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Hot Rock

Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Chinese
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Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
224-2685
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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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
Delicious cheap curry on the beach

I have moved to Galle recently and have to say one of my favourite finds has been Hot Rock on Unawatuna Beach. From the outside it looks pretty unimpressive - faded plastic chairs and tables on the patio and leading down to the beach. In comparison to the high-end Kingfisher, it looks positively... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
TammyAS
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Kampala, Uganda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and friendly staff. Food was okay but nothing to brag about.. Had the vegetable curry but the restaurant (unfortunetly) offers mostly chinease and western food like toasted sandwiches. Go for the local Sri Lankan food!

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Singapore
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered shrimp devil and grilled tuna. Very delicious, authentic Sri Lankan style, cheap beer, right next to the beach. If you come here to expect to get wifi, please this place is for you to relax, enjoy the food, great scenery and excellent beach.

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Thank strand_craver
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had chefs sallad and sweet n sour chicken. The sallad was small. The chicken average. On of the least favorite places when in SL.

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Thank Ma M
Kampala, Uganda
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have moved to Galle recently and have to say one of my favourite finds has been Hot Rock on Unawatuna Beach. From the outside it looks pretty unimpressive - faded plastic chairs and tables on the patio and leading down to the beach. In comparison to the high-end Kingfisher, it looks positively shabby. HOWEVER, the food is delicious. (If... More 

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Thank TammyAS
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We had Rice and Curry which had a few different dishes with rise. They all tasted good and there was plenty of food for two people. There were a few drawbacks though. The place was not very clean and the waitress didn't speak good enough english to explain what the different dishes were.

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Thank JamesSm87
Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Teasty meal, big serving s for vrry resonable price. Very nice place on the seafront located not so far from Kingfisher but prces muh more lower.Very good place for lunch

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Thank robluu
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Had a light lunch at this cafe type restaurant. Food didn't arrived simultaneously and was lukewarm. Curries watery very with little meat. Rice bland and poor quality. Burger - huge bun and an overcooked small beef patty with little garnish and no relish. French fries are expensive. Extremely dirty restaurant. Elderly waitress cleared plates and proceeded to pick up grains... More 

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Thank Traveldelightbb
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We've been there couple of times during our Unawatuna visit since the food was always excellent and for a fair price. The location is directly on the beach, where they have free sunbeds during the day (they serve to the sunbeds as well) and tables for dinner. The service and whole atmosphere is "backpack style", so quite relaxed and friendly,... More 

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Wraysbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I'm really crossed with how I'm supposed to rate this place as food is absolutely outstanding and pretty cheap however they cannot get their numbers right. I've been there twice on both occasions I ordered grilled fish with salad which on their menu is Rp. 600 and coconut which is 100 so in theory on both occasions I should have... More 

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Thank Karolina P
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

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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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, Asian, Sri Lankan, Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups

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