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Hot Rock

Seafood, Sri Lankan
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Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
224-2685
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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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
Nice location

They serve good food and offer a lot of options (both local and international), the price is reasonable for a restaurant on the beach.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nice place on the beach to stay for dinner or enjoy a drink.Local and international food with a reasonable price.The owners are friendly and very serviable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

They serve good food and offer a lot of options (both local and international), the price is reasonable for a restaurant on the beach.

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Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Nice place on the beach to relax, enjoy a drink and food. Simple place, but good food and friendly owners. They give you free sun beds if you have a drink or food.

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Mumbai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We had a pretty disappointing lunch at Hot Rock. We ordered a plate of mixed fried rice, and specifically requested that sea food not be added. The dish arrived complete with prawns and rubbery overcooked squid. The prawns in garlic sauce that I ordered was too salty and had to be washed down with a cool drink. The prawns themselves... More 

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had a lovely lunch here. the staff was vrian. Food delicious, washed down with icy cold beer. Very nice

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was the worst food we had in Sri Lanka. We started with tasteless sweet and sour prawns. The prawns did not taste fresh - likely frozen - and the sauce was watery and bland. We then tried the cheese pizza hoping it would be a safe, edible option. It tasted awful. Go for the beach and a beer or... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Recommended by Lonely Planet, the price there is standard at Unawatuna (pricey compare with other places in Sri Lanka). We ordered fried noodles and pizza for dinner, both good while the pizza is very tasty, we love it. But the cocktails are soso... better having beer instead.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We (a group of 6 ladies) visited the venue for dinner. The food was good, prices decent. When the bill came, we put the bill amount + quite a big tip in the folding bill holder and left the table. While leaving we noticed one of the staff member reaching for a holder. after a couple of minutes later (maybe... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Had my first Sri Lankan Curry of my vacation here and was not disappointed. the only downside was the service was quite slow but the restaurant was very busy so we expected it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were at Hot Rock to grab some small lunch. The club sandwich was probably the worst I ever tasted. Almost nothing on it and not even toasted, because of no energy. I cannot recommend that place! Ole

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sri Lankan

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