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Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
224-2685
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night

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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
Service too slow but good food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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London
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
9 restaurant reviews
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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Riyadh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Moscow, Russia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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55 helpful votes 55 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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37 helpful votes 37 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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Restaurant Details

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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

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