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Hot Rock

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

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    4 of 5 stars
Good spot on the beach

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We have tried several restaurants in Unawatuna but this one had the best quality to value ratio. The food was simply great and we tried many different dishes which we all enjoyed. Look no longer this is your place.

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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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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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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, Sri Lankan

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