosphere.

Thank Kees00
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up here by chance, the lady that owns the restaurant was really nice and service was great. It is on the beach so can't complain about that. Food was very average compared to other local places but the service made up for it

Thank foodie1906
Toulouse, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Perfect for the price. Very good service. We ordered a chopsuey and fried rice with beer and water, the price was 1750rps

Thank macgyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

One of our favorite hangouts in Unawatuna. On the beach, it's great for watching all the activities on the beach, while having a nice cold Lion beer and a tasty meal. They do a large menu with something for everyone. Good quality food at fair prices. The staff here are great, will leave you sit there all day and not... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Went to Hot Rocks on Lonely Planets recommendation , which is usually spot on.Beer was beautiful and cold and curry was OK as beef was a bit chewy.Staff very friendly .Service terrific.Wifes sweet and sour fish very tasty

Thank Russell H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Their fried chicken is amazing, so are their curries and salads. We have tried a couple of different dishes, they are all very selected and delicate. What a great find at the beach! Always fresh, simple, at a good price and served by a friendly crew.

Thank Duplo156
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The best lunch place we visited in unawatuna. You can use the sunbeds and relax with a cocktail after a tasty rice and curry

Thank Dim G
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

being a beach restaurant, the location is good. we searched around few of the restaurant as my wife is vegetarian, so this place serve some vegetarian food as well. the portion size were good and taste was also good, reasonable priced. ok for visit once.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We stayed in Unawatuna 8 nights and out of that we ate here 4 times... great food, reasonable prices (compared to the others on the beach) and very accomodating staff! Was definitely our favourite - found the curries excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: 224-2685

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Seafood, Sri Lankan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children


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