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Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
224-2685
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  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good beach restaurant

Good for a evening dinner on a beach. Fast and cozy service, menu is slightly wider vs rest restaurants. Good, but nothing special, just good

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Aleksi4msk
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Moscow, Russia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Great location, poor poor food. Club sandwich consisted of plastic cheese, wilted lettuce and some grey brown meat we hoped was chicken. Poor overall

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Good for a evening dinner on a beach. Fast and cozy service, menu is slightly wider vs rest restaurants. Good, but nothing special, just good

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Irby, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place is great for a few drinks. The food is not that great and quite expensive compared to other local restaurants. Staff is very friendly though.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great location on the beach, we used it a few times during the day and evening. We had good service and thought the food was very good, bearing in mind what we paid. They also do a nice gin and tonic. Very busy in the evening, which gave nice atmosphere, bar next door practically empty.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This restaurant was recomend in Lonely Planet, but we were very disapointed. It felt a bit dirty, the food was nothing and we had to wait for more than one hour. Nice location at the beach, though.

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Montpellier, France
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I tried the chicken sri lankan curry and it have been the worst experience I had during my stay of 3 weeks in Sri lanka!! When the waiter brought it to us I was surprise because curry was only composed of 1 course instead of 4 minimum everywhere else. Ok that is not a big deal as long as the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The place is ok, the food is ok and the service is ok but more. We had to remind the waiters of our orders a few tins before we got what we ordered.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had a few cold beers and tried a couples of the Sri Lankan curries for dinner. The food is ok, just. The curries were a little light in flavour, too much liquid and not enough in the beef/chicken and fish department. It's a nice beach setting but overall fairly average food and service. Much like any other beach shack... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We ordered two burgers and an avocado salad plus some Lion Lager. The service was quick, which is good for a hungry beach-goer. However, the food was just so-so. I don't have much more to say about this place. It's just average!

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Jarfalla, Sweden
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Food was OK but we have had better for the same price. Service also OK but nothing more. Took some time to get the food and portions could have been a bit larger.

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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: Seafood

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