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Tartaruga

(tartarugaresort@yahoo.com), Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #26 of 47 restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Campina, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Everything was good. The food, the stuff, location and prices are OK. We recommend mostly the fish. In every night they have barbecue with fresh fish. We eat lobster, coral fish, butter fish, red sniper and all was delicious.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We visited this place a few times. The menu looks pretty much the same as many of the other restauranta but one night we took the chance to order a pizza not knowing what to get. But we were positively surprised. Can definitely recommend the sicilian version. Great crusty bread and nice taste. The location is perfect.

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Coimbatore, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Albeit not an easy restaurant to access from the beach (we waded through thigh deep waves and felt like a couple of pirates), it is a very good place to have lunch by the beach. We ordered the Jumbo Prawns and a Lobster and the wait staff brought the live lobster to our table to get our okay on the... More

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Izmir, Turkey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The worst service in Sri Lanka, good fresh fish. Ridiculious italian meal. Too expensive for that. Cheap tourist clients. Disapointing experience.

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Oslo, Norway
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We ordered garlic toast and two main courses. The garlic toast arrived after about 15 minutes and was exactly what it sounds like, a slice of white bread with garlic on it. Nothing special at all unfortunately. After about 50 minutes wait for the main courses I asked out waiter when we could expect the food and his answer was... More

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Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great place, great food, and very friendly stuff. We had a lobster and the waiter there actually bring us a fresh one and took a photo of us. Also very good decor. The food itself was amazing, it was cooked very thoroughly. It's not easy to access it from the beach, but trust me this restaurant should not be passed... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Our Tuk Tuk driver recommended this place and we loved it . Great view ,crashing waves and amazing jumbo prawns . Everything was fresh and delicious. Some icey cold Coronas and Carlsbergs topped it off nicely. The service was spot on; finger bowls with lime wedges and plates for the shells readily on hand . We have eaten at Kingfisher... More

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Sri Lanka
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The beach has changed giving a very romantic edge of crashing waves below as we ate devilled chicken & jumbo prawns. Both dishes very tasty garlic sauce on the prawns extra cost without being full explained, garlic sauce but on menu 'Singapore chilly' jumbo prawns, still did not detract from the overall evening. Well worth a visit.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Nice place overlooking crashing surf! Grilled fish and calamari were terrific! Excellent service in a relaxed environment. Good prices

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huddersfield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Me and my partner went there to dine and hugely enjoyed our food. Plenty choices on menu and reasonable prices. The vanilla milkshake is heaven there! Try it! Also banana fritters I feel is best out of all restaurants I've been. The view is nice, table is on beach, so you are relaxed. Go and see for yourself, you don't... More

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